Ivan Lovatt is an artist who has a creative bent of mind and with his ingenuity has crafted beautiful wire sculptures of the music legends. From the Beatles to Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix; Ivan has created the artworks with chicken wire. Yes, you read it right! The amazing sculptures are made up of chicken wires.
Each of the incredibly lifelike pieces is made of around 100 feet of the unusual material which Ivan painstakingly twisted to pin them into shape. Till date, the 46-year-old artist has crafted a collection of famous faces from entertainers to explorers and much more.
Ivan’s wire sculptures clearly hint towards the versatility and adaptability with the use of chicken wire. Creatively, layering, twisting and shaping the chicken wire Ivan has created both abstract and realistic representations and continues to do so. Candidly demonstrating his superior level of craftsmanship, Ivan’s wire work has received many awards and a attention of people all over the globe.
Ivan Lovatt is one of those artists who are always looking for new media to experiment with, and for him chicken wire proved to be just what he needed.
Since time immemorial, water has been an integral part of our lives. It has been an omnipresent symbol in all cultures around the globe. We all know that water with its miraculous powers changes shapes and colors, transforms itself to leave us flabbergasted. Its ability to flow makes it a model out of which all kind of things can be born.
By all things I mean almost everything, even water sculptures. You don’t believe it to be true? Shinichi Maruyama, a creative genius has proved it to be true. Born in 1968 in Nagano, Japan, Shinichi started his professional career in Tokyo in 1993. His quest to look for more global opportunities, 10 years later after he started his career, he relocated his studio to New York City.
Talking about his creative artwork, Shinichi Maruyama specializes in splashing and energetic movements within shots. Subconsciously influenced by a Japanese sense of beauty, the water sculptures by Shinichi Maruyama created by this artistic legend are not to mention simply superb.
Without sparing more time talking about his creative artwork let me take you to the journey of wonderful water sculptures by Shinichi Maruyama.
Creative minds from different disciplines when come together with some ideas in mind the results are always stupendous. Wavy Waste Landscape Installation is the best exemplar! Elise Morin, the renowned artist and Clémence Eliard the architect of SMALL MEDIUM LARGE -SML design studio in collaboration with the 104.fr collected, sorted and hand-sewed 65,000 CDs to come up with a shining waste landscape.
As the name hints, the ‘Waste Landscape’ was created as a comment on waste; life cycles, life of objects, different phases of an object and the environment itself. The used CD that otherwise are destined to be thrown in the bin were not dumped instead used in a constructive and creative way to leave the spectators amazed.
Unbelievably, 65,00 CDs were collected, sorted out and sewed together to turn them into rolling hills of shiny aluminium installation. Stupendous glittering Waste Landscape is installed at the space of the Centquatre at the Halle d’Aubervilliers in Paris.
The combined efforts of the ingenious artist and an amazing architect commenting on waste resulted into the artwork that is the major source of attraction for the visitors and is undeniably worth applauding.
Occasionally, we come up with the creative ideas of using usually day to day stuff to craft something worth applauding. Minute things which usually go unnoticed sometimes contribute in crafting stunning masterpieces. Remember the Peter Root’s Incredible City Made Up Of 100,000 Staples and Astonishing Toothpick Sculptures Created By Scott Weaver? Spectacular; weren’t they? Meet Mark Khaisman who using the packaging tapes crafts inimitable master pieces.
While most of us use packing tape on boxes, talented artist Mark Khaisman uses it as a paint brush, painstakingly layering 2” swaths across fields of Plexiglas until the images revealed to come up with creative artworks worth being the part of any modern interior.
Ukranian born artist Marc Khaisman never knew that one day he would be known for the artworks crafted out of packaging tape. Originally, he was trained as an architect, but now he uses an packing tape to create amazing artworks.
Khaisman lives and works in Philadelphia. His creative mind has the ability to create luminous, thought-provoking pieces of art with a commonplace medium that otherwise is considered to just be used for packaging boxes.
If you have the creative bent of mind and have clear idea of what possible designs can be created with the available resources without much extra investment, nothing can stop! Creativity, proper usage of available materials and out-of-the-box idea can lead you to craft stunning piece of art.
