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Artist Dan Lam’s Drippy Blob-Like Sculptures Develop Sparkly Color-Changing Surfaces

Artist Dan Lam’s Drippy Blob-Like Sculptures Develop Sparkly Color-Changing Surfaces

July 18, 2017

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Christopher Jobson

Dallas-based artist Dan Lam organizes her gloopy sculptural works into three categories that perfectly capture the form factor of her general aesthetic: Squishes, Drips, and of course Blobs. The pieces appear to ooze from where they rest, growing stalactite-like appendages that drip from the edges of shelves. The pieces are made primarily from polyurethane foam and acrylic paint and are often adorned with spiky appendages. More



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Artist Ronit Baranga’s Disturbing Anatomical Dishware Creeps Across Tabletops

Artist Ronit Baranga’s Disturbing Anatomical Dishware Creeps Across Tabletops

Jul.6.17

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Christopher

Artist Ronit Baranga (previously) creates ceramic sculptural works she describes as existing on the “border between living and still life”—objects guaranteed to either tickle your funny bone or haunt your worst nightmares, depending on your perspective. Baranga depicts dishware as sprouting human fingers and gaping mouths as the objects traipse across tabletops or physically cling to one another in a permanent embrace. The pieces are both silly and sinister as they come to life as if from a cartoon. More



Art Crafts

Flora and Fauna Paper Constructions by Ann Wood and Dean Lucker

Flora and Fauna Paper Constructions by Ann Wood and Dean Lucker

Jul.6.17

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Christopher

Artist duo Ann Wood and Dean Lucker (aka Woodlucker) forged a partnership in 1987 shortly after graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Together they pursue a variety of both collaborative and personal projects from Lucker’s kinetic sculptures to Wood’s illustrated papercraft. Wood refers to her process as “drawing with scissors,” and merges aspects of both paper cutting and traditional illustration with ink. After forming the moths, butterflies, feathers, and flowers, the pieces are then carefully arranged within collection boxes designed by Dean. More



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Anatomical Cross-Sections of Human Heads Reveal a Menagerie of Found Objects

Anatomical Cross-Sections of Human Heads Reveal a Menagerie of Found Objects

Jul.3.17

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Christopher

Chicago-based artist duo Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn (previously) sculpt cross-sections of human heads that are organized into compartments of tiny objects. The series began several years ago as an intersection of sorts involving Massart’s personal collection of found objects that she began at the age of four, and Wynn’s childhood discovery of “split body” models at Chicago’s Field Museum that inspired a lingering fascination with human anatomy. More



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A Wrecked Luxury Car Built From Over 12,000 Reflective Steel Parts

A Wrecked Luxury Car Built From Over 12,000 Reflective Steel Parts

Jun.28.17

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Kate

Reflecting its surroundings with a splintered and imperfect view is Jordan Griska‘s 2016 sculpture Wreck, a non-functional model of a Mercedes Benz S550 made entirely from reflective stainless steel. The piece, which is composed of nearly 12,000 individual parts, is meant to highlight both luxury and mortality from a removed perspective. More



Art History

Portraits of Women Painted on the Handles of Old Paint Brushes by Rebecca Szeto

Portraits of Women Painted on the Handles of Old Paint Brushes by Rebecca Szeto

Jun.23.17

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Christopher

Drawing inspiration from across centuries, mediums, and cultures, artist Rebecca Szeto (previously) identifies both anonymous and historically significant women to depict atop the carved handles of old used paint brushes. From the first woman to graduate with a degree in architecture from MIT to a Chibok schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, or an anonymous face lifted from a 17th century Baroque painting, each portrait presents the face of a woman who has come in and out of focus throughout history. More



Art Crafts

Three-Dimensional Hoop Embroidery Accented With Clay by Justyna Wołodkiewicz

Three-Dimensional Hoop Embroidery Accented With Clay by Justyna Wołodkiewicz

Jun.20.17

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Kate

Artist Justyna Wołodkiewicz mixes embroidery with abstract clay forms in order to produce three-dimensional works that spring from traditional hoops. The pieces weave together bold threads with equally bright polymer clay shapes, creating multi-textured surfaces from the diverse materials. More



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A Large Suspended Tree Trunk Carved Down to a Frayed Rope by Maskull Lasserre

A Large Suspended Tree Trunk Carved Down to a Frayed Rope by Maskull Lasserre

Jun.19.17

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Christopher

If you had to summarize an all-encompassing theme to describe Maskull Lasserre’s artistic practice, the word would probably be tension. From the balance of life and death to the opposing forces of war and peace, the Candian artist explores tension not only metaphorically but physically as well. Case in point, his latest piece titled Schrodinger’s Wood carved from the trunk of an Ash tree that relies on the tree’s inner core to serve as a tangled mass of rope in the process of fraying from the weight of itself. More



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Rock Sculptures Suspended Within Bell Jars by Their Own Weight by Dan Grayber

Rock Sculptures Suspended Within Bell Jars by Their Own Weight by Dan Grayber

Jun.19.17

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Kate

Dan Grayber‘s works exist at the intersection of sculpture and physics, pieces carefully designed to solve the problems created by their own existence. The sculptures each include a rock suspended within a glass enclosure, the rock’s weight perfectly balanced by the mechanisms, systems, and pulleys that surround it. More



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Mysterious Wooden Characters Adorned with Leaves and Nails by Jaime Molina

Mysterious Wooden Characters Adorned with Leaves and Nails by Jaime Molina

Jun.14.17

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Christopher

Heads facing downward, eyes closed, the figures inhabiting the world of painter and sculptor Jaime Molina (previously) seem to be in a state of deep contemplation or sorrow. Or maybe they’re just hungover and taking a nap. The mystery is part of Molina’s intention as he assembles these strange characters from found wood to inhabit his fictional world called “Cutty Town” — he refers to the objects themselves as “Cuttys”. More



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New Rolled Paper Tapestry Sculptures by Gunjan Aylawadi

New Rolled Paper Tapestry Sculptures by Gunjan Aylawadi

Jun.13.17

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Christopher

Twisting long strips of paper into thin string-like rolls, artist Gunjan Aylawadi (previously) begins a long process of weaving and layering to create designs inspired in part by the geometry, architecture and arabesque patterns found in her native India. Now based in Sydney, the computer science engineer turned self-taught artist has produced a new body of work titled Place for Prayer inspired by her own search for incorporating “personal meditative contemplation” into her life. More