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Andrew O’Malley’s Light Sculptures

Some artists may find it difficult to create works that truly engage an audience, but Ottawa artist Andrew O’Malley is not one of them. His lighting works are playful and entertaining, combining finely crafted cases, hand-built electronics, and custom programming to create pieces that evolve in front of our eyes; like ‘living’, electronic sculptures.

The artist is fascinated with the rules of programming, and how even something structured can create random results. A light box may be programmed to change colours at certain times periods, but the fun part is seeing what colours the program will choose. It helps too that the artist studied electrical engineering, allowing him to have the knowledge behind the science in order to express programs and circuits creatively through art. 

One of Andrew’s pieces, Electric Window 4 (2009), uses sixteen LED lights to create gradient effects between light intensities, as well as transitions and patterns. The work is always changing; instead of having people stare at the same image, different viewers see a different art piece. The pattern that one person saw first, is different to what another person will see first, and this dynamic art piece allows for diverse conversation and understanding of the art.

If you would like to see some of Andrew’s pieces in person, he is represented by Cube Gallery in Ottawa, where they not only have a collection of his light boxes, but also a DOTKLOK (2010)!

-Anna Paluch

(Source: artandsciencejournal.com)

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Bobby Jaber’s chemistry Porcelainia

 “Chemistry is the study of changes in matter. More than any other art form, ceramics dramatically demonstrates chemical change, especially at the physical level.”
 
American artist Bobby Jaber retired from teaching chemistry over 20 years ago, with the desire to create art that drew on his roots as a science educator. He chose to become a clay sculptor in his retirement, and his art gained attention for its shapes that mimic molecules and molecular structures. His favourite shape to work with is the truncated icosahedron, a shape that reveals itself to look like the carbon 60 molecule. The carbon 60 molecule is often known as the most beautiful of the molecules due to this spherical shape.
 
Jaber’s choice in using the medium of clay cleverly places emphasis on chemistry to further link together science and art. Clay is a form of earth with unique chemical qualities. The processes that a piece of clay undergoes in its life, to become a sculpture, is a microcosm where we can see some of science’s overarching laws: equilibrium, entropy, force, steady states, and closed systems. Jaber outlines these connections between the laws of physics and chemistry, and his own processes, on his website.
  
Now at age 76, Jaber appears to be quite philosophically reflective about his process and what it has meant to the last 20 years of his life: “It’s not what you start with or what you end up with, but it’s what lies between the beginning and the end that is the meaning of the whole act of creation… and you never finish anything perfectly…”
 

Jaber calls his approach to pottery making the ‘octahedral approach’, and hopes other potential sculptors can follow and enjoy the process as much as he does.  

- alinta krauth
Bobby Jaber’s chemistry Porcelainia

 “Chemistry is the study of changes in matter. More than any other art form, ceramics dramatically demonstrates chemical change, especially at the physical level.”
 
American artist Bobby Jaber retired from teaching chemistry over 20 years ago, with the desire to create art that drew on his roots as a science educator. He chose to become a clay sculptor in his retirement, and his art gained attention for its shapes that mimic molecules and molecular structures. His favourite shape to work with is the truncated icosahedron, a shape that reveals itself to look like the carbon 60 molecule. The carbon 60 molecule is often known as the most beautiful of the molecules due to this spherical shape.
 
Jaber’s choice in using the medium of clay cleverly places emphasis on chemistry to further link together science and art. Clay is a form of earth with unique chemical qualities. The processes that a piece of clay undergoes in its life, to become a sculpture, is a microcosm where we can see some of science’s overarching laws: equilibrium, entropy, force, steady states, and closed systems. Jaber outlines these connections between the laws of physics and chemistry, and his own processes, on his website.
  
Now at age 76, Jaber appears to be quite philosophically reflective about his process and what it has meant to the last 20 years of his life: “It’s not what you start with or what you end up with, but it’s what lies between the beginning and the end that is the meaning of the whole act of creation… and you never finish anything perfectly…”
 

Jaber calls his approach to pottery making the ‘octahedral approach’, and hopes other potential sculptors can follow and enjoy the process as much as he does.  

- alinta krauth
Bobby Jaber’s chemistry Porcelainia

 “Chemistry is the study of changes in matter. More than any other art form, ceramics dramatically demonstrates chemical change, especially at the physical level.”
 
