New Glitched Sculptures of Women Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki (previously) produces figurative sculptures with varying abnormalities and glitches, doubling the eyes on some works, while multiplying the heads on others to convey an impressive array of human emotion. Each piece, with sizes ranging from life-size to miniature, is first sketched directly onto a large section of camphor wood and then chiseled […]

Newspaper Animal Sculpture

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japanese paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama skilfully creates textured sculptures of animals using a technique involving rolled strips of wet newspaper. The unique application of each newspaper segment proves to be an eeffective method of forming the wild fur of snow monkeys or the density of scales found on the back of an iguana. For Hitotsuyama, these details […]

Intentional bull in a very creative china shop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Laurent Craste, a French artist from Montreal, reimagines the existence of porcelain vases by changing their form – with knives, axes, and baseball bats. His work involves creating sculptures that seemingly bend, flatten, and burst, without shattering into hundreds of pieces. The results are nothing short of odd. A baseball bat jammed into a white […]

Add a Bookmark

Reading Time: 2 minutes Designer Massimo Moreale handcrafts stunning silver bookmarks. These bookmarks beautifully combine the art of sculpture and the art of literature. “They are gems that narrate your stories, emotions, memories, wishes,” says the artist, describing his collection of hand-carved treasures. Many of Moreale’s metallic masterpieces actually pay homage to classic stories such as Mody Dick and The Catcher in the […]

Time Kills All Gods

Reading Time: < 1 minute Take a look at this interesting project by Detroit-born artist AJ Fosik. He created a series of strange and beautiful masks, exploring the overarching theme of primal deity worship. My pieces are totems that are meant to turn the supernatural on its head. They are as man made as every god and just as seductive, […]

The Winter Sculpture Fair

Reading Time: 3 minutes What a great weekend it was to be in Johannesburg. First we got to spend all of Saturday drinking at the Jozi Craft Beer Festival and then we had the pleasure of going the Winter Sculpture Fair. The only sculpture specific event we have ever been to. Set in the sprawling gardens of the Nirox Foundation we […]

N + ew way to dispose of all of your e-waste

Reading Time: 2 minutes We have a storeroom packed full of cables, docks and old cellphones. When I came across this chair made by Rodrigo Alonso I had that familiar “Why didn’t I think of that” feeling. If any one was thinking of buying Nicework a present, this is one of the many things that would be appropriate. (N + ew: No […]