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Hari & Deepti

Posted in paper, sculpture with tags , , , on September 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This post has been sitting in my draft folder for many months, but now that I’m about to try my hand at paper lightbox creation, Hari & Deepti are on my mind.

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Their technique is unparalleled; the use of layering, light placement and various techniques to manipulate opacity create a surprising degree of depth and detail.

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From the artist bio:
Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.

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The contrast between the plain pieces, and their inviting glow when lit is quite magical. It’s as if they literally come to life.

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Hari & Deepti

Ellen Jewett Revisited

Posted in creatures, nature, sculpture with tags , , , on August 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve posted about Ellen Jewett previously, but over the last three years, her work has continued to grow by leaps and bounds.

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If you haven’t been to her site in a while or kept up on her Instagram (or are seeing her for the first time here), definitely check out her current work!

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Ellen Jewett

Ghost Light Gallery

Posted in art, automata, nature, sculpture with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I saw a light up sculpture from Ghost Light Gallery on Instagram and was immediately sold. Her beautiful creatures are often softly illuminated, articulated with moving parts, or they share secret worlds within them.

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Her two dimensional work is also quite lovely.

In reference to her pieces, artist Jamie Winn says:
As an artist I have constantly struggled with the burden of creating “relevant” art. I’ve done my best over the years to allow myself to become vulnerable in the public’s eye while at the same time attempting to seem somehow mysterious, as I’m sure most women do. Many of the things I have created are deeply rooted in my childhood and have mostly been visible through my automata work.

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I strive to create things that force the viewer to use both sides of the brain- appreciating the obvious artwork and then through the moving mechanisms, attempting to discover how it is working. I’m trying to push the boundaries of self discovery both for my art appreciators and myself. That is my goal.

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Her Instagram contains work I didn’t see in her online portfolio, so don’t miss it!

Livia Martin: Broken Things

Posted in sculpture with tags , , on August 12, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Check out these pieces in Livia Martin’s Broken Things series.

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These silk screened plaster sculptures appear to be ceramics/china melting onto the table. I love how she extends the patterns!

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I wish there were more closeups on her site, but you get the idea.

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Dylan Kehde Roelofs

Posted in lighting, sculpture with tags , , on August 6, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Dylan Kehde Roelofs specializes in incandescent sculptures.

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These Edison style bulbs and their surrounding structures are hand blown. Roelofs claims to have started creating them as “a reaction against the soulless glow of low-energy bulbs.”

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He also has collections of incredible bottles.

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Dylan Kehde Roelofs

Robert Hodgin: Dodecahedral Variations

Posted in math, sculpture with tags , , , on July 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I found this while looking for Ernst Haeckel pieces to feature in various craft projects…and I love this sculpture so much I can barely stand it.

Robert Hodgin created a series of magnetic solids inspired by magnetism (of course) and mathematical concepts in a two person show at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA).

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In his own words:
The largest structure required a temporary scaffold of sorts. Without the scaffold, I would be unable to complete the form without it succumbing to gravity. This structure took me a few hours to create and on the day of the show, it collapsed on the way to the gallery. I ended up rebuilding it the day of the show.

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These forms are created with cylinder magnets, spherical magnets, and ball bearings. Magnetism is the only thing holding the forms together. They are fairly fragile and picking them up will likely crush them. All of the forms I created were variations of the 12 sided dodecahedron. This particular platonic solid seems to be the form the magnets are happiest with.

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Robin Van Valkenburgh

Posted in absurd, craft, humor, sculpture with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Robin Van Valkenburgh makes what she calls “pop surreal ceramics.”

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Many of these inspire a sense of nostalgia in me, while catering to my love of the absurd (beloved childhood characters mix with traditional ceramic creatures and shapes).

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Robin Van Valkenburgh
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