A great artist should be able to create no matter what materials he has at hand, and since the cost of traditional materials like paint, marble and clay can add up quickly, it only makes sense that many artists have turned to a whole new source — a trash bin. If art is supposed to make [...]
Studio Gang Architects’ Marble Curtain consists of 620 interlocking stone slabs stretching 18 feet high and weighing in at over 1,500 pounds. The stone chosen is transluscent and the pieces are only 3/8 of an inch thick, so the sculpture glows from interior lights. Marble Curtain is on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Building Museum to [...]
In the world of fine art there’s always someone trying to radically change the game with their artwork. While this can lead to some innovative and interesting pieces, it can also turn things into one big mess, and forced innovation causes artists to lose sight of how important traditionalism can be to maintaining artistic integrity. Enter [...]
(Video Link) Dutch designers Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders made a lovely wooden table covered with marble runs. The video is mesmerizing. Young children could have a lot of fun with this table. Link -via This Is Colossal
Some artists use marble, some use wood, but this Pixiv user (can anyone translate more info?) uses … bananas! Obvious Winner has more: Link – via Geekologie Update 4/12/11: The artist’s name is Suu (male, 23 years old). Twitter: y_yamaden – Thanks Wakaranyo!
(YouTube link) The world’s greatest dad (Steve Moseley) installed a marble run all around his son’s bedroom. See how he did it at Instructables. Link -via reddit
If you took a look at the larger version of this sculpture (left), you’d immediately conclude that it was made out of Styrofoam. As impressive as that would be, the real mind-blower here is that it’s actually marble. All of Fabio Viale’s creations from marble have a deceptive quality to them, prompting the beholder to utter [...]
Most Impressive Attractions Marble Caves of Rio Tranquilo, Chile Located in the Coyhaique province, Chile, the Marble Caves are some of the most impressive attractions of Patagonia. Las Cavernas de Marmol, as the Spanish call them were created by the clear waters of Rio Tranquilo that dug into a giant limestone peninsula, creating an impressive labyrinth of [...]