originally posted by The Airows
originally posted by The Airows
The RGB Colorspace Atlas by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach is a massive tome containing digital offset prints of every variation of RGB color possible. For you designers, think of it as a three-dimensional version of a Photoshop color picker. At 8in. x 8in x 8in. the perfectly cube book was co-designed by Daniel E. Kelm and bound with assistance from Leah Hughes. What a beautiful sculptural object. (via designboom)
This is sick. Must do this.
Surreal Wooden Figures
Sculptor Morgan creates beautiful surreal wooden sculptures by hand. Each piece in the dedicated craftsman’s collection takes over a year to complete, resulting in intricately detailed works of art. Using otherwise cheap and disposable materials like construction grade 2x4’s, Herrin transforms the recycled lumber into stunning life-size figures infused with elements of surrealism.
Quickly making its way around the web are these photos by Nick Brandt that show an eerie lake in Africa turning animals into stone. According to Brandt’s new book, Across the Ravaged Land, Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is a death trap for birds and bats who appear to crash into the lake due to the “extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface” that confuses them, “and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake.”
Temperatures in the lake can reach up to 60 °C (or 140 °F) and the water has an extremely high soda and salt content which causes “the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry.”
These deceased birds and bats were found on the lake’s shoreline and then Brandt arranged them in “living positions” to bring them back to life, albeit for a few seconds before they died. “Reanimated, alive again in death,” he morbidly states.
Really cool video by the talented team at Dvein. Song by The Vein
A giant Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture sits atop the platform of Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches by the Seine River in Paris, France. Created by sculptor Philippe Pasqua, the 4-meter-tall and 7-meter-long structure is composed of 350 molded bones, constructed in the likeness of those discovered in China. The colossal dinosaur skeleton is designed as an accurate depiction of the skeletal assemblage with a silvery finish.
The chromed aluminum figure was requested by Charlotte Bruel-Matovic, the daughter of the founder of Bateaux-Mouches, in an effort to support and promote contemporary art along the river. The inclusion of the T-rex along the waterway is already an intriguing spectacle. It’s size and unexpected placement in the area adds a new and ironic sense of life. The piece may even prove to be a great tourist attraction over time with hoards of visitors wanting to angle their cameras in such a way that it looks like the skeletal dinosaur is about to consume the Eiffel Tower.
Top photo credit: Anthony GELOT
Paper Bird Sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera
Singapore-based artist Keng Lye meticulously produces three-dimensional works of art with acrylics and epoxy resin that lie somewhere between painting and sculpture. Using a technique originated by Riusuke Fukahori (see this video), Lye manages to produce the illusion of different animals swimming in water. The time-consuming process involves pouring resin into a bowl and then painting on top of it with acrylics, layer by layer.
Lye’s labor-intensive approach requires the utmost patience and attention to detail, as each piece could consist of numerous layers. Altogether, the carefully plotted and executed layers present a rich sense of depth and life. After completion, the artist then photographs each piece as though it were just a still of real, living and breathing aquatic life in a bowl of water. Several requests have been made to purchase work from this series, known as Alive Without Breath, though it is currently unavailable. The artist hopes to sell some work, though he says it will probably be through an art gallery and admits, “[T]he problem with this kind of art is that it require[s] a great deal of time to complete, therefore they won’t come cheap.”