A towering letter ‘T’ for T Magazine’s winter travel edition by Lego artist Sachiko Akinaga inspired by Central Park. The piece took eleven days to complete, with several 16-hour nonstop shifts. (via notcot)
Here’s a great interview with one of my favorite artists, Federico Uribe (previously) who uses repurposed objects like athletic shoes and hardware to create sculptures of animal and plant life. The video captures numerous shots of his current exhibition, The World According to Federico Uribe at the Boca Raton Museum of Art that’s still up through December 4. One of my favorite quotes from the video: “In time I learned that celebrating life was better than complaining about it.” Words to live by. The interview was produced and directed by David Marin of Pelicruise Film Group. (thnx, david!)
Using fake fingernails, nail polish, barrettes, false eyelashes, jewelry, walnut, and Swarovski crystals, artist (and former park ranger!) Laurel Roth assembles these amazing peacocks. Via her website:
I use art as a medium to examine biological ramifications of human behavior. My work juxtaposes traditional craft and artisanal techniques with non-traditional materials to examine mankind’s drive to modify itself as well as its environment. By playing with the convergence of biology and product design to create new cultural artifacts, I try to question social constructions of need, design, and individual desire.
Roth’s work with animals isn’t limited to peacocks, her wooden hominid skulls are also worth a gander.
French artist Julien Salaud wraps acquired taxidermy deer in intricate shells of thread and nails creating these strikingly beautiful geometric webs. The ongoing series is titled Animaux stellaires (Stellar Animals), and you can follow along on his blog where he frequently posts updates and discoveries in his work.
I spotted this beautifully animated stop motion short by an artist named Lacey. In the words of my three year old son: “Oh dad, it’s a stick man! Oh oh oh no it’s a ROBOT! Ohhhhh NOW IT’S A LADY!!!” So that’s pretty much what you’re in for.
Using antique cash registers, telephones, beer taps, hammer-formed steel and other repurposed objects, artist Greg Brotherton constructs creepy, ghoulish sculptures that appear as if born from a collaboration between Tim Burton and Edouard Martinet. Via his website:
With a consuming drive to build things that often escalate in complexity as they take shape, Greg’s work is compulsive. Working with hammer-formed steel and re-purposed objects, his themes tend to be mythological in nature, revealed through a dystopian view of pop culture.
Artist Stephen Fitz-Gerald uses scavenged scrap metal to create these wonderful figurative sculptures. Starting with molds taken from live models he welds together industrial steel punch parts, fencing swords, and laser-cut steel scrap into these beautiful pieces that can weigh up to 100 pounds. See much more of his work here. Thanks Stephen for sharing your work with Colossal!
British artist Tony Cragg unveiled a new die covered sculpture at FIAC 2011 in Paris last week (top three images). Cragg has created a number of organic figures using dice over the past several years as seen above, and you can see a few more here. (photos by charlotte mazalérat, daniel milliner, annie guilloret, frank alexander, and orlando henriques)