Monday, March 31, 2008

Stephanie Metz

Stephanie Metz sculpts wool using a felting needle to create some pretty crazy things. My favorite of hers are these teddy bear fetuses:

From her site:
"To make wool into felt I begin with cleaned, brushed wool that has been prepared to be spun into yarn. Instead, I interlock the fibers densely together by stabbing the mass repeatedly with a felting needle (approximately four inches long, very sharp, and studded with barbs). In order to shape a piece I stab the wool all over or in particular directions, compressing the surface and making the felt increasingly dense. The process is extremely time- and labor-intensive, as every centimeter of the piece is stabbed to fasten down parts, add mass, and tighten the surface.
I choose my subject matter in response to the wool itself, in a way. Working with wool has led me to explore concepts of hard and soft, starting within the confines of traditional sculpture subjects."

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Happy Easter!

A little late, but I saw these amazing eggs and I had to share.

"Slovenian artist, Franc Grom creates egg art using an electric boring tool. The results are stunning and as laborious as the finest of craftsmen from centuries past. The eggs that Grom creates have approximately 2,500 to 3,500 holes (he has been known to drill up to17,000 in one piece). The results are simply amazing. Who would have thought that something so delicate could be made even more fragile and precious."

Monday, March 24, 2008

Matt Stuart Shoots People

Matt Stuart's talent is being at the right place at the right time. His photographs tell interesting, humorous stories while retaining sharp artistic composition. Practicing his art for seven years now, Matt shoots between 15 and 20 rolls of film per week. His favorite places to shoot include Oxford Circus, Martin Place in Sydney, Fifth and 42nd in New York, and outside his apartment in Moorgate (central London).

"I never communicate with subjects while photographing them. I like to be invisible. It is more of a challenge. I consider myself to be a confident guy and have no problems with what I do, so I don't sneak about too much. I just do it. I think if you worry or sneak around you give off those vibes and you’re more likely to get spotted. If you are happy with what you do and don't feel shy about it, most people won't even realize you are there." -Matt Stuart