Anatomical Neon: Blown Glass Human Organs Containing Neon Lights by Jessica Lloyd-Jones

Anatomical Neon: Blown Glass Human Organs Containing Neon Lights by Jessica Lloyd Jones sculpture neon light glass anatomy

Anatomical Neon: Blown Glass Human Organs Containing Neon Lights by Jessica Lloyd Jones sculpture neon light glass anatomy

Anatomical Neon: Blown Glass Human Organs Containing Neon Lights by Jessica Lloyd Jones sculpture neon light glass anatomy

Anatomical Neon: Blown Glass Human Organs Containing Neon Lights by Jessica Lloyd Jones sculpture neon light glass anatomy

Anatomical Neon: Blown Glass Human Organs Containing Neon Lights by Jessica Lloyd Jones sculpture neon light glass anatomy

Anatomical Neon: Blown Glass Human Organs Containing Neon Lights by Jessica Lloyd Jones sculpture neon light glass anatomy

Anatomical Neon is a series of blown glass lights by North Wales-based artist Jessica Lloyd-Jones meant to focus attention on how energy is used by the human body. Describing the four pieces via her website she says:

Brain Wave conveys neurological processing activity as a kinetic and sensory, physical phenomena through its display of moving electric plasma. Optic Nerve shows a similar effect, more akin to the blood vessels of the eye and with a front ‘lens’ magnifying the movement and the intensity of light. Heart is a representation of the human heart illuminated by still red neon gas. Electric Lungs is a more technically intricate structure with xenon gas spreading through its passage ways, communicating our human unawareness of the trace gases we inhale in our breathable atmosphere.

The pieces were funded in part by awards from Arts Council Wales and Wales Arts International and executed at Urban Glass in New York in 2010. (via pinterest)

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A Skull of Books

A Skull of Books sculpture books anatomy

A Skull of Books sculpture books anatomy

A Skull of Books sculpture books anatomy

A Skull of Books sculpture books anatomy

I just spotted this new work-in-progress by one of my favorite artists Maskull Lasserre (previously). Incarnate (Three Degrees of Certainty II) is nearly perfect rendering of a human skull from a thick stack of outdated computer manuals. Looking at these particular titles I can’t help but think these books have been called to a much higher purpose.

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Suspended Bouncy Ball Installation by Nike Savvas

Suspended Bouncy Ball Installation by Nike Savvas installation balls

Suspended Bouncy Ball Installation by Nike Savvas installation balls

Suspended Bouncy Ball Installation by Nike Savvas installation balls

Suspended Bouncy Ball Installation by Nike Savvas installation balls

Atomic: Full of Love, Full of Wonder was a 2005 installation by artist Nike Savvas at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. The piece involved an immense array of suspended bouncy balls creating a dense field of color in the gallery space that was gently moved in waves by a nearby fan. How fun would it have been to walk through this? Savvas most recently exhibited a series of complex geometric thread installations at Breenspace. (via job’s wife)

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Origami Stop Motion Videos by Sipho Mabona

Origami Stop Motion Videos by Sipho Mabona stop motion paper origami animation

Origami Stop Motion Videos by Sipho Mabona stop motion paper origami animation

I’m really enjoying this pair of perfectly executed stop motion videos shot by animation studio stoptrick featuring the origami work of Sipho Mabona. Mabona also just completed a fun origami installation for the Japanese American National Museum in L.A. featuring a swarm of locusts folded from uncut sheets of U.S. currency. (via laughing squid)

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A Finger-painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust

A Finger painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust painting murals fingerprints

A Finger painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust painting murals fingerprints

A Finger painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust painting murals fingerprints

A Finger painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust painting murals fingerprints

A Finger painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust painting murals fingerprints

A Finger painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust painting murals fingerprints

A Finger painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust painting murals fingerprints

A Finger painted Mural Made with Charcoal Dust painting murals fingerprints

I first discovered the work of Judith Braun about a year ago and wrote a short piece about her beautifully symmetrical finger drawings that she refers to as “fingerings”. Braun’s work recently exploded in both scale and complexity, shifting from the abstract to the literal in this new mural entitled Diamond Dust. The piece was painted over several days in February in front of a live audience at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia using fingerprints created from the fine powder of ground charcoal. Diamond Dust is on display through June 1. (via job’s wife)

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Frame of Mind: Two Guys and a Magic Picture Frame

Frame of Mind: Two Guys and a Magic Picture Frame video art

Camera trickery abound in this clever short film shot in Hawaii by Ben Boutwell and Steven Alan. Somebody will turn this into a TV commercial in a few weeks. (via petapixel)

Update: This technique was indeed used in a commercial. Thanks everyone.

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Banksy Does Origami

Banksy Does Origami street art origami birds

Banksy Does Origami street art origami birds

Banksy Does Origami street art origami birds

A new Banksy piece popped up yesterday in the UK featuring an adeptly stenciled origami crane snagging a goldfish from a small canal. While the work has yet to appear on the artist’s website for positive verification, Street Art News seems to think it’s the real deal. Photos by the lonely villein. (via juxtapoz)

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