18 posts tagged Metal
18 posts tagged Metal
Depending on the purity of your heart, or perhaps simply whether or not you know the residents, this incredibly awesome dragon gate either bars the entrance or grants access to the Harlech House, located in Goatstown, Dublin, Ireland.
It’s Wonderful Winged Creatures Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Calgary-based multi-media artist Jeff de Boer created an awesome series of suits of real metal armour made specifically for Cats and Mice. We can’t help but imagine Tom and Jerry wearing this beautiful battle gear.
Visit Jeff’s website to view more armour suits from this fantastic series.
[via Design You Trust]
“Working with a variety of refuse materials such as rusted kitchen pans, typewriter keys, car lights and other scrap metals, Edouard Martinet sculpts several types of animals and insects. His sculptures are made without the use of solder. He fits each component into place as if putting together a puzzle of random pieces and parts. Each masterpiece is carefully assembled after having drafted several detailed sketches.”
Visit Edouard Martinet’s website to view even more of his amazingly intricate creatures.
[via Free York]
French artist Christian Champin uses scrap metal and old machinery to create awesome sculptures, many of which are animals, some easily recognizable and others straight out of his own imagination. The rhino might be our favourite.
These nifty metal objects com from Moerkey, an Etsy shop run by Michael who handmakes awesome balls, bowls, lamps, and sculptures using materials such as old keys, reclaimed copper pipe, wire, and coins. Michael is a self-taught woodworker who began experimenting with these new materials after rummaging through his shed:
“Not so long ago, when I was supposed to be cleaning out my shed, I came across some old copper pipe saved from a previous renovation. I cut it up into rings and started making it into spheres. The first ones were a bit rough but once I worked out the technique I got creative.
I’m a bit of a hoarder and searched around for all those old keys and copper wire, that were no longer needed, and got creative with them as well. I’ve progressed from making spheres, to footballs and bowls as well as angles and brooches.”
Visit the Moerkey shop to view more of Michael’s unique metal creations.
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.
This remarkable creation is the work of Croatian metal artist Ivan Mavrović. What looks like an elaborate Steampunk pistol and is identified as a pen is SO much more than just a pen, we’re not sure where to start describing it. It’s the Metapen.
The Metapen started out as a pen, and a pretty handsome one at that, but while he was working on the pen, Ivan realized he could attach other objects to it and thus the astonishing design grew into an elaborate multitool. Made of brass, copper, steel, wood, and leather, the Metapen is also a fork, knife, spoon, lighter, usb stick, watch, light, screwdriver, pipe, toothbrush, shaving razor, nail clippers, and more.
[via Underground Bastard]
One person’s junk is another person’s treasure - or another person’s art supplies. These awesome animal sculptures are called Salvageables. They’re the work of artist Nathalie Trépanier, who creates them using just about any discarded inanimate object or parts of objects that she can find. She transforms scattered abandoned items into wondrous creatures that look like they’re about to get up and walk, trot, swim, or fly away.
“I’m a treasure hunter, either on a beach in Gaspésie, in the garbage cans of my neighbourhood or in an industrial scrap yard… All of a sudden, in these piles of inanimate objects, I discover strange and zany beings who call out to me. This sets the stage for the birth of another character in my series of “Salvageables.”
The longer you look at them, the more elements you’ll recognize - silverware, telephones, bits of musical instruments, and on and on. We can’t help but think that these creatures would make amazing characters in a stop-motion animation film.
Canadian artist Dale Dunning creates these awesome masks and head sculptures by welding metal type and hardware.
Dunning sees “the head as a container to suggest what’s percolating underneath” and it’s a recurring theme in his work. Using bronze, steel & aluminum, Dunning’s vague metal sculptures show no emotion or expression, they communicate through texture.
Head over to Dale’s website to check out more of his amazing artwork.