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Turtles, Ducklings, and Pheasants Comprise an Adorable Menagerie of Miniatures by Fanni Sandor

 Art Craft #animals #miniature #nature July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Fanni Sandor, shared with permission Hungary-based artist Fanni Sandor (previously) expands her already minuscule menagerie with even tinier creatures. Using polymer clay, feathers, fur, and other materials, Sandor sculpts biologically accurate miniatures at a 1:12 scale, and many of her recent …

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Clusters of Diaphanous Textile Sculptures by Mariko Kusumoto Evoke the Ocean Floor

 Art Design #coral #fabric #fashion #sculpture #sea creatures #textiles July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Mariko Kusumoto, shared with permission Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto (previously) shapes gossamer coral and sea creatures from soft fibers like polyester, nylon, and cotton. Embedded with tiny ripples or airy pockets, the standalone sculptures and …

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Plants, Motifs, and Cultural Symbols Are Superimposed onto Digital Portraits by Sam Rodriguez

 Art Illustration #digital #portraits June 30, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Sam Rodriguez, shared with permission San Jose-based artist Sam Rodriguez might liken an abstract leaf sprouting from a young woman’s garment or a Pac-Man-esque rendering floating near a subject’s face to scenic elements. His portraits, which he’s been referring to as “cultural …

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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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An Ethereal Daily Portrait Series by Chiron Duong Captures the Vietnamese Tradition of Ao Dai

 Art Photography #clothing #portraits #Vietnam June 23, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence 208. All images © Chiron Duong, shared with permission Softness is often mistaken for weakness, and simplicity for lack, but Chiron Duong’s 365 Days of Ao Dai series holds the history of this Vietnamese tradition in full texture. According to Duong, “Vietnamese Ao Dai is …

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Paper Show: A Group Exhibition Highlights 14 Artists Exploring the Vast Potential of Paper

 Art #birds #paper #piñatas #portraits #sculpture June 22, 2022 Grace Ebert Julia Ibbini. All images courtesy of Heron Arts, shared with permission One of the most reliable communication materials for centuries, paper historically has served as a vessel, a container for notes or the foundation of an artwork. An upcoming group exhibition at Heron …

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Light Pierces Through Colorful Haze Suspended Above the Composite Landscapes in ‘Metamorphe’

 Art Photography #artificial intelligence #digital #landscapes #light June 17, 2022 Grace Ebert “Taste.” All images © Reuben Wu and Jenni Pasanen, shared with permission In the unearthly Metamorphe series, smoke-like masses swirl around hoodoos and dunes dotting the terrain. A mysterious air pervades the six illuminated works, which blend the drone-light photographs of Reuben …

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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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Deceptive Stone Sculptures by Hirotoshi Ito Unzip to Reveal Surreal Scenes in Miniature

 Art #carving #miniature #rocks #sculpture #surreal June 15, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Hirotoshi Ito, shared with permission Stone isn’t naturally malleable, and yet, Japanese artist Hirotoshi Ito (previously) carves his sculptures to make the material appear as if it can be unzipped or sliced with a butter knife. Using rocks he finds …

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Dozens of Carved Layers Compose Vivid Linocut Prints of Cats and Bouquets by Vanessa Lubach

 Art #cats #flowers #linocuts #printmaking June 13, 2022 Grace Ebert “Helen with Geraniums.” All images © Vanessa Lubach, shared with permission Norfolk-based artist Vanessa Lubach likens her printmaking practice to that of oil painting and draws on the latter to inform her vibrant compositions. “I linocut like a painter and paint like a linocutter, …

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