6 posts tagged Leaves
6 posts tagged Leaves
American artist Lee Stoetzel uses wood to create wonderfully convincing sculptures of all sorts of easily recognizable objects from everyday life - a life-size VW bus, an old Macintosh Plus computer, a tray of fast food, a pair of shoes, even a pile of autumn leaves.
Lee examines worn-out symbols or ideas in contemporary art, initially cultivated from the likes of Chuck Close, Rube Goldberg, and Claes Oldenburg.
Whether its mesquite or cypress, each renewable resource favors sinewy flaws or wood marks that, according to Stoetzel, feel comparable to brush strokes, providing another layer of texture and pop of craftsmanship.
There goes nature being incredibly awesome again. You may think you’re looking at a couple dried leaves, but you aren’t. These astonishing beauties are moths, specifically Uropyia meticulodina, from the family Notodontidae. Found in parts of China and Taiwan, the patterns on their wings mimic dead leaves so convincingly that they are considered to be one of the finest examples of camouflage in the animal kingdom.
Click here to watch brief video footage of Uropyia meticulodina in the wild. You still won’t believe your eyes.
It’s Nature is Awesome Day on Geyser of Awesome! Celebrating naturally occurring amazements of all kinds…
Inspired by watching a caterpillar munching away on a leaf, Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran Manuel Silva painstakingly transforms dried leaves into delicate works of art.
"By studying various techniques by the Japanese and Germans, as well working at his craft, Silva is able to make his creations stand out."
Lorenzo carefully cuts away sections of the leaves, creating enchanting scenes, silhouettes, intricate geometric patterns, or even negative images.
Visit Design Taxi to view more examples of Lorenzo’s awesome leaves.
UK-based artist Susanna Bauer has exceptional needlework skills and, we’re guessing, a very gentle touch, that enable her to use dried leaves as a canvas for some of her miniature art pieces.
"Most of my pieces are small sculptural objects often based on found natural materials. I like giving time to the inconspicuous things that surround us and often go unnoticed, paying attention to small details and the tactile quality of objects. Appropriating traditional craft techniques like weaving and crochet as a means of sculpture brings a contemplative element to the development of my work. I am interested in unusual combinations of materials, the experimentation with fragility and strength and the individual stories that evolve and shape themselves in the process of making."
The next time you find a dried leaf, pick it up and examine just how fragile they are and you’ll be all the more amazed by Susanna Bauer’s beautiful artwork. Visit her website to check out more of her work.
[via Design Taxi]