Author Archives: Ami

James Nolan Gandy

Found these artwork on This Is Colossal so awesome that we had to share. They are the creations of drawing machinist James Nolan Gandy.  The Northeast Florida-based artist created mechanical parts and movements using metal, wood, a variety of pens. pulleys and gears to create the patterns. 

More of these intricate patterns can be seen on his website and on Instagram.  Some of his pieces can be purchased on his website.

Images:  Courtesy of James Nolan Gandy.

Leslie Vigil

Not so sure that we could cut into these incredible embroidered cakes by Leslie Vigil who labels herself as cake artist, flour child and buttercream enthusiast.  The Southern California-based artist is inspired by nature and has a deep passion for baking.  On an article in Better Homes and Gardens she says this about her inspiration:

“Inspiration for the kind of cake art I create comes from my love and fascination of nature. I have found so much peace walking in a botanical garden or growing my own cacti and succulents in my own garden. I try to take that feeling and transfer it over to my cake art. Oftentimes during a piping session, I slip into a moment of zen. When I create botanicals out of buttercream, I always have the real ones in mind: how they grow, how they form, how perfectly imperfect they really are.”

More of her amazing creations can be viewed on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Leslie Vigil.

Danielle Pedersen

Time for cuteness in the form of these miniature ceramic sculptures by Danielle Pedersen. Her animal and nature inspired pieces are hand-sculpted and hand-painted in delightful patterns accentuated with gold.  Her line of products include miniature ceramic sculptures, totems, trinket dishes, jewelry and small home goods.  

You can view more of her gallery of work on her website and on Instagram as well.

Images:  Courtesy of Danielle Pedersen.