These two magnificent little animal sculptures titled Time to be Included were welded together using hundreds of tiny used watch parts. According to Tokyobling’s Blog the works are by Japanese sculptor Natsumi Honda from Tama Art University, but there seems to be very little additional info about the artist online.
When you think of traditional carpets from Azerbaijan, the thought of contemporary art does not quickly spring to mind… but these beautiful, and modern works will change that. Faiq Ahmed, a native of the Eurasian nation, has taken his countries old-school art form and brought it beautifully into the current era, deconstructing the ancient process of weaving and adapting it to todays contemporary art forms.
19-Year-Old’s Dramatically Artistic Self-Portraits by Jared Tyler
Freelance photographer Jared Tyler is another promising teen—like Alex Stoddard, Brian Oldham, and Nicholas Scarpinato—with a creative outlook on the world. Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where the 19-year-old attends Western Michigan University, Tyler finds an artistic and emotional outlet in his expressive photography. The young photographer manages to capture the essence of his varied sentiments in life without saying a word.
Size: H 250mm, W 420mm, D 250mm Material: solid oak, hand-made in Finland
Kulma, “corner” in Finnish, is a shelf to be hanged either in a positive or a negative corner of a room. The idea is to utilize and highlight both the space within the shelf and the corner surrounding the shelf.
South Korean artist Wang Zi Won constructs intricate mechanical figures of Buddha and bodhisattva that appear to be lost in meditation or enlightenment. The electrically-powered figures are fused with numerous mechanical components which at times resemble halos or lotus flowers and simultaneously move the humanoid figures through repetitive motions (see videos above). The artist says his intention is to examine a future where humans and technology merge, something he views in a particularly positive light. Via Shin Seung-ho of Dukwon Gallery:The artist predicts that in the future humans will evolve and adapt themselves to enhanced science and technology just as men and animals in the past evolved to adapt themselves to their natural circumstances. He sees this future as our destiny, not as a negative, gloomy dystopia. His work is thus based on neither utopia not dystopia. Wang represents the relations between man, technology and science through the bodies of cyborgs
Reminiscent of an Escher creation, the little building blocks and intertwining wires work together to complete the sign of positivity. Look closely and you’ll see all the delicate intricacies of this wireframe plus symbol - intended to remind the wearer to affect those around him/her positively.