Art can be anything and making a bread can be art as well. Especially the bread made by Tokyo-based baker Ran just bring you a whole new knowledge of how bread can look like. Inspired by her son’s drawings and nature designs such as flower, fruit and animal, Ran hide those beautiful pattern inside the loaves of bread. And the best part is all those artistic masterpieces are made with natural flavors and colors like cocoa, beetroot, spinach and more. Although Ran didn’t share how she makes this type of bread. But from what we can learn in our previous post about Watermelon Bread, the process is probably similar – different colored dough are carefully positioned and then rolled into a round loaf. However, you never know how the end result is going to look, so every adorable looking bread presented here might has gone through many failures.
For most people, traditional anatomical mounts are quite crucial and fading out in their decoration options. However, having a aniaml head trophy on the wall is still attractive for some people. To meet the request and protect animal at the same time, Artist Kelly Rene Jelinek fabricates life-sized replicas of taxidermied animal heads using fragments of upholstery fabric. The artist begins with the same foam mounts utilized by actual taxidermists to which she applies shreds of fabric, yarn, rubber, resin (or found) antlers, and glass marble eyes. Alougth, these creation is not realistic, they do looks awesome and surprisingly modern. As Jelinek said “I find that I am constantly trying to make “real life” more magical and extraordinary through the artwork that I create.” If you like them, you can follow her on Instagram. Moreover, Jelinek sells many of her original works on Etsy for those who want to collect them.
Fusion Framee, an interesting project by Darryl Cox where Cox unites a reclaimed tree branch and a picture frame into a kind of their own, into an extraordinary piece of art. When finished, each one exhibits many individual characteristics, but in a singular, harmonized style. To create such frame, Cox usually first finds a unique frame and then spends a day in the Central Oregon forest searching for a just right piece of tree branch to blend with the frame is gratifying in and of itself. As you can imagine, each project involves woodworking, painting, and a bit of sculpting, which takes many of hours hard working. Of course, the end result is quite impressive. Those tree branch look like naturally grow out of the frame or in the other word, frame naturally evolve from the tree limb.
You can explore many more pieces by Cox on his website and in his online shop. Of course, if you think $2000+ price is quite expensive for a frame, there are lots of affordable art & design products out there. You just need to find by yourself.
How much complicated paper-cut can be? Bovey Lee (previous) just raise my bar again and again. After moved from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles and get inspired by two diiferent countries’ living styles, Bovey Lee created a new serires of paper artworks to display the features and landscapes of her old and new lives as if twisted together on the spiraling tracks of rollercoasters. Cut by hand from Chinese xuan paper, the pieces depict collisions of skyscrapers and flower bouquets, buffalos carrying mountainous stacks of suitcases, or wedding cakes are surrounded by storm clouds. As Bovey said, “In these works, I draw parallels between one’s romantic relationship and our relationship with nature. While seeking balance, eternity, stability, and harmony in both relationships, the journey we take on are often complex, dramatic, changing, and lopsided. But there is also incredible beauty, energy, richness, and even whimsy in chaos and imperfections through the ups and downs, and trial and error.”