Posts Tagged ‘ Metal ’

23-Year-Old Welds Metal Canvases to Create Psychedelic Portraits


Engineer Richard Lauth uses his imaginative expertise to demonstrate how welding can serve an unexpected art form. Lauth himself prefers a TIG welding technique, which utilizes a tungsten electrode to deliver a current to the welding site. The puddle that forms is then cooled with a gas. While this undertaking appears quite straightforward, it does require an expert amount of skill. In order to achieve a rainbow-like effect, welder must maintain proper heat control and pressure. This is no easy feat.

With proficiency on his side, the artist creates psychedelic works that display various animals, insects, and even pop culture characters. His portfolio boats characters like Star Wars‘ Yoda, the grinning Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, an adorable Despicable Me minion, amongst many others. Each figure is produced on a metal canvas and is mesmerizingly fluid. To see all that Lauth has to offer, be sure to visit his Etsy shop.

 

Interlocked Coins Form Complex Geometric Sculptures



When artist Robert Wechsler comes across a large number of coins, he doesn’t just trade them in for dollar bills like everybody else. Instead, he sees an opportunity for art. Using quarters, dimes, and pennies, Wechsler recently developed this series of complex geometric forms, simply called Money, as a commission for The New Yorker‘s October 14, 2013 money-themed issue.Whether electronic or material, we all use currency on a daily basis. Through his work, Wechsler invites us to look at the highly valued metal and paper forms with a different perspective. From fresh, shiny, and new, to aged and completely worn, Wechsler uses not just US currency, but also coins from places including Canada, Belize, and Hong Kong. He carefully cuts notches into each coin and manually joins them together to create the fascinating variety of shapes and patterns.

In all of his art, the artist reworks objects and shapes into creative shapes and structures, and he says, “My work seeks to awaken undiscovered virtue in everyday objects and spaces by challenging commonplace associations through careful intervention.”















Screw Art, 3D Portraits by Andrew Myers


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Andrew Myers’ screw art is made from thousands of a very lifeless object, a screw. Yet, he creates distinctively unique and realistic pieces, mostly portraits, by combining oil paint and the right use of shadows. It is amazing how something as warm and soft as the human flesh is depicted using the cold, hard, and sharp medium of steel screws. This creation of life from metal is almost beyond belief.

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Torque Desk by I M Lab


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London-based Alessandro Isola & Supriya Mankad from I M Lab have designed the Torque Desk.  A twisting take on a traditionally formal product. In this instance the desk has been transformed into a dynamic spatial object in tension with the straight walls of the space it occupies. The tensile stresses require the desk to be constructed in a malleable and ductile material. Bringing together clever engineering and hand craftsmanship, all the components of the metal body are structural as well as functional. The flat plane of the desk is folded to support itself at one end while seemingly resting on a stack of drawers at the other end. The rotating drawers are cantilevered around the spine which performs multiple functions of a support, a pivot and a cable management system connecting a floor point all the way up to the desk surface. An malachite letter and pen holder completes the design.

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Jonty Hurwitz – Anamorphic Sculptures


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When art meets mathematics, it can gives some quite amazing projects. And thats how these anamorphic sculptures were created. Conceived by London artist Jonty Hurwitz, these sculpture look pretty much like nothing you can imagine. But when you look at them through the reflection of a cylinder, you discover great pieces of art forming hands, objects & animals.

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Creative and Unusual “Covert Jewels”


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This creative and unusual jewelry was designed by artist Connamon Lee in collaboration with Australian design studio Metalab. Named as “Covert Jewels” this beautiful jewelry is a combination of metal and digital designing.

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A Ganjaholic’s Must Have Card.


I’ve never really been much of a herb lover, but I can never skip over a good trinket when I see one.  This wallet-friendly innovation in herb grinding is stainless steel, thin, and incredibly discreet, the credit card herb grinders might just revolutionize how you grind your herb.  To get one, click here.

The Diving Coaster.


Over the years roller coasters have become more and more impressive.  The largest, tallest, and fastest coaster in the world happens to reside in my home state of New Jersey.  (holla)  But what I like to call the Diving Coaster, actually named ‘The Vanishing Coaster’ in Japan takes things to entirely new heights… or lows.  The coaster dips an incredible 18 feet below ground in the middle of a water fountain.  Check the method.

I feel like at night, it would be even more of an entertaining experience.

The Translucent Church.


Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaboration between young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs (Leuven, 1983) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (Leuven, 1983), have built a see-through church in the Belgian region of Haspengouw. The church is a part of the Z-OUT project of Z33, house for contemporary art based in Hasselt, Belgium. Z-OUT is an ambitious longterm art in public space project that will be realised on different locations in the Flemish region of Limburg over the next five years.  The church is 10 meters high and is made of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel. Depending on the perspective of the viewer, the church is either perceived as a massive building or seems to dissolve (partly or entirely) in the landscape. On the other hand, looking at the landscape from within the church, the surrounding countryside is redefined by abstract lines.

The design of the church is based on the architecture of the multitude of churches in the region, but through the use of horizontal plates, the concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art.  The project is called ‘Reading between the Lines’ and can be read as a reflection on architectural themes such as scale, ground plan etc., but the project also emphatically transcends the strictly architectural. After all, the church does not have a well-defined function and focuses on visual experience in itself (one could even consider it to be a line drawing in space)

Subtractive Art Pieces (Alexandre Farto).


Portuguese-born, London-based artist Alexandre Farto (Vhils) creates arresting portraits by breaking away pieces of walls. He takes his subtractive art to not only galleries and exhibition spaces but also the streets, creating larger-than-life figures in the midst of urban and underused space. Vhils generally first sketches out each piece in spraypaint, before beginning the painstaking process of chipping, sawing, and drilling away at the wall to various depths. He will often add additional color or shading to the newly exposed portions of the wall, creating a visual interplay between the untouched surface, original painted figure, and layers of underlying material. In addition to work on walls, Farto has series of subtractive portraits done by tearing away portions of billboards and posters, as well as in metal and wood.

4th Amendment Underclothes.


I’m always at the airport, and it never occurred to me that the 4th amendment is CONSTANTLY violated by the TSA, but the 4th Amendment clothing line is a little poke under the ribs at this intrusion.  Now there’s a way to protest those intrusive TSA X-ray scanners without saying a word.  But with the 4th metallic ink-printed undershirts and underwear, your saying everything you need to.  Assert your rights without saying a word.