Category Archives: Art/Craft

‘Projection Wall’ by Japanese artist Rintaro Hara – an installation that invites visitors to raise a rope grid from a soapy trough into the path of eight motorised fans with a set of pulleys, generating prismatic bubble sculptures.

Who’d say no to that?

A similar work in 1998 by the same artist entitled ‘Soap Opera’ was inspired by the watery aliens in James Cameron’s The Abyss.

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Famous works of art algorithmically subdivided  by Greek motion graphics and visual designer Dimitris Ladopoulos.

The designer uses 3D animation software Houdini to break down the colour compositions of the centuries old paintings in order to showcase how each might be analysed as a designed object rather than a 2D painted surface.

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Tape by Vienna/Zagreb-based artist collective Numen: one of four exhibits for ‘Drawing In Space’ at the Des Moines Art Centre in Iowa, featuring artists working exclusively in the medium of tape.

Yes, tape.

The installation, consisting of clear packing tape suspended from the walls of the gallery, invites visitors to explore it from within, as long as they move clockwise in their socks.

Shelob lurking just out of shot.

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An 8,300 square meter kaleidoscopic painting by German artist Katharina Grosse draped within (and taking up most of the interior space of) the Carriageworks contemporary art centre in Sydney, gnomically entitled The Horse Trotted Another Couple Of Meters, Then It Stopped.

Now for yeh.

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The time-consuming, meditative, deeply relaxing-to-observe process of traditional Chinese paper making, demonstrated by Chinese blogger Li Ziqi: everything from cutting trees, stripping, drying and rehydrating bark, boiling, mashing it into a paste, and setting it into a form to create the final sheet.

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A sesquicentennial-celebrating LEGO automaton of two French Canadian fur traders paddling a canoe by JK Brickworks.

More details here.

Previously: LEGO Piranha Plant

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Behold the extremely pleasing and ingenious 100-sheet Omoshiro (‘fun’) Block – elegant Japanese stationery by Triad where the cumulative peeling off of notes ‘excavates’ an intricate laser-cut 3D paper sculpture.

Right now the blocks are expensive (¥4000 to ¥10,000 or around €30 to €75 each) and available only at locations in Osaka and Kyoto. With luck (and sustained pressure from stationery geeks the world over) this may change

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