Admiring the intricate work of ceramist Zemer Peled. The Israeli artist examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world and uses slivers of porcelain to mirror their shapes and forms. On an interview with Cfile.org. she gives us an insight into her work:
“The sculptures I make are formed of ceramic shards, constructing them into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations. I am producing the shards myself using the slab roller; I make sheets of clay, fire them, and smash them into pieces with a hammer. I love playing with the idea of the texture and the form can look airy, delicate, light and fluffy and to give a sense of flutter, as if my breath would break it. Yet, the hard and sharp shards can be seen as round and moving, and give a sense of softness.”
“Process is crucial to my sculptural ideas. They are consistent with the Kabbalah concepts of Shevirah (breaking) and Tikkun (mending) that can also be considered as renewal. I make, then break, then make again. Chaos, destruction, and decay are intense and necessary creative process for me to create each of my sculptures.”
You can purchase a few of her work on her website and you can follow her also on Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Zemer Peled.
Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama used to cut a lot of his work by hand but now most of his work is made from whatever he can cut with his laser cutter affectionately called “Elsie”. His incredible and intricate relief sculptures are created with layered pieces of laser-cut mahogany plywood. Each piece starts out as vector illustration which is sent to the laser cutter that cuts a 1/8th piece of plywood. The layers are then glued together and varnished.
You can view more of his work on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Gabriel Schama.
Admiring these incredible paper cuts created by Patrick Cabral, a multi-disciplinary designer and type artist based in Manila, Philippines. This series of endangered species was created in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund to draw attention to animals most at risk of disappearing from the face of the earth. Each piece is created in painstaking detail with layers of white paper accented with glowing yellow eyes and intricate filigree.
You can see more of his work on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Patrick Cabral.