Category Archives: ART

Olaf Mooji’s Braincar – giant brain sculpture fused onto a car

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(image credit: Olaf Mooji)

on the first glance, you may think this is just a mobile sculpture of a giant brain fused into an used car but it is more than that. created by The Netherlands-based artist Olaf Mooji, the Braincar, as it is called, has a camera perched on top of the ‘brain’ that captures and stores images and videos as it travels around in the day, and as night falls, these footages are ‘remixed’ and projected from within this giant brain sculpture. the Olaf Mooji’s Braincar poses the question: what if the car itself has its own conscious? interesting thoughts there. don’t you think so? Continue reading Olaf Mooji’s Braincar – giant brain sculpture fused onto a car

awesome Star Wars-inspired furniture created by R9

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(credit: R9) 70’s Falcon and Carbon Freeze Coffee Table | from £950.00 | www.r-9.org.uk

if you are a true-blue Star Wars fan, then you probably would want everything around you to be Star Wars related. how about adding a coffee table or two to the list? let’s face it. LucasArt will never dish out such a product, let alone furniture for our Star Wars fix but thankfully, we have R9 – a UK-based designed studio that specializes in “science fiction based sculpture and functional art” – to quench our thirst for Star Wars inspired furniture. on list of the aforementioned work includes Carbon Freeze coffee table and the 70’s Falcon coffee table. Continue reading awesome Star Wars-inspired furniture created by R9

Ayrton Senna’s 1991 McLaren turned into an art installation

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(image credit: Adam Jacob/Coys) 1991 McLaren MP4/6 – Ex Ayrton Senna Championship Winning Car S | €auction | www.coys.co.uk

most of us knows that Formula One cars are used for one season but do you know what happens to the used Formula One cars. well, what you see here is one example how old cars are being used. in this case, this 1991 McLaren MP4/6 – Ex Ayrton Senna Championship Winning Car S was taken apart and given to artist Jay Burridge by McLaren International sometime in 1991 to create a sculpture out of McLaren cars. the result? the car given was transformed into a life-size model kit that would certainly make any grown man weep with joy. Continue reading Ayrton Senna’s 1991 McLaren turned into an art installation

art student made swim goggles using fish scales

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(credit: Erik de Laurens)

i didn’t think fish scales would have any use other than going straight into the trash. however, one art student by the name of Erik de Laurens from the Royal College of Art explored the idea of using fish scales as material for more useful items in life. using just heat and pressure, Erik managed to bond the scales together without adding any bonding agents. the resultant material is what he dubs as “fish scale plastic” which were then used to create items like swim goggles, tumblers and eyeglass frames and even a table with an inlay of a fish. more images of Erick de Laurens’ work of art after the break. Continue reading art student made swim goggles using fish scales

steampunk: Tom Banwell’s Tauruscat Dream Helmet

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what you see here is probably what a thinking helmet would like in the steampunk era. created by artist Tom Banwell, the Tauruscat Dream Helmet is the latest to join this leather and resin maestro’s line of crazy steampunk mask, helmet and raygun creations. check out a few more images after the break. if you love steampunk, then i am sure you can relate to Tom’s works. Continue reading steampunk: Tom Banwell’s Tauruscat Dream Helmet

Chris Burden’s Metropolis II completed with skyscrapers [video]

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(credit: via Make)

remember the awe-inspiring (and noisy) kinetic sculpture that involves over a thousands die-cast cars that we featured back in November 2010? after seven months and presumably lots of sweat and blood (and dough), it has been transformed into a colorful metropolis complete with skyscrapers. i am sure it is all worth it as this magnificent sculpture was reportedly sold for “millions of dollars.” if you ask me, i thought the metropolis II, as it is called, looks like a city jumped out of a comic book. Continue reading Chris Burden’s Metropolis II completed with skyscrapers

this steampunk R2-D2 is created from recycled materials

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if you think the steampunk illustration of Star Wars characters are cool, wait till you check out the steampunk R2-D2 conjured by UK-based artist AmoebaBoy. like the incredible junkyard Transformers that we featured a couple of months back, this R2-D2 is also made from recycled materials. i love how the planks formed the body of the iconic droid. for some reason, it kind of reminds me of the wooden beer keg and no, i am not an beer-coholic. the use of meters, pipings and the staple brass tone, make it unmistakably steampunk. speaking of which, i have secretly wished for a remake of Star Wars: Steampunk to hit the big screen. Continue reading this steampunk R2-D2 is created from recycled materials

Casualties of War: toy soldiers depicting the flip side of wars

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(credit: Dorothy)

think of the little toy soldiers that guys used to play when they were a child. now, think of the flip side of the war such as the social unrest and psychological trauma that war veterans suffer. put these together and you will get Casualties of War as created by Dorothy, a group of like-mined people that design stuff. these figurines are styled in the familiar green toy soldiers form which most of us are familiar with. i have a bunch those when i was kid but that doesn’t do anything positive except for encouraging wars. however, Dorothy’s 7-cm (2.76-inches) tall plastic moulded figurines speak of something more sinister behind the face of war. Continue reading Casualties of War: toy soldiers depicting the flip side of wars

Cindy Sherman print sold for a record $3.9 million

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(credit: Cindy Sherman via Popular Photography)

believe it. what you see here is the image of the most expensive photograph ever to be sold in an auction. the photograph in question is Cindy Sherman‘s “Untitled #96” from 1981 which was sold at a record breaking $3.89 million to art dealer Philippe Segalot at the Christie’s auction last week. so what’s Mr. Segalot going to do with this $3.9 million photo? flip it? or keep it? whatever it is, it better be well shield and protected. Continue reading Cindy Sherman print sold for a record $3.9 million

the Log Chop Bench is literally carved out of a real log

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(credit: David Long & Antoine Morris)

the idea is simple and unconventional at the same time: take a piece of natural piece of log (a huge one, that is) from a dead tree and had a professional Lumberjill carve out seats with brute strength and surgical precision. the resulting crude seats are then mediated by fine, hand-sewn upholstery by a motorcycle saddle maker. all these were done without any drawings, much less any concrete final plan. well, you could say it is a part abstract, part impromptu sculpture. Continue reading the Log Chop Bench is literally carved out of a real log