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Oversized Spiders by Mister Finch Transform Vintage Textiles into Fairytale Sculptures

   25 Oct 00:00:30  |  ThisIsColossal

Leeds-based artist Mister Finch (previously) thrifts scraps of brocades and cottons to shape into fantastical creatures that are both whimsical and slightly unnerving. His recent pieces include a series of oversized spiders that the artist photographs suspended from the ceiling or scaling his workshop wall. “The past few years my work has become more sculpture-based with my creatures pretty much all stood up and attached to bases.” Finch writes. “I love the way this looks and enables me to dress and humanize them, which is something I’ve always wanted to do.”
Although the ongoing pandemic has stifled the artist’s foraging of fabrics and other materials in recent months, Finch notes that he’s been pulling textiles from his home stash and occasionally visiting fairs and markets. More

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Rollerskating Poodles and Croissant Characters Form an Adorably Eccentric Cast of Felt Characters by Cat Rabbit

   25 Oct 00:00:29  |  ThisIsColossal

Working out of her studio in Melbourne, textile artist Cat Rabbit (previously) felts a quirky troupe of characters complete with distinctive garb and accessories. A croissant-headed figure dons a striped skirt and floral hat, Pomeranians carry pin cushions on their backs, and four swaggering poodles outfitted with roller skates appear ready to compete in the rink.
Some of the anthropomorphized creatures are particularly personal to the artist, like the blanket-enshrouded toad (shown below) that was inspired by a friend’s love for the children’s series, Frog and Toad. More

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Multi-Story Murals Showcase Domesticity through Elegant Ceramic Tableware

   24 Oct 00:00:13  |  ThisIsColossal

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A Glass Floor in a New Dublin Grocery Opens a Window to Medieval Viking History

   24 Oct 00:00:13  |  ThisIsColossal

Embedded in the architecture of a new Lidl store in Dublin is a glass floor that allows shoppers to peer down into medieval history. During the supermarket’s construction, archaeologists discovered a 1,000-year-old home of Hiberno-Norse Dubliners, who were ancestors to the Vikings, in addition to a 13th-century wine jug and the below-stage trap of the former Aungier Street Theatre. Rather than excavate the items and build on top of the site, covering the ruins, the store installed glass flooring that provides shoppers with a literal window into local history. More

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Cloaked in Thick Smoke, Submerged Foliage Breaches the Water?s Surface in Mysterious Photographs

   23 Oct 00:00:25  |  ThisIsColossal

Rotterdam-based photographer Robert Peek creates ghostly photographic stills of botanical forms that wouldn?t look out of place on Miss Havisham?s festering dining room table. On first inspection, Peek?s work resembles paintings with smoke dripping from the flowers? petals and leaves. Colors are drawn out and enhanced, while other hues are shrouded in the white veil. With his perception-bending methodology, close-ups of lavender and thistle heads are transformed into mythical creations that peek out from the hazy background. More

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Textural Sculptures by Artist Jessica Drenk Use Junk Mail, Book Pages, and Q-Tips to Explore Materiality

   23 Oct 00:00:25  |  ThisIsColossal

Montana-born artist Jessica Drenk (previously) employs simple materials, like shopping flyers and standard No. 2 pencils, to create organic sculptures that are chaotic and arresting explorations of the substances themselves. Bundled Q-tips spread across a site-specific installation like the roots of a tree, a carved section of plywood reveals concentric patterns, and strips of junk mail are plastered together in long waves.
While Drenk’s latest series, titled Transmutations, is diverse and ranges from wall pieces to cavernous sculptures, each artwork explores materiality and how disparate shapes and textures combine to create forms that are new both physically and conceptually. More

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Overflowing with Flora and Fauna, Collaged Paper Installations Comment on Earth?s Dwindling Biodiversity

   22 Oct 00:00:22  |  ThisIsColossal

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No Memory Is Ever Alone: A Photographer Reimagines Family Moments Using Her Dad?s Old Slides

   22 Oct 00:00:22  |  ThisIsColossal

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Call for Art: Submit Your Work to Create! Magazine?s Next Print Issue Before November 1

   21 Oct 00:00:07  |  ThisIsColossal

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Bright Floral Knitting Wraps an Iconic Stratocaster Guitar in a Psychedelic Layer of Color

   21 Oct 00:00:07  |  ThisIsColossal

A new piece by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos (previously) envelops one of Fender’s Stratocaster guitars in a vibrant sheath of wool. Titled “Flower Power,” loosely knit petals cover the entirety of the instrument, wrapping the body, neck, and head in a kaleidoscopic bouquet. The fibrous webbing evokes the aesthetic of the 1960s when Fender’s model secured its legendary status.
Along with a diverse series of artist-customized Strats, “Flower Power” will be auctioned on Nov. More

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