American artist Bobby Jaber retired from teaching chemistry over 20 years ago, with the desire to create art that drew on his roots as a science educator. He chose to become a clay sculptor in his retirement, and his art gained attention for its shapes that mimic molecules and molecular structures. His favourite shape to work with is the truncated icosahedron, a shape that reveals itself to look like the carbon 60 molecule. The carbon 60 molecule is often known as the most beautiful of the molecules due to this spherical shape.
 
Jaber’s choice in using the medium of clay cleverly places emphasis on chemistry to further link together science and art. Clay is a form of earth with unique chemical qualities. The processes that a piece of clay undergoes in its life, to become a sculpture, is a microcosm where we can see some of science’s overarching laws: equilibrium, entropy, force, steady states, and closed systems. Jaber outlines these connections between the laws of physics and chemistry, and his own processes, on his website.
  
Now at age 76, Jaber appears to be quite philosophically reflective about his process and what it has meant to the last 20 years of his life: “It’s not what you start with or what you end up with, but it’s what lies between the beginning and the end that is the meaning of the whole act of creation… and you never finish anything perfectly…”
 

Jaber calls his approach to pottery making the ‘octahedral approach’, and hopes other potential sculptors can follow and enjoy the process as much as he does.  

- alinta krauth

Bobby Jaber’s chemistry Porcelainia

 “Chemistry is the study of changes in matter. More than any other art form, ceramics dramatically demonstrates chemical change, especially at the physical level.”

 

American artist Bobby Jaber retired from teaching chemistry over 20 years ago, with the desire to create art that drew on his roots as a science educator. He chose to become a clay sculptor in his retirement, and his art gained attention for its shapes that mimic molecules and molecular structures. His favourite shape to work with is the truncated icosahedron, a shape that reveals itself to look like the carbon 60 molecule. The carbon 60 molecule is often known as the most beautiful of the molecules due to this spherical shape.

 

Jaber’s choice in using the medium of clay cleverly places emphasis on chemistry to further link together science and art. Clay is a form of earth with unique chemical qualities. The processes that a piece of clay undergoes in its life, to become a sculpture, is a microcosm where we can see some of science’s overarching laws: equilibrium, entropy, force, steady states, and closed systems. Jaber outlines these connections between the laws of physics and chemistry, and his own processes, on his website.

  

Now at age 76, Jaber appears to be quite philosophically reflective about his process and what it has meant to the last 20 years of his life: “It’s not what you start with or what you end up with, but it’s what lies between the beginning and the end that is the meaning of the whole act of creation… and you never finish anything perfectly…”

 

Jaber calls his approach to pottery making the ‘octahedral approach’, and hopes other potential sculptors can follow and enjoy the process as much as he does.  

- alinta krauth

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Glass Engineering
Watch your step next time you go to an exhibition space with artist Andy Paiko’s work, because it is all made out of glass. Whether it is an mere aesthetic piece or one that is functional, Paiko is able to create amazing sculptures that are gorgeously intricate in design. The artist’s work includes hourglasses, with real sand pouring through them, and even hanging pieces that look like giant Christmas ornaments. 
Paiko’s other work, however, is what really makes this artist stand out. Some of his glass pieces are functional items, combining engineering with art. The work Transference (2009) is a collaborative piece that combines glass and sound to create a kinetic-sound installation reinterpreting the glass armonica. Other pieces include a fully functioning glass seismograph, and even a spinning wheel. His work not only combines beauty and form, but precise mathematics in design.
-Anna Paluch
Glass Engineering
Watch your step next time you go to an exhibition space with artist Andy Paiko’s work, because it is all made out of glass. Whether it is an mere aesthetic piece or one that is functional, Paiko is able to create amazing sculptures that are gorgeously intricate in design. The artist’s work includes hourglasses, with real sand pouring through them, and even hanging pieces that look like giant Christmas ornaments. 
Paiko’s other work, however, is what really makes this artist stand out. Some of his glass pieces are functional items, combining engineering with art. The work Transference (2009) is a collaborative piece that combines glass and sound to create a kinetic-sound installation reinterpreting the glass armonica. Other pieces include a fully functioning glass seismograph, and even a spinning wheel. His work not only combines beauty and form, but precise mathematics in design.
-Anna Paluch
Glass Engineering
Watch your step next time you go to an exhibition space with artist Andy Paiko’s work, because it is all made out of glass. Whether it is an mere aesthetic piece or one that is functional, Paiko is able to create amazing sculptures that are gorgeously intricate in design. The artist’s work includes hourglasses, with real sand pouring through them, and even hanging pieces that look like giant Christmas ornaments. 
Paiko’s other work, however, is what really makes this artist stand out. Some of his glass pieces are functional items, combining engineering with art. The work Transference (2009) is a collaborative piece that combines glass and sound to create a kinetic-sound installation reinterpreting the glass armonica. Other pieces include a fully functioning glass seismograph, and even a spinning wheel. His work not only combines beauty and form, but precise mathematics in design.
-Anna Paluch

