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Vinyl LP Birds

March 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New York artist Paul Villinski is seemingly obsessed with flight. It has driven him to personally man the cockpits of paragliders and sailplanes and it permeates his artwork which ranges from elegant installations of butterflies made from recycled beer cans and wheelchairs converted to airplanes. The above images are from a 2010 installation called Diaspora in which he crafted dozens of vinyl LP records into a flock of dispersing birds. (via domestica)

 

 



Illustration

Christina Empedocles

March 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from Christina Empedocles who was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Empedocle eventually graduated from Oberlin College to become a geologist in San Francisco and then got an MFA in painting from California College of the Arts in 2008.

By folding and cutting images, using sculpture, painting and collage, she records personal moments and impressions, enhanced by the ephemera of everyday. Her work is the result of hours of looking – contrasting the nostalgic fantasy of idealized memory and the intense focus of the realistic image.

See more of her work at David B. Smith Gallery.

 

 



Design

Paper Birds by Andy Singleton

March 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Wonderfully crafted paper birds by artist and illustrator Andy Singleton as part of a commission from the Crafts Council that will be unveiled March 10. (via quipsologies)

Update: See the completed project here.

 

 



Design

Bird Light: Hommin

February 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Oh heck yes. An attachable bird clip for lightbulbs by Hommin. (via emmas designblogg)

 

 



Design

Laura Zindel

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

There’s nothing greater than when cool things appear in my inbox … hint, hint. Awesome bowls and plates by Laura Zindel, available at Blackbird. (thnx, jeff!)

 

 



Art

Oritsunagumono by Takayuki Hori

January 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Two origami posts in a row? Yes, my friends. Each more incredible than the last. Behold the work of Japanese student Takayuki Hori which won first place in the 2010 Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Competition. The collection, entitled Oritsunagumono (things folded and connected) involves the skeletons of eight endangered species which are delicately printed on translucent paper and then folded in an origami fashion to represent the animals. A poignant and grim reminder of life’s fragility. What a brilliant project. (via iain claridge / spoon & tamago)

 

 



Art

Torn Paper Sculptures by Anna-Wili Highfield

December 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Wonderful paper animal sculptures by Sydney-based artist Anna-Wili Highfield.

The paper sculptures are created from archival cotton paper, that is painted, then sewn together, to create the figure of an animal. The copper pipe is bent and manipulated to create sculptural forms reminiscent of line drawings.

(via quips)

 

 

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