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Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo

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Cheetah, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Wasteland, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Gaze, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Hawk, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

hongbo-5Hunting, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Lotus Pond, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

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Bones of a Snake, Metal, 200 x 38 x 9 cm, 2014

Artist Li Hongbo, whose flexible paper sculptures we’ve admired many times here on Colossal, recently created a new series of silhouette artworks as part of a solo show at Contemporary by Angela Li in Hong Kong. Each piece is delicately cut from the knife leaving a complementary negative space from which it appears to rise. Hongbo says the pieces are meant as a warning, that “human beings will eventually destroy themselves because of their gluttony and their abuse of animals.” You can see more from the series here. If you liked this technique, also check out paper sculptures by Peter Callesen. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

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Knife Typography

Life is Beautiful is a 2009 installation by Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri using hundreds of kitchen knives to create some exquisite typography. (via notcot)

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