Glass Engineering

Watch your step next time you go to an exhibition space with artist Andy Paiko’s work, because it is all made out of glass. Whether it is an mere aesthetic piece or one that is functional, Paiko is able to create amazing sculptures that are gorgeously intricate in design. The artist’s work includes hourglasses, with real sand pouring through them, and even hanging pieces that look like giant Christmas ornaments. 

Paiko’s other work, however, is what really makes this artist stand out. Some of his glass pieces are functional items, combining engineering with art. The work Transference (2009) is a collaborative piece that combines glass and sound to create a kinetic-sound installation reinterpreting the glass armonica. Other pieces include a fully functioning glass seismograph, and even a spinning wheel. His work not only combines beauty and form, but precise mathematics in design.

-Anna Paluch

(Source: artandsciencejournal.com)

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Body of Constructs

The sculptural works of James Roper are assembled in a way that they almost look like exploding micro-organisms, frozen in time. His work Construct which is part of his greater installation work Chaosmos II (2011) and Into the Fold (2005-2008) seems to play on the ideas of chaos within the vast microbiological world. Many of Roper’s works focus on the complex structures of the human body, by assembling small triangular pieces, to create a spherical shape, which is then combined to create a larger shape. This process is reminiscent of fractals, starting from small basic shapes, evolving into a more defined concept.
The artwork is a burst of energy, a quality often found in the artists’ works. The spontaneity of composition and colour, play with possibilities; is this random representation of form, or could it be a leaf cell, a human cell, maybe even a rock molecule?
-Anna Paluch
Body of Constructs

The sculptural works of James Roper are assembled in a way that they almost look like exploding micro-organisms, frozen in time. His work Construct which is part of his greater installation work Chaosmos II (2011) and Into the Fold (2005-2008) seems to play on the ideas of chaos within the vast microbiological world. Many of Roper’s works focus on the complex structures of the human body, by assembling small triangular pieces, to create a spherical shape, which is then combined to create a larger shape. This process is reminiscent of fractals, starting from small basic shapes, evolving into a more defined concept.
The artwork is a burst of energy, a quality often found in the artists’ works. The spontaneity of composition and colour, play with possibilities; is this random representation of form, or could it be a leaf cell, a human cell, maybe even a rock molecule?
-Anna Paluch

Body of Constructs

The sculptural works of James Roper are assembled in a way that they almost look like exploding micro-organisms, frozen in time. His work Construct which is part of his greater installation work Chaosmos II (2011) and Into the Fold (2005-2008) seems to play on the ideas of chaos within the vast microbiological world. Many of Roper’s works focus on the complex structures of the human body, by assembling small triangular pieces, to create a spherical shape, which is then combined to create a larger shape. This process is reminiscent of fractals, starting from small basic shapes, evolving into a more defined concept.

The artwork is a burst of energy, a quality often found in the artists’ works. The spontaneity of composition and colour, play with possibilities; is this random representation of form, or could it be a leaf cell, a human cell, maybe even a rock molecule?

