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!
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Farhad Moshiri, Iranian artist, uses a contradictory tool to display the aptly titled installation “Life is Beautiful”. The ornate typography is stabbed directly into the gallery wall using hundred of knives. There is a sense of sarcastic ambiguity within Farhad’s piece. The artist believes there is room for interpretation and prefers to view the installation with a sense of lightheartedness. Attending the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) for art and filmaking, before receiving international acclaim, Farhad is known for pushing the limits of texture and materials. To see more of Farhad Moshiri’s amazing masterpieces, please visit Galerie Perotin. For an extra treat, check out an interview with Farhad Moshiri, here. (via swissmiss)