Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki
Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The strange pieces frequently involve two or more characters merged into a single form, which could been interpreted as commentary on mortality, or multiple personalities/perspectives.
Wood sculptures will get you.
Amazing drawings by John Kenn Mortensen from his book “Sticky Monsters”
Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel
UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel creates fun yet strangely macabre interventions where ceramics have been surgically altered to reveal additional layers of detail. Where the metaphor of surgery might normally evoke blood and guts, Ridsdel instead reveals further floral patterns inside bone china plates and cups. The pieces are part of an ongoing examination regarding the perception of ceramics as craft or art. You can see more of her work over on Facebook and she has a few pieces for sale in her shop. (via Slow Art Day)
This is cool but makes me mildly nervous
I dont know why this grosses me out on some level? Maybe it’s the texture of the ‘ceramic skin’ that’s being pulled away?
Beautiful Graphic Art Made With Rolls of Packing Tape by Mark Khaisman