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Category Archives: Artists
My IRL friend Joseph sketches most days ’round lunchtime. His work is really cool. He has a thematic penchant for octopus and other cephalopods, which I share. For this one he took a joke I think I made, as a request (about a cuttlefish with a jet pack) and produced this awesomeness!
I love the eyes.
Check out LunchSketches.com!
Artists do art. When life gave artist Danica Phelps a load of crap, she turned it into art. I say Bravo!
That’s what I hear when I look at these sheep made from antique (‘antique’? Really?? Yeah, antique!) phones. This is an installation by artist Jean Luc Cornec in the the Museum für Kommunikation in Frankfurt, Germany. Created in 2006, they’re, uh, sheep. Made out of phones. Clearly. The heads are pretty obviously phones, but the hooves are also telephone handsets with one end melted and bent backwards, and the wool is made of phone cords. So but for a sheepishly hidden internal framework, they’re all phones. (Click the first three pictures for more phone sheep!)
Daniel Wurtzel is a kinetic sculptor who has been doing frankly amazing things with air. I never thought you could “sculpt” air. His explorations into the interaction of wind and gossamer films — often plastic films — give me a new appreciation for the profound beauty of what I used to dismiss as just “trash blowing around a parking lot”. One of the best functions of art is to do just that — to take an everyday thing and show us the beauty it has that we’ve been missing or have learned to ignore or dismiss. Have you ever seen a plastic bag blowing in the wind and just thought ‘meh’? I certainly never will again! This is amazing stuff — I think you’ll want to watch these full screen.
Ballet de Plastique:
And then there’s packing foam. Wow.
Read what he says about his art here, then check out his other cool stuff!