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New work by Pei-San Ng

June 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A wonderful new piece from Chicago artist and architect Pei-San Ng (previously) who makes tightly compact sculptural pieces out of matches. This latest work, a bold phoenix with an appropriate ashen tail is the most complex piece I’ve seen from her. This sculpture and some new typographical works are for sale in her shop. (via my modern met)

 

 



Art

The Animal Kingdom

June 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Animal Kingdom as reported by the British Ecological Society, or at least by UK street artist Mobstr. As seen on Rivington St., London. (via unurth)

 

 



Art

Human Bird

June 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

As part of the Edinburgh College of Art degree show this week, Gareth Wynne Fitzpatrick suspended himself from a gallery ceiling and set forth on weaving an enormous birds nest, entitled We’ve a man nest. Say what you will about the meaning or purpose, but the man has some patience. (thnx, nate!)

 

 



Art

Book Sculptures by Bronia Sawyer

June 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The abundance of book sculpture I’ve seen online lately is staggering, however it was refreshing to discover the work of UK-based Bronia Sawyer who colors, folds, and rolls the pages of books to create these bird and flower-like plumes of color. Via her site:

I love to take something like a book and turning it in to something visually pleasing. With book sculpture I like the fact that books are flat and square they have order but by cutting them and folding them you can create organice and random shapes. I also like to add colours but mainly for the way it looks in photographs.

See lots more work via her Flickr and website.

(via illusion and all things paper)

 

 



Illustration

Ornithology Letterpress Coasters

May 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A really wonderful set of four ornithology letterpress coasters, each with a fun visual twist by London-based Ryan Todd. Lots more beautifully designed prints and shirts in his shop. (via notcot)

 

 



Documentary Photography

Birds of Prey

April 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Exquisite bird photographs by Canadian photographer Troy Moth. His series of ocean photos, In These Waters, is also incredible. (via the best part)

 

 



Art

The sound of finches and coat hangers

April 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

From Here to Ear (v. 13) is the thirteenth iteration of an installation by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Primarily a sensory experience, the exhibit is meant to engage both visually and audibly as 40 finches hop delicately through a dense matrix created from hundreds of metal hangers causing vibrations and clinks that mix with the birds natural songs. Boursier-Mougenot made the rounds on several blogs last year for his audio work with finches and electric guitars. The exhibit is up through April 26. (via lost in e minor)