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David Diamondheart: Ascension Art

Posted in jewelry, sculpture, spirit with tags , , on January 30, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Ascension Art is a store on the 3d printing site Shapeways, specializing in sacred geometry.

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The store description is “transformational jewelry and other objects of art that will accelerate you on your spiritual path.”

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For those who are on a spiritual path, these do make excellent contemplative totems, reminding us of the ineffably beautiful interconnected truth of the Universe, the intricate splendor of the natural order and organizing principles.

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Grand metaphysical principles aside…they are also just damn pretty to look at.

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You can choose all types of colored plastic or metal for your custom printed piece. This even allows for a “trial” piece in plastic before investing in a more expensive high-quality version.

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Ascension Art

Lino Tagliapietra

Posted in glass, sculpture with tags , on January 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Italian sculptor Lino Tagliapietra began his career working in the island of Murano’s glass furnaces and factories.

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After many notable commercial artistic endeavors he began an independent sculpting career in 1990, and is now one of the most accomplished glass blowers in the world.

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His pieces are complex and multi-layered, often containing a depth and sense of movement that are almost…organic.
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Lino Tagliapietra

Eva Jospin

Posted in nature, sculpture with tags , on January 20, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Thank you, Bill, for sharing Eva Jospin’s large scale cardboard cutout forests.

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They’re rather like meta-forests, made from the wood that once comprised trunks and branches…deconstructed, formed into products…then cut, glued, arranged and layered to resemble their original form.

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From the Source:
The forest – an incarnation of nature in the wild – is above all the setting in traditional storytelling of tests of courage, and can be a gloomy or initiatory place. The forest is also where one encounters oneself. This walk through the forest initiates the visit to ‘ Inside’, which is also an inner journey.

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To look at a forest is an optical experience that challenges the typical laws of perspective in western representation. Facing visually the depth of a forest means to forget the horizon, it means to get lost. And is not the danger of getting lost the only risk tied up to that natural labyrinth that is a forest?

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Eva Jospin

Natasha Cousens (AKA Aiko)

Posted in nature, sculpture with tags , on January 15, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Natasha Cousens (AKA Aiko) creates gorgeous faux taxidermy sculptures, adorned with flowers and thorns.

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These lovely animals begin as sketches and take many months to create. She uses fiberglass, resin, ceramic, wood and artificial flowers in the construction process.

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She highlights the natural beauty and elegance of woodland creatures while bringing an element of fantasy to each piece. I don’t care for real taxidermy (if it involves the intentional killing of animals), but I would love to have one of these in my home!

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Natasha Cousens

Jon Anderson: Fimo Animals

Posted in craft, sculpture with tags , on December 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Did anyone make little Fimo beads or sculptures as a kid? I went through a bead making phase in the 90’s when Fimo jewelry began popping up everywhere (and I still use it for various projects). But I’ve NEVER seen clay work of Jon Anderson’s caliber.

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I can only imagine how long it takes to produce such intricate detail. These animals are hypnotic!
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Jon Anderson

Courtney Brown: Tentacle Typewriter

Posted in craft, sculpture, sea, steampunk with tags , , , on November 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This sculpture has been showing up everywhere (in my circle of sources, anyway)…for good reason. Who wouldn’t love a 1938 Underwood typewriter bursting with sculpted bronze tentacles?

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She does a beautiful job of matching the suckers on the tentacles to the typewriter keys. It’s a very cohesive creature.
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Courtney Brown

Museum Oddities

Posted in antiques, craft, oddities, sculpture, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I first posted about “exploded” articulated human skulls years ago during Ryan Matthew theme week, but here is another fine example from Brian Kubasco (aka Museum Oddities).

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Kubasco is a sculptor specializing in masks, props, reproductions, prosthetics, character design, creatures, monsters and figurines. His website is a combination of personal creations and intriguing artifacts.

For example, here is a 1930’s dental phantom with five gold fillings and removable teeth.

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And here is a creative variation inspired by these models:
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There is some really great stuff on the site. Have a look at Museum Oddities.

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