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New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer typewriters sculpture birds assemblage

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer typewriters sculpture birds assemblage

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer typewriters sculpture birds assemblage

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer typewriters sculpture birds assemblage

Artist Jeremy Mayer (previously) just completed this beautiful set of swallows using assembled typewriter parts. The pieces required Mayer to find multiple sets of identical parts adding a significant amount of time to sourcing materials, but as a happy accident the artist also discovered his design allowed for the wings to partially retract. If you’re unfamiliar with Mayer’s work it might surprise you to know that he doesn’t use solder or glue (or even objects that haven’t originated from a typewriter), but instead assembles everything using only native parts. You can follow his progress for this and other projects over on Tumblr.

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Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

Bird Street Art on the Streets of Brazil by L7m street art graffiti birds

I’m enjoying these spray painted birds by Brazilian artist L7m. The mix of realism that morphs into more frenetic strokes of spray paint is really fun. Some of the photos you see here were taken on the streets, while others are works on canvas. See much more over on Facebook. (via street art utopoia)

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Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

It’s been over a year since we last checked in with artist Mark Powell (previously here and here) who draws portraits and birds on old vintage envelopes. His works have become increasingly more detailed the last few months and I’m especially enjoying his series of birds. See much more here.

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Relativity: Surreal Paintings of Indecision and Uncertainty by Alex Hall

Relativity: Surreal Paintings of Indecision and Uncertainty by Alex Hall surreal painting birds

Relativity: Surreal Paintings of Indecision and Uncertainty by Alex Hall surreal painting birds

Relativity: Surreal Paintings of Indecision and Uncertainty by Alex Hall surreal painting birds

Relativity: Surreal Paintings of Indecision and Uncertainty by Alex Hall surreal painting birds

After graduating college Nashville-based artist Alex Hall found himself on an uncertain path, overwhelmed and unsure of what was going to happen next. In an attempt to visualize his emotions and inner turmoil he set about creating a series of surreal oil paintings titled Relativity depicting anonymous people in similar forms of free-fall and indecision. Just looking at these images I believe Hall has an extremely promising career ahead of him. All of his new works are currently available as giclee art prints, and if you own a gallery I might consider getting in touch with him.

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Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft

Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft watercolor sculpture realism paper birds

Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft watercolor sculpture realism paper birds

Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft watercolor sculpture realism paper birds

Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft watercolor sculpture realism paper birds

Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft watercolor sculpture realism paper birds

Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft watercolor sculpture realism paper birds

Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft watercolor sculpture realism paper birds

At the age of 14 Johan Scherft made his first papercraft bird which he colored with a pencil, modeled after the flying paper models of english artist of Malcolm Topp. His self-created models along with his drawings gained him admittance to the royal academy of arts in The Hague where he perfected his painting and sculptural techniques. Nearly 30 years later the Dutch artist has become a master of the medium creating a wide variety of objects including dinosaurs, animals, boats, and especially birds. Scherft uses a computer to aid in the initial steps of creating the paper blueprints but everything else is done by hand, a painstaking process that can take several days and occasionally up to a full month to complete.

If you want to explore a bit more head over to his Facebook page and read a bit more about his process on My Modern Met. Scherft also keeps an active YouTube channel where he’s filmed numerous tutorials; don’t miss his solar-powered hummingbird.

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Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

Luminous Wire Birds in Trees by Cédric Le Borgne wire light installation birds

As part of the 2012 Festival Arbres en Lumière, an outdoor tree light festival in Geneva, Switzerland, artist Cédric Le Borgne (previously) installed a pair of large birds just off Rue de la Fontaine. Titled Le Désir et la Menace the birds were constructed from wire and lit
from below in a style previously seen in his figurative works giving the forms a glowing, weightless appearance. See much more over on his website. (via ruines humaines)

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New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

South African artist DALest and his wife Faith47 just completed these great new avian-themed pieces as part of Pow Wow 13, an annual contemporary art movement in Hawaii. See lots more coverage over at Arrested Motion. (vi arrested motion)

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