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Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young waves water sculpture glass

Self-taught artist Ben Young is a man of many exceptional talents from surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and working full-time as a qualified boat builder. He’s also spent the last decade exploring the art of sculpting with glass, an endeavor that’s become increasingly rewarding as galleries and collectors have started to take notice.

Using sheet after sheet of carefully cut glass, Young builds both abstract and realistic interpretations of waves and bodies of water, undoubtedly influenced by growing up near the beautiful Bay of Plenty on the northern coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Many people assume his work is made with the help of machines, or maybe even 3D printing, but instead everything is done completely by hand, from his initial sketches on paper to the manual cutting of each glass pane, a process he aptly describes as “a lot of work.”

You can see several more of his glass sculptures over on Tumblr, and in the video above by David Child. Young is represented by Kirra Galleries in Melbourne and the photos above are courtesy Robert Gray Photography and
Zico O’Neill. You can also follow him on Facebook. (via Faith is Torment)

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Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Internal Landscapes: Sweeping Abstract Oceans by Samantha Keely Smith waves water painting abstract

Artist Samantha Keely Smith paints abstract oceanic landscapes that are at once menancing and serene, a clash of light and color that she refers to as “internal landscapes.” Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith uses an additive and subtractive process by partially destroying her progress several times before completion. This cyclical process, much like the timeless crash of ocean tides against the shore, adds an additional level of texture to her work. She shares in a 2013 interview with NeverLazy Magazine:

My images are not at all real places or even inspired by real places. They are emotional and psychological places. Internal landscapes, if you will. The tidal pull and power of the ocean makes sense to me in terms of expressing these things, and I think that is why some of the work has a feel of water about it. My work speaks of things that are timeless, and I think that for most of us the ocean represents something timeless.

Currently based in New York, Smith generally doesn’t work with galleries but instead interacts directly with collectors. You can see more recent work on Tumblr and Facebook. (via My Modern Met, Incomplete)

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High Speed Sea Foam Photographed by Ger Kelliher

High Speed Sea Foam Photographed by Ger Kelliher  waves ocean Ireland high speed

Back in January, photographer Ger Kelliher snapped this high speed photo of angry sea foam captured on Coomeenole beach in West Kerry, Ireland. The lighting and perfect timing make the water look almost sculptural in quality. If you’re interested, he has the image available as a high resolution download over on Etsy so you can make your own prints.

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The American Dream: A Sand Castle Suburb Consumed by the Ocean

The American Dream: A Sand Castle Suburb Consumed by the Ocean waves sand real estate multiples money installation

The American Dream: A Sand Castle Suburb Consumed by the Ocean waves sand real estate multiples money installation

The American Dream: A Sand Castle Suburb Consumed by the Ocean waves sand real estate multiples money installation

The American Dream: A Sand Castle Suburb Consumed by the Ocean waves sand real estate multiples money installation

The American Dream: A Sand Castle Suburb Consumed by the Ocean waves sand real estate multiples money installation

Masterplan is a installation by designer and artist Chad Wright inspired by his own experiences growing up in a sprawling suburb of Southern California. The piece is meant to juxtapose the playful childhood experience of building sand castles on the beach with his brother, versus the grim, modern-day reality of our current real estate collapse. Learn more over on his website. Photographed by Lynn Kloythanomsup of Architectural Black. (via this isn’t happiness)

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Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time

Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time waves water ocean high speed

Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time waves water ocean high speed

Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time waves water ocean high speed

Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time waves water ocean high speed

Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time waves water ocean high speed

Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time waves water ocean high speed

Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time waves water ocean high speed

Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time waves water ocean high speed

Photographer Pierre Carreau was born in 1972 near Paris surrounded by a family of artists including a photographer, painter and sculptor, all of which would influence his creative upbringing as well as his artistic output. As a child he was always fascinated by the manifestation of waves and the diversity of color, shape, and size found in each of them. Some of his first photography projects involved work for surfing magazines and water sport equipment manufacturers.

Carreau’s work has now moved into fine art as he shoots waves with a variety of high speed cameras using various macro and wide angle lenses, capturing water shapes that appear more sculptural than liquid. These are truly some of the most remarkable wave photos I’ve ever seen and you can see many, many more over on his website. He also has a number of fine art prints available over at Clic Gallery.

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Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California

Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images just off the California coast. Of these particular shots Orias says:

I often use the camera to see our world in ways our eyes cannot see. I do this by using long shutter speeds and camera motion to achieve this goal. I am often asked where the colors on my waves come from. I shoot mostly at dawn and the geography of the location allows higher ambient light levels before the full illumination by the sun. Colors are created by different weather conditions, amount of clouds or even smoke in the air from local wildfires which are often prevalent.

You can see much more of his work over on 500px and Flickr. (via faith is torment)

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Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

According to the New York Times sculptor Mario Ceroli is one of the least known yet most influential artists of the Italian post-war scene. His work spans over forty years and I encourage you to take a deep dive into his website to explore his wide range of installations and sculptures. Two of his most beautiful works depict crashing waves sculpted from thin layers of precisely cut wood and glass titled La Vague and Maestrale. The energy present in the works is remarkable as if any moment the materials are going to crash into the gallery floor. Also, if you’ve ever been to the Adelaide Botanic Garden in Australia you may have seen a similar piece by sculptor Sergio Redegalli called Cascade. (via connaissance des arts, claudio, and tate_ellen)

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