A bit of art love to inspire your day! Images from left to right:
- I don’t know what’s more amazing about these leaf bowls – the fact they are made from real maple leaves or that their maker is 89-years-old! Artist Kay Sekimachi uses Kozo paper (a thin Japanese paper made from Kozo trees), watercolor and Krylon coating to turn fallen maple leaves into works of art. See more beautiful pictures at Lost at E-Minor.
- How about this for a party table? The UP Balloon Table by designer/master illusionist Christopher Duffy, featuring steel rods for strings that prop up metal orb balloons which support the glass top. It can be yours for a cool US$11,500 (or thereabouts!). Another Lost at E-Minor find.
- Wes21 (aka Swiss artist Remo Lienhard) loves to throw a can of aerosol around and come up with larger-than-life science-fiction-like scenarios on the walls of buildings. You can buy prints of his work at Soon Editions and see more of his work at Fubiz.
- Who’d have thought galvanised wire could transform so magnificently into life-like and life-sized animal sculptures? British artist Kendra Haste’s work is amazing. She says: ‘What interests me most about studying animals is identifying the spirit and character of the individual creatures’. Learn more and see more of her work on her website.
- You know how much I love the surreal, well Lithuanian photographer Ceslovas Cesnakevicius comes up trumps for me with his out-of-this-world photographs. So whimsical, imaginative and thought-provoking … I could hang his work on my walls any day. See more at Creative Boom.