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Art Design

Geodesic Spheres Made from Recycled Materials by Nick Sayers

August 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Graphic designer Nick Sayers has mastered the art of geodesic sphere making, using materials ranging from bicycle wheels to tape measurers. These are some of my favorites including a light made with 270 poker playing cards, one from 120 British rail tickets, and another constructed with 60 slotted plastic Coke bottles. All of his spheres are made without glue or adhesive relying solely on strategically placed cuts in the materials to hold everything together. (via make)

 

 



Art

Sukhi Barber

August 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Bronze sculptures by UK artist Sukhi Barber who spent twelve years in Kathmandu, Nepal studying Buddhist philosophy and lost-wax bronze casting. Via her website:

Sukhi’s sculptures are intended to bridge the cultures of East and West. Embodying the peace and compositional balance of ancient devotional art, they represent complex philosophical ideas with a simplicity and clarity that renders them accessible to the Western viewer. Exploring themes of hidden potentials, and the transcendence of our limiting view of a solid reality, her work often represents the negative space as being as important as the material itself, implying the dance of form and spirit, a constant state of transformation.

As I was putting together this entry, staring out a window at a calm bay off the coast of Alaska, a small fawn walked past the window and stopped to look at us through the glass. My mind promptly exploded.

 

 



Art Photography

Quasi Cinema

August 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I just covered the work of Lucas Simões less than 10 posts ago but he just uploaded this new project called Quasi Cinema that seemed worth mentioning. Using sequential photographs that have been bent and woven with string into long rows he recreates a sense of cinematic motion in these wall-mounted installations. Much more here.

 

 



Art Design

Hipstir

August 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

“Hipstir” swizzle sticks made to look like a pelvis and elongated femur designed by Matthew Hoffman as part of his show HEY at YES Gallery in Cincinnati. (via post family)

 

 



Art

Sliced Image and Steel Nut Sculptures by Park Chan-girl

August 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Korean sculptor Park Chan-girl constructs metal sculptures from thin metal layers he calls “sliced images” that resemble three dimensional topography charts. He also meticulously welds thousands of small steel nuts into a delicately textured skin, moulding it into human and animal forms. He received his BFA in Sculpture from Chungnam National University and his MFA in Fine Arts from KyungHee University and has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Korea and China.

 

 



Art

Polygon Double Deer #2

August 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is an intriguing new sculptural piece by artist Kohei Nawa entitled Polygon Double Deer #2. Photograph by Omote Nobutada courtesy Sandwich.

 

 



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Embroidered Car Doors

August 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New to me, these embroidered car doors by Lithuanian textile artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene who has an enormous body of work involving stitched objects including bowls, irons, lamps and much more. Photos via OutsaPop. (via yellowtrace)