According to Korean tradition, artisans have a habit of destroying and discarding imperfect pieces. Since 2001 Korean artist Yeesookyung has taken these porcelain fragments, creating beautiful, imperfect sculptures by fusing them with gold leaf in the Japanese tradition of kintsugi. See more images from “Translated Vase” below.
San Francisco-based artist Tiffanie Turner creates incredible flower sculptures made up of tiny bits of paper carefully pieced together, with some pieces reaching up to 5 feet wide and taking over 200 hours to complete! See more images below or on display at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts from August 9th to September 18th.
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!