found objects

Curious Squirrels and Rambunctious Hares Form a Miniature Menagerie of Felted Wildlife

 Craft Illustration #animals #birds #felt #found objects #miniature #sculpture May 4, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Simon Brown, shared with permission From a shy baby fox to toads donning crowns, the felted miniatures crafted by Simon Brown and Katie Corrigan are adorable, whimsical renditions of forest creatures. The Northumbria, U.K.-based creative duo transforms thick …

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Spikes, Rusted Wire, and Scissors Bind Shattered Porcelain Sculptures by Glen Taylor

 Art Craft #dinnerware #found objects #metal #porcelain #sculpture April 20, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Glen Taylor, shared with permission A visual metaphor for imperfection and the possibilities of repair, the porcelain sculptures created by Ohio-based artist Glen Taylor (previously) are steeped in contrast. Soldered spikes confront the gilded, floral designs on a …

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Oversized Snacks and Glitzy Flattened Pop Cans by Sam Keller Playfully Critique Consumption

 Art Food #crystals #found objects #sculpture March 18, 2022 Anna Marks All images by Tim Johnson, courtesy of the Sam Keller and Louis Buhl & Co., shared with permission Los Angeles-based artist Sam Keller creates playful works centered around his interest in twisting new narratives from everyday objects. He transforms a flattened Coca-Cola or …

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In ‘No Strings,’ Willie Cole Transforms Instruments into Abstract Animals and Figurative Sculptures

 Art Music #birds #dogs #found objects #guitars #instruments #pianos #sculpture March 17, 2022 Grace Ebert “Piano Bird” (2021), piano legs, keys, and wiring, 34 x 32 1/2 x 42 inches. Photo by Joerg Lohse. All images courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York, shared with permission Artist Willie Cole is known for transforming discarded …

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Coral and Plant Life Consume Discarded Objects in Post-Apocalyptic Sculptures by Stéphanie Kilgast

 Art #clay #coral #found objects #plants #sculpture September 2, 2021 Grace Ebert “Coral Royal” (2019), epoxy clay, acrylics on tin can, 14 x 15 x 11 centimeters. All images © Stéphanie Kilgast, shared with permission Artist Stéphanie Kilgast (previously) envisions a vibrant, post-apocalyptic world overgrown with coral, fungi, and lush moss. Using cheap devices …

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Found Silverware and Scrap Metal Are Welded into Lively Sculptural Creatures by Matt Wilson

 Art #animals #birds #found objects #metal #sculpture July 2, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Matt Wilson Wide spoons become muscular hind legs, pointed handles fan out into wings, and fork prongs curl around a branch like talons in Matt Wilson’s wildlife assemblages. Using found flatware and other metal objects, the Charleston-based artist (previously) …

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An Expansive Exhibition Pairs Two Indigenous Artists to Explore the Power of Socially Engaged Artmaking

 Art #animals #collaborative #found objects #installation #portraits #sculpture May 21, 2021 Grace Ebert “Each/Other,” (2021) about 700 bandannas, approximately 16 x 9 feet, a collaboration between Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger A monumental patchwork wolf, warriors sparring with a fang-bearing snake, and an abstract woolen tapestry made of restored blankets comprise Each/Other: Marie …

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