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Kinetic Cast Glass Sculptures by Heike Brachlow

Kinetic Cast Glass Sculptures by Heike Brachlow

August 7, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

German glass artist Heike Brachlow finds inspiration in architecture and geometry, creating cast glass sculptures that rely heavily on their shape, which is often that of a cylinder or cube. Works in her Theme and Variation series seem to impossibly balance as they subtly curve upwards, individual cubes colored with the same mixture of oxides at increasing amounts. More



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A Pixelated Wooden Snorkeler Sculpted by Hsu Tung Han

A Pixelated Wooden Snorkeler Sculpted by Hsu Tung Han

Aug.5.17

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Christopher

Taiwanese artist Hsu Tung Han recently unveiled his latest sculptural work, a 5-foot snorkeler that appears partially pixelated. Han often incorporates digital glitches into has carved figurative works, a few of which we shared earlier this year. More



Art Crafts

Large New Embroidered Textile Moths and Cicadas by Yumi Okita

Large New Embroidered Textile Moths and Cicadas by Yumi Okita

Aug.4.17

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Christopher

These oversized moths and insects by Yumi Okita (previously) are constructed with fabric, embroidery thread, fake fur, wire, and feathers. The Raleigh-based artist makes each piece by hand, creating faithful interpretations of actual insects like the Oleander Hawk Moth or the Peacock Butterfly. More



Design

A Gigantic Buddha Statue Emerges from the Top of a Hill in Japan

A Gigantic Buddha Statue Emerges from the Top of a Hill in Japan

Aug.3.17

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Johnny

Normally a cemetery wouldn’t be on our list of recommended sites to see, but the Makomanai Cemetery is one of the most awe-inspiring places we’ve ever been. Located in the outskirts of Sapporo, a large stone Buddha occupies the sprawling landscape. All 1,500 tons of it has sat alone there for 15 years. But when the cemetery decided they wanted to do something to increase visitor’s appreciations for the Buddha, they enlisted architect Tadao Ando, who had a grand and bold idea: hide the statue. More



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Household Objects Overgrown With Sprouted Wooden Limbs by Camille Kachani

Household Objects Overgrown With Sprouted Wooden Limbs by Camille Kachani

Aug.1.17

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Kate

Lebanese-Brazilian artist Camille Kachani creates humorous wooden sculptures that directly reference their origin, weaving root systems into household objects like chairs and shelves, while sprouting leafy plants from the handles of hammers and hedge clippers. Due to their overgrown state, the sculptures he builds are rendered unusable, almost as if their original material is attempting to reclaim the carved form. Garden tools like a shovel and a hoe appear to come alive, fake leaves covering the branches that have forked from their wooden base. More



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Unbraided Rope Installations by Janaina Mello Landini Branch Like Roots and Nervous Systems

Unbraided Rope Installations by Janaina Mello Landini Branch Like Roots and Nervous Systems

Jul.31.17

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Christopher

Artist Janaina Mello Landini (previously) continues to produce dizzyingly complex installations and canvas-based sculptural works comprised of unbraided ropes that branch out like tree roots. The fractal-like artworks have developed over a period of six years as part of her “Ciclotrama” series, a word she coined that combines the root word “cycle” and the Latin word “trama” meaning warp, weaving, or cobweb. More



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Segmented Glass Sculptures Inspired by Cell Division by Jiyong Lee

Segmented Glass Sculptures Inspired by Cell Division by Jiyong Lee

Jul.28.17

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Christopher

Driven by an interest in the biological process of cell division, artist Jiyong Lee (previously) fabricates translucent sculptural works of segmented glass components fused through coldworking techniques. Some pieces purposefully take the form of organic life with titles such as “White-orange Chromosome Segmentation” or “Geometric cell membrane segmentation” while others are decidedly more geometric in nature. More



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Vintage Film Cameras Meticulously Built From Colored Paper by Lee Ji-Hee

Vintage Film Cameras Meticulously Built From Colored Paper by Lee Ji-Hee

Jul.26.17

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Kate

Korean artist Lee Ji-hee builds paper models of old film cameras, recreating the details of their every mechanism through expertly folded paper. Although his paper cameras match the original in every aspect of their form, the colors he selects for his designs are much different. Instead of matching the black, brown, and grey color schemes consistent with the 1952 Leica IIIf Red Dial or 1938 Super Kodak Six-20, Lee chooses flashy colors and patterns that give each device an updated aesthetic. More



Art

River Stones with Pouches Unzip to Reveal Hidden Scenes and Objects

River Stones with Pouches Unzip to Reveal Hidden Scenes and Objects

Jul.24.17

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Christopher

Japanese artist Hirotoshi Ito’s sculptural works are a surreal contradiction of materials that seemingly shouldn’t exist, and yet here they are. The smooth stones of variable shape and size are each embedded with zippers that open to reveal hidden objects like collections of coins or marbles, while some of his more popular works incorporate a rather sinister toothy mouth. Ito finds the rocks in a riverbed near his home and works with the natural shape of each object to form the pouch and scene inside. More



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New Split-View Trash Sculptures by Bordalo II Combine Wood and Colorful Plastics Into Gigantic Animals

New Split-View Trash Sculptures by Bordalo II Combine Wood and Colorful Plastics Into Gigantic Animals

Jul.21.17

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Kate

Bordalo II (previously) has created a series of bisected animals, colorful plastics forming one half of the creature while a combination of wood and metal created a muted mirror on the other side. In one piece the Portuguese artist created a turtle with legs that extend to the ground, appearing to crawl along the side of a a low wall in Moncton, Canada. Other works are more monumental, such as a rabbit that extends two stories in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, and a raccoon that seems to dangle head first from a building in Pittsburgh. More



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Happy Accidents Pour from Paint Bottles in Sculptures by Joe Suzuki

Happy Accidents Pour from Paint Bottles in Sculptures by Joe Suzuki

Jul.19.17

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Christopher

In this ongoing series of works by artist Joe Suzuki, pools of paint appear like maniacal smiles as they drip from cans and bottles. The colorful sculptures often pay tribute to artists like Warhol, Basquiat, and Keith Haring by referencing symbols used in their own works. The pieces are constructed with resin casting material and enamel, but give the appearance of freshly spilled paint. More