Paris, France based artisan Claire Robert has the magical ability to get moss to grow inside of anything: alarm clocks, the rotary dial of a telephone, wood picture frames.
To see more of Robert’s eye-catching work, visit her Etsy page.
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The body art on these women has me captivated.
These pieces are by Moscow, Russia based artist Pokras Lampas who devotes his artistic practice to extending traditional calligraphy onto the body and into the streets. Lampas’ urban-style aesthetic feels unusually fresh and bold.
To see more of this artist’s work, visit his Behance site.
If . . . → Read More: Body and street calligraphy by Pokras Lampas
Today I am admiring the work of collage artist Lance Letscher. In this series, Letscher uses Rube Goldberg, and his “deliberately over-engineered” machines as inspiration. Deconstructing images of bicycles, airplanes, ladders and more, the artist strings together these parts to form a maze of mechanical parts which appear to be teetering upon collapse. From . . . → Read More: Lance Letscher uses collage to build an over-engineered world
I wouldn’t mind wearing books around my neck, wrist, ears and shoes, especially these ones. Philadelphia based artist Wansena Spearman creates miniature books from parts of actual vintage books. For a rustic touch (and extra-crispness), she burns the edges of the pages. Lovely!
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Swingline S.F.35 Staple Box, 131 x 97 x 68mm, mixed media (2008)
UK artist Sarah Bridgland creates miniature sculptures from found materials. Scavenging for ephemera from vintage shops and printed media, Bridgland combines 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional material to build her own visual language. The pieces work on several levels. First, the space is brilliantly balanced . . . → Read More: Miniature collaged sculptures by Sarah Bridgland
Clinton, Iowa based artist Kate Callan created this lovely handbound book. Pulling colored string through each page of the book, Callan forms 3-dimensional geometric structures on each page.
Describing the project, the artist writes, “PULL contains eight explorations of hand made string formations when fully open. Some strings continue through the pages making it impossible . . . → Read More: “Pull” a handmade book of strings by Kate Callan
In the new series entitled “Hanging,” Amsterdam based artist Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen captures the feeling of flying. Taking vintage photographs of people in mid-air, Heummen uses red embroidered thread to firmly fasten them above the earth.
For an earlier series by this same artist, see Embroidered “Lonely Houses” by Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen.
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7 Origami Spheres
Jun Mitani is fortunate that his artistic drive folds neatly into his profession as a Computer Science professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Specializing in geometric modeling, Mitani studies algorithms and user interfaces for generating 3D shapes on a computer.
When not working on the computer, the computer scientist takes his . . . → Read More: Origami by Jun Mitani
In the project “Among Humans,” Barcelona, Spain based artist Cassandra Fernández imagines what it means to live “among humans” from the point of view of a bird. After carving images of birds on linoleum blocks and printing the images, Fernández binds the pages into a book whose spine and front/back covers consist of wood . . . → Read More: “Among Humans” artist book by Cassandra Fernández
New Jersey based artist Kristal Romano takes ordinary objects, like credit cards, and combines them with traditional jewelry metals to create wearable sculptures.
In her artist’s statement she writes, “My interest lies in cultural notions of value and the use of commodities. The fact that most value is relative and subjective stimulates various questions. How . . . → Read More: Jewelry by Kristal Romano