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Geometric Currency Sculptures Folded by Kristi Malakoff

April 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’m really enjoying these folded and pasted currency sculptures by Canadian visual artist Kristi Malakoff (previously). Each polyhedra is folded, cut and pasted together from several bills, blending the textures and colors from multiple worldwide currencies. (via my modern met)

Update: These particular pieces were designed by Tom Hull, Meenakshi Mukerji, Heinz Strobl, and Makoto Yamaguchi.

 

 



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The Affectionate Street Art of Alice Pasquini

April 1, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Rome-based visual artist Alice Pasquini works as an illustrator, set designer and painter, frequently traveling to the U.K., France and Spain. In a form of public art that is frequently characterized by artworks brimming with cynicism, anger, or strong political statements, her work appears at almost the opposite end of the spectrum, frequently displaying acts of love, hope, and affection. Of her work Alices says that she creates “art about people and their relationships, I’m interested in representing human feelings and exploring different points of view. I especially like to depict strong and independent women.” It’s almost impossible to make a selection of her work to share as it’s so diverse in color and subject, so I urge you to take a deep dive here.

 

 



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Portraits Drawn on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell

March 30, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Though I just posted a selection of envelope drawings by Mark Powell about three months ago, the guy has been on an absolute tear the past few weeks, cranking out new portraits every few days, so I couldn’t resist sharing a few more with you. Powell executes each drawing with a standard Bic Biro pen using stamped and faded envelopes that traversed the European postal system more than a century ago. See more of his recent work here.

 

 



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Scissors Confiscated by the TSA Welded into Spiders

March 30, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Each year the Transportation Security Administration confiscates countless millions of personal objects from travelers prior to entering airport terminals including guns, knives, foodstuffs, aerosol cans, and yes, even small scissors. Sculptor Christopher Locke has capitalized on this endless supply of in-flight contraband by welding the scissors into pretty terrifying spiders that look like something out of a Tim Burton or Brothers Quay film. What I want to know is how many Christopher Locke sculptures are confiscated by the TSA each year and what kind of monstrosity we have to look forward to.

 

 

 



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Geological Street Art Seen on the Streets of L.A.

March 29, 2012

Christopher Jobson

For the past few months Paige Smith of A Common Name has been installing colorful geodes within the gaps of crumbling buildings and other public infrastructure on the streets of L.A. Each piece is site-specific and made from carefully cut and painted paper. I think it would be pretty awesome to stumble onto one of these in the wild without knowing anything about it. You can see a full gallery of all the sedentary formations as well as a map of their locations over at A Common Name, and hey folks, don’t steal the geodes. (via present and correct)

 

 



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Geometric Rooms by Esther Stocker

March 28, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Italian installation artist Esther Stocker creates stunning geometric environments that can often be explored by the viewer. The construction of each piece appears to follow some type of strange equation, resulting in unusual linear patterns and planes that completely transform the physical pace.