Admiring the book sculptures created by UK artist, Su Blackwell. She works primarily with paper transforming them into these incredible three-dimensional forms. She says of her work…
“Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.”
“I always read the book first, at least once or twice, and then I begin to create the work, cutting out, adding details. The detail is what brings it all together, the magic element. It is a tediously slow process.”
Images: Courtesy of Su Blackwell.
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.