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Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett

March 5, 2012

Christopher Jobson




Spirit of the Road, photographed by Steve Watson



The Lady and the Bicycle, photographed by Steve Watson


Walk of Faith, photographed by the artist


The Wood Cutters Sprite, photographed by the artist


The Seated Man, photographed by the artist


Spirit Of Reflection, photographed by the artist

UK artist Derek Kinzett crafts these amazing figurative sculptures by cutting and forming different kinds of wire. Kinzett closed a solo exhibition yesterday for The National Trust, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England but you can see much more in his portfolio.

 

 

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Light Sculptures by Makoto Tojiki

February 28, 2012

Christopher Jobson

All images © Makoto Tojiki, shared with permission

Japanese artist Makoto Tojiki works primarily with light, exploring its use in installations, figurative sculptures, as well as kinetic pieces. His No Shadow works shown above are among my favorite, using long strands of lights to create representations of people and animals. See much more over in his gallery.



The Man with No Shadow, 2009




The Horse with No Shadow, 2010


The Blue Bird 2009

 

 



Animation Design

Kinetic Rings Mimic the Flight of Birds

February 27, 2012

Christopher Jobson

All images © Dukno Yoon

Kansas-based metalsmith and jeweler Dukno Yoon creates rings, bracelets, and other devices that mimic the movements of birds by harnessing the motion caused by the flick of the wrist or flexing of fingers. Yoon received his BFA from Kookmin University, Seoul and a MFA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and most recently has been working on a series of metronomes that also explore the movement of birds. Though I was only able to embed a few of the animated examples of his work above, head over to his Wings gallery to see many more devices in action, the bracelets in particular are really fun to watch.

 


 

 



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Animal Sculptures Made from Shattered CDs

February 16, 2012

Christopher Jobson

All images © Sean Avery, shared with permission

In his mixed media sculptures of animals and insects artist Sean Avery creates fur and feathers using meticulously layered fragments of broken CDs. Love the colors. See more over on DeviantArt. (via keep your mind wide open)

 

 

 



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Bonsai Tree Houses by Takanori Aiba

February 14, 2012

Christopher Jobson

All images © Takanori Aiba, shared with permission

For nearly a decade since the late 1970s artist Takanori Aiba worked as a maze illustrator for Japanese fashion magazine POPYE. The following decade he worked as an architect and finally in 2003 decided to merge the two crafts—the design of physical space and the drawing of labyrinths—into these incredibly detailed tiny worlds. Using craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials Aiba constructs sprawling miniature communities that wrap around bonsai trees, lighthouses, and amongst the cliffs of nearly vertical islands. I would love to visit every single one of these places, if only I was 6 feet shorter. See more of Aiba’s work here.

 

 

 

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