In awe with these life size sculptures created by Italy-based artist, Chris Gilmour, whose pieces are made totally out of cardboard and glue. The artist best describes his work in an interview written on his website:
“One of the reasons I use cardboard is because it’s so easy to find- we have an immediate access to these “re-cycled” materials in a way that could never be possible with bronze or marble. It is also free of the historical and cultural weight of those classical sculptural materials, and can offer new readings of the work. By using a material which everybody knows and understands, I can build on the pre-existing associations to develop ideas and ways of reading the work. It’s a way of creating a language which is understood by many.”
Images: Courtesy of Chris Gilmour.
My bumper sticker, if I had one, would probably read, “I stop for flowers”. That’s what I did when I saw these beauties on the Colossal website. The porcelain florals were created by Israeli ceramist, Zemer Peled. The pieces are constructed from ceramic shards of blue cobalt traditionally used in Japanese pottery. You can view more of these amazing sculptures here in her portfolio.
Images: Courtesy of Zemer Peled.
Our seasonal thought right about now probably pertains to candy so I thought you might appreciate these “sweet” mandalas created by Arizona-based artist, Kathy Klein. She is known for her stunning creations of floral mandalas but she has also made them out of sea shells. You can see more her work and purchase some of her prints on her website, dãnmãlã.
Images: Courtesy of Kathy Klein.