Floral Bird Feeder

January 11th, 2012 - 


Ellen Freeman is a specialist in ceramic. The artist confesses that she learned all by herself the ceramic art. She is specialized in stoneware products and porcelain and she is very happy to use botanical elements in her art. I was very happy to get myself inspired by her creative solutions in how to make some bird houses. (more…)

How can I recycle paper into lighting pendant lamps?

December 2nd, 2011 - 


Allison Patrick is an artist from New York that experiments the work in recycled materials. Zipper and Lighting shop provides unique lighting pendant lamps made from recycled materials. This fun summer light is created from Cocktail Umbrellas and a paper lantern, and is a fun and festive way to brighten up any backyard barbecue or summer party! The overall light is approximately 16 inches (40.64 cm) and features brightly (more…)

Dead books transformed into pieces of art by carving technique

July 6th, 2011 - 

What I nice idea to decorate your shelves! Instead of throwing old books, the Australian artist Kylie Stillman uses them and she carves beautiful artworks: trees and different plants: a pine tree, an oak or a maple tree. She considers books that are no longer useful, real canvas where she can artistically express herself: “I like to work with books because they have their own stories and history that they bring to the art.
I carve into the pages and the covers of the books create a frame for the pictures.” She finds books in second-hand shops or she receives unuseful or outdated books from family and friends.  After that, she works sometimes months for
each artwork and in the meantime she is trying to put all her thought together and to relax.
I like the idea of cyclicity: trees are carved in books that once were real trees:)

Bee art and sculptures by Aganetha Dyck

June 22nd, 2011 - 

The plexiglass house, Masked ball series, The Queen, Dragon Slayer, are just a few of the projects Aganetha Dyck is doing as a sculptor. The multi media Canadian artist is interested in the connection between human beings and other species. She studied a lot the bee’s use of sound, their dance and vibration and their sight.
She was in the Netherlands and UK to research this issues: she studied the flowers and she visited The Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Britain. She was in rance where she worked for 3 months in a studio in Troyes. Since 1991,
Aganetha Dyck
is working with honeybees to create art: nice sculptures that are colorful and covered in honeycomb structures.She confesses that she is interested mostly in small things in life, usually things that are ignored by most of the people. 

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