Patrick Dougherty’s “branchwork” art
patrick dougherty's “branchwork” art , where he makes fantastic sculptures and huts (for lack of a better word) from saplings, branches, and twigs - but he has some new installations that deserve another look.
This one above is called the Na Hale ‘o waiai, Hawaiian for “Wild dwellings built from strawberry guava.”
Patrick’s website: Stickwork.net
Created by Albizu Rondon
graypants - glowing garage at lakes edge
David Harber Design that allows us to celebrate the Unforeseeable Illusion and Passing of Time
David Harber is the artist behind this magnificent collection of custom designed built sundials, garden sculptures and water features. These unique pieces of his based on contemporary three dimension design can be found in gardens and centers all over the world, for example: in Portals Nous in Mallorca. David tells us that his designs help to celebrate unpredictability, illusion and passing time. Since 1992 he has been immersed in designing these unique and fascinating pieces using a wide range of materials such as brass, copper, bronze stainless steel and stone.
"Many artists have made work that communicates their thoughts and feelings about the social issues of their time. My works are in the same line and I hope that my works make small positive changes by giving people interest and stimulation.The theme of my work is to represent complex, ambiguous and uncomfortable relationships between man and other lives. Nature and animals has been an object of art for a long time. And, it will be continued until the fall of human being, although the point of view has been changed."
One side shows a blurry painting resembling a distorted, disturbing face. The other reveals the calm, comforting expression of an anime character. The journey back-and-forth between those images are what make the works of Makoto Taniguchi so special. Only able to see the blurry image at first, one has to move around the mirror to try and get a glimpse of the clear painting on the other side.
Worth a double-take.