Tiny World in a Bottle by Akinobu Izumi
Japanese artist Akinobu Izumi creates miniature worlds within small glass bottles (H 22m / 0.9 inches, D 12mm / 0.5 inches), depicting scenes from a sunken ship, a couple in a park, underwater creatures to dinosaurs. Tokyo-based artist and architectural model maker has created the series “A Tiny World in a Bottle”. Using intricately cut paper, little pieces of cork and when necessary, liquid paraffin for a floating effect, he fills thumb-size bottles with creatures, ships and curious scenes.
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Tiny World in a Bottle by Akinobu Izumi
Talented artist David Kracov
– American sculptor, painter, animator and designer, known worldwide for his work. His exclusive sculptures are in collections of many celebrities and Hollywood stars.
Meanwhile, it all started long ago when he was 12 year-old teenager, recognized as one of the most talented young artists. Building his portfolio since the age of 12, he was featured as one of the youngest artists ever to showcase in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
David developed his raw talent by pursuing and receiving a degree from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. He then began working with clay. Besides, has published several books, including in Russian. Here you can see a beautiful collection of sculptures of metal and polymer clay made by talented artist Kracov.
Bottle caps pictures by Molly B Right
American self-taught artist Molly B. Right began painting at the age of thirty. Born in North Carolina, Molly B. Right works and lives in South Carolina now. One day, Molly decided to use bottle caps to create mosaic paintings. The idea was very great and the next year Molly created several works consisting entirely of bottle caps. Meanwhile, on one of such pictures the artist uses from three to seven thousand caps. The average size of works ranging from 2 to 4 square meters, and weight (with sheet iron-base) not less than 50 kg.
Animal Figurines by Jay Strongwater
Famous New York based designer Jay Strongwater is famous for his beautiful fashion jewelry and other high-end items. In particular, jewelry boxes, clocks, home decor, picture frames, and other handcrafted items. “In essence, I’ve created my own niche, the jeweler turning his meticulous eye and art on a world beyond a woman’s wrist, neck, and ears. Fascinated by the idea of taking the everyday objects around us and turning them into jewels for the home. Today, that can mean anything from miniature enamel boxes to floral mirrors, all seemingly purloined from some enchanted forest where Swarovski crystals fall like snowflakes.” – Jay
Konstantin Vasilyev Russian artist
Creative collection of artworks by a talented Russian artist Konstantin Vasilyev (1942-1976) consists of more than 400 works. Among them – painting and drawn portraits, landscapes, surrealistic compositions, epic paintings of mythological and battle genre. Unfortunately, Vasilyev has lived a short life, killed when he was 34 years old.
The boy began painting in early childhood, and his parents sent their son to Moscow art school. After finishing art school, Vasilyev entered the Kazan art institute. Noteworthy, Vasilyev found his own style and direction in painting. In particular – historical images of different eras, the manifestation of the greatness of spirit that makes a man – human.
Vintage Holiday Advertising
Looking back at 50 – 70 years ago, vintage commercials are so cute and naive. And to be completely happy you need a hoover in the morning, or some bottles of pepsi and a pack of “Kent”. In addition, the ideal Santa – drinking beer and smoking Turkish “Murad”. However, we still sigh and say nostalgically old good times. Advertising, the promotion of goods or services through the use of slogans, images, and other attention-getting devices, has existed for thousands of years, but by the late 1990s in the United States it had become ubiquitous, permeating almost every aspect of American life. Advertising and brand logos appeared regularly on T-shirts, baseball caps, key chains, clothing, plastic cups and mugs. Also, garbage cans, bicycle racks, parking meters, the bottom of golf cups, in public restrooms, on mouse pads, and in public school hallways. Meanwhile, schools, located near major airports, and school rooftops were just for ads. And the quest for new advertising venues never stopped. Advertising conquered all possible places – even cows grazing near a highway (in Canada), and on the edible skins of hot dogs.
Russian New Year images from Andrew and Vicka Gabriht
Could Andrew Gabriht have imagined that one day he would return to Russia from America? And for the love to Russian handicrafts? First, he and his wife moved to the U.S. in the late 1980s, where they set up a studio. Meanwhile, they brought their designs for the production to Russia. Noteworthy, the idea of combining different styles became fundamental for the artists. In particular, Andrew and Vic created art objects, filled with the Russian spirit, but containing the Western motifs. As a result, today we see a varied collection of toys, which combines folklore and religious themes of the various nations. Also, they harmoniously intertwine several types of traditional painting and folk crafts. In particular, Khokhloma, Gorodetsky painting on wood, Palekh icon painting and Fedoskino miniature painting.
However, most of the collection consists of images of Christmas: Santa Claus, snowmen and fairy tales, breathable Russian traditions.