Nava Lubelski creates these cellular sculptures using tightly rolled paper scrolls comprised of tax returns, rejection letters, and other collected waste paper.
Shredded paper sculptures, such as the Tax Files, reconfigure a mass of paper that has been grouped and saved due to written content, into slabs reminiscent of tree cross-sections where the climate of a given year, and the tree’s overall age are visible in a single slice. Historical information is revealed in the colors of deposit slips, pay stubs, receipts and tax forms. The cellular coils spiral outward, mimicking biological growth, as they are glued together into flat rounds, which suggest lichen, doilies or disease.
Ah yes, the annual disease of taxes, something I can relate to. If you liked this, check out Amy Genser’s paper reefs. (via cartwheel galaxy)
An awesome new piece entitled Bust V (Grandfather) by Jeremy Mayer who disassembles typewriters and reassembles them into human and animal figures without the use of solder, weld, or glue (or even objects that don’t originate from typewriters).
Warped vinyl records by Angelo Bramanti and Giuseppe Siracusa who work under the name L017. Click images for detail. (via changethethought)
Thrown to the Wind is a 36-foot tall (11-meter) tornado of plastic garbage by Wang Zhiyuan who lives and works in Beijing. More here and here.
Graphic designer Max Prediger created an entire alphabet using cleverly folded and embedded NIL cigarette boxes. See the entire alphabet in all its glory here.
Architect Didier Faustino created this epic swing set out of a converted advertising billboard for the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture.
Double Happiness responds to the society of materialism where individual desires seem to be prevailing over all. This nomad piece of urban furniture allows the reactivation of different public spaces and enables inhabitants to reappropriate fragments of their city. They will both escape and dominate public space through a game of equilibrium and desequilibrium. By playing this “risky” game, and testing their own limits, two persons can experience together a new perception of space and recover an awareness of the physical world.