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Yasuhiro Sakurai

April 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Tokyo-based sculptor Yasuhiro Sakurai carves these stunning wall-mounted sculptures of mysterious women and their luscious hairstyles from cypress wood, giving them an almost golden appearance. I know painfully little about the artist and his work as there is almost nothing I can find online about him and my requests to Galleria Grafica Tokio where he is represented have gone unanswered. He attended the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music and will have work at the upcoming “One Moment” show at Chiba Citizens’ Gallery.

 

 



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One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco

April 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little glue, some toothpicks, and an incredible amount of ingenuity. He admits in the video that there are several toothpick sculptures even larger than his, but none has the unique kinetic components he’s constructed. Via his website Weaver estimates he’s spent over 3,000 hours on the project, and the toothpicks have been sourced from around the world:

I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building. I also have many friends and family members that collect toothpicks in their travels for me. For example, some of the trees in Golden Gate Park are made from toothpicks from Kenya, Morocco, Spain, West Germany and Italy. The heart inside the Palace of Fine Arts is made out of toothpicks people threw at our wedding.

See the sculpture for yourself at the Tinkering Studio through the end of June. Photos courtesy of their Flickr gallery.

Update: Rolling Through the Bay has been moved to the American Visionary Art Museum through September 2012. (thnx, jenny!)

 

 



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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)

 

 



Craft

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)

 

 



Art

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)

 

 



Art

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)

 

 



Art

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.