With a mirror you can see yourself, but above all you can liven up a wall and light your room, as if it were a window or a lamp always left on. In antique shops you can often find what we know as Venetian mirrors, in which the central glass is surrounded by other smaller pieces of mirror, a simple and attractive way to both frame and reflect.
I wanted to develop this idea in the Vitrail collection, combining clear and coloured mirrors. I created mirrors made up of several pieces in contrasting colours. They are held together by an injection moulded rubber frame : its softness allows the fragments to be inserted into the triangular gaps in the thin rubber structure.
Vitrail comes in four different formats which can be hung horizontally or vertically. The collection includes a small square, a large rectangle, and an oval, all made up of a large, clear, central mirror decorated with two coloured fragments. These versions are injected in both colours ; each one features a distinctive combination of lateral mirrors. The fourth model is round, and is divided into five strips.
It comes in two contrasting versions : a light grey frame with fragments of pastel green glass, and a green frame with fragments of mirror fading from black through to light grey. It can be hung in three ways : horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The Vitrail collection have a total of eight versions of mirrors.
Trash Animals is a series of artworks that aims to draw attention to a current problem that is likely to be forgotten, become trivial or a necessary evil. The problem involves waste production, materials that are not reused, pollution and its effect on the planet. The idea is to depict nature itself, in this case animals, out of materials that are responsible for its destruction.
These works are built with end-of-life materials: the majority found in wastelands, abandoned factories or randomly and some are obtained from companies that are going through a recycling process. Damaged bumpers, burnt garbage cans, tires and appliances are just some of the objects that can be identified when you go into detail. They are camouflaging the result of our habits with little ecological and social awareness.
making multiple visual references with cell structure: micros pathogens, vegetate forms: coral, fossils, insects, and shells. The various minuscule body organs and orifices are geological, and topographical maps cut away models with light laser, Magical Circle Variations merge sources of inspiration with a pastel color scheme that can also be found in a coral habitat.
visual crafts which find a bridge between the imagination and observational space ; mimicking the breathtaking detail and complexity that exists at every level of scale in nature and filtering it through the eccentricity of the individual imagination, and reflected in the excessive detail which characterizes which overwhelms the eye by its sheer scale and volume.
inspired by Rogan brown, The recurrent theme in this project is the limitations of science when confronted by the vast scale and complexity of nature, science’s goal of containing and defining nature is constantly subverted and fractured by the sheer volume and variety of data that needs to be observed, analysed and classified.
. “What the reef and the microbiome have in common is that they both consist of biodiverse colonies of organisms that coexist more or less harmoniously,” Brown explains. Done with paper materials as it embodies the paradoxical qualities that we see in nature: its fragility and durability, its strength and delicacy; there is a pleasing poetic symmetry in taking this material that was cut from the forest and by cutting and transforming it once again returning it to its origins.
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.” William Blake
There are further parallels between coral and human beings in that we are both symbiont organisms, that is we depend on a mutually beneficial relationship with another species: coral only receive their beautiful colors from varieties of algae that live on them and human beings can only exist thanks to the unimaginably huge and diverse number of bacteria that live in and on them.”
Nir vena art just unveiled its new collection of art installations, minimalist and really light weighted. They are mimics of the various creatures of the zodiac astrological chart and other well known mystic creature.
But this is no ordinary wire installation. Made into small ; mostly table top sizes, they fit perfectly with the coffee table decorations. The major materials are basic aluminium and copper wires sourced from used appliances, give a fresh use than filling up the landfills.
Wounded, wrapped and packed in intricate standing to produce scaled replicates; with spaces in-between to better express the surroundings while still keeping the focus on them; the art.
” The wire is an elegant and expressive material that speaks to you; it carries a story and personal touch of an artist who uses it. That’s why I love it so much – I spend hours with my wire threads and each wire artwork is unique and personal in its own way.”
she said. ” Creating beauty out of ugly and useless objects is also part of my artistic credo”
Nir Vena grew up around rural Bulgaria , this experience was her inspiration for most of her works. spending most of her teen life in Mountainous Rhodope, inspired her to see magic in all kinds of ancient sanctuaries and otherworldly places.
