Loving these muti-storied installations by French artist Marc Giai-Miniet. (via marieaunet)
Two origami posts in a row? Yes, my friends. Each more incredible than the last. Behold the work of Japanese student Takayuki Hori which won first place in the 2010 Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Competition. The collection, entitled Oritsunagumono (things folded and connected) involves the skeletons of eight endangered species which are delicately printed on translucent paper and then folded in an origami fashion to represent the animals. A poignant and grim reminder of life’s fragility. What a brilliant project. (via iain claridge / spoon & tamago)
Five Orange Spheres was an installation by artist Stuart Williams that consisted of five inflatable spheres each 6-feet in diameter that traveled the world for two and a half years in the 1980s. The above photos were taken in Cannon Beach, Oregon; in the moat around Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau, France; Los Angeles; in Central Park NYC; Telegraph Hill in San Francisco; and an Alpine Village in Filisur, Switzerland. Previously.
Beautiful and intricate woodworking from artist Richard Pearse. (via the best part)
The first published work this year from UK miniature street artist Slinkachu. His new solo show, Concrete Ocean, will open March 3rd at Andipa Gallery in London. (via mashkulture)
Brighton-based designer Kyle Bean has been busier than us and he updated his portfolio to prove it with a slew of really fun work including these meticulously constructed matchstick insects (photos by Owen Silverwood). I also really enjoyed the window displays he did for Selfridges. Previously. (via notcot)
This is an incredible piece of work, a Hans Soloesque slab containing a child representative of Diane Arbus’ Boy with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park. After quite a bit of searching I’m unable to locate the artist, but it appears to be a piece submitted to Peace Strike as part of their current collaboration with Art Below via this brief interview on Don’t Panic. Anybody have some info?
Update: This piece has been attributed to Schoony. (thnx, stephen)
Emil Alzamora was born in Peru in 1975 and now lives and works in Beacon, NY. I was thrilled to discover his stretched and contorted sculptures made of bronze, gypsum, and ceramic. Via his web site:
The human form is constant within my work. I am interested in exploring what it means to inhabit one, often exaggerating or distorting different aspects of the form to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story about a predicament or an occurrence. Limitation and potential are as human as flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In my works I strive to make visible this interaction.
If you like these, there’s much more via his website. (via why not? and symbiotica)