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Nuala O’Donovan Sculpts Nature’s Fractals In Porcelain By Hand

Tuesday 11.18.2014 , Posted by

Inspired by coral, pinecones, and flowers, Nuala O’Donovan is fascinated with irregular/fractal patterns in nature. The Irish artist has found a way to mimic the fractal phenomena that create some of the most gorgeous sights in the natural world. She creates a pattern of which each element is individually made and slowly builds a form, that can take weeks or months. The final porcelain piece is so intricately beautiful and fascinating that it’s hard to believe it was made by human hands. [Read more…]


Calamity Plates: A New Take On Classic Porcelain Dishes

Monday 05.12.2014 , Posted by
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Classic white porcelain dishes with cobalt blue designs have existed in households for centuries. Each plate typically tells a story, and in past times it would even provide cordial conversation at dinner parties when the nice dishes were brought out. While the dishes are a nice addition to any household, even one that can be passed on from generation to generation, graphic designer Don Moyer thought they needed a bit of a “modern touch.” [Read more…]


Gjoen Contemplates Beauty, Fragility and Strength

Monday 04.29.2013 , Posted by

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What makes an object beautiful? Is it simply a case of the form, its hues and the patterns involved; or is there something deeper? Magnus Gjoen helps us reassess our preconceived ideas about this concept by combining what most would see as highly dissimilar objects. Many of his digital works combine classic paintings or prints with unfriendly forms – like insects and guns for example. In doing so, we are forced to contemplate these forms and images anew. [Read more…]


Human or Animal? Disturbing Sculptures Merge Worlds

Monday 10.08.2012 , Posted by

These sculptural works from Kate MacDowell are as delicately beautiful as they are uncomfortably disturbing. Her pieces often merge the human form into and around that of the animal and plant world, creating surreal images which embody a spirit of decay. [Read more…]


Visual Bits #237> Build It, Install It, Love It

Friday 07.20.2012 , Posted by

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