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)
Tree of Life by Degree
One of my favourites!
Holy fuck. The detail…
Art dump part 4
okay story time
so my art teacher assigned us to do a chalk pastel still life of fruits n shit and I was like “no”
so I drew a banana instead.
and my teacher came by like “you need to have more than one fruit in your still life”
so I was like “k”
and so I put that cherry on top of the banana and titled it “Banana Split Without The Ice Cream Because Life Is Full Of Disappointments: By Fall Out Boy" and I turned that shit in.
My art teacher just started laughing out loud in the middle of class
Cover for the new Australian edition of Sabriel by Garth Nix, illustration by Sebastian Ciaffaglione. (A couple of unused roughs also over at the artist’s site.)
HOLY SHIT. I’m going to have to get the Australian version now…
While the sculpture in question has not made its demands known as yet, it has already killed three people, including one member of the maintenance staff and a touring physics professor from Sheboygan. We can only wait and see what the structure has in mind for the poor populace of Berkeley.