Lin Cheung / Delayed Reactions

 

Simple statement pins are generally intended as a cheap throwaway, but Lin Cheung has reimagined them as more in her Delayed Reactions series. Rather than cheap metal, Cheung used semi-precious materials and stones to make her carved brooches. Her approach to designing and reinterpreting traditional jewelery and objects is a personal response to everyday experiences and observations – in this case her mixed emotions about current affairs.

 

 

 

 

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James Lake

 

Sculptor James Lake chose cardboard with which to create his lifelike sculptures because it’s a non-traditional option and he wouldn’t need a studio to work. He later found the benefits to include how inexpensive the material is and how easy it is to recycle! And by blurring the line between high and lowbrow art and making sculpture affordable, Lake has been able to take his art to the community through resources and workshops.

 

 

 

 

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Nobel Truong’s Acrylic Plants

 

If warmer weather hasn’t quite reached you yet, consider Nobel Truong‘s acrylic plants. The extensive line features translucent cacti, lamps, leaves, and other accessories inspired by Bauhaus architecture and the Memphis Group. Check out Truong’s shop to bring a piece home!

 

 

 

 

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Luke O’Sullivan

 

Luke O’Sullivan‘s architecturally inspired sculptures and prints are endlessly fascinating. He uses screen printed drawings to create 2D and 3D works that explore undiscovered underground places.

Early interests in Nintendo games, maps, and science fiction movies contribute to the playful nature of my art. I like to describe my process as creating a lego set using my own hand drawn pieces. I use those pieces to create elaborate sculptures of cities, labyrinths and fantastical objects. Exploration and adventure are central to everything I make with each drawing and sculpture contributing to an ongoing catalogue of a strange invented world.

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Haylee Ebersole

 

I’m really excited to share the work of Pittsburgh-based artist Haylee Ebersole with you because she uses an unusual material – dehydrated gelatin. Four years ago she bought 100 pounds of the stuff, learned about its chemistry, and has been using that same quantity to create her sculptures over and over again. Different additives create different textures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ben Russell / The Cactus House

 

My plants have been keeling over left and right this winter, I think I’ve lost five so far. Maybe it’s time to turn towards something a bit sturdier – like Ben Russell‘s The Cactus House. His beautiful stone art pieces mimic the bold organic forms of cacti and aren’t sure to wither any time soon.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lost Object

 

One man’s trash being another’s treasure very well may be The Lost Object‘s favorite phrase. The anonymous artist works with discarded and abandoned materials to create installations and sculptures through a zen process where nothing is set in stone except achieving balance and harmony.

I make stuff from junk. I pick up messes and try to make them into something I think looks good. I use the junk from the city, I use the stuff from the field, I use the bits in the forest, and the things in the trash. I hunt, I collect, I gather, but only what I need for the work, for the play. Color, shape, composition. Some lost stuff gets found again.

 

 

 

 

 

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