Friday, September 21, 2018

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A Large-Scale Flocked Steel Mural Accented With Live Foliage by Frank Plant

Sculptor Frank Plant creates large-scale sculptural drawings of grouped bodies made from flocked steel. One of his most recent pieces, Grow, presents two groups of students engaged in casual conversation. The green-flocked individuals sit together on the...

A Beetle Tattoo Spreads its Wings in Tandem With its Owner’s Arm

Brazil-based tattoo artist Menace turned the crook of a client’s arm into a fluttering beetle. In one arm position, the cleverly-placed black ink design appears as a beetle at rest with its exoskeleton sealed off. When...

Precise Hand Embroidery by Jessica Dance Creates Visual Representations of Common Words and Phrases

Textile artist and model maker Jessica Dance (previously) recreates everyday objects and ideas using fabric, felt, and thread. Dance typically utilizes embroidery to produce details and text on her three-dimensional objects, but in these works the...

Carved Surfaces on Ceramics by Sean Forest Roberts Reveal Surprising Streaks of Color

Multi-layered ceramics by Sean Forest Roberts reveal surprising streaks of color and pattern beneath their smooth monochrome surfaces. Roberts, who operates as Forest Ceramic Company, mixes and pours colored liquid clays to create the colorful patterns...
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Manami Ito Performs a Violin Solo With a Customized Prosthetic Bow Arm

Manami Ito is not only a talented musician, but also a Paralympian swimmer and the first nurse in Japan to have a prosthetic arm. She represented Japan at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics, receiving 4th...
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Stop Motion Films by Kirsten Lepore and Nix + Gerber Produced Entirely in the...

In a new ad campaign for the 2019 MINI Countryman, MINI USA invited artist duo Nix + Gerber and animator Kirsten Lepore to produce stop motion films in the vehicle’s cargo space. Nix + Gerber explore space in their film Camping,...

Flipped Perspectives Explored in New Intimate Paintings by Cinta Vidal

Barcelona-based artist Cinta Vidal has previously produced fictionalized architectural paintings that study how individuals with differing perspectives can view and inhabit the same world. Vidal crafts her visual metaphors by placing subjects onto floating islands, presenting each with...

Watch how Steel Ribbons are Shaped Into Cookie Cutters

CookieCutter.com makes and sells exactly what you think they do. The Missouri-based company uses a combination of hydraulic and hand-operated machines to shape steel ribbons into classic shapes like gingerbread men, along with more complicated...

Colorful Brushstrokes Digitally Sculpted into Figural Compositions by Matthew Stone

Matthew Stone explores the figure through a combination of painting and digital manipulation, presenting segmented busts and bodies splayed out in abstracted three-dimensional spaces. After painting a series of individual brushstrokes, Stone photographs the gestures...
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Meet Tatsuo Horiuchi, the 77-Year-Old Artist Who ‘Paints’ Japanese Landscapes With Excel

For over 15 years, Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi has rendered the subtle details of mountains, cherry blossoms, and dense forests with the most unlikely tool: Microsoft Excel. The 77-year-old illustrator shunned the idea of paying for...

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