When not creating beautiful, energetic and mysterious sculptures out of unneeded objects, She participates in mixed media performances, group exhibitions and solo exhibitions around the world.
Currently, her works include Zodiac and Greek mythology characters, inspired by the sky and star lights. Spelled by the magic of light,
The Moomooi fashion illustrations unveils its new collection of floral designs; a novelty project called “Some Flower Girls“. This features a cacophony of colors, vegetables, sea items and flowers, as “some Flower Girls” pushes a whimsical approach to garment styling inculcating elements , which otherwise, wouldn’t make the sketch table. The various sample sketches feature initial outlines laid-out by design pen and the the extra material pilled on to complete, and give them round finish.
The ” Some Flower Girls” project also include some iconic backdrops, to better in vigor the design; giving robust definitions. Ranging from the Brooklyn bridge, Parisian towns and the Eiffel tower these backdrop come in all locations. Various vegetables were also “involved” through various iterations of the styling process, including Broccolis !
MooMoi fashion illustration is a design outfit, based in New York. Founded by Meredith Wing who Initial training in fashion design and architecture. For her , fashion is a form of expression through which her hope to bring joy.
” Creating whimsical art with flowers, veggies and other materials is a way for me to share what I love! Work in the fashion industry in NYC and graduate studies in architecture eventually lead me back to what I did as a kid – drawing pictures of ladies in fancy dresses and playing with my food! ” she says.
She has since acted as Artist-in-Residence at Soho House for Coachella 2015, graced the walls of Tokyo public plazas, created bespoke portraits for Tory Burch, adorned the interior of Cosabella’s NYC store, landed features in Town & Country and landed features in numerous international publications.
Day of the Dead is central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.
They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.
Celebrated throughout Mexico colorful parties take place in the cemeteries and elaborate ofrenda altars are built in the homes to honor specific family members who have passed on, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. They are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers (wild marigolds called cempasuchil & bright red cock’s combs) mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillasand big Day-of-the-Dead breads called pan de muerto.
The altar needs to have lots of food, bottles of soda, hot cocoa and water for the weary spirits. Toys and candies are left for the angelitos, and on Nov. 2, cigarettes and shots of mezcal are offered to the adult spirits. Little folk art skeletons and sugar skulls, purchased at open-air markets, provide the final touches.
There is little shortage of iconic arts in Rome. But Italian photographer ,Domenico Franco adds a modern twist to year of art history on the street of the eternal city. For this project, he had spent sometime digitally assembling life-size LEGO replicas of Italian transport vehicles , and imprinting them near strategic locations- of both cultural and historical significance – in and around the city of Rome.
integrated larger-than-life LEGO lamborghinis, helicopters, tractor trailers, and camper vans making their way through the italian capital’s cobblestone roads and parking in front of the world’s most famous architectural landmarks. ON the idea behind the project , Franco had said :
‘his aim is to transform ordinary contexts in extraordinary ones, compelling the toys to get out of the idyllic and politically correct landscapes belonging to their perfect and idealistic cities, with the result of instilling in them those vices, virtues and desires typical of human beings.’
Franco calls this project ‘LEGO outside LEGOLAND’ because , as the theme suggest ,he had hoped to take Lego ( a brick and , building toy ) out of the its normal melieu into “real society” . containing a series of nine lego-vehicles , placed on different location ; on cobbled streets , around the colosseum , and on the junction of a busy Italian street.
He does offers printout of the photographs for sale on his site here.
A black backdrop against splash of gold on contoured canvases . This is the unique work of Billy Bogiatzoglou , a Uk based digital artist specialized in the unique art of digital 3d imprinting.
Engraved entomology’ sees the digital inscription of gold colored emblems on the exoskeleton of various arthropods and some human skull. The result is an inspiring grid of 3d images of insects in different assemble ; producing a mix of surreal beauty , awe and shock as one click through project.
The Art Director at Bolder Creative said to have spent years honing his craft , and expanding his digital skill set in order to create art forms sur as this says he only used simple tools. And had created “Engraved entomology ” using only his sketchbook and a Wacom tablet.
He shares his art work on most social platform and also offers them as printout for sell. They are available for viewing and order on Behance and other works on display here.