Tag: wood

Feb 20, 2014

Minas Tirith Made From 420,000 Matchsticks

Minas Tirith Made From 420,000 Matchsticks

Minas Tirith (aka the White City and City of the Kings) is the capital of Gondor, a fictional city and castle from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Completed in 2010 after three years of work, artist Pat Acton recreated the famed city using 420,000 meticulously placed matchsticks and a lot of glue. He used an additional…

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Feb 2, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Shadow Cube

Picture of the Day: The Shadow Cube

THE SHADOW CUBE Artwork by ANILA QUAYYUM AGHA Website | See.me | Indiana U. Profile | Facebook In this amazing light and shadow installation by Anila Quayyum Agha, we see a large-scale patterned wood cube with an interior light source that projects brilliant shadow patterns on the surrounding walls. Entitled Intersections (6.5′…

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Jan 23, 2014

Galloping Horses Made from Driftwood

Galloping Horses Made from Driftwood

James Doran-Webb is a British artist currently based in the Philippines. James, whose parents are antique dealers, spent much of his childhood travelling; living in countless cities as his parents pursued antiques and artworks. Additionally, much of his childhood was spent in the workshops of his parents’ antiques restoration company. This unique upbringing ignited…

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Jan 15, 2014

How to Turn a Block of Wood Into a Box of Money

How to Turn a Block of Wood Into a Box of Money

Artwork by RANDALL ROSENTHAL It all starts here. Artist Randall Rosenthal takes three pieces of white pine and glues them together. Once dried it will be one solid block. Artwork by RANDALL ROSENTHAL Artwork by RANDALL ROSENTHAL The rough outline begins. Randall knows what he wants to do. Artwork by…

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Nov 21, 2013

This is the World’s Longest Wood Carving. It was Made from a Single Tree Trunk

This is the World’s Longest Wood Carving. It was Made from a Single Tree Trunk

November 14, 2013 marked the ninth annual Guinness World Records Day, where people around the globe attempt to break world records. Unveiled that day at the Palace Museum in Beijing was an astonishing wooden sculpture by Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui. The wooden carving took four years to complete. The sculpture, carved from a single…

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Nov 11, 2013

10 Pieces of Furniture Held Together by Tension

10 Pieces of Furniture Held Together by Tension

Robby Cuthbert is an artist and designer based out of Palo Alto, California. After studying sculpture and architecture at Williams College, Cuthbert now creates furniture and sculptures under his own studio, Robby Cuthbert Design. On his website, Cuthbert says that he uses tools such as CNC machines, laser cutters and 3D printers to assist…

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Nov 4, 2013

Maskull Lasserre Carves a Spine into the Handle of an Axe

Maskull Lasserre Carves a Spine into the Handle of an Axe

Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist, born in Alberta in 1978. After spending much of his childhood in South Africa, he returned to Canada for school; receiving his BFA in Visual Art and Philosophy from Mount Allison and his MFA in Sculpture from Concordia. Currently working out of studios in Montreal and Ottawa, Lasserre’s…

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