8 posts tagged Intricate
8 posts tagged Intricate
Ready for some more awesome paper art?
These astonishingly intricate paper sculptures are the work of Virginia-based artist and professor Eric Standley. We can’t stop staring at them. Eric uses multicoloured, layered paper and a laser cutter to create mesmerizing pieces that bear a remarkable resemblance to stained glass windows.
Visit Design Stories to view more of Eric’s amazing paper sculptures.
Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz, master of creating awesome images by meticulously assembling countless pieces of trash and discarded objects (previously featured here), has created three new works using gold scrap metal. They’ll be on display in the form of digital prints at the Armory Show in New York starting March 7th, 2013.
Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki transforms rolls of duct tape into complicated topographical maps and stray threads into tiny, astonishingly intricate sculptures. Carnival rides that might just be big enough for a flea emerge from sheets and towels while itty-bitty electrical towers rise up out of toothbrush bristles.
Have you ever drawn a maze? We’re willing to bet it probably wasn’t as complex as this one. Believe it or not, this awesomely intricate maze is the handmade work of one impressively dedicated (and possibly obsessed) Japanese man, who created the maze over a 7 year period nearly 30 years ago on A1 size paper, which measures about 33 x 23 inches.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
From the Department of Awesome Interiors comes the breathtakingly elaborate and colourful Peacock Room, located inside the abandoned Sammezzano Castle in Tuscany. The now derelict castle was built in 1605.
Most of us have probably had at least a little experience drawing with crayons. Some of us can even clearly recall the way crayons smell without being anywhere near one. But have you ever turned a crayon into a piece of art?
Artist Pete Goldlust carefully carves wax crayons, transforming the humble art supplies into intricate works of art. The fragile patterns are strangely mesmerizing. We want to handle the crayons as much as we’re afraid to touch them.
[via Beautiful Decay]
These awesomely tiny and incredibly intricate violins are made by Scottish miniaturist David Edwards. The 1/12 scale violins measure a mere 1.5 inches long and are modeled after Stradivarius violins. It takes David a few months to make to make a single miniature violin. Head over to the BBC to view photos of his process.
“Edwards quit a career as a classical musician in 1983 in order to become a full time miniaturist. In addition to the violins he makes all manner of miniature handmade household goods. Edwards is now 76 years old and has “reduced” his daily work schedule to 7 to 8 hours.”
[via Laughing Squid]
Chinese artist Pinpin Co uses gel pen ink to draw intricate, flowing patterns onto the faces and bodies of her subjects, spending about 5 hours on each one.
Like Chooooosan’s disconcerting extra body parts we posted about last week, these creations aren’t permanent and will eventually wash or wipe away. But the patterns are so intricate, we suspect they still look wonderful as they distort and change while wearing off.