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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Shauna Richardson is a brilliant sculptor/mad scientist who merges teddy-bears and taxidermy. Her creation has coined the term, Crochetdermy. Sculpting life-sized, and sometimes larger than life-sized, animals using friendly and approachable materials. What is even more amazing is that she will be touring around the East Midlands as part of London’s 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Artist’s Take the Lead. Shauna created three monstrous lions which represent Richard the Lionheart’s three lion crest, to celebrate London’s rich history and invite spectators to participate in the activities. Breathtaking! Shauna invites everyone to join in on the fun of the Lion Heart Project! Check it out how to pledge patchwork, here. To find out more about this amazing artist and see the rest of her Crochetdermy series, check out her website, here.
Kristen Wicklund likes to play with our heads.. in the most amazing textile fiber art way. What appears to be soft and pliable is actually.. porcelain: unbending, cold- yet, just as beautiful. Her lace is crocheted entirely out of plastic bags that she collected around New York City. Kristen is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer whose work has been featured in Brides Magazine, Elle Decoration-China, Design*Sponge, Hand/Eye and will soon be featured in a book showcasing the history of dinner plates. She’s a show stopper, and it’s easy to see why. To see more of her beautiful creations, check out her website, here. She also makes the most amazing porcelain peanut necklaces which are on sale at etsy right here! I put pictures below. Awesome. I love it!