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Welded Insects Produced From Salvaged Metal Scraps by John Brown

December 18, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

…from salvaged materials like nails and bicycle chains, the pieces somehow remain delicate, wings appearing just as thin as a butterfly’s own. After welding each piece together, Brown finishes the sculpture by painting the wings with oil paint, accurately copying the markings of specific species such as the Holly Blue and Red Admiral butterflies. The Wales-based sculptor has lived in the rural west of his country for the past eight years, inspired by the fauna-rich valleys that compose the region. You can see more of his metal insects and other welded figures on his Facebook and Etsy page. (via Lustik)…

 

 



Art Craft

Lush Hand-Embroidered Portraits by Artist Lisa Smirnova

December 16, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

Artist Lisa Smirnova hand-embroiders colorful works that appear like delicate colored pencil drawings, appropriate since she couples the craft with a dedicated drawing practice. Her works on cloth depict both the anonymous and famous, stitching renditions of Frida Kahlo and Charles Bukowski along with images of tattooed men, rabbits, and a lush floral arrangement punctuated with a human heart. Using thread, cotton, and wool her works can take months to complete, the piece below taking exactly three. You can see more of the Russian artist’s detailed embroidery on her Facebook, Instagram, and Behance. (via Lustik) SONY DSC…

 

 



Art Craft Design

Micro Matter: Vertical Dwellings Inside Glass Test Tubes by Rosa de Jong

December 15, 2015

Christopher Jobson

For her series Micro Matter, Amsterdam-based designer and art director Rosa de Jong created towering houses and tall buildings inside the narrow confines of large glass test tubes. Perhaps comparable to a ship in bottle, the little houses and buildings are all handmade using natural objects and some model making elements like faux moss. Some pieces even play with gravity and appear to grow both upward and downward, reminding me of paintings by Cinta Vidal or sculptures by Thomas Doyle. See more over on Behance. (via Lustik)…

 

 



Art Craft

The Exquisite Detail of Traditional Chinese Dongyang Wood Carving

October 27, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…The craft is still practiced in a few workshops in the region of Dongyang, China, and most commonly appears as ornate decoration on ‘everyday’ objects such as cases, cabinets, stools, desks and tables. Perhaps the most ambitious manifestation of Dongyang wood carving is seen on enormous mural-like panels intended to be hung as artwork as seen here. You can see a few more examples via Lustik, Orientally Yours, Michael Lai, and XDYMD.COM Leifeng Pagoda / Photo courtesy Michael Lai Leifeng Pagoda / Photo courtesy Michael Lai Green Lake Hotel, Kunming Green Lake Hotel, Kunming Green Lake Hotel, Kunming yangkai2013 yangkai2013…

 

 



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Humorous Street Signs and Other Contextual Street Art Interventions by Michael Pederson

October 20, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…while going about your day: warnings, traffic regulations, helpful guides, and city services. But, look closer, and you might find an intervention by artist Michael Pederson who delights in creating humorous and thoughtful signs that blend into the city backdrop. Pederson makes use of pre-existing elements like park benches or abandoned furniture to share messages meant to snap a viewer out of their daily routine and see the world from a more contemplative or even childlike perspective, if only for a moment. You can see more of his installations dating back to 2012 on his Tumblr. (via Lustik, Junk Culture)…

 

 



Art Craft

Fossils from Everyday Life: Plaster Cast Plant Tiles by Rachel Dein

October 13, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…(40 x 40cm) and are composed of unusual plant life including iberis, Welsh poppies, lilac, dicentra, hellebore and others. Each cast can only be used once, so every object is one-of-a-kind. “I enjoy the magic of plaster casting to create fossils from everyday life, whether it’s a shell found on holiday, your grandmother’s treasured lace, a Christening gown, or the flowers from your wedding,” she says. Many of her plaster tiles are available for sale in her shop, and you can explore an archive of work in this gallery. Photos by Gerard Wiseman, Rachel Dein, and Andrew Montgomery. (via Lustik)…