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Automatons by Kazu Harada

April 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Some wonderful automatons by Japanese artist Kazu Harada. See more over on his Youtube page. How does the duck work!?! This will haunt me forever. (via automata / automaton)

 

 



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Papercraft Audi

April 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Although not to scale, this 2012 Audi A7 is still the largest papercraft model ever produced using 285 sheets of paper and over 750 individual parts. (via designboom)

 

 



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The segmented sculpture of Robbie Rowlands

April 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Melbourne-based artist Robbie Rowlands creates these mind-bending segmented sculptures and installations from everyday objects and places. Enormous strips of floorboards are peeled up from abandoned buildings and street signs are sliced into rusty, serpentine artworks. Lovely. (via booooooom)

 

 



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Crayon sculptures by Diem Chau

April 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Wonderfully detailed sculptures carved from crayons and pencils by artist Diem Chau. (via beautiful decay)

 

 



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Pablo Lehmann

April 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Argentine artist Pablo Lehmann cuts shapes and text from large sheets of paper and synthetic cloth, often using the sheets to create three-dimensional installations resembling furniture. Beautifully eviscerated books.

 

 



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The Silk Vortices of Akiko Ikeuchi

April 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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I am thrilled to share with you the work of Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi. Born in Tokyo in 1964, Akiko received a doctorate in painting from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. For over two decades she has been hanging her delicately crafted string sculptures in galleries around Japan, Korea, and New York. The installations are constructed from extremely delicate silk threads, and despite the chaotic appearance of the knotted webs Akiko plans each work as an architect would plan a building with precision blueprints that involve a complex internal framework. The resulting works evoke powerful forces of nature: tornadoes, whirlpools, and perhaps even galaxies themselves.

See an extensive archive of Akiko’s work at her web site, and if you want to see it in person visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo where she has work on display through May 8.

 

 



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Drawingmachine by Eske Rex

April 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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The Drawingmachine is a mechanism by Copenhagen-based artist and designer Eske Rex that will be on display at MINDCRAFT 11 in Milan starting next week. The device is constructed of two interlinked pendulums that control a single ballpoint pen resting on the surface of an enormous canvas. Via Danish Crafts:

Drawingmachine is a construction involving two pendulums, each suspended from a tower construction and connected through “drawing arms” and moveable joints. A ballpoint pen resting on a drawing surface covered with paper is mounted at the point where the pendulums come together. The pendulums are set in motion by hand, and their movements are represented on the paper. The movements of the pendulums affect the entire room, and the experience engages the beholder’s body. While the rhythmic repetitions cause the beholder to pause, the drawing emerges on the paper.

The apparatus immediately reminded me of countless childhood hours spent with my beloved Spirograph. If you enjoyed this I also recommend Harvey Moon’s Drawing Machine, and the works of Tony Orrico.

Images courtesy the artist, Danish Crafts, and Jeppe Gudmundsen. (via core77)

 

 

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