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Oak Or Cloak? These Plywood Creations Play With Your Eyes

Monday 04.21.2014 , Posted by
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Forget those camo pants you had in 1998: plywood artist Ron Isaacs pairs camouflage and clothing in a way that defies any fashion trend. Beginning with sheets of birch, the artist creates elegant constructions of clothing, flora, and found objects. He then paints his otherworldly sculptures in an astounding trompe l’oeil style, leaving the viewer wondering if what looks like fabric may simply be fabrication. [Read more...]

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A Study in Bird in Motion, And Other Surprising Sculptures Made from Popsicle Sticks

Monday 04.21.2014 , Posted by
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Joyce Lin, a student from the Rhode Island School of Design, has just created a lively sculpture of a bird flapping its wings – and it’s made out of the most unusual material: popsicle sticks. With just a crank of the propeller-like wheels below, her decidedly quirky sculpture comes to life with surprisingly realistic motion. Lin has made a habit of employing the small, wooden sticks in many of her school and personal projects, pushing the limits of what can be expected from her under utilized material… well, unless you’re in kindergarten. [Read more...]

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Each Frame of This Stop-Motion Animation Was Made with a 3D Printer

Sunday 04.13.2014 , Posted by
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With highly accurate 3D animation the standard in today’s world, it’s refreshing to see someone taking animation back to its origins when every frame was hand made… even if they did use highly modern technology. The creative folks at DBLG recently finished up an in-house project that sees an animated bear walking up a never ending flight of stairs, and each frame in this animation is individually 3D printed! [Read more...]

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Wave Sculptures Frozen on the Wall

Thursday 04.10.2014 , Posted by
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Waves influence every aspect of our lives – whether they are part of the electromagnetic spectrum (light, radio, heat), sonic vibration in the form of sound waves, or quiet ripples on the water in our kitchen sink. Italian artist Loris Cecchini is taking the form of those waves – something often invisible to the naked eye – and making them visible in his sculptural series Wallvave Vibration. [Read more...]

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Creativity In Motion: The Making of Poetic Kinetic’s Coachella Snail

Monday 04.07.2014 , Posted by
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If you were one of the lucky ones who was in attendance at Coachella 2013, then undoubtedly you got to experience the amazing Helix Poeticus AKA Coachella Snail. With Coachella 2014 just around the corner- literally this weekend- we can’t wait to see what the makers of Helix Poeticus, Poetic Kinetics, will be bringing this year. The creative team, co-founded by Patrick Shearn and Cynthia Washburn, is based in LA, but they have brought their large scale kinetic sculptures to festivals all over the US and even to Beijing for the Olympic Games in 2008. The Coachella Snail arrived last year completely bare, but with the help of graffiti duo Herakut, Helix Poeticus got styled for the event with designs and the memorable quote, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” [Read more...]

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Get a Sniff of this Street Art from Plastic Jesus

Tuesday 03.25.2014 , Posted by
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Is that a huge pile of cocaine, a rolled up twenty dollar bill and an American “Excess” card? It’s not hard to understand why people are bowing down to LA street artist Plastic Jesus and his wonderfully satirical brand of subversive art. His pieces have been springing up around the world, winning him plenty of praise, and doing something truly special: making people laugh and think. [Read more...]

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The Secret Life of Robots… is Actually More Normal Than You’d Expect

Monday 03.24.2014 , Posted by
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I know, I know… we’ve all grown up thinking robots are SOooo cool. They’re always shooting laser beams out of their eyes or “transforming” into fast cars. But do you want to know a secret? According to artist Toby Fraley, they’re a lot like us. His latest solo show The Secret Life of Robots features a host of normal robots going about their often hilariously mundane lives. [Read more...]

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Shake Dreams From Your Hair: A 16 Month Sculpting Process Condensed Into 4 Minutes

Saturday 03.22.2014 , Posted by
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Using 750 feet of steel and 200 grinder bits, sculptor Sean Sobczak created an incredible sculpture that stand six and a half feet tall. With 16 months of work, he was able to make these hard materials look soft as he shaped them into the form of a gorgeous woman. He calls the sculpture Shake Dreams From Your Hair, and Beau Lambert filmed the entire creation process, condensing it into 4 minutes, which you can watch below. I first met the incredibly talented Sean Sobczak when we camped together at Burning Man in 2010. At that time he rode an amazing horse bicycle with a head and tail made out of wire in the same way style as his sculptures. He credits his first Burn in 2001 with igniting his creative spark and has since been focusing his energy on sculpting ever since at his studio Sandman Creations. [Read more...]

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Intricate Sculptures Inside Pocket Watches

Friday 03.21.2014 , Posted by
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You won’t find many references to time inside these old pocket watches, but you will find delightful, miniature sculptures. Sue Beatrice is taking old broken watches and recycling them into tiny art you can hold in your hand… or your pocket. Her pieces are understandably filled with cogs and springs, levers and tiny screws; all forming a magical world filled with rabbits, foxes, and faeries. [Read more...]

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How Perfect are these Iconic Bands Made With LEGOs?

Thursday 03.20.2014 , Posted by
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For LEGO and music lovers, these images are a match made in… well, LEGO actually. Malaysian Adly Syairi Ramly has been building iconic bands out of tiny LEGO figures – and the results are surprisingly recognizable. Yes, the Beatles rendition above is easy to identify, but just check out how pitch-perfect he’s gotten less obvious bands like Pearl Jam and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. I almost wish the titles weren’t there so we could play ‘guess the band’. [Read more...]

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