Fictional Landscapes

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Colossal has seen its fair share of commendable book and paper work the last few weeks, but this was too good to pass up. UK-based artist Kyle Kirkpatrick constructs these wonderfully tiny dioramas using the topographies of carved books. Via the artist:

My practice is primarily concerned with the notion of the imagined landscape. I present man-made objects and natural materials simultaneously to form carefully and meticulously composed installation works. I capitalize on intrigue taking objects out of context reinventing their use, pushing the viewer to see beyond what I present before them, a glass could be interpreted as a lake or a metal bracket a cliff.

I don’t know about you but given the right disposable book (blasphemy!) I’d love to try making something like this. The first image and the vertical stack are photos by the artist, the rest are by Leo Reynolds and you can see even more work over on Saatchi Online. (via i want your lungs to stop working without me)

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The Future of Food

The Future of Food paper magazines geometric food covers

The Future of Food paper magazines geometric food covers

The Future of Food paper magazines geometric food covers

The Future of Food paper magazines geometric food covers

This neon colored mutant hamburger is a new project from French paper-craft extraordinaires Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim and Zou (previously) . The piece was made for the February cover of Icon Magazine, and you can see much more over on Behance.

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What Happens in Bookstores at Night

What Happens in Bookstores at Night video art Toronto stop motion fantasy books animation

After organizing their own bookshelf earlier this year, Sean Ohlenkamp and wife Lisa re-doubled their efforts for Type Books in Toronto. After several sleepless nights of animating with a crew of over 20 people, the Joy of Books was born. Music composed especially for the short by Grayson Matthews. See many more books here. (via metafilter)

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The Page Turner: A New Rube Goldberg Machine from Joseph Herscher

The Page Turner: A New Rube Goldberg Machine from Joseph Herscher Rube Goldberg machines machines kinetic sculpture automated

The Page Turner is the latest device from New York born, New Zeland raised, and Brooklyn-based kinetic artist Joseph Herscher who builds elaborate Rube Goldberg machines that use complex chain reactions to complete mundane tasks. Some of Herscher’s effects here are subtle in their brilliance. He often creates small loops where his devices refer back to earlier steps, for instance the final state of step 25 is also used again as part of step 30. You can see more videos of his ingenious work here. (via automata, junk culture)

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Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin sculpture resin painting fish

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin sculpture resin painting fish

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin sculpture resin painting fish

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin sculpture resin painting fish

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin sculpture resin painting fish

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin sculpture resin painting fish

First: watch the video. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful.

Fukahori just closed an exhibition at ICN Gallery in London titled Goldfish Salvation, and you can see many more images via the gallery’s Facebook, but probably the best resource is this set of photos by Dominic Alves. (via the awesomer)

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New Recycled Skateboard Deck Sculptures by Haroshi

New Recycled Skateboard Deck Sculptures by Haroshi wood skateboarding sculpture recycling

New Recycled Skateboard Deck Sculptures by Haroshi wood skateboarding sculpture recycling

New Recycled Skateboard Deck Sculptures by Haroshi wood skateboarding sculpture recycling

New Recycled Skateboard Deck Sculptures by Haroshi wood skateboarding sculpture recycling

New Recycled Skateboard Deck Sculptures by Haroshi wood skateboarding sculpture recycling

New Recycled Skateboard Deck Sculptures by Haroshi wood skateboarding sculpture recycling

New Recycled Skateboard Deck Sculptures by Haroshi wood skateboarding sculpture recycling

New Recycled Skateboard Deck Sculptures by Haroshi wood skateboarding sculpture recycling

dailyDuJour has the first coverage I’ve seen of five new works by Japanese artist Haroshi who uses layered and pixelated pieces from reclaimed skateboard decks. Via his website:

Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated with skateboarding in his early teens, and is still a passionate skater at present.

These new pieces were on display last night as part of an exhibition at a distribution center for streetwear manufacturer HUF in L.A., and you can see much more over on dailyDuJour and Haroshi’s Facebook page. The last piece above, the moose, is another recent sculpture (not part of the HUF exhibition) that now hangs in the home of professional rally driver Ken Block. Out of control amazing.

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Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo

Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo screen printing posters and prints maps Chicago airplanes

Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo screen printing posters and prints maps Chicago airplanes

Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo screen printing posters and prints maps Chicago airplanes

Chicago architect and designer Jerome Daksiewicz of Nomo Design has just released a new series of screenprints that illustrate the various configurations of major world airports. Right now he currently has editions for Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles International, and Minneapolis St-Paul, but will soon be adding an additional five cities. Two dollars from every purchase goes to the Challenge Air Program that introduces children with specials needs to aviation.

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