The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
When we posted Patricia Pacinini's giant "Skywhale" hot air balloon we got to thinking about possible custom balloons and wondered why someone hadn't made an "Up" balloon yet. It turns out, someone has! The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is in its 35th year and over four days more than 150 hot air baloons floated across the city.

Aki Inomata's Plastic Hermit Crab Habitats

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Inspired and influenced by the architecture of major cities, Japanese artist Aki Inomata constructs intricate plastic habitats for hermit grabs. As hermit crabs grow they require larger shells and will exchange them with other crustaceans, so the habitats resembling the skyline of new york or a tokyo house become shelter for the crabs!

Intricate Paper Sculptures Rogan Brown

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 19, 2013
Drawing inspiration from natural organic forms, Rogan Brown looks for "patterns and repeated motifs that run through natural phenomena at different scales." Each piece involves a labor-intesive process creating thousands of hand-cut slices. "The finished artefact is really only the ghostly fossilized vestige of this slow, long process of realisation."

David Mach's Coat Hanger Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
We've posted the work of Scottish-based artist David Mach before. His magazine installations and sculptures are pretty incredible, appearing in waves and carrying everyday objects through the gallery with him. This morning we are admiring his coat hanger sculptures, which are quite impressive.

Forgotten and Abandoned Monuments in Former Yugoslavia

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
Photographer Jan Kempenaers toured the countryside of former countries that made up Yugoslavia and documented old, forgotten monuments. Many of the monuments are WWII and concentration camp memorials commissioned by president Josip Broz Tito in the 60s and 70s. Following the fall of socialism they were and remain abandoned and forgotten.

Wood Carvings by Mario Dilitz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Mario Dilitz is avery talented sculptor who combinestraditional sculptural knowledge and technical skills with contemporary issues, Mario manages to both manifest and unite contradictions that occur in human nature. His life-sized sculptures are created through a process of destruction and then construction, giving the high quality laminated wood a 'new form of stability, which wouldn't have been possible in its natural condition."

Sculptures by Michael Ferris Jr.

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 09, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the sculptures of Michael Ferris Jr. Constructed from reclaimed wood and pigmented wood glue, Michael creates portraits of people he knows, working to "imbue the portrait with a fully realized and personal human presence." Take a look at some wonderful process sketches along with his sculptures after the jump...

Jennifer Maestre's Pencil Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 05, 2013
Massachusetts-based artist Jennifer Maestre has taken the pencil as material to a whle new level. Whether it be sea urchins, or just original constructions, Maestre has proven that all you need is a few hundred pencils...

Portraits Made From Screws by Andrew Meyers

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
We're having fun this Friday morning with German-born, Spain-raised, and California-based artist Andrew Meyers and his portraits made from screws. Using thousands of screws, the artist drives them in at different depths to give the piece a unique sense of texture 3 dimensionality. Once the screws are in, he will paint over each individual (often 7,000-10,000) screw head by hand to create the finish portrait.

Tomáš Libertíny's Honeycomb Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Last week we took a look at a sculpture made entirely by bees (aka 3-Bee printing). This morning we take a look at Slovakian artist Tomas Libertiny's Beeswax, Steel, Glass, Plastic, and Resin sculptures that are then placed in a transparent case with thousands of bees who over time turn it into a honeycomb structure. Awesome.

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