Japanese artist and skater Haroshi creates laminate and mosaic sculptures by recycling old skateboard decks, using his knowledge of the worn and warped wood to build up layered blocks which he then carves and planes into shape.
Cosmology of Life is Indonesian artist Toni Kanwa’s collection of 1000 intricately carved, needle-sized ritualistic figures displayed on a lit table at the 2013 Singapore Biennale.
Magnifying glasses allow less-than-hawk-eyed viewers to observe the miniscule figures – each of which has its own teeny-tiny energy and character.
These miniature, talisman-like sculptures were intuitively carved and shaped by Kanwa to express his worldview of nature, spirituality, and the macro and micro cosmos. His creative process follows a special ritual, informed by his past investigations of sacred knowledge and practices in Indonesia, where he dialogues with the material and medium used before beginning to sculpt.
Sculptures by Brooklyn-based Korean artist Seung Mo Park created by covering fibreglass life-casts with tightly wrapped aluminium wire to capture the delicate folds of material and musculature of the human body.
Painter, sculptor and maker of extraordinary hypnotic wind sculptures Anthony Howe invites the nice people at Creator’s Project into his workshop to discuss art, computer design, alien creatures and the challenge of getting a piece of metal to spin at one knot in a fifty knot wind.
Every year since 2000, London’s Sepentine Gallery has invited a leading architect or artist to create a temporary structure on its front lawn. Last year, it was Ai Weiwei. In 2008, Frank Gehry had a go.
This year, it’s the turn of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, who created a 350 square meter lattice of steel poles, illuminated by LED lights installed by London-based United Visual Artists, which are designed (along with suitable sound effects) to mimic an electrical storm.