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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.


When I first saw some of these, I thought they were paintings. He can achieve an incredible sense of movement and weightlessness.

Doesn’t this look like it’s floating?

And here we have a cartoonishly gaunt fellow with bats in flight.


Dug Stanat

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.


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).


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.

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.

Desktop Goodies 4/10

Posted in absurd, anatomy, art, clothing, fashion, film, humor, japan, photography, retro, sea, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s start with some sea inspired fashion…


And a gorgeous octopus ice sculpture:

A stunning still frame.

I like the way this woman thinks. Pizza will never break your heart.

A beautiful soul is made of rabbits.

Oh thank you, Rachel, for this…and your other invaluable contributions to this post.

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I’m sure it’s happening somewhere…

Traveling in style.

I approve of this progression.

Yep, it’s a wig made of countless earbuds on strings…for people who want to have listening parties and don’t care about personal space.

Who remembers this?

All of my outfits are based on various diaphonized specimens. Fashion at its finest.

Carol Milne: Knit Glass

Posted in craft, sculpture with tags , on February 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Carol Milne has been knitting since she was 10 years old. She has a degree in Landscaping Architecture, and developed a technique involving wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting that has the appearance of perfectly “knit” glass.



I wish I could get one of these as a tribute my grandmother, who was always knitting. So cool…



Carol Milne

Kiva Ford

Posted in anatomy, craft, glass, science, sculpture with tags , , , , on February 20, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Kiva Ford has a degree in Scientific glassblowing. His work with intricate scientific instruments evolved into gorgeous creative sculpture.



Clearly, he’s influenced by scientific subject matter, but brings skillful artistic sensibilities to each piece.

While some creations are purely decorative, others are gorgeous functional glassware (though I’d be terrified to drop them!)



Kiva Ford

Courtney Mattison: Our Changing Seas

Posted in craft, installations, sculpture, sea with tags , , , on February 19, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This is Colossal posted an incredible new installation by artist-activist Courtney Mattison. It’s part of her Our Changing Seas series, on display at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art through April 17, 2016.

Each sculpture is inspired by sites identified by her hero, marine biologist Sylvia Earl (isn’t it wonderful to see someone list a marine biologist as a hero? There are so many unsung scientists and healers out there!).

Her pieces are designed to bring awareness to what will happen to marine life as tropical sea temperatures rise and creatures are forced to migrate.

Mattison loves coral reefs because they are “exotic, diverse and often venomous” (sounds like a perfect femme fatale). Who wouldn’t love and want to preserve our world’s beautiful ocean friends?

Courtney Mattison

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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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!


Natasha Cousens