Brian Dettmer creates works by surgically removing select areas within pages. The result is pretty sweet 3 dimensional collage. For more photos and an interview, check out this site. Or, go straight to the source and visit www.briandettmer.com
For more beautiful papercraft by Cheong-ah Hwang, click “Read More” or visit papernoodle on Flickr.
Private First Class Rupert Valero is stationed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wilson in Khandahar, Afghanistan. A former oil rig engineer, Valero has been a collector and customizer of 6″ super-articulated action figures for many years. Since being stationed in Afghanistan he has begun making his own figures entirely from found materials…
Plenty more of his work and an interview are featured at Another Limited Rebellion.
While the illustrations of British artist Peter Crawley may not at first glance look like anything you couldn’t do with an early copy of Adobe Illustrator and a plotter, what makes them truly unique is that each is actually a hand-made thread construction sewn through heavy-gauge watercolor paper.
Artist Erika Iris Simmons takes found object art to a new level. By creating sculptural collage portraits out of media like print, cassette tape, film and more, she manages to embody the essence of her subjects not only visually, but also conceptually through the use of their preferred medium.
Fascinating stuff – check out her full portfolio.
These scultpural forms by Jennifer Maestre are at once both organic and rigidly geometric. They remind me of flowers, sea urchins and sub-cellular structures.
Fast Company recently had a great interview with Apple engineer, Andrew Carol. This is the guy who has built (out of legos) a recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient device capable of calculating the position of the sun and moon as well as the dates of solar and lunar eclipses.
This is the same guy who, several years ago, built a much larger difference engine out of legos which was capable of solving 3rd degree polynomials.
Another guy, below, took a beta version of the level builder for the PS3 game, Little Big Planet, to visually program switches required to create the circuits of a simple electronic calculator.
Regardless of how much of the algebra, gear ratios, and circuit logic makes sense to you, it’s amazing to think what human ingenuity can do with the building blocks around them. It’s also impressive to see how much complexity can be required of even the most basic computers.
The human mind is a mighty thing.
Artists are constantly reinventing things. Claes Oldenburg was a huge proponent of seeing products and every day objects in a new way through his series of soft sculpture as well as his enormous enlargements.
In a recent series of cardboard sculpture by Kiel Johnson, it’s cameras. By removing their functionality and shifting them into simpler materials like cardboard, you can really get some insight into form vs. function.