-Anna Paluch

(Source: artandsciencejournal.com)

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Rogan Brown’s Paper Sculptures
Through his delicate paper sculptures, Rogan Brown expresses his fascination with the intricacy of the natural world. Drawing inspiration from scientific illustrations, Brown’s hand-cut pieces do not represent a single organism, but reflect themes found in nature. The patterns that Brown searches for exist in different scales, ranging from single cells to large geological formations.
Although each project is incredibly time consuming, Brown states that the amount of time spent on each sculpture is part of its meaning. Certainly, thinking about how much labour goes in to each piece leaves you in awe. The artist states that he chose paper as his medium because “it captures perfectly that mixture of delicacy and durability that for me characterizes the natural world” (Rogan Brown).
-Janine Truong
Rogan Brown’s Paper Sculptures
Through his delicate paper sculptures, Rogan Brown expresses his fascination with the intricacy of the natural world. Drawing inspiration from scientific illustrations, Brown’s hand-cut pieces do not represent a single organism, but reflect themes found in nature. The patterns that Brown searches for exist in different scales, ranging from single cells to large geological formations.
Although each project is incredibly time consuming, Brown states that the amount of time spent on each sculpture is part of its meaning. Certainly, thinking about how much labour goes in to each piece leaves you in awe. The artist states that he chose paper as his medium because “it captures perfectly that mixture of delicacy and durability that for me characterizes the natural world” (Rogan Brown).
-Janine Truong
Rogan Brown’s Paper Sculptures
Through his delicate paper sculptures, Rogan Brown expresses his fascination with the intricacy of the natural world. Drawing inspiration from scientific illustrations, Brown’s hand-cut pieces do not represent a single organism, but reflect themes found in nature. The patterns that Brown searches for exist in different scales, ranging from single cells to large geological formations.
Although each project is incredibly time consuming, Brown states that the amount of time spent on each sculpture is part of its meaning. Certainly, thinking about how much labour goes in to each piece leaves you in awe. The artist states that he chose paper as his medium because “it captures perfectly that mixture of delicacy and durability that for me characterizes the natural world” (Rogan Brown).
-Janine Truong
Rogan Brown’s Paper Sculptures
Through his delicate paper sculptures, Rogan Brown expresses his fascination with the intricacy of the natural world. Drawing inspiration from scientific illustrations, Brown’s hand-cut pieces do not represent a single organism, but reflect themes found in nature. The patterns that Brown searches for exist in different scales, ranging from single cells to large geological formations.
Although each project is incredibly time consuming, Brown states that the amount of time spent on each sculpture is part of its meaning. Certainly, thinking about how much labour goes in to each piece leaves you in awe. The artist states that he chose paper as his medium because “it captures perfectly that mixture of delicacy and durability that for me characterizes the natural world” (Rogan Brown).
-Janine Truong
Rogan Brown’s Paper Sculptures
Through his delicate paper sculptures, Rogan Brown expresses his fascination with the intricacy of the natural world. Drawing inspiration from scientific illustrations, Brown’s hand-cut pieces do not represent a single organism, but reflect themes found in nature. The patterns that Brown searches for exist in different scales, ranging from single cells to large geological formations.
Although each project is incredibly time consuming, Brown states that the amount of time spent on each sculpture is part of its meaning. Certainly, thinking about how much labour goes in to each piece leaves you in awe. The artist states that he chose paper as his medium because “it captures perfectly that mixture of delicacy and durability that for me characterizes the natural world” (Rogan Brown).
-Janine Truong
3-D Printing Reality

In the film Bladerunner, Replicants are androids - biorobotic, synthetic humans that try to pose as real people to avoid being terminated. They can pose as humans, despite being genetically engineered robots, because the differences between humans and androids in Bladerunner’s timeline is almost indistinguishable. What I am trying to point out is that in that universe, humans and technology have co-mingled in an intricate and intimate enough way to make them almost unrecognizable from the other. In a project that has the same title as the androids, Replicants, artist Lorna Barnshaw has tried to demonstrate the level of human interaction with technology and software by replicating real human portraits into a digital computer application, and bringing them back into physical reality via 3D-printing.

Using three different computer platforms and interfering as little as possible with said programs, Barnshaw has created a series of mask-like sculptures that both imitate and abstract the human form. One of the programs was set to turn a photograph into a 3-D model, resulting in a highly rendered, yet somewhat pixellated portrait mask. Another program has turned the face into a geometric, melting set of forms, turning the human face into a set of abstract, three dimensional data. The aim of the project was see what would happen if humanity was put through a digital filter while ‘replicating’ reality as closely as possible, manipulating each 3-D printing program as little as possible. While Bladerunner resides in the realm of science-fiction, the relationship between humanity and technology it portrays is echoed and applied in Replicants, a work made possible by real science and technology that is becoming more present and assimilated into mundane life. 
 
