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Carved Phone Book Portraits

November 23, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Portraits carved from phone books by artist Alex Queral. This is just about the only good use of a phone book I can think of.

Taking an ordinary phone book, Alex Queral carves a face into this object of so many faceless names. With the book, a very sharp X-ACTO® knife, a little pot of acrylic medium to set detail areas and a great deal of talent, Queral literally peels away the pages like the skin of an onion to reveal the portrait within. Once the carving is complete, he will often apply a black wash to enhance the features and then seal the entire book with acrylic to preserve the work. However, he never loses the line registration; and the book remains quite pliable.

(via coudal)

 

 



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Nathan Sawaya, Lego artist

November 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

New work by Lego artist Nathan Sawaya as part of the Red exhibition at Agora Gallery in New York, tomorrow through December 14. A great interview here. (via designboom)

 

 



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Mixed-Media Worlds by Gregory Euclide

November 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Artist Gregory Euclide fuses acrylic, biodegradable film, canvas, wood, eucalyptus, ferns, foam, moss, paper, pencil, photo transfer, sponge, and a multitude of other materials into miniature organic and urban landscapes, each object leading purposefully and delicately to the next. Wow. A couple thousand more images via Flickr. (via arrested motion)

 

 



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Found Object Assemblage Portraits by Zac Freeman

November 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Incredibly detailed portraits by Zac Freeman constructed from thousands of tiny found objects. This appears to be all over the internets already, but definitely new to me.

 

 



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Gabriel Dawe’s Thread Rainbows

November 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Thread installations by Gabriel Dawe.

Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City where he grew up surrounded by the intensity and color of Mexican culture. After working as a graphic designer, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 following a desire to explore foreign land. In search for creative freedom he started experimenting and creating artwork, which eventually led him to explore textiles and embroidery—activities traditionally associated with women and which were forbidden for a boy growing up in Mexico. Because of this, his work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture.

If you like this you’ll love the work of Sébastien Preschoux. (via world’s best)

 

 



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MUSA: A Monumental Underwater Museum

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Underwater Sculpture Cancun and Isla Mujeres Underwater Art Museum is an ambitious project by artist Jason deCaires Taylor who has lowered some 400 permanent life-size sculptures into the water surrounding Cancun to create the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial attractions in the world.

The Museum aiming to demonstrate the interaction between art and environmental science forms a complex reef structure for marine life to colonise and inhabit. Each of the sculptures is made from specialized materials used to promote coral life, with the total installations occupying an area of over 420sq metres of barren sea bed and weighing over 180 tons. The Cancun Marine Park is one of the most visited stretches of water in the world with over 750,000 visitors each year, placing immense pressure on its resources. The location of the sculptures will promote the recovery of the natural reefs, relieving pressure on them by drawing visitors away.

Many more images available on his web site. (thnx, sara!)

 

 



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Katsumi Hayakawa: Power of Paper

November 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Incredible mixed-media sculptures by Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa. (via triangulation)