Creations of EgliDesign studio bring to the mind pictures of a wonderland – a world of fantasy and magic. The furniture however, is very much grounded in reality; its unique form guided by perspective and imagination of Lithuanian artist/designer Eglė Mie, the founder of the studio.
In 2012, artist Yuki Tsunoda attempted to visualize the disgust and aversion most people feel when they see insects. As she worked on the project, she realized that there was more to insects – perhaps even a beauty that could be highlighted. Thus came into being Glass insetto, a series by the artist that shows glass sculptures of insects.
Imagine running into one of these exotic creatures in the woods. Surely we would be able to appreciate the beauty of these sculptures over the discomfort of soiled pants. These creepy humanoid figures are the work of Japanese artist Nagato Iwasaki. The sculptures have been constructed by putting together pieces of driftwood into humanoid forms.
This sculpture, placed at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue is titled False Idol and is the work of LA street artist Plastic Jesus. The golden statue portrays Kanye West as Jesus, with his arms outstretched to be crucified, but without the cross – there are nails on his hands though. A crown of thorns adorns his head and a Jesus piece is placed around his neck. On his feet are the YEEZY Boost 350 sneakers.
There was a time when Steampunk was super hot, and you could see all things Steampunk make rounds of the web. It may be past its prime for the moment, but Steampunk as art is here to stay. The sculptures here aren’t essentially Steampunk, though the influence is clear. Made by French sculptor Alain Bellino, the sculptures are often made by transforming old items into various shapes.
Popsicle sticks, they can do all sorts of things. Like these wonderful kinetic sculptures that Joyce Lin made. The sculptures are popsicle sticks for the most part, though other ingredients do find their way in as well for a few odd jobs. A design student at RISD, Joyce made these sculptures during her spare time.
You call these mugs ugly, sculptor Jean Cotton calls them aesthetically challenged. That of course, does not change the fact that the mugs are ugly, but they do happen to be an intriguing kind.
People around the world talk of the mysterious monsters and creatures that are supposed to be inhabiting lakes and water bodies. Of course they remain elusive to the eye, like the famed Loch Ness monster, but there is little to deny existence of one when its skeleton shows up near a river. Well, it is an art installation, but we guess it is cool to pretend for a while that it isn’t.
Artist Cheong-ah Hwang (previously here and recently on Randommization Facebook page) has a skill of creating lovely three dimensional paper sculptures. The artist creates the sculptures covering a large variety of subjects, going from fairy tales to popular culture icons, or her imagination. The set here shows the artist’s sculptures of hummingbirds. Hwang starts with a sketch, and paper is then cut, sculpt and assembled to take the desired look.
Had Star Wars taken place on our Earth rather than in a galaxy far, far away, we could imagine several of the characters as being personalities from Earth. Artist Michael Leavitt mashed up Star Wars characters with famous people of earth to create a series of wooden sculptures that seems to be pretty spot on, for the most part. The sculptures are currently on display at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City.