Happy Weekend

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1/Christo floats a 3km walkway across an Italian lake  2/This company is revolutionizing the way we put on sunscreen  3/Thirteen animals made from 13 circles  4/Glittering galaxy-inspired donuts  5/Works by Van Gogh recreated by swirling pain in water  6/Lifelike wooden animals sculpted using a chainsaw  7/MI Guitar can make us all experts  8/This plate absorbs excess oil from food  9/Ceramic shards found on the beach are turned into chopstick rests using kintsugi  10/Shitty Rigs, a tumblr of DIY filmmaking rigs  11/A turntable that lets your friends know what you’re listening to  12/Tattoos that integrate ink with body curvature

 

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1/Courtney Mattison’s Our Changing Seas  2/Backyard Spaces  3/Benoit Paille’s Surreal Mexico  4/Abeego  5/Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains  6/House Plant Mobiles  7/Bodil Jane  8/The Dreslyn Tarot Deck + Guidebook  9/Rose Wong

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Courtney Mattison / Our Changing Seas Series

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Courtney Mattison creates amazing large-scale sculptural installations, the most impressive of which is a series of three called Our Changing Seas. The first is based on interviews conducted with marine researchers, artists, and marine environmental professionals, the second depicts a 360º transition of a healthy coral reef to a bleached one and back again, and the third explores the rapid transition corals in the tropics and subtropics are making as a result of climate change.

 

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Angel Oloshove

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Angel Oloshove‘s sculpture and pottery pieces are downright dreamy in their abstractness. You can’t help but see her past experience as a toy designer in Tokyo trying to escape from the seams of each piece.

 

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Jess Riva Cooper / Viral Series

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Toronto-based Jess Riva Cooper is a mega talented sculptor who loves to incorporate color and illustration into her pieces. Flora entangle themselves around busts in her Viral Series, II, and III, taking over the human body in an almost parasitic way.

I study the foundation myths of the Dybbuk in Yiddish folklore and reinterpret these traditional stories through a female lens. I also investigate fallen economic and environmental climates in cities where houses have become feral, disappearing behind ivy, trees and Kudzu vines that were planted generations ago. I see a direct parallel between my interest in insidious plant life and a malevolent Dybbuk spirit, which takes over the human body.

 

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Dan Lam

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Want. To. Touch.

Dan Lam‘s sculptures are so otherworldly and organic that it’s difficult to not want to reach out and touch them with your own fingertips. The magic comes from polyurethane foam, resin, and acrylic on wood panel, but I think the real answer is Mars.

 

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Lorien Stern

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Colorful, fun, and full of personality. Anyone who creates art with those descriptors most likely embodies them, and I think California artist Lorien Stern most definitely does. I’m partial to the colorful shark heads! Check out her shop here.

 

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Valerie Hammond

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I think we can all agree that Valerie Hammond‘s wax sculptures are creepy and so freaking awesome. Working with wax, silk, and wire, she manipulates each delicate material to create these mildly disturbing results. Please don’t stop, Valerie. Please don’t stop.

 

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