Two completely dissimilar yet nifty artists: The twisted ink drawings of Jon Kuta
(big enough to make desktops; Flash interface), and the fabulously lifelike driftwood and bronze sculptures of Heather Jansch
(she really likes horses. Warning: you'll have to side-scroll).
posted by Gator
on Jan 15, 2006 -
The stainless-steel Octacube is a striking object of visual art and also a mental portal to the fourth dimension
, a teaching tool, and a research object bringing together many branches of mathematics and physics connected to the structure of symmetry.
posted by thecollegefear
on Oct 25, 2005 -
Turn Your Head
is an online service that echoes the famous "two faces/chalice
" optical illusion, but in the real world. You provide them with shots of your profile, and they carve a wooden sculpture of the image for only $149.95. Works best for those with uniquely pronounced features, not to mention those with $149.95 to waste on useless crap.
posted by jonson
on Jul 5, 2005 -
The Unicorn Orgy ...as I sculpted unicorns, one by one, things went their own way--the ghost orgy turned into a playful group of varied mythical creatures, nothing like the dream. Still, it started with unicorns. Most things do. (NSFW)
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jun 23, 2005 -
are carved stones (found all over India) erected in the honor of a brave man or woman who perished while defending the interests of the village. Image search
posted by dhruva
on Mar 14, 2005 -
frilly pink tanks, babies climbing TV towers
, and the president feeding slops to the director of the national gallery out of giant asses
. Why, this could only be the NEA gone awry!
Actually, it’s Magic Prague
, the land of Franz Kafka
and Milan Kundera
, and the artist, like the dissidents of past generations, would rather not do political art , political art
. His latest sculpture ridicules the perverse situation in which the country finds itself post Havel: a place where right-wingers like President Klaus
and national gallery director Milan Knížák— a past collaborator with secret police, and worse, completely idiotic and banal performance artist
— prosper and rub shoulders at the expense of those with a conscience and good taste. Like David Cerny
This isn’t the freshest post, but I’ve been waiting to join Mefi for a long time, and today is the first day I can post.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk
on Apr 9, 2004 -
The Harbin Snow and Ice Festival
The temperature in Harbin, China reaches forty below zero, both Fahrenheit and centigrade, and stays below freezing nearly half the year. The city is actually further north than notoriously cold Vladivostok, Russia, just 300 miles away. Rather than suffer the cold, the residents of Harbin celebrate it, with an annual festival of snow and ice sculptures and competitions. The main link actually shows the 2003 sculptures; here are some from this year
posted by orange swan
on Mar 30, 2004 -
seems quite a positive thing. Weird what some people have to say about it though.
posted by ed\26h
on Mar 18, 2004 -