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Jessica Joslin

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Jessica Joslin creates sculptures from animal bones combined with brass and other metal ornaments. She takes simple pieces of bone, skulls, horns, and beaks, and blends them with leather and metal to create full-bodied creatures. The results are interesting and her website has many more examples of her sculpture dating back several years.

Her website’s FAQ answers many questions about the process of creation, materials used and more.

Jessica Joslin - FlightPattern

Jessica Joslin - FlightPattern

Jessica Joslin - FlightPattern

Jessica Joslin - FlightPattern


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Haroshi

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern

These beautiful wooden sculptures are made entirely of layered skateboard decks. Many more examples are available on Haroshi’s website.

From the artist’s website:

“Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated with skateboarding in his early teens, and is still a passionate skater at present. He knows thoroughly all the parts of the skateboard deck, such as the shape, concave, truck, and wheels. He often feels attached to trucks with the shaft visible, goes around picking up and collecting broken skateboard parts, and feels reluctant to throw away crashed skateboards. It’s only natural that he began to make art pieces (i.e. recycling) by using skateboards. To Haroshi, his art pieces are equal to his skateboards, and that means they are his life itself. They’re his communication tool with both himself, and the outside world.

The most important style of Haroshi’s three-dimensional art piece is the wooden mosaic. In order to make a sculpture out of a thin skateboard deck, one must stack many layers. But skate decks are already processed products, and not flat like a piece of wood freshly cut out from a tree. Moreover, skateboards may seem like they’re all in the same shape, but actually, their structure varies according to the factory, brand, and popular skaters’ signature models. With his experience and almost crazy knowledge of skateboards, Haroshi is able to differentiate from thousands of used deck stocks, which deck fits with which when stacked. After the decks are chosen and stacked, they are cut, shaven, and polished with his favorite tools. By coincidence, this creative style of his is similar to the way traditional wooden Japanese Great Buddhas are built. 90% of Buddha statues in Japan are carved from wood, and built using the method of wooden mosaic; in order to save expense of materials, and also to minimize the weight of the statue. So this also goes hand in hand with Haroshi’s style of using skateboards as a means of recycling. Also, although one is not able to see from outside, there is a certain metal object that is buried inside his three-dimensional statue. The object is a broken skateboard part that was chosen from his collection of parts that became deteriorated and broke off from skateboards, or got damaged from a failed Big Make attempt. To Haroshi, to set this kind of metal part inside his art piece means to “give soul” to the statue. “Unkei,” a Japanese sculptor of Buddhas who was active in the 12th Century, whose works are most popular even today among the Japanese people; used to set a crystal ball called “Shin-Gachi-Rin (Heart Moon Circle)” in the position of the Buddha’s heart. This would become the soul of the statue. So the fact that Haroshi takes the same steps in his creation may be a natural reflection of his spirit and aesthetic as a Japanese.”

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern

Haroshi - Skateboard Sculptures - FlightPattern


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Jason deCaires Taylor “Human Nature” Exhibit

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Jason deCaires Taylor‘s stunning underwater sculptures become living reefs in these breathtaking installations. Jonathan Levine Gallery has a new show featuring the artist’s work opening Saturday June 30th.

Checkout the Gallery’s Blog for some great behind the scenes photos of a visit to Taylor’s Cancun studio. (more…)


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Joshua Allen Harris

Joshua Allen Harris

Joshua Allen Harris creates inflatable street sculptures made of trash bags that are attached to grates over subway lines. The sculptures fill with air as the trains move under and deflate as they pass. Check out the videos of the creations below. Unfortunately I cannot find any recent works by the artist. It appears that he had a spurt of work around 2008 and hasn’t kept a website for showcasing his new creations. More below. (more…)


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Lucy and Bart

Lucy and Bart

Lucy McRae and Bart Hess are LucyandBart, a team of artists who explore material, texture, and the enhancement of the human form through photographic portraits. View a gallery of their work below. (more…)


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Playge XMAS Sqube

Playge XMAS Sqube

Ho Ho Ho! Playge is releasing their latest edition of the Sqube which is a red ‘xmas’ version. This version comes in an edition of only 100 pieces and costs $50 Shipped. Visit Playge’s website on Monday, December 13th to snag one.


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Gehard Demetz

Gehard Demetz

Gehard Demetz is an Italian sculptor working in wood, with a style similar to the previously spotlighted Willy Verginer (also from Italy) but with a much more smooth, silky and refined finish to his work.

Demetz carves his works out of blocks of wood built from smaller pieces. These smaller pieces are glued together leaving rectangular gaps between random pieces, which, after the sculpture is cut from the block, makes them to appear almost as if they have digital artifacts distorting their appearance. A closeup of this block is included below for a better illustration of this technique.

More photos below and a great portfolio of work at the artist’s website. (more…)


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Playge BIG SQUBE

Playge BIG SQUBE

Here is something for the elite collector- The Playge BIG SQUBE is now available for preorder. This fiberglass beast measures 16″ cubed, and features a white satin finish. The price is $400 and includes shipping. To order, visit Playge.net. More photos below. (more…)


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New releases from Daniel Danger

Daniel Danger "The Will Take It Back" Solo Exhibition

As mentioned in the previous post, Daniel Danger has some new items available for purchase online. Five new silkscreen prints all $100 or less, and an extremely limited resin figure limited to only 20 pieces. Photos, linkage, pricing and edition information is below.

There are also several older silkscreens from the April 2009 show with Dan McCarthy available at Gallery 1988 which you can see here. Work below is from the current show “They Will Take It Back” (more…)


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Jackson Hackenwerth

Jackson Hackenwerth

Jackson Hackenwerth is a very unique artist who creates sculptures completely out of balloons. The artist’s work could be described as suspended or wearable brightly colored inflated viruses and parasites, with a sense of humor. These seemingly temporary sculptures are then captured in photos which you can see at Hackenwerth’s website which also has some limited photographic art prints available. It really seems like you’d have to experience these in person to fully appreciate the way the air movement in the room would make these creations come to life. More photos and video below. (more…)


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