Friday, September 6, 2019

Artist Transforms Found Objects Into Unique Pieces of Art

Maurizio Sergiusti also known as ScoobaFish is an Italian artist. He specializes in transforming found objects such as toothbrushes, bottle caps, wire mesh and scrap metal into art. He is always on a look out for small and big objects that got washed up on sandy beaches and rubbish dumped along the roadside. 

He creates wall sculptures, lamps, lettering, portraits and characters that will add a unique quirky element to a house but is also environmentally friendly. "This is my way of trying to clear up the world" reads artist's profile on his website. You can find his one-of-a-kind pieces on Etsy.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lucy Jean Green Creates Kinetic Art and Paper Sculptures


Lucy Jean Green is a freelance artist who specializes in kinetic art and paper sculpture. Her pieces are inspired by natural world of birds, mythology and folklore stories that surround them. 

She begins with a creature in mind that she would like to create, after that she moves on to the next step if the piece would have any moving pieces. It's experimenting with different mechanisms that takes the longest time and eventually constructed by hand. After all that is done, she would install her birds one layer at a time inside a handcrafted box or a glass bell jar. You can find her one-of-a-kind pieces in her online store Name and Color.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Artist Cuts Out Owls and Birds from Coins to Turn Them Into Jewelry



Micah Adams is an artist based out of Toronto, Canada. He uses a jeweler's saw to cut out embossed owls, birds, leaves, figures and objects from Canadian coins of different sizes and denominations. The metal cut-outs are used to create earrings, studs, tie backs, cufflinks, brooch, and fun collages. I can't imagine the amount of precision required to separate tiny copper leaves, birds, and flowers from coins. While Micah was in art college, he started working in small scale sculptures in the jewelry and metal-smithing department. His skills in cutting coins evolved after gaining expertise in other materials.

“I was making small assemblages from things I’d collected over the years, tiny things like toys, bottle caps, beach finds and even teeth. Then, I cast them in metal. They were like tiny bronzes or miniature monuments. That lead me to look for tiny things that were already metal that I could use. So, I looked at coins and their designs for things I could cut-out.” Micah shares in an interview to Colossal.

You can follow him on Instagram for updates on his new work and find unique pieces of jewelry made from cutting coins in his online store here.

Artist Interprets His Social Anxiety Issues with Human-Bird Hybrid Ceramic Sculptures

Calvin Ma is a sculptor living in San Francisco, USA. He creates ceramic imaginative characters usually a combination of human figures and birds to explore his personal struggles with social anxiety. As an adult, he had hard time spending time in crowded places and social settings. To keep himself entertained he turned to toys and created adventurous stories around them which eventually turned in to passion for his work.

"The avian elements act as suits of armor, protecting the person from the outside world, and reflect Ma’s personality in fight or flight situations. Carefully articulated feathers cover the surface of each sculpture, from the mask-like bird headdresses to the arms and torso of the humanoid figure" - via.

He is doing a solo exhibition at Antler Gallery, Portland, OR on November 28th. You can find out more details on the show and other future events here. To see more of the artist's work visit him on Instagram.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Konsta Punkka Captures the Soul of Wildlife in His Photographs

Konsta Punkka is a 24 year old Finland based photographer who takes amazing close-up shots of wild animals. "Specialised to capture expressions and feelings of wildlife around the world" he shares on his website.

He has to be immensely calm and patient to get close to his subject. He spends hours in uncomfortable situations to establish a bond between him and his wild subjects. Once he spent hours crawling on the ground in the middle of winter at the mouth of a cave to get a shot.

"What inspires me the most is that people live their busy lives in the cities and they don't have any idea that they might be sharing a same neighborhood with a fox, owl and squirrel family. It drives me to go out every day to show people the perspective of the world through the eyes of fox."

Some of his clients include National Geographic, Greenpeace, ICOS, Sony, Huawei Smartphones, OnePlus, Nikon, SanDisk, Volvo, Adobe, Olympus, Icelandair, 66North, Yleisradio, Visit Switzerland, and Visit Canary Islands. His work has been featured by publications such as Bored Panda, Business Insiders, Fstoppers, GEO, ELLE, NEON and Suomen Kuvalehti. His is a sensation on Instagram with over 1 million admirers of his photographs from all around the world.