Artist Explores the Ghosts of the Past

by Terrin Glasson October 9, 2015
   Anyone who has traveled to Europe is familiar with the haunting abandoned churches scattered across the continent. For years these churches have served as a tourist attractions and this eerie church, called the Church of Nine Ghosts, in the Czech Republic is no different.           Faced with potential structural failure […]

Long-Bin Chen’s Buddhas Are Full Of Surprises

by Ash M. Richteron August 24, 2015
   At first glance, Taiwanese artist Long-Bin Chen‘s sculptural portraits of the Buddha appear to be carved from traditional materials like marble and wood. They’re not.    The myriad masterpieces at the core of his ‘World Buddha Project’ are actually carved from outdated phone books. Cutaways in his sculptures are left ‘open’ to reveal his […]

The Art Book About Art Made From Books

by Ash M. Richteron August 10, 2015
   Yes. You read that title right. There is, indeed, an art book that covers the incredibly clever and gorgeous world of art that’s made from books. It’s an incredibly meta, absolutely stunning homage to paper-craft—one of the fastest growing art forms on the international scene.    With introductions by sculptor Brian Dettmer and Alyson […]

A New Shapeshifting Material Inspired By Nature

by Ash M. Richteron July 30, 2015
   Nature is often behind some of the most profound and cultural changing artistic designs. For London’s Royal Art College design student Chao Chen, it all began with a walk in the park.    Struggling to find inspiration for his upcoming class project, Chen became fascinated with a sodden pinecone along the side of the […]

Odani Motohiko’s Disturbing Beauty

by Jenna Austinon July 29, 2015
Artist Odani Motohiko is a multimedia artist, whose passion lies in sculpture. His works are dualistic in nature, bringing out a sense of awe and disturbance in his viewers. Motohiko also seeks to have a futuristic approach to his art. While incorporating modern and traditional techniques to illustrate his visions of the future. Whether depicting […]

‘Repainting’ Starry Night—With Dominoes

by Ash M. Richteron July 21, 2015
      It takes a lot of patience to recreate a classic work of art. It takes even more patience if you’re re-creating that work of art in dominoes.     Youtube artist Flippycat spent 11 hours painstakingly arranging 7,000 dominoes to fall into the familiar patterns of “Starry Night.” Dubbed “Vincent Van DomiGogh-Starry […]

Brad Spencer: (Not Just) Another Brick in the Wall

by Jenna Austinon July 20, 2015
   Brad Spencer is a sculptor living and working out of Greenville, North Carolina. Spencer creates installations out of brick and mortar, but not in the typical fashion.    Relief sculptures aren’t uncommon, and date back thousands of years, making them out of brick however isn’t that common. Spencer manages to use captivating imagery and […]

Hungarian Artist Transforms A Historic Painting Into A 3D Masterpiece

by Ash M. Richteron June 23, 2015
   It’s not that easy to turn something 2D into 3D. Especially when that something is a century old painting. But Hungarian graphic designer Zsolt Ekho Farkas was up to the challenge.    He painstakingly re-rendered one of Hungary’s most prized paintings, Gyula Benczur’s 1885 “Budavar visszafoglalasa” or “The Recapture of Budapest, 1686” to transform […]

3D Printed Zoetrope Merges Art History with the Technology of the Future

by Ash M. Richteron June 8, 2015
   Just when you thought 3D printing couldn’t get any cooler—artists create pieces like this 3D printed zoetrope. This particular piece, entitled “All Things Fall,” is a merging of an ancient novelty technology (the zoetrope, a popular physical GIF-ing device from the turn of the 20th century) with the current fad tech (3D printing).  But […]

Kim Graham’s “Ent-spirational” Sculptures

by Jenna Austinon May 29, 2015
   Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will no doubt find great appeal in sculptor Kim Graham’s works. One of her largest projects to date, Graham’s friendly tree troll sits quietly in the pacific northwest and happily entertains visitors.    The sculpture is made out of reclaimed lumber, […]