1. wetheurban:

    SPOTLIGHT: Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

    Chinese artist Li Hongbo creates these mind blowing, flexible paper sculptures that might be at first mistaken for porcelain works. 

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  2. katieannobrien:

    I have a few pieces up right now at Muskat Studios.  The gallery will holding a closing reception.  If you’re around, come by!

    Oh man! I used to work for Carolyn Muskat in her studio. It’s so great to see prints up in the gallery again, 6 and a half years later.

     
  3. 2headedsnake:

    Meng -Tang Chuang

    'Portraits of Library Books', 2013

    "The spines and titles become the identities of the books. I am trying to rebuild the library, placing books with their pages facing out. Reading the colors and the traces on the surface of the pages, which are left behind by people and time"

    (Source: cargocollective.com, via fuckyeahbookarts)

     
  4. newmuseum:

    Porsche with Meteorite is essentially a giant teeter-totter—with my fully operational 1974 yellow Porsche 914 weighing 2,190 pounds hanging from one end, and at the other end, a 390-pound nickel-iron meteorite, weighing approximately six times less than the Porsche. The Porsche is placed at the short end and the meteorite is placed at the long end, and the two balance each other out.

    The Porsche 914 was always considered the poor man’s Porsche, with its awkward body shape and light weight. It was marketed in the US as a Porsche and in Europe as a Volkswagen.

    To me, it made sense to combine the long and noted history of German metallurgy with a chunk of extraterrestrial iron.

    —Chris Burden, 2013

    Chris Burden: Extreme Measures" is on view through January 12, 2014.

     
  5. Pulp & Deckle Papermaking Studio in St Johns!

     
  6. Veterans turn fibers from their uniforms into paper with Combat Paper

     
     
  7. Fiber artist Sally England specializes in macrame

     
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  9. milkofwildbeasts:

    The set is compete! Boreal Botany #whimsylore #watercolor #botany

     
  10. ejlandsman:

    My first experimentation with carbon dust! This stuff is unlike anything I have ever used. You grind carbon pencils against an emery board to crest the dust (my zoological illustration professor calls it “sauce” :D), then basically paint it onto bristol board. I can see why it’s so valuable to scientific illustrators; it’s great for depicting all kinds of textures and you can make incredibly smooth gradients.

    (via scientificillustration)