Would love to collect a few of these incredible rattan-wrapped stones called, “Small Blessings”. created by Washington state-based artist Deloss Webber. Though he has never had any formal art classes, he has learned rattan weaving from his mother and from an early age has been exposed to and influenced by numerous ethnic forms of weaving. His family operated a furniture business of restoring and repairing antiques, and Webber learned the skill of cane weaving from masters in the trade. His work is influenced by Eastern philosophy and by traditional Japanese and Native American basketry.
You can follow the artist on his website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Deloss Webber.
In awe of these sculptures created by paper craft artist and designer, Wirin Chaowana. The Bangkok-based artist was influenced by Thailand’s traditional fresh flower arrangements. Complex folding and geometric forms replaces the organic flowers in these delicate paper decorations. On an interview with Bangkok Post she reveals this about her project:
“Folding has been my favourite hobby since childhood. I find it fascinating when you can turn a flat, thin sheet of paper into three-dimensional shapes. It creates the perception of depth, light and shadow. It brings paper to life.”
“I fused the beauty of traditional flower arrangements with my personal passion for paper to present Thai flower works in a modern way. The collection is called “Pub Piab Riab Roy” as each word represents the whole construction process. “Pub” is to fold, “piab” means a lot of paper, “riab” is smooth and “roy” is to thread.”
You can see more of her work on Behance and Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Wirin Chaowana.