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BEHOLD THE MIND WARPING POWER OF TAKESHI MURATA’S “MELTER 3-D” ANIMATED SCULPTURE

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The “Melter 3-D” by artist Takeshi Murata is a mind-melting animated sculpture that debuted

At Frieze New York 2014.

Shall we explain? Simply put, it is a metallic sphere that produces the illusion of perpetual liquid flow across its surface.

The sculptural animation is technically a zoetrope, and only achieves the illusion of motion with the help of a strobe light or by means of perfectly synchronized still images captured with a camera.

Melter creates the illusion of movement through specially controlled lighting, by rapidly projecting a series of pictures onto the already spinning globe.

Murata spent months configuring the design on a computer before making a physical incarnation with a master fabricator. The unique technical aspects were handled by one of Hollywood’s best special effects producers who typically work on high-profile Hollywood CGI projects, who helped Murata turn his idea into an actual lifelike, freestanding piece of art that seems to have a life of it’s own. The result is spectacular.

Article by Brian Wade

Via:thisiscolossal.com

Visit Murata’s website here.

And Ratio 3′s

 

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Evocative Beasts

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Beth Cavener Stichter’s work touches the heart and the mind.   There’s an undeniable intelligence to her work, in the way she marries the title to the subject.  This marriage of mediums, soft clay and hard words, is as perfect and painstaking as the process.  Read More

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Festival Dragon

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Ptolemy Elrington’s creatures speak for themselves—they are stunning assemblies, intricately detailed.  But Ptolemy’s choice of materials is equally remarkable.  His dragons and dragonflies, fish and fowl  are, for the most  part, made from hubcaps!  “All the hubcaps,” he states, “are found, usually on the side of the road, and therefore bear the scars of their previous lives in the form of scratches and abrasions. I believe these marks add texture and history to the creatures they decorate, and so choose not to fill, overpaint or alter them in any way.” Read More

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Gowns of Glass and Iron

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In 1999 Karen LaMonte journeyed to the Czech Republic under a Fulbright Fellowship to master the art of glass casting on a large scale. Pursuing a vision she was told couldn’t be realized, Karen introduced lost wax casting to the world of glass and developed the technique and tools necessary.

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Hyper-Realistic sculpture artist, Ron Mueck

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Hyper-Realistic sculpture artist, Ron Mueck’s latest instillation is no “Big day at the beach”. Or is it?

Ron Mueck is “THE” trailblazer in the hyper-realistic sculpture world.

He has set the bar high, and opened up a previously unexplored realm in it’s scope and execution in the sculpture world. Many others would follow in his footsteps, but he was at the forefront, and still continues to blaze a trail both far and wide.

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Mind bending sculptures made entirely of wood!

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Try wrapping your head around the fact that all the sculptures below are made entirely of wood and then painted.

The artist responsible  is Tom Eckert

Tom’s favored woods are basswood, linden and limewood because they carve and paint well and are stable. Coming from a background of drawing and painting his natural focus is on realism. He prefers to paint with waterborne lacquer  applied with both spray guns and brushes.

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