Sculpture

Flashback: “Statute of Liver-Tea”

Flashback: “Statute of Liver-Tea”

I’m still on vacation this week! Fortunately, I have an oldie-but-goodie for you. This is one of my favorite photos of all time just because it kind of encompasses my girls and the way they play completely. This photo was taken back in January 2010. I had been teaching my oldest, Zoë, about the Statue of Liberty. Once school was over, the two older girls went off and played in their room and... »

Mad Quickies 1.28

Mad Quickies 1.28

Still life with space food. Shintaro Ohata creates combined 2D and 3D paintings. Plush balloon animals. 3D-printed modular action figures. Penguincam! (video autoplays) Lego lenscap saver. Octopizza. Corner Stourmet DIY booklet stapler. (featured image via ModiBot) »

Mad Quickies 1.7

Mad Quickies 1.7

Until Next Time, a unicorn corpse popup book. (via The Bloggess) Hello, Harto! My Drunk Kitchen goes on tour. Rainbow igloo Flight of the Homo Digitalis Riker Ipsum Transforming cardboard anime character Mechanical pencil refill sculpture (featured image via My Modern Met) »

Mad Quickies 9.14

Mad Quickies 9.14

The Chester Zoo in the UK was recently rebranded. And the specially created font? Critter Type! Terada Mokei makes punch-out people and shapes for use as architectural models. And they’re pretty precise about it. The Metallization of a Dream — on sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi. Fantastic narrative contraptions. (I promised you robots, didn’t I?) Adhesive tape gorgeously becomes unglued in t... »

Be Your Own Souvenir

Be Your Own Souvenir

What do you get when you hack together three Kinects and a RepRap, and add a bunch of tourists? Magic. »

Does Size Matter?

I’m going to expose my geek a little here. I love miniatures. I love to build them. I love to paint them. I like to push my boundaries for detail and quality at a tiny scale. I am, however, a rank amateur in the art of miniature. I work on a scale which it, by most definitions, the visible one. In the world of miniatures, this is embarrassingly large. There are talented individuals who refus... »

Introductions and Illusions

Hello world. My name is Ryan and I’ll be one of the regular contributors to this mad endeavour. A brief introduction: I’m Canadian, I’m a grad student, I’m an artist and I’m a huge nerd. I love visual art and spend a great deal of time creating, studying and absorbing it. I was basically born a skeptic and I love the idea of the skeptical community finding an artistic... »