Thursday, June 14, 2012

thinking outside the square....

Pleated bird sculpture from Pleaty Bunny (Miss Foo from Pleaty Bunny - Mixed media assemblage made from copper etching print - which is my original plate, pleated vintage paper. Iris is a glorious and fantastical creature that would love to be at home on your wall.)
Photobucket Crocheted Wire Collar from Dragonswire (Linda Hawkins from Dragonswire - This basic collar can become whatever you wish. Wear it doubled as a collar, flip it up for Elizabethan flair, let it cascade down your back or do a Cleopatra - 1/2 front 1/2 back. When not being worn roll it up and use the pick to create a sea urchin sculpture. Rust colored electrical wire bordered on one side with iolite chips and on the other edge with graduated points of lavender artistic wire. Each point is accentuated with a chocolate baroque fresh water pearl.The pick is hand carved rose wood set with a faceted iolite.)  
Jellyfish light from 10tacles (Charles Brandon of 10tacles -This collection of sculpture and lighting attempts to capture the fragile beauty of one of the earth's most mesmerizing inhabitants- the jellyfish. Each piece is meticulously hand-built, primarily consisting of reclaimed plastic beverage bottles and silicone rubber caulking- straight from the tube! I custom make my own nozzle tips, to achieve a wide array of tentacle shapes and art form unto itself! Their tops (or "bells") are created using acrylic plastic domes and recycled platic bottles (and various other recycled plastic containers), using a torch and engraving tools. Each tentacle is made, dyed, and attached- one at a time.
Raku Mary from Oscar Crow (Harry Wood from Oscar Crow - Starting with a vintage Mary figure from an archeology dig in Thuringa Germany I restored the broken parts and cast the result for raku firing. Each reproduction is hand molded,hollow and fired in bisque. Then painted with metallic and colored glaze and fired then placed into a container with flammable material for reduction and smoking. The result is a lovely and mysterious color change which is different every time.)
Highlighting a few artists who are doing work that is that little bit different. And in that spirit, remember this earlier post about reusing xrays artistically? Well here’s a way to use those old MRIs so that you can eat your own brain….who says chocolate's not good for the brain - or viceversa!Photobucket


Couture Carrie said...

Very cool pieces!
Love that collar!


kj said...

These are great , Chrisy. The jellyfish is incredible!

I read the write up on the parrot and then I wondered if it was you who did the head?

I hope you are getting into lots of trouble :-)


Myrna R. said...

I love the jellyfish lights. But most of all, I can never resist anything chocolate. So eating a chocolate brain sounds delectable to me.

Jessica Cangiano said...

I always adore the out-of-the-box, thoroughly cool pieces that you find, and these gems are no exception. The cute pink turkey in particular is a definite fave! :)

♥ Jessica

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow, that collar is stunning! You find the greatest things :-)
xo jj

Katrina Jackson said...

What amazing and creative people! You always find the coolest things. I am in love with those jelly fish lights and that collar is gorgeous! Hope you are well!