The pages in the Moleskine diaries of London/Hong Kong-based illustrator Fran Giffard are unlike those owned by most people. Sure, they may contain the occasional jottings, recipes and even travel…
Miami-based artist Ivette Cabrera addresses issues of identity and female empowerment with her stunning illustrations.
Talking about her works, the artist expounds that in many cultures, the only way a woman can have power and importance is when she is born into a family which wields both. She adds that with the trappings of this power comes a symbolic headdress that signifies and emphasizes the status of that woman. Her aim is to show women that they all have that power on the inside, and make them aware that each “wears a crown or headdress of importance if she were only to be aware of herself.”
Sculptor Kevin Titzer (previously featured here and here) was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, but moved to Quebec, Canada a few years ago. Though his works have been exhibited numerous times in the United States and Canada, ‘Hinterland’ – his ongoing show at the Galerie d’Art la Corniche – is his Quebec debut.
The theme of the show is about his experiences and adjustments moving from one country and it’s culture to another. Titzer says that there is a puppetry aesthetic that runs throughout the exhibit, and visitors were encouraged to play and interact with two functional ventriloquist dummies during the opening. Like most of his other sculptures, Titzer used carved wood, found objects and recycled materials to create them.
36days was a project curated by Rafa Goicoechea and Nina Sans that invited designers, illustrators and graphic artists to give their particular view on the signs from our alphabet.
(via JazJaz Submissions)
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French-sculptor Gille Monte Ruici makes his adorably-quaint robot sculptures using only metal parts salvaged from junk. He collects old tin cans, fire extinguishers, mechanical tools, toasters, kitchen utensils and many other objects, and later gives them a new lease of life by using them as body parts for his creations. The artist says that he gives each one of his unique robots a highly improbable backstory, which often happens to be a disreputable one!
The sculptor, on his creative process:
All the assemblies are done by screw or bolts. Metal and the sheet are ideal for this kind of fixings. I like the matter, easy to work, with particular reflections, patinated, and which, pickled well, is harmonized easily. In general, I don’t have any preconceived idea, I work only with “my visual instinct”. The shape of found equipment will be born, a trunk, a wild glance, a pair of arms… either the final vision is immediate, or the idea of the potential must matured and will emerge later on.
Ruici’s robots have been exhibited at the +Brauer Gallery and later at Intel’s “Geek So In #9” event, in Paris last year. You can visit his blog and Flickr galleries to see many more images of his robots (including ones showing them indulging in bad behavior).[via JazJaz Submissions]
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Sigils of The Great Houses of Westeros from The Game of Thrones
Adam West Batman
Walter White from Breaking Bad
Groot from Guardians of The Galaxy
Dalek from Doctor Who
Over on his blog, Californian artist Hoang Tran regularly posts images of his incredible crayon sculptures of famous figures from pop culture. You can find characters ranging from the classic like Star Wars’ Darth Vader and the Daleks (Doctor Who) to more recent ones like Walter White (Breaking Bad) and Groot (from The Guardians of the the Galaxy).
In an interview with Lost at E Minor, Tran says that depending on the complexity of the subject, he can spend hours painstakingly carving each piece. He creates the multicolored sculptures by carefully dripping melted wax from a crayon onto another one of a different color.
If you are interested in buying the sculptures or even having a custom one made, you can visit Tran’s Etsy store for more details.
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