L’amour et la douleur and full of whispers by Fernando Villalvazo
Korean sculptor Cha Jong-Rye works with wood as if it were clay or paint. She layers and sands hundreds of delicate wood pieces to create pockmarked canvases, threatening beds of thorns, or wall-sized recreations of crumpled cloth napkins. Jong-Rye completed her graduate work at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul in 1996 and has had numerous group exhibits and five solo shows, her latest at the Sungkok Art Museum. I am completely hypnotized by these sculptures and in total awe of the painstaking craft on display here. If you like this, you might also enjoy the work of Ben Butler.
Here is what to do with some old, broken terracotta pots!
Ooh, I totally want to make these. But, you know, as an actually whole piece. Cuz I’m a potter.
i had a very long moment with this gorgeous family of bearded tooth fungi.
The use of multiple-exposure techniques to create eerie, ghostlike effects in photography and film is a trope that most of us are familiar with. The work of photographer David Samuel Stern, however, stands out in that he eschews both the usual analog and digital means of achieving such effects. Instead, in his “Woven Portrait” series, Stern physically weaves together two prints of the same subject. The resulting portraits are intriguing and ghostly multi-perspective studies of Stern’s subjects, all of whom are representatives of the creative fields – artists, musicians, choreographers and poets, to name a few. Read more on Hi-Fructose.
A Tibetan Monk blesses the deer that gather around him and someone snaps a picture. Upon viewing the picture they notice a rainbow had appeared.
pretty sure this is the happiest picture I’ve seen in a long time
Decal day. I had commissions for CS Lewis and Poe, so I figured I’d make a couple Lovecraft while I was in the area.
Sneak Peak!! My pieces have been fired but I’m going to get them professionally photographed this week, so I thought it would be a bit redundant if I posted them all again and again. So here are some views of the pieces, but not showing the whole thing, so you guys can get a taste of the new additions to my portfolio.
When I upload the nice photos they’ll all be individually posted with titles, medium, ect. I’m super happy with them so far. So much epoxy to assemble the little pieces. So close to being done!! UGH!
A Raku work in progress I’m pretty excited about. I’ve never done raku before so It will be interesting to see how she looks when she’s done. And sorry the pics aren’t that great. My phone had like 3% battery left, but the arts center I go to has the best light, so when she’s done I’ll get a much better photo of her.