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Through Organic Sculptural Furniture, Artist Nacho Carbonell Channels the Sensual Details of the Mediterranean

 Art #furniture #glass #sculpture #trees #wood June 29, 2022 Grace Ebert “One-Seater Concrete Tree” (2022), metal mesh, cork, steel, concrete, light fittings, 139 3/4 x 74 3/4 x 112 1/4 inches. All images courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery, shared with permission Evoking the textures and colors of his native Valencia, the sculptural furniture pieces …

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A Daily Sculpture Project by Frode Bolhius Spawns a Quirky Colorful Cast of Tiny Figures

 Art #clay #metal #sculpture #textiles #wood June 16, 2022 Grace Ebert All images Frode Bolhius, shared with permission Wander into Frode Bolhuis’s Almere-based studio, and you’ll be introduced to an entire cast of characters pinned to the wall. There’s one figure picking at the tufts of her broom-like head, another sporting a bubble gum …

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Nature and Geometry Blend in Beguiling Symmetry in Oliver Chalk’s Voluminous Timber Vessels

 Craft Design #carving #vases #vessels #wood May 31, 2022 Kate Mothes All images © Oliver chalk, shared with permission Only two years ago, Canterbury, U.K.-based artist Oliver Chalk began creating bold, geometric vessels out of wood. Having worked previously with fabric to design and produce large-scale installations for events, his interest in experimentation with …

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The Precious Nature of Water Ripples Through Maya Lin’s Sprawling Installations

 Art #glass #installation #site-specific #water #wood May 26, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence “Marble Chesapeake & Delaware Bay” (2022), glass marbles and adhesive. Image courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery. All photos by Echard Wheeler, shared with permission Water is both versatile and undisguised. Its magnitude is only made possible by its minute, microscopic makeup, …

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A New Book Explores the Innovative Sculptures of Abstract Artist El Anatsui

 Art #books #metal #multiples #sculpture #wood March 30, 2022 Kate Mothes All images courtesy of Damiani Publishing, shared with permission Ghanaian-born Nigeria-based artist El Anatsui is known for sprawling metal sculptures that drape, twist, and fold across expansive surfaces in colorful, undulating patterns. A forthcoming book, El Anatsui: The Reinvention of Sculpture, traces his …

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Hugging and Hungry, Adorable Cats Are Hand-Carved as Miniature Sculptures

 Art #cats #miniature #sculptures #wood February 20, 2022 Anna Marks All images © Sakura Hanafusa, shared with permission Japanese sculptor Sakura Hanafusa carves whimsical cat sculptures often carrying a range of foods, including vegetables, sweets, and biscuits. In one of the feline statues, a snowy-haired creature peeks out from underneath a vanilla ice cream …

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Wooden Apple Sculptures by Yosuke Amemiya Melt Into Succulent Puddles

 Art Food #apples #sculpture #wood February 18, 2022 Grace Ebert All images ©Yosuke Amemiya, shared with permission An apple oozing into a flat puddle or a round bulge is likely a sign of softening and rot, although the fruits carved by Yosuke Amemiya retain their supple, juicy freshness despite their melting appearance. The artist, …

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Nails Puncture Inscrutable Characters Carved in Wood by Artist Jaime Molina

 Art #nails #sculpture #wood February 1, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Jaime Molina, courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, shared with permission Mysterious and enigmatic, the wooden figures that occupy Jaime Molina’s imagined world appear to be in perpetual states of meditation or slumber. The Denver-based artist (previously) sculpts small characters atop angular bodies and …

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A Serpentine Rattlesnake Wraps Around a Metaphorical Wood and Book Sculpture by Maskull Lasserre

 Art #books #sculpture #snakes #wood January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Maskull Lasserre In a towering, totem-style sculpture titled “The Garden,” Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre (previously) compresses a collection of 18th-century botanical texts between two parallel planks of Douglas Fir. Metal vices bore through the wooden beams, securing the first four volumes …

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Hyperrealistic Ceramic Sculptures by Christopher David White Mimic the Splintered Texture of Decaying Wood

 Art #ceramics #hyperrealism #sculpture #trompe l’oeil #wood December 16, 2021 Grace Ebert “Carbon Footprint.” All images © Christopher David White, shared with permission In his Richmond studio, artist Christopher David White (previously) practices an alchemy of materials as he transforms slabs of clay into deceptive sculptures and functional objects that appear carved from hunks …

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