Vintage Objects and Driftwood Form Minimal Animal Sculptures and Quaint Seaside Scenes

 Craft #animals #beach #found objects #sculpture #wood November 10, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Kirtsy Elson, shared with permission From hunks of driftwood and tins with chipped paint, Kirsty Elson (previously) assembles minimal sculptures of animals, homes, and methods of transportation. The Cornwall-based artist highlights the raw simplicity of her found objects and lets the materials drive the works, manipulating cragged planks or bent hooks just slightly to achieve their intended forms. Presenting her sculptures as full scenes or single creatures, Elson transforms boxes displaying vintage logos into…

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Discarded Wind Turbine Blades Are Upcycled into Sleek Bike Shelters in Denmark

 Design #alternative energy #bicycles #upcycling #wind November 8, 2021 Grace Ebert Image courtesy of Chris Yelland It’s estimated that before 2050, we’ll generate 43 million tons of waste worldwide from one of the most promising clean energy producers alone. Wind turbines, while a cheap and carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels, are only 85 percent recyclable or reusable, and their massive fiberglass blades, which are so large that they span the length of a football field, are notoriously difficult to break down and often end up deteriorating in a landfill…

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Otherworldly Hybrid Characters by Toco-Oco Consider Human Existence Through Emblems and Myth

 Art #animals #clay #resin #sculpture #wax #wood November 8, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Toco-Oco, shared with permission Lara Alcântara and Guilherme Neumann, the duo behind the fantastical figurine maker Toco-Oco, envision an alternate world populated by curious animalistic creatures. Sculpted from a combination of wood, resin, fabric, clay, and wax, the hybrid characters wear garments and masks imprinted with emblems and child-like doodles and express a vast array of emotions that grapple with the strange universe they find themselves in. “It is a world very similar to…

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Derek Paul Jack Boyle – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of recent paintings by artist Derek Paul Jack Boyle (previously featured here). Of the work he says: “I am painting objects as characters within scenes, evoking allegory. Narratives arise from elements of fantasy, where imagination supplants observation. Everyday things become metaphors of a moment, locking time within a portrait. I am reimagining things as larger than themselves, a play of object events.” Derek Paul Jack Boyle is represented by Smart Objects and based between Los Angeles and Landers, California. See more of his work below! Source link

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“EverWonderful” by Photographer Jeano Edwards

Jeano Edwards is a Jamaican-born filmmaker and photographer, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His practice is a meditation on the elusive concept of “home,” exploring the idea as an ever-changing sense of belonging as opposed to a fixed residence or location. His recently published photobook, “EverWonderful,” takes place during summers spent in Jamaica over the course of the last three years. Using the image-making process to examine his identity and unpack a complex cultural aesthetic, Edwards’ images reflect on what he describes as “the quaint, mundane beauty” he finds throughout…

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Impasto Layers Blur Portraits and Landscapes in Li Songsong’s Fragmented Oil Paintings

 Art #China #impasto #memory #oil painting #painting #portraits November 11, 2021 Grace Ebert “I Am What I Am” (2020), 120 x 100 centimeters. All images © Li Songsong, shared with permission Chinese artist Li Songsong (previously) obscures portraits and wider landscapes with thick dabs of oil paint. His textured, impasto works are based on found photographs or imagined scenes, and each conveys a narrative tied to ordinary moments or a broader shared history. Varying the extent of distortion in every piece, Songsong tells Colossal that interrogating personal identity is…

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