Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster

Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster geometric animals

Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster geometric animals

Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster geometric animals

Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster geometric animals

Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster geometric animals

Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster geometric animals

Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster geometric animals

Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster geometric animals

As an amalgamation of the natural and the industrial artist Ben Foster creates life-size recreations of animals in geometric form. Photographed against the backdrop of his native New Zealand the aluminum pieces stand in stark contrast to their new surroundings. For more, see Foster’s online gallery or Facebook. And if you liked this also check out the work of Arran Gregory. (via My Modern Met, Lustik)

Responsive ‘Hexi’ Wall Ripples and Wobbles Based on Nearby Motion

Responsive Hexi Wall Ripples and Wobbles Based on Nearby Motion interior design interactive

Responsive Hexi Wall Ripples and Wobbles Based on Nearby Motion interior design interactive

Responsive Hexi Wall Ripples and Wobbles Based on Nearby Motion interior design interactive

Based in Canada, designer Thibault Sld explores the realm where “geometry, light, mechanisms and interaction collide,” by creating interactive displays and lights that respond to exterior input. One of his most captivating ideas is Hexi, an interactive array of 60 hexagonal modules embedded with mechanical servos that use data from a nearby depth camera to physically respond to nearby motion. It would be amazing to see an entire room or hallway covered in something like this. You can learn more over on his website, or watch the video above to see it in motion. (via Designboom)

Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee

Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee street art murals

Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee street art murals

Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee street art murals

Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee street art murals

Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee street art murals

Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee street art murals

Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee street art murals

When looking at these murals by Brisbane artist Fintan Magee they seem almost impossible to contain. Literally dripping with color, his bold images often bleed off the canvas and spill onto the street or sidewalk, fully utilizing every available surface, as if maybe even that isn’t enough. Via Analogue/Digital:

Moving away from traditional graffiti in recent years his guerilla murals often inhabit the isolated, abandoned and broken corners of the city. Mixing surreal and figurative imagery his paintings are deeply integrated with the urban environment and explore themes of waste, consumption, loss and transition and contain a sentimentality and softness influenced by children’s books.

His most recent piece (top) was just completed in Toowoomba, a city in South-East Queensland, Australia. You can see much more of his work on his website, and on Instagram. (via StreetArtNews)

New in the Shop: Marks for Books

New in the Shop: Marks for Books colossal

Made by Washington-based Pink Tank Ltd, Marks for Books are super sleek, lightweight bookmarks cut from stainless steel, perfect for any paper-based bibliophile. Now available in eight designs.

Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion

Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion sculpture paper

There’s been a tremendous amount of coverage online and off about artist Li Hongbo’s astounding paper sculptures constructed from stacks of layered paper that can flex and contort into eye-popping shapes. You can read previous posts here on Colossal for more detail about his work, but if you just can’t get enough, you’re in luck. Kid Guy Collective in collaboration with Eli Klein from Klein Sun Gallery, have finally documented the artist’s sculptures in a truly artful way. Shot at 240 frames per second, the video finally captures the fine details of Hongbo’s work for those of us unable to see them up close. Want even more? Here’s an extended cut.

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

For the last few years Japanese artist Jun Kitagawa has been installing these giant zippers in public locations around Japan. The 2D and 3D artworks have appeared in buildings, on walls, and even in public ponds, revealing a peek of what lies just below the surface. You can see more over on his blog.

Surprisingly, Kitagawa is not the only artist in Japan working with zippers in public spaces. Artist Yasuhiro Suzuki conceived of a zipper boat back in 2004. The vessel takes advantage of the wake behind the boat to make it look like a giant zipper is unzipping the water. (via Spoon and Tamago)

Ghostcubes: A Dazzling System of Interlocking Wooden Cubes by Erik Åberg

Ghostcubes: A Dazzling System of Interlocking Wooden Cubes by Erik Åberg wood geometric

Ghostcubes: A Dazzling System of Interlocking Wooden Cubes by Erik Åberg wood geometric

Ghostcubes: A Dazzling System of Interlocking Wooden Cubes by Erik Åberg wood geometric

First: watch the video. Created by Swedish designer Erik Åberg the Ghostcube is a fascinating system of interlocking wood cubes that can be twisted, turned, and folded to create increasingly complex shapes reminiscent of origami. The Ghostcube variations demonstrated in the video above seem to rely on hinges that connect all of the various pieces together. Åberg appears to have open-sourced the design in 30 minutes of video footage which you can purchase from his website. (via The Awesomer)

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel sculpture ceramics

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel sculpture ceramics

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel sculpture ceramics

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel sculpture ceramics

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel sculpture ceramics

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel sculpture ceramics

UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel creates fun yet strangely macabre interventions where ceramics have been surgically altered to reveal additional layers of detail. Where the metaphor of surgery might normally evoke blood and guts, Ridsdel instead reveals further floral patterns inside bone china plates and cups. The pieces are part of an ongoing examination regarding the perception of ceramics as craft or art. You can see more of her work over on Facebook and she has a few pieces for sale in her shop. (via Slow Art Day)

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