26 posts tagged Metal
26 posts tagged Metal
Korean artist Seung Mo Park (previously featured here) has created a new series of incredibly intricate sculptures, this time using countless layers of aluminum wire tightly wrapped around fiberglass forms.
"The works shown here are part of the Brooklyn-based artist’s Human series where he recreates the delicate wrinkles and folds of clothing as well as the sinuous musculature of the human body in metallic layers reminiscent of tree rings.”
Visit Colossal to view more pieces from this stunning series.
This awesome Spoon Lobster sculpture is the work of Shelley Anderson, a talented metalsmith who works alongside fellow metal artist and craftsman Michael Johnson at The Copper Works, Newlyn in Cornwall, England.
Visit The Copper Works gallery to check out more wonderful copper and bronze sculptures created by both Shelley and Michael.
This beautiful and completely awesome Japanese Maple Bonsai tree is the work of artist Kevin Champeny (previously featured here). At a glance it looks like Kevin must’ve spent years patiently growing and pruning a living tree, but look closer and you’ll see that this a painstaking piece of metalwork:
Copper Japanese Maple Bonsai
39”wide x 26”tall x 21.5” deep 50 lbs
Bonsai tree constructed from 6000+ feet of copper coated steel, 24 running feet of 36 gauge copper tooling foil. 300+ hand cut and patinated Japanese Maple leaves. The tree is hand tied to the stone, no welding or glue of any kind was involved, tension alone holds the tree to the stone and the leaves to the branches.
Reblogged from kchampeny
We just recently featured a selection of awesome work by artist Oakland-based artist Jeremy Mayer, who disassembles old typewriters and transforms their parts into awesome works of sculptural art. But his latest pieces are so great we couldn’t bear to wait to share them with you.
Just like his previous pieces, these beautiful swallows were created by assembling typewriter parts:
"The pieces required Mayer to find multiple sets of identical parts adding a significant amount of time to sourcing materials, but as a happy accident the artist also discovered his design allowed for the wings to partially retract. If you’re unfamiliar with Mayer’s work it might surprise you to know that he doesn’t use solder or glue (or even objects that haven’t originated from a typewriter), but instead assembles everything using only native parts.”
A creative group of metal workers from the village of Deulina, near the city of Ryazan in Russia, created this awesome one-of-a-kind Steampunk locomotive barbecue pit. Weighing 4 tons, this functional work of art was skillfully forged from scrap automobile, motorcycle, and train parts.
"…the locomotive has three work bays – two 60-cm-long grilling pits in the main body and a trailer that acts as a stove. The first compartment is designed for barbecuing kebabs and can accommodate up to twenty skewers, while the second one is equipped with a rotating spit for roasting chicken and large pieces of meat. Some of the locomotive parts are actually functional, like the large brass wheel in the cabin that rotates the spit."
"The inside of the locomotive furnace is lined with fireclay bricks and while barbecue charcoal can be used as “fuel”, the Wizards of Deulina (as its creators are referred to in the Russian article) recommend birch or oak logs for extra flavor. Equipped with three smokestacks, the locomotive grill doubles as a great smokehouse.”
We love Narwhals here at the Geyser of Awesome, so we were delighted to learn about these completely awesome stainless steel narwhal barbecue skewers. They were designed by artist Melissa Dowell, who is currently seeking funding for the manufacture of her whimsical and completely functional utensils via Kickstarter.
[via Laughing Squid]
Based in Eastsound, Wasington, Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe designs and builds awesome futuristic kinetic sculptures with so much entrancing symmetry and sheen that they look science fiction machines.
Visit Colossal to watch several videos of Howe’s sculptures in motion.
Howe works primarily with stainless steel which he welds to create carefully engineered objects powered by the slightest breeze. Watching the motion of each piece in the videos is totally mesmerizing and it hardly seems possible that such an object could be constructed. Many of his original works are available for sale on his website, and you can see many more videos on his YouTube channel.
“Aided by the seemingly limitless possibilities of computer-aided design tools, he is able to execute mind-blowingly detailed sculptural works. Some pieces are pristine, acting as models for larger sculptural installations made of heavy, untreated steel. Once the actual pieces are created and placed in Delvoye’s chosen site, the sculptures quickly take on a rusted patina—and an instant “aged” look that makes each piece seem like it has existed there for centuries, even though it’s work that could only be made in present day.”
We’d love to revisit these incredible Gothic trucks after they’ve had enough time grow layers of rust and moss.
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]