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Spectacles of Environments by Phoebe Washburn

October 25, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Enormous and intricate installations by New York artist Phoebe Washburn

[…] Washburn has moved on to newsprint and scrap wood, but what her massive, room-size architectural sculptures all share is that they’re built from the scavenged bits of the urban world in which she lives. She prizes the castoff and mass-produced—the pencils, crates and day-old newspapers that none of us much cares about—and then sorts, layers and transforms them into what she calls “spectacles of environments.”

Many more great photos on flickr.

 

 



Art

Jill Sylvia spends a lot of time with a knife

October 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I think there’s a chad joke in here somewhere, but I’m too tired to find it. Jill Sylvia takes old ledger books and meticulously eviscerates them square by square, page by page, until she’s left with a delicate ledger skeleton. Papercraft meets process art. (via triangulation)

 

 



Art

Match Sculptures by Pei-San Ng

October 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Beautiful matchstick sculptures by Chicago artist Pei-San Ng.

I am intrigued and mesmerized by the in-between state and by the fragility of the burned matches. The in-between is where the excitement happens, the point where the red heads turns to white before turning to ash, it’s the tipping point.

(via the best part)

 

 



Design

Paper Alphabet for Sculpture Today

October 13, 2010

Christopher Jobson

From the AIGA Archives, a beautiful alphabet designed by Sonya Dyakova for Phaidon in 2007.

The alphabet sprung from wanting to highlight what makes sculpture different from other art forms. By cutting and folding a flat sheet of paper, a three-dimensional alphabet was devised. A considerable amount of effort went into crafting and arranging the letterforms, each one playfully varying in shape, the depth remaining constant.

The legibility of the type is greatly influenced by the angle from which it is viewed. When viewed directly from above, the edges of the paper create outlines, making the letterforms easy to read.

(via meryl friedman)

 

 



Art

Zimoun: Sound Sculptures & Installations

October 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Sound sculptures by Swiss artist Zimoun.

 

 



Art Science

Marin Sawa’s Sculptural Algaeriums

October 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

British architect and meteorologist Marin Sawa builds sculptures out of farmed algae and assorted chemistry equipment.

Algaerium is textile-inspired design for ‘cultivating’ and producing green energy in style. It creates a domesticated mode of algaculture for our urban lifestyles in the space of interior to exterior. This means it acts as aquariums for algae and the ‘living’ design serves as a new type of plants designed with a new characteristic to visualize photosynthesis through colour change.

(via fastco)

 

 

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