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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.

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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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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.

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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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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…
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And a gorgeous octopus ice sculpture:
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A stunning still frame.
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I like the way this woman thinks. Pizza will never break your heart.
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A beautiful soul is made of rabbits.
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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…
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Traveling in style.
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I approve of this progression.
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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.
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Who remembers this?
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All of my outfits are based on various diaphonized specimens. Fashion at its finest.
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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.

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

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Clearly, he’s influenced by scientific subject matter, but brings skillful artistic sensibilities to each piece.
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While some creations are purely decorative, others are gorgeous functional glassware (though I’d be terrified to drop them!)
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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.
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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!).
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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.
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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?
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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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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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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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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