To view the project web page, click here.

-Lea Hamilton
3-D Printing Reality

In the film Bladerunner, Replicants are androids - biorobotic, synthetic humans that try to pose as real people to avoid being terminated. They can pose as humans, despite being genetically engineered robots, because the differences between humans and androids in Bladerunner’s timeline is almost indistinguishable. What I am trying to point out is that in that universe, humans and technology have co-mingled in an intricate and intimate enough way to make them almost unrecognizable from the other. In a project that has the same title as the androids, Replicants, artist Lorna Barnshaw has tried to demonstrate the level of human interaction with technology and software by replicating real human portraits into a digital computer application, and bringing them back into physical reality via 3D-printing.

Using three different computer platforms and interfering as little as possible with said programs, Barnshaw has created a series of mask-like sculptures that both imitate and abstract the human form. One of the programs was set to turn a photograph into a 3-D model, resulting in a highly rendered, yet somewhat pixellated portrait mask. Another program has turned the face into a geometric, melting set of forms, turning the human face into a set of abstract, three dimensional data. The aim of the project was see what would happen if humanity was put through a digital filter while ‘replicating’ reality as closely as possible, manipulating each 3-D printing program as little as possible. While Bladerunner resides in the realm of science-fiction, the relationship between humanity and technology it portrays is echoed and applied in Replicants, a work made possible by real science and technology that is becoming more present and assimilated into mundane life. 
 
To view the project web page, click here.

-Lea Hamilton
3-D Printing Reality

In the film Bladerunner, Replicants are androids - biorobotic, synthetic humans that try to pose as real people to avoid being terminated. They can pose as humans, despite being genetically engineered robots, because the differences between humans and androids in Bladerunner’s timeline is almost indistinguishable. What I am trying to point out is that in that universe, humans and technology have co-mingled in an intricate and intimate enough way to make them almost unrecognizable from the other. In a project that has the same title as the androids, Replicants, artist Lorna Barnshaw has tried to demonstrate the level of human interaction with technology and software by replicating real human portraits into a digital computer application, and bringing them back into physical reality via 3D-printing.

Using three different computer platforms and interfering as little as possible with said programs, Barnshaw has created a series of mask-like sculptures that both imitate and abstract the human form. One of the programs was set to turn a photograph into a 3-D model, resulting in a highly rendered, yet somewhat pixellated portrait mask. Another program has turned the face into a geometric, melting set of forms, turning the human face into a set of abstract, three dimensional data. The aim of the project was see what would happen if humanity was put through a digital filter while ‘replicating’ reality as closely as possible, manipulating each 3-D printing program as little as possible. While Bladerunner resides in the realm of science-fiction, the relationship between humanity and technology it portrays is echoed and applied in Replicants, a work made possible by real science and technology that is becoming more present and assimilated into mundane life. 
 
To view the project web page, click here.

-Lea Hamilton
3-D Printing Reality

In the film Bladerunner, Replicants are androids - biorobotic, synthetic humans that try to pose as real people to avoid being terminated. They can pose as humans, despite being genetically engineered robots, because the differences between humans and androids in Bladerunner’s timeline is almost indistinguishable. What I am trying to point out is that in that universe, humans and technology have co-mingled in an intricate and intimate enough way to make them almost unrecognizable from the other. In a project that has the same title as the androids, Replicants, artist Lorna Barnshaw has tried to demonstrate the level of human interaction with technology and software by replicating real human portraits into a digital computer application, and bringing them back into physical reality via 3D-printing.

Using three different computer platforms and interfering as little as possible with said programs, Barnshaw has created a series of mask-like sculptures that both imitate and abstract the human form. One of the programs was set to turn a photograph into a 3-D model, resulting in a highly rendered, yet somewhat pixellated portrait mask. Another program has turned the face into a geometric, melting set of forms, turning the human face into a set of abstract, three dimensional data. The aim of the project was see what would happen if humanity was put through a digital filter while ‘replicating’ reality as closely as possible, manipulating each 3-D printing program as little as possible. While Bladerunner resides in the realm of science-fiction, the relationship between humanity and technology it portrays is echoed and applied in Replicants, a work made possible by real science and technology that is becoming more present and assimilated into mundane life. 
 
