Tag: carving

Jul 10, 2014

The Craziest Haircuts You Will See Today

The Craziest Haircuts You Will See Today

Master barber Rob ‘The Original’ Ferrel is a hair artist from Los Angeles, California and currently based in San Antonio, Texas where he owns and operates his own barbershop. Rob is well-known for his creative hair portraits using people’s hair and scalp as his canvas. The artist has amassed a large following online, especially…

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Jul 2, 2014

Miniature Columns and Pillars Carved Into Marble

Miniature Columns and Pillars Carved Into Marble

Artist and sculptor Matthew Simmonds carves small-scale interiors into marble. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with stone buildings, Matthew’s work takes stone architecture (particularly sacred stone architecture) as a central theme. Making a play of architectural spaces on a small-scale, the solid stone is opened up to reveal internal worlds, often intricately carved, in which…

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Jun 19, 2014

Bottled Smoke Art by Jim Dingilian

Bottled Smoke Art by Jim Dingilian

Jim Dingilian creates incredible subtractive images from bottles filled with smoke. The artist begins by coating the bottles’ inner surfaces with smoke. He then uses brushes and small implements mounted on the ends of dowels to reach inside. With a steady hand, Jim slowly and selectively erases certain areas. The smoke which remains on…

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Jun 11, 2014

Hand Carved Skulls Into Mother of Pearl Shells

Hand Carved Skulls Into Mother of Pearl Shells

In this amazing series by Gregory Raymond Halili, skulls are hand carved and painted with oil on raw, gold-lip and black-lip Philippine mother-of-pearl shells. Mother of pearl also known as nacre, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating…

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Jun 5, 2014

Acid-Etched Metal Art from the Renaissance

Acid-Etched Metal Art from the Renaissance

Information below from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Etching, derived from an ancient Germanic word for ‘eat’, uses corrosive acids to bite designs into hard surfaces like metal. The background can either be eaten away so the design stands out in relief, or the design itself can be bitten into the surface. The…

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Apr 28, 2014

This is an Olive Pit. It was Carved in 1737

This is an Olive Pit. It was Carved in 1737

A mere 3.4 cm (1.34 inches) in length and 1.6 cm (0.63 inches) tall, this carved olive pit from 1737 is one of the most intricate artworks you will see. The perfectly preserved Carved Olive-Stone Boat was crafted by artist Ch’en Tsu-chang during China’s Ch’ing dynasty. The sculpture is on display at the National…

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Mar 20, 2014

A Block of Wood Carved Into a Stack of Papers and Magazines

A Block of Wood Carved Into a Stack of Papers and Magazines

Randall Rosenthal (featured previously) is an American artist well known for his hyperrealistic wood sculptures carved from a single block of wood. After receiving his BFA from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Rosenthal actually began his career as a surrealist painter. While he has shifted to sculpture he still incorporates his talents…

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