Filigree Paper Cut by Emma Van Leest
Born in 1978 in Melbourne, Australia, Emma Van Leest is a talented paper artist. She cuts her own albums of fabulous even filigree paper works. Undountedly, such delicate and filigree work needs much talent, patience and skills. Emma Van Leest recalls “My mother taught me to sew when I was quite young, and since then I’ve enjoyed the repetitive and meditative nature of hand-scale sewing. Over time I became aware of the feminine traditions which I was connecting to. In particular, the transformative nature of handicrafts – the potential to transform an everyday and normal object or material. Such as plain cotton, paper or wool, into something beautiful, valuable and useful that would be treasured for generations”.
Category Archive: Art
Filigree Paper Cut by Emma Van Leest
Dream world by Naoto Hattori
Born in 1975 in Yokohama, Japanese artist Naoto Hattori studied Graphic Design in Tokyo. After graduation he moved to New York to study in the School of Visual Arts. Of his work, he says: “My vision is like a dream, whether it’s a sweet dream, a nightmare, or just a trippy dream. I try to see what’s really going on in my mind, and that’s a practice to increase my awareness in stream-of-consciousness creativity. I try not to label or think about what is supposed to be. Just take it in as it is and paint whatever I see in my mind with no compromise. That way, I create my own vision.”
Beautiful Chopard Luxury Watches
Introduced by the Swiss luxury watchmaker company collection XP Urushi reveals a wealth of original details imbued with a deep sense of poetry. Meanwhile, it was Kiichiro Masumura, a Japanese artist, called a “living National Treasure” in his country, who supervised the creation. In particular, nine unique dials made in Urushi, the ancestral Japanese art of lacquering. Traditionally, craftsmen get the varnish from the sap of the Urushi tree (lacquer tree), a tree which is mostly found in Japan or China. Noteworthy, the harvesting of the resin is possible only once a year and in very small quantities.
3D Pencil Drawings by Fredo
19 year-old Chilean artist Fredo (real name Wladimir Inostroza) draws absolutely mind-blowing three-dimensional pencil drawings. Noteworthy, they look like they’re about to jump off the sheet of paper or a page. According to the young talented artist, music is an integral part of his creative process. In particular, his biggest inspiration comes from bands like Tool, Explosions in the Sky.
Rainbow in the village Taichung
“Yes, this is just a rainbow, not the town!” – said the astonished tourists, when got to one of the streets of Taichung in Taiwan. Who would have thought that once they were ordinary and unremarkable! So bright and wonderful, like a rainbow, ordinary city block made by only one artist.
Lego sculptures by Nathan Sawaya
Born July 10, 1973, Nathan Sawaya is a New York based artist who builds custom three-dimensional models and large-scale mosaics. In particular, using popular everyday items and standard Lego toy bricks. And his unique, one-of-a-kind art creations – commissioned by companies, charities, individuals, museums and galleries. New York-based artist also creates works of art out of some of the most unlikely things.
A full-time independent artist, Sawaya shows his art in galleries in New York, Miami and Maui.
Noteworthy, Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world. His unique sculptures and touring exhibition inspire creativity around the globe. Born in Colville, Washington and raised in Veneta, Oregon, Sawaya’s childhood dreams were always fun. He drew cartoons, wrote stories, perfected magic tricks and also played with LEGO. According to Sawaya, he attended NYU, and after college he rediscovered LEGO not as a toy, but rather as a medium.
Wuhlheide Park of Miniatures in Berlin
Located in a forest, Wuhlheide Park of Miniatures is a recreation center for children and adults. And of course, it’s a destination for tourists. The park, in particular features miniature reproductions of famous sights of Berlin and Brandenburg. For today, there are more than 60 models of famous sights created on a scale of 1:25. Besides, new miniature attractions constantly appearing in the collection invite tourists to stroll through this wonderful place. Undoubtedly, it is always entertaining to see and walk through miniature versions of famous and known architectural buildings. Just a small city with small buildings. Meanwhile, it takes up to two years to build one model.
By the way, the ticket for an adult – 4 euros (children – 2 euros, children under 6 – free). Located next to the S-Karlshorst. Am Eichgestell 4, 12459 Berlin. Through the Google-maps: 52.468689,13.52676