To view the project web page, click here.

-Lea Hamilton

3-D Printing Reality


In the film Bladerunner, Replicants are androids - biorobotic, synthetic humans that try to pose as real people to avoid being terminated. They can pose as humans, despite being genetically engineered robots, because the differences between humans and androids in Bladerunner’s timeline is almost indistinguishable. What I am trying to point out is that in that universe, humans and technology have co-mingled in an intricate and intimate enough way to make them almost unrecognizable from the other. In a project that has the same title as the androids, Replicants, artist Lorna Barnshaw has tried to demonstrate the level of human interaction with technology and software by replicating real human portraits into a digital computer application, and bringing them back into physical reality via 3D-printing.

Using three different computer platforms and interfering as little as possible with said programs, Barnshaw has created a series of mask-like sculptures that both imitate and abstract the human form. One of the programs was set to turn a photograph into a 3-D model, resulting in a highly rendered, yet somewhat pixellated portrait mask. Another program has turned the face into a geometric, melting set of forms, turning the human face into a set of abstract, three dimensional data. The aim of the project was see what would happen if humanity was put through a digital filter while ‘replicating’ reality as closely as possible, manipulating each 3-D printing program as little as possible. While Bladerunner resides in the realm of science-fiction, the relationship between humanity and technology it portrays is echoed and applied in Replicants, a work made possible by real science and technology that is becoming more present and assimilated into mundane life. 

 

To view the project web page, click here.

-Lea Hamilton

(Source: artandsciencejournal.com)

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Livia Marin’s Broken Things
Usually when we break a plate or mug, we don’t think twice about throwing it away, and if we do try to repair it, the result is closer to a Frankenstein’s monster-esque piece of dinnerware than something used to eat off of. Yet contemporary Chilean artist Livia Marin focuses on this look of fragmentation and brokenness to create her series of work Broken Things (2009). 
What’s fun about Livia’s work is that she purposely creates fragmented sculptures of mugs or gravy boats, and silk screens intricate designs; the same designs, such as the Willow Pattern, that were mass-produced in the UK, and copied from Chinese decorative styles. This way, Marin is creating a piece that comments on and appropriates the mass-production of objects, often highly decorative pieces, and makes them into her own, unique handcrafted pieces.Some pieces are like a mismatched puzzle, while others surrealistically melt away from their ‘bodies’. As a whole though, her project is both stunning on an aesthetic level, as well as making us think about the mass-production of goods.
-Anna Paluch
Livia Marin’s Broken Things
Usually when we break a plate or mug, we don’t think twice about throwing it away, and if we do try to repair it, the result is closer to a Frankenstein’s monster-esque piece of dinnerware than something used to eat off of. Yet contemporary Chilean artist Livia Marin focuses on this look of fragmentation and brokenness to create her series of work Broken Things (2009). 
What’s fun about Livia’s work is that she purposely creates fragmented sculptures of mugs or gravy boats, and silk screens intricate designs; the same designs, such as the Willow Pattern, that were mass-produced in the UK, and copied from Chinese decorative styles. This way, Marin is creating a piece that comments on and appropriates the mass-production of objects, often highly decorative pieces, and makes them into her own, unique handcrafted pieces.Some pieces are like a mismatched puzzle, while others surrealistically melt away from their ‘bodies’. As a whole though, her project is both stunning on an aesthetic level, as well as making us think about the mass-production of goods.
-Anna Paluch
Livia Marin’s Broken Things
Usually when we break a plate or mug, we don’t think twice about throwing it away, and if we do try to repair it, the result is closer to a Frankenstein’s monster-esque piece of dinnerware than something used to eat off of. Yet contemporary Chilean artist Livia Marin focuses on this look of fragmentation and brokenness to create her series of work Broken Things (2009). 
What’s fun about Livia’s work is that she purposely creates fragmented sculptures of mugs or gravy boats, and silk screens intricate designs; the same designs, such as the Willow Pattern, that were mass-produced in the UK, and copied from Chinese decorative styles. This way, Marin is creating a piece that comments on and appropriates the mass-production of objects, often highly decorative pieces, and makes them into her own, unique handcrafted pieces.Some pieces are like a mismatched puzzle, while others surrealistically melt away from their ‘bodies’. As a whole though, her project is both stunning on an aesthetic level, as well as making us think about the mass-production of goods.
-Anna Paluch

