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Visual Bits #450 > Imaginatively Intricate Installations

Thursday 06.06.2013 , Posted by

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Massive Handmade Cloud Leopard Paper Cut Sculpture

Thursday 05.30.2013 , Posted by

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Using one single- rather large- piece of black paper, Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima of Solo Kojima hand cut an unbelievably intricate cloud leopard sculpture. The cutting process took five months and it was assembled by securing it in the air by fishing wire hung from the ceiling. The Crafts Council chose Kojima among just nine other international artists to display work in the Project Space at the Saatchi Gallery in the UK earlier this month. Before that, in February, the piece was assembled at Le Beffroi in Paris.
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Tatooine today: Traveler seeks old set of Star wars

Tuesday 05.28.2013 , Posted by

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To some Star Wars fans, Episode IV: A New Hope was the best Star Wars film ever made. It was the first one, made by George Lucas, and it launched the passionate followed by enthusiasts around the world. In the first hour of the film, the setting is in a vast desert on the Planet Tatooine. There, Luke Skywalker discovers he is more than just a farmer boy shooting womp rats for fun, Obi Wan is brought back to jedi action and Han Solo lays low from slug gangster Jabba the Hutt. So the question looms, what’s happened to Tatooine now? [Read more...]

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The Dream Swing at Burning Man is Looking for Support

Tuesday 05.28.2013 , Posted by

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Last year well known artistic welder Joe Beal had a dream. In his dream he imagined a heart with 4 arches shooting below to stand it up, while in the center a love swing hung from the bottom lit up in hot pink. Upon waking up, Joe knew what he had to do: build it and share it with the world. He got to work in his welding studio and with support from friends he created what became to be known as the “Dream Swing.” Happily, it was installed at a place where many people could interact and see it: The Burning Man gathering in the Nevada desert. [Read more...]

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Isidore Koliavras’ 3D Comic Book Art

Monday 05.27.2013 , Posted by

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Isidore Koliavras is a Greek character design guru, whose forte is creating 3D images of comic book superheroes that could almost be alive. He creates the storied pictures with specialized CGI software optimized for human modeling. His comic book superheroes, each with hours of digital manipulation, encompass a dynamic and highly entertaining collection. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #436 > A History Of Amazing Types

Friday 05.10.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #435 > Reach Out And Sculpt

Tuesday 05.07.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #431 > Be My Rock: Art Installations

Wednesday 05.01.2013 , Posted by

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Mechanical Buddhas Bring Motion into Harmony

Wednesday 05.01.2013 , Posted by

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In the land of South Korea resides an artist by the name of Wang Zi Won – a man who is busy constructing mechanical figures of the Buddha. Interested in the relationship between man, science and technology, Wang hopes that the future holds a positive harmony between humans and technology… something he tries to bring forth in his Buddhas. [Read more...]

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Holographic Sculptures- A Family of Light Beings

Tuesday 04.30.2013 , Posted by

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Inspired by astronomy, quantum physics, scientific theories, and the expansion of consciousness, Roseline de Thélin has been creating art with light for over 15 years. She uses scientific properties of light such as reflection, refraction, conduction, transparency, and refraction to create unique sculptures and installations. This series, called “The Homos Luminosos”, features a family of light beings that represent life, illusion, and mankind’s evolution. She came up with an original technique for using fiber optics, creating large light pieces by edging the fibers. The holographic images seem like they are straight out of a science fiction movie. [Read more...]

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