I first featured Lisa Kellner’s art work last year when I saw her amazing quilting pin installations. Lisa recently informed me that she is currently showing “Suspended Presence” at the Urban Art Institute in Grand Rapids Michigan.
For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with art, technology and engineering. The creativity and critical thinking involved in each of these areas is gets me fired up and ready to build something – especially if it involves fire :-). With that in mind, you might understand why I chose to feature artist Johannes Vogl. Vogl’s work is quirk, inventive and certainly worth taking a peek at.
Cal Lane is a sculptor currently focused on creating intricate, delicate looking pieces from found industrial objects. Lane’s sculptures transform shovels, wheelbarrows, oil cans, oil drums, and other steel objects into complex, lace like, compositions.
Kevin Van Aelst is a New England artist creating some extraordinary works from very ordinary objects. I have included a few of his works here, but you should visit his website to see more of his work.
mixed media life size
I was so happy to see Amanda’s work in my inbox earlier this week. Her unique assembled sculptures suspend found objects still visible from the exterior. Her portfolio displays many unique works and is certainly worth checking out.
Felted wool – 6.5″ x 7″ x 5.25″
Stephanie create a variety of anotomical studies of Teddy Bears, reverse engineering found bears to created these felted skulls.
The teddy bear is an idea: a docile, cute, friendly invention far removed from the wild animal that inspired it. I create teddy bear anatomical specimens with a pretense of realness to emphasize the artifice of a familiar but unconsidered subject.
Make sure you checkout her site for more of these wonderful sculptures. If you enjoy these you will also enjoy the Animatus H, D, L.
artist & website: Stephaine Metz – http://www.stephaniemetz.com/
Chalk and, well poop.
I love how Tilllassmann’s cartoons, “Chalkies,” interact with the real world around them. It is great that he can put these anywhere and people in the community get to see new works constantly. There is also something refreshing about the simplicity of the execution, especially since everything in our modern world has become so complex.
artist & website: Tilllassmann – Flickr Account
The Aquarium Phone Booth is the brain child of Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino for the Lyon Light Festival in Lyon, France.