13 posts tagged Shapes
13 posts tagged Shapes
These awesome photos, in which rolling waves appear to be both perfectly frozen in time and miraculously made solid, are the work of French photographer Pierre Carreau.
Carreau “shoots waves with a variety of high speed cameras using various macro and wide angle lenses, capturing water shapes that appear more sculptural than liquid.”
Artist Diet Wiegman creates sculptures that might puzzle you if you only looked at the sculptures themselves. Strange constructions of trash and random objects, when illuminated by a light, cast perfect and immediately recognizable shadows, like Michael Jackson on tiptoe, Michelangelo’s David, or the Venus de Milo.
“In no way limited to shadows, the the artists career which spans nearly 50 years (most of what you see above was created in the 1980s) has also involved ceramics, paint, and photography… You can see 38 light sculptures on his blog and read a bit more over on Alafoto.”
Hey, don’t play with your gum! Actually, wait a minute. Yes, do play with your gum. That’s exactly what French artist Jeremy Laffon does. He builds all sorts of interesting and complex structures using sticks of bubble gum.
If you happen to be in Limoge, France between March 12th and March 23rd, 2013, you can check out his artwork in person at the Association Limousin Art Contemporain and Sculptures.
[via wave avenue]
Here’s a fun and delicious way to make the best of a (depending on where you are) rainy or snowy winter afternoon: making awesome dinosaur cookies using cookie cutters that create, not whole dinosaurs themselves, but the separate head, body, legs, and arms that you bake and then assemble into 3D dino treats. Created by Suck UK, you can make a T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and a Triceratops. They’re toys as much as they are treats.
Once you’ve got them assembled, imagine how much fun you could have decorating these little guys? Just get some icing, food colouring, and candy sprinkles and have at it.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
At a glance you might think these awesome patterns in the snow were created by aliens impatient for the end of winter (so they can make more crop circles), but they were actually made by one man, Simon Beck.
“Since 2004 England-based Simon Beck has strapped on a pair of snowshoes and lumbered out into the the freshly fallen snow at the Les Arcs ski resort in France to trample out his distinctly geometric patterns, footprint by footprint. Each work takes the 54-year-old artist anywhere between 6 hours and two days to complete, an impressive physical feat aided from years of competitive orienteering.”
Check out more of Simon’s work over on Facebook.
If you’re in New York City, we recommend you head on over to The Hole (until May 26th) where you’ll be able to experience an amazingly colorful exhibit by Holton Rower. The first New York solo exhibition for the artist, Pour Paintings is just that, a collection of paintings created by carefully pouring paint over plywood. The result is incredible color combinations that are stunningly psychedelic.
“Using just colored sand, artist Joe Mangrum beautifies streets and museum floors in major US cities. What’s most amazing is that this artist comes up with his highly detailed, often symmetrical pieces without any advance planning. Instead, every design is improvised by “the inspiration that comes from the day.” This week, Mangrum will be part of SOFA New York’s show called Swept Away, where he will create his signature works in sand. The exhibition sounds particularly interesting because it deals with live, site-specific installations made of ash, dust, sand and dirt.”