Thursday, 21 April 2011

Weird and Wonderful Works of Art

I've been scouting around for some artists that use unusual materials in their work, and Ive found some pretty impressive ones for you to take a look at:

First up we have Herb Williams who uses crayons for these sculptures

 He also did the cover art for The All American Rejects albumm 'When the world comes down' ( The crayons are on fire incase you can't see where the whole crayon art comes in)

Following on from the crayon art I found this next artist, Pete Goldlust (who does some other crazy art thats worth looking at) that truely makes you appriciate the amount of time and effort that must have gone into these tiny sculptures.  Mind blowing!

I wonder how many crayons he went through to get them like this....

Chris Gilmour uses cardboard to make these sculptures, but the way he moulds it into the shape he wants is pretty impressive, especially because of the size of the sculpture.

Its even got the all important ejector button.

The last unusual art I've got for you is by Margaux Lange, her website is definitely worth checking out because she has a lot more than what I can show you here.

 And I've saved the best for last -

As far as unusual art goes I think these are pretty inventive, but as perfect as barbie's bum is, I'm not sure I'd like it hanging around my wrist.  It's a clever way of reusing and recycling a toy that would otherwise go into landfill.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Tree house after 15 years

So after my last post about Patrick Dougherty's tree sculptures, I noticed one of the tree houses is located at the Clemson Botanical Gardens.  Luckily enough I happen to be in Clemson at this moment in time, so of course I went to check it out.

This is the sculpture which is here in Clemson

It took a little while to find it because it definitely doesnt look like this anymore, but it's still pretty impressive.  Its completely overgrown (which you would expect after 15 years) but the trees have kept the arch shape (sadly you cant see this from the photo because the leaves cover it up.

So here it is now

I think you'll agree, it's still pretty impressive.  There is another sculpture by Patrick Dougherty at the Botanical Gardens but I havnt been able to find it yet, I'll be sure to have another look though

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Every kid loves a tree house.....but Patrick Dougherty 's are something else!!!

I just found this amazing designer and artist, Patrick Dougherty who sculpts these 'tree houses' out of branches and saplings, he began by learning about primitive building techniques and as you can see now he is producing sculptures on a massive scale.  He's made over 200 of these huge sculptures, all over the world.

This would definitely be any kid (and adults) dream of a tree house!!
This first one is my favorite, its like a secret fort, takes you back to your childhood.


Working while on holiday is just toooo hard!

I'm in America at the moment and I've got a ton of work to get done for uni while im here.  The motivation just isnt happening though, the weather is hot and there are loads of things i'd rather be doing.  However I managed to produce a few images of what I might use my patterns for, I've got loads more to do, but like I said, i'm on holiday so it's so much harder to get stuff done.

Tell me what you think

The colours on this one are a bit daring and I need to think about what colours I want to use

Now to try and get some of that 2500 word essay thats been looming over me for a while.