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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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Oso Polar Creations

Posted in creatures, sculpture, you can't handle the cute with tags , , on July 5, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Be careful if you like cute things (that lean a little left of center). Oso Polar’s creations are addictive, and you may find yourself clicking through all 80 pages of her handmade creature sculptures on deviantART. Not that I can tell you from experience or anything (*shift eyes*).

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Seiji Kawasaki: Wooden Food

Posted in craft, food, sculpture with tags , , , on June 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t find an artist homepage for Japanese wood sculptor Seji Kawasaki, but I did find a great Instagram (which I was almost reluctant to follow because I feared while scanning my feed I’d think “Oh great, more pictures of peoples’ boring food.”)

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The textures and hyper-real presentation he achieves are pretty incredible, no?

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NYCHOS: The Dissection of Sigmund Freud

Posted in anatomy, installations, psychology, sculpture, skulls and skeletons, street art with tags , , , , , on June 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

NYCHOS has put up this awesome installation in NYC’s Flatiron Plaza.

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Go ahead…lie down and tell him your problems.

Dug Stanat

Posted in monsters, sculpture, undead with tags , , on June 12, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Dug Stanat is an awesome sculptor who specializes in creepy, crawly, and undead creations.

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When I first saw some of these, I thought they were paintings. He can achieve an incredible sense of movement and weightlessness.
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Doesn’t this look like it’s floating?
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And here we have a cartoonishly gaunt fellow with bats in flight.
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Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka: Sea Creature Glass Models

Posted in antiques, glass, photography, sea with tags , , , , on April 27, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka were a German father and son glass sculpting team who created stunning, detailed biological models in the 1800’s.

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As a child, Leopold was a apprenticed to a goldsmith and gem cutter. He then gained experience in the family business making glass ornaments and glass eyes, during which time he developed a technique which he termed “glass-spinning” (allowing highly precise works in glass).

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His son Rudolph assisted him in making 131 marine invertebrate models in a single year (circa 1880), and after a great deal of effort and prodding by proprietor George Lincoln Goodale, their work ended up in the Harvard Botanical museum.
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I wonder how many of these beauties are surviving today. These photos are taken from Guido Mofacio’s photography exhibit, on display at Hamilton’s Gallery until May 24th, 2016.
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