Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt creates amusing hybrid sculptures by mixing the faces of famous directors like Hayao Miyazaki, Quentin Tarantino, and Wes Anderson, with references to beloved characters from their most memorable films.
In consultation with scientists and beekeepers Manitoba-born artist Aganetha Dyck has developed an artistic practice using hundreds of bees to “mend” the broken and second-hand objects she collects. The resulting honeycomb-fused sculptures raise issues about waste and recycling as well as environmental concerns as bees and other pollinators are facing extinction due to climate change and pesticides. See more images below!
Artists Ray Villafane and Sue Beatrice create an incredibly detailed, life-size sand sculpture of an elephant playing chess with a field mouse. FYI: the elephant’s name is Chessie Trunkston and the mouse is Hershel Higginbottom. See more images below or on display at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion in Carefree, Arizona until August!
Currently working on his PhD in ceramics at Kookmin University in Seoul, Jongjin Park creates a curiously teetering and layered look in this ongoing series of colourful ceramics. See more images from “Artistic Stratum” below.
Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.
See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.
Random International’s “Study for Fifteen Points” is a 15-legged kinetic artwork. Tipped with white LED lights, the piece’s movements are an experiment with the minimal amount of information necessary for an animated form to be recognizable as human. More images below and video below!
A play on the mightiness of words over weapons, Colorado-based artist Ravi Zupa’s series of machine gun sculptures are made from staplers and typewriters picked up at estate and garage sales. After careful disassembly, typewriter rollers become barrels with stapler gun triggers and grips as Zupa uses illustrations from old books and gun almanacs to create these minutely detailed replicas. More images from “Mightier Than” below.