Houston-based artist, Elaine Bradford, has created a mind-blowing permanent installation at the Vinson Neighborhood Library. Her masterpiece involves a life-sized baby elephant who is, basically, shooting hand-knit sweaters onto a circling flock of geese. Elaine’s color palette was inspired by the Houston Zoo’s tropical bird habitat. Chisel 3D assisted her vision by sculpting the 7 and a half-foot tall baby elephant. Elaine has paired with writer, J.D.Ho and illustrator, Rene Cruz, to create a book which explains the colorful story of the fascinating characters, entitled, “Pachikadi and His Flying Friends“. The book is available at the library for readers to check out. To see all of Elaine’s breath-taking sculptures, installations and crafty art, visit her website and Flickr photostream!
Category Archives: Fiber Art
French design company, Frédérique Morrel, is composed of a husband and wife team of Aaron Levin and Frédérique Morrel. Together, they create life-sized tapestry of taxidermy-esk sculptures. Their intricate needlework was featured during Paris Design Week 2011. Made from polyurethane taxidermy molds and then covered in vintage needlework with real antlers, for the deer entitled “Ma Biche” . The couple says, “Our products have been carefully re-made using vintage needlework saved from oblivion in the interest of the redemption of the painstaking work involved in their original creation. When wandering around markets or garage sales we’re often very saddened to see discarded embroidery. We think about the love, time, craftsmanship and patience that went into creating such beautiful things and find it so sad that they end up unwanted and for sale for a few dollars. all of those wonderful tablecloths, doilies and cushions and the skills that are evident in those discarded things are in danger of being lost to future generations.” To see more of the dynamic duo’s amazing work, visit their website here. (via designboom)
Laura Plansker is an uber-talented artist that creates photo-diorama’s that I truly can not take my eyes off. Laura’s dynamic cast showcases a full range of emotions and intent- from sinister characters to equally happy ones. Her meticulous eye for detail and emotionally charged scenes make her the perfect candidate for the next cult-following artist. She will be a part of a new book by Russ Kick, where she will be creating a diorama for George Orwell’s “Animal Farm“. To see more of Laura Plansker’s amazing art, check out her website here, where you can purchase cards and limited edition prints. (via Drawn)