These incredible lace art with wood are the works of Hungarian textile artist, Ágnes Herczeg, who captures female figures in moments of contemplation or work. The artist studied textile conservation at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and has extensively studied the craft of embroidery and lace-making. Currently she is focused on wall sculptures to be utilized in classical and modern interior design.
You can view her work and purchase a few of her designs here on her website.
Images: Courtesy of Ágnes Herczeg.
Camille Kachani is a Lebanese-Brazilian artist currently based in Sao Paolo, Brazil. His artistic practice spans a range of medium that blends his background in photography, painting, economics, and history. We are featuring his unusual sculptures modeled around the themes of nature and art, organic and inorganic, and natural and unnatural. The sculptor uses everyday materials and objects giving them new interpretations with an ironic sense of humor. You can view more of his work here on his website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Camille Kachani.
Japanese sculptor Yoshimasa Tsuchiya creates these simple life-size creatures with hush tones giving off an elegant and mysterious aura. The sculpting process start with raw wood blocks carved with power tools which are then shaped, joined together then hand carved for the final details. Plaster and paint is then used to finish off the pieces. The artist is inpired by Japanese folklore, myths and dreams. On Lomography he says this about mythology:
“I think that mythology is a series of allegorical stories referring the origin of a group of people. Regardless the historical facts, mythologies are always taken over from generation to generation so that we maintain our connections to each other. And I believe that it even exists in our private relationships.”
And on Cargo Collective says this about his chosen medium:
“In Japan, most of traditional buildings and sculptures are made of wood. Wood is a material which breath. It has own age, own viability. I studied these kind of traditional techniques in a graduate school of operative dentistry of cultural assets. I receive some inspirations from an old tale, a myth, a legend and my dream. The figure of my animals is a materialization of human hope, mind and heart.”
Images: Courtesy of Yoshimasa Tsuchiya.