Be it toothpicks, or stapler pins, ingenious artists around the globe keep coming up with the artworks that leave the spectators wide mouth opened. Peter Root’s Ephemicropolis does the same for the very fact that it is not run of the mill instead it’s a beautiful city design made up of 100,000 stapler pins.
Yes, you read it just correct! Stacks of staples broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples and arranged in a crafty way to form the city design.
Dubbed Ephemicropolis, the artwork crafted entirely from staples is an incredible modern cityscape. Artist Peter Root created the urban spread out by carefully placing 100,000 pieces of the tiny office stationery in building-like stacks. Using approx 600x300cm floor area and spending long 40 hours, Peter used stapler pins that otherwise are considered to be just meant to perform one task for which it is made.
Creative people are those who have courage to do something out-of-the-box, those who are intuitive, like to play, are expressive and know at the back of their mind how to give shape to their ideas. Indeed you can add more characteristic of people with creative bent of mind.
Let me introduce you to the West Coast bra artist Laura Ann Jacobs well known as the innovative designer who crafts incredibly brassieres and bras. Jacobs’ work comprises of more than 100 unusual, ornate bras and corsets. Motivated by the belief that female breasts are a symbol of power, Laura Ann Jacobs hopes to invoke the ‘burn the bra’ spirit of feminism by liberating women through the line of unusually amazing funderwear.
Named ‘The Crustacean’ and ‘Garden of Eating’, the crazy Laura Ann Jacobs’ masterpieces are total fun to sneak a peek. Each funderwear piece aims to represent the surreal circus-like atmosphere in which women live.
If you’re keenly interested to know what other than the spectacular appeal makes Jacobs’ line of bra and brassieres stand apart from the crowd is the choice of raw material. The ornate sculptural pieces are made using recycled material, dali-inspired crab claws, fish heads and antique glass and the result is unique bras and brassieres that’s commentary on how the concepts of fashion and beauty shape our bodies and minds.
Dalton Ghetti, 49 year old Brazilian lives in Connecticut, USA but promises to leave people all over the world amazed. Let me not play with words and baffle you all. Allow me to introduce you all to one ingenious artist who is well known as the ‘pencil guy’. He got this name for the very good reason that he creatively plays with pencils.
Just give a sewing needle, a razor blade, a sculpting knife and pencils; you will be stunned to see the creative artwork he comes up with. Dalton started carving tree bark when he was a child and experimented with everything from soap to chalk before settling on graphite.
Pencil art you all may argue is not something new in the field of creative artwork, what makes Dalton definitely stand apart from the crowd? Quite a genuine question for all those who haven’t witnessed the masterpieces by him! Many artists have used pencils to create beautiful pieces of work but Dalton creates stunning masterpieces on the tips and leaves people spell bound.
Nothing other than stupendous images of the pencil art by the microscopic artist Dalton Ghetti can be showed off to make you believe the words of praise. (Scroll down to check them out). Carpenter by trade, Ghetti carves the graphite of the pencils in his spare time and doesn’t do all this for money.
Meet Scott Weaver, who has devoted 35 years of his life crafting sculptures that left the spectators awe-struck. Letting his creative juices flow, Scott started playing creatively with toothpicks in the year 1968 when he was just 8 years old. Initially, this artistic ingenious created structures that were abstract and about 2-4 feet tall and then he never looked back. He just grew up as an individual and the creative artist.
His creative artworks include-sculpture with a ping-pong ball rolling through it, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street sculptors, Rolling Through the Bay. All these with the toothpicks that you all till date surely thought solved just one purpose. For Scott Weaver, toothpicks were never just mere pieces that lie on the dining table or restaurant tables instead these small sticks served the purpose of raw material for crafting the masterpieces.
Scott’s San Francisco sculpture known by the name ‘Rolling Through the Bay’ stands apart with numerous hidden balls running in the snake around the sculpture. On top of that, each run is a tour of a different part of the city which makes it all the more fabulous.
Would you believe me if I tell you all that Scott spent nearly 3,000 hours to build the toothpick model and installation of “Rolling Through the Bay” with 100,000 toothpicks of different brands. All that Scott used to craft these toothpick sculptures is glue, toothpicks and an incredible amount of ingenuity.