Category Archives: Sculpture

Salavat Fidai


Admiring these miniature sculptures on pencil graphite created by Russian born artist and sculptor, Salavat Fidai. Each of his pieces can take several hours or days due to the fragile nature of the pencil tips.  If he’s not sculpting he is creating miniature paintings on matchboxes, seeds and grains of rice. 

More of his work can be viewed on his website, Facebook and Instagram.  You can purchase a few of his pieces on his Etsy shop, Salavat Fidai Art

Images:  Courtesy of Salavat Fidai.

Ran Hwang


You have to really get up close to fully appreciate the detailed work in these large scale installations, sculptures and wall art,
the creations of New York-based artist, Ran Hwang.  Originally trained as a realist artist, Hwang uses thousands of colorful threads, buttons, beads and crystals attached with long pins to create her incredible pieces. She describes the process as a form of meditation with the repetitive action and concentration evoking a Zen-like discipline.

You can view more of her work on her website.

Images:  Courtesy of Ran Hwang.

Ulla-Stina Wikander


Over the years Swedish designer Ulla-Stina Wikander has collected cross-stitch embroideries to create new covers for vintage everyday objects.  To date she has produced over a hundred different designs. She explains her concept as follows:

“In 2012 I started to cover ordinary household items from the 70s, like a vacuum cleaner, sewing machine, electric mixer etc. I find it interesting to see how these objects transforms in a new context; the obsolete, the things we do not want any longer, the old and forgotten things. They become artifacts from a begone era, disguised, camouflaged and dressed. I give them a second life and although I cut the embroideries into pieces, I think they look very beautiful, when they have been ‘dressed up’.” 


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

Images:  Courtesy of Ulla-Stina Winkander.