Livia Marin’s Broken Things

Usually when we break a plate or mug, we don’t think twice about throwing it away, and if we do try to repair it, the result is closer to a Frankenstein’s monster-esque piece of dinnerware than something used to eat off of. Yet contemporary Chilean artist Livia Marin focuses on this look of fragmentation and brokenness to create her series of work Broken Things (2009). 

What’s fun about Livia’s work is that she purposely creates fragmented sculptures of mugs or gravy boats, and silk screens intricate designs; the same designs, such as the Willow Pattern, that were mass-produced in the UK, and copied from Chinese decorative styles. This way, Marin is creating a piece that comments on and appropriates the mass-production of objects, often highly decorative pieces, and makes them into her own, unique handcrafted pieces.

Some pieces are like a mismatched puzzle, while others surrealistically melt away from their ‘bodies’. As a whole though, her project is both stunning on an aesthetic level, as well as making us think about the mass-production of goods.

-Anna Paluch

(Source: artandsciencejournal.com)

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Street Fighter Motion Sculptures


What started off as Dan the Ad Man learning to use some new animation software turned into a nostalgic and beautiful take on a classic video game. 

The Irish art director used Cinema 4D and Vray to mimic the fighting moves of Street Fighter characters - specifically Ken, Chun Li, Ryu and Blanka - while turning their bodies into abstractions of colour and form. Each character is easily recognizable from these alone, but Dan the Ad Man focuses on the animation of their signature moves to bring the forms to life (check out Chun Li’s Spinning Bird Kick). Each character’s movements are extended and energy released in a fluid manner, accompanied by familiar theme music and colourful explosions of geometric forms. The result is a series of motion sculptures that cross into the fields of both entertainment and art, blending animation with abstraction through technological means. 

If you would like to see more videos of this nature, check out the video Forms, by Memo Atken and Quayola, that inspired Dan here.

Source: amusement.net


-Lea Hamilton

(Source: artandsciencejournal.com)

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Reconnected
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials, artist Philippe Handford connected illegally felled trees together along the 2012 Pendle Sculpture Trail. His sculpture, Reconnected 1, features a tree trunk joined with its stump with a smoothly curving metal spine and slices of wood. Reconnected 2 consists of four tree stumps. The stumps are joined in pairs to create two crossing arches. Like the accused “witches” of the Pendle Witch Trials, the trees used in Handford’s sculptures were irresponsibly executed. Handford’s pieces were inspired by the location and were designed to look as if they are falling.Hadford is one among the four artists who were asked to create pieces for the trail. The other artists include Sarah McDade, Steve Blaylock, and Martyn Bednarczuk.
-Janine TruongSources: (Laughing Squid/Kuriositas/My Modern Met)
Reconnected
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials, artist Philippe Handford connected illegally felled trees together along the 2012 Pendle Sculpture Trail. His sculpture, Reconnected 1, features a tree trunk joined with its stump with a smoothly curving metal spine and slices of wood. Reconnected 2 consists of four tree stumps. The stumps are joined in pairs to create two crossing arches. Like the accused “witches” of the Pendle Witch Trials, the trees used in Handford’s sculptures were irresponsibly executed. Handford’s pieces were inspired by the location and were designed to look as if they are falling.Hadford is one among the four artists who were asked to create pieces for the trail. The other artists include Sarah McDade, Steve Blaylock, and Martyn Bednarczuk.
-Janine TruongSources: (Laughing Squid/Kuriositas/My Modern Met)
Reconnected
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials, artist Philippe Handford connected illegally felled trees together along the 2012 Pendle Sculpture Trail. His sculpture, Reconnected 1, features a tree trunk joined with its stump with a smoothly curving metal spine and slices of wood. Reconnected 2 consists of four tree stumps. The stumps are joined in pairs to create two crossing arches. Like the accused “witches” of the Pendle Witch Trials, the trees used in Handford’s sculptures were irresponsibly executed. Handford’s pieces were inspired by the location and were designed to look as if they are falling.Hadford is one among the four artists who were asked to create pieces for the trail. The other artists include Sarah McDade, Steve Blaylock, and Martyn Bednarczuk.
-Janine TruongSources: (Laughing Squid/Kuriositas/My Modern Met)

