“Call of Couture” is a new series of dog sculptures composed of thousands of crayons in the theme of high fashion by Nashville, Tennessee-based artist Herb William. In this series, 15 different breeds of dogs are sculptured looks have been inspired by either an iconic fashion designer or a distinct style, such as Burberry Bulldog and Louis Vuitton Doberman. Meticulously composed from an expansive array of colored sticks, the forms are adhered by bonding the paper that encircles each crayon, not the wax, completely covering the volume that Williams carves or casts. While his works are often childlike, they are meant to pose intriguing questions for adults. As he states, “My intent is to continue to seriously create art that looks at itself unseriously.”
It looks like pencil is not only drawing tools any more since more and more artists choose it as their art canvas. We have featured many creative pencil carving works on our site and today we will bring you another set of stunning pencil tip sculptures by Salavat Fidai. The subjects of his work range far and wide, if a little close to pop-culture. Star Wars notables Darth Vader and master Yoda make appearances, so does Bart Simpson, as well as such 3D animated characters like Rango and Wall-E. Like Fidai’s work? You can find more on his behance page.
These stunning, free flowing glass sculptures are created by K. William LeQuier by using a unique style he’s developed – carve glass into a myriad of textures using a sandblaster and a diamond saw. Though labor-intensive, this work resulted in unexpected and exciting results. Every sculpture starts with a rough sketch. From that, he produces a template to scale. Then, as the artist explains, “Thin strips of adhesive rubber are arranged one at a time on each plate of glass. When the plate is sandblasted, the rubber acts as a resist. The rest of the plate is cut away leaving only what was protected by the rubber. After each plate is sandblasted the plates are then glued together with a special UV curing epoxy.” Sanding is done with a belt sander and details are carved with a diamond tip. The artist creates the base and armature on which the sculpture rests all by hand.
If you ever wonder how frozen ocean wave looks like, Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma who are two glass artists from Kela’s, a glass art gallery in Kauai, Hawaii, have the right answer for you. Since they are surrounded by water on a daily basis, they’ve developed a unique talent for capturing the power and motion of the sea. Alough they are properly not the right vases for flower, they are excellent conversation pieces nonetheless. You can find more beautiful glass art inspired by ocean on Marsha and Paul’s website.