Styrene by Paul Cocksedge
To celebrate 10 years in design Paul Cocksedge has returned to his 2002 graduate piece from the Royal Collage of Art, and re-issued this stunning multi-faceted light. Created out of hundreds of heat-shrinked styrofoam coffee cups, once illuminated the light shade projects subtle and intriguing shadows across the surround surfaces.
Handcrafted Typography by Briar Mark
A few months ago you may remember me featuring a hand stitched type piece by Briar Mark. Well these new pieces were created for an upcoming show featuring her work. There’s nothing I love more than handcrafted typography, but the precision and meticulous nature in which these stitched posters were created is fascinating to me. They definitely do require more than a little patience.
Plastic Cups by Tara Donovan
Created out of thousands of drinking cups this plastic field measures approximately 50 by 55 feet. Resembling a topographical landscape, the staggered stacking of the cups causes me to view the piece as a swirling polystyrene ocean with ripples and wave reminiscent of a slowly undulating body of water.
Rubber Date Stamp Art by Federico Pietrella
I first saw Federico’s work several months ago through various blogs, and at the time I was blown away. However I recently discovered a nice video featuring this work, which I’ve embedded below, that gives a bit of an insight in to his work methods and motives. What I was unaware of is that, although it’s obviously thousands of dates stamped on a canvas, Federico only stamps the dates of the respective day’s he’s working, so the piece captures the entire time period from the first day to completion. Often taking several months to finish it’s interesting that you can read the stamps for yourself and work out the time frame in which the artwork was produced.
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Cloud by Caitlind r.c. Brown
Created out of 6,000 light bulbs the interactive installation invites visitors to pull the cords and turn the lights on and off as spectators witness the cloud shimmer and flicker as bulbs flip between light and dark. Incredibly out of the 6,000 bulbs, 5,000 of them are actually old burnt out bulbs donated to the artists by the public. The idea being that instead of wasting bulbs by throwing them away they would be put to a better, and more creative use, by turning trash in to treasure, and waste in to art.