Reconnected

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials, artist Philippe Handford connected illegally felled trees together along the 2012 Pendle Sculpture Trail. His sculpture, Reconnected 1, features a tree trunk joined with its stump with a smoothly curving metal spine and slices of wood. Reconnected 2 consists of four tree stumps. The stumps are joined in pairs to create two crossing arches. Like the accused “witches” of the Pendle Witch Trials, the trees used in Handford’s sculptures were irresponsibly executed. Handford’s pieces were inspired by the location and were designed to look as if they are falling.

Hadford is one among the four artists who were asked to create pieces for the trail. The other artists include Sarah McDade, Steve Blaylock, and Martyn Bednarczuk.

-Janine Truong

Sources: (Laughing Squid/Kuriositas/My Modern Met)

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3D-REX: A 3D Printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculpture
Move your wall hangings into storage, namisu from Madrid and Edinburgh has created something a bit different for your wall. Their Kickstarter project for 3D printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculptures aims to bring together the tradition of fossil collecting and displaying with new technologies. In doing so this design team has played with nature’s creations to influence some of their own. The sculptures they have designed are wire frame fossils created with Selective Laser Sintering, which the team states “feels and looks more like something between wood and stone, rather than plastic. It actually feels like a fossil!” The project comes in two designs, one for walls, and one for tables. You can check out the rest of their Kickstarter project, and their video discussion, here. 
- Lee Jones 
3D-REX: A 3D Printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculpture
Move your wall hangings into storage, namisu from Madrid and Edinburgh has created something a bit different for your wall. Their Kickstarter project for 3D printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculptures aims to bring together the tradition of fossil collecting and displaying with new technologies. In doing so this design team has played with nature’s creations to influence some of their own. The sculptures they have designed are wire frame fossils created with Selective Laser Sintering, which the team states “feels and looks more like something between wood and stone, rather than plastic. It actually feels like a fossil!” The project comes in two designs, one for walls, and one for tables. You can check out the rest of their Kickstarter project, and their video discussion, here. 
- Lee Jones 
3D-REX: A 3D Printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculpture
Move your wall hangings into storage, namisu from Madrid and Edinburgh has created something a bit different for your wall. Their Kickstarter project for 3D printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculptures aims to bring together the tradition of fossil collecting and displaying with new technologies. In doing so this design team has played with nature’s creations to influence some of their own. The sculptures they have designed are wire frame fossils created with Selective Laser Sintering, which the team states “feels and looks more like something between wood and stone, rather than plastic. It actually feels like a fossil!” The project comes in two designs, one for walls, and one for tables. You can check out the rest of their Kickstarter project, and their video discussion, here. 
- Lee Jones 
3D-REX: A 3D Printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculpture
Move your wall hangings into storage, namisu from Madrid and Edinburgh has created something a bit different for your wall. Their Kickstarter project for 3D printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculptures aims to bring together the tradition of fossil collecting and displaying with new technologies. In doing so this design team has played with nature’s creations to influence some of their own. The sculptures they have designed are wire frame fossils created with Selective Laser Sintering, which the team states “feels and looks more like something between wood and stone, rather than plastic. It actually feels like a fossil!” The project comes in two designs, one for walls, and one for tables. You can check out the rest of their Kickstarter project, and their video discussion, here. 
- Lee Jones 

3D-REX: A 3D Printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculpture

Move your wall hangings into storage, namisu from Madrid and Edinburgh has created something a bit different for your wall. Their Kickstarter project for 3D printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculptures aims to bring together the tradition of fossil collecting and displaying with new technologies. In doing so this design team has played with nature’s creations to influence some of their own. The sculptures they have designed are wire frame fossils created with Selective Laser Sintering, which the team states “feels and looks more like something between wood and stone, rather than plastic. It actually feels like a fossil!” The project comes in two designs, one for walls, and one for tables. You can check out the rest of their Kickstarter project, and their video discussion, here

- Lee Jones 

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