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martinekenblog:

"My name is Tasha Lewis and this blog is going to document my various explorations of the what I am calling  guerrilla sculpture.  I make light weight sculptural pieces from recycled materials, and because of their weight, I can use magnets to connect them through glass. I discovered this mode of sculpture making in the spring of 2012 where I began  by forming animals around and within glass vessels (vases, fish tanks etc).  I am now applying this method to projects jumping through the glass of public spaces— mainly shop windows. 

I am currently living in Indianapolis Indiana, and thus the first installations will take place in this familiar city. My current project, the butterfly swarm, can be installed on any magnetic metal object. I have put them up on telephone poles, electric boxes, fences, recycling bins, cans, and iron or steel sculptures. Due to the very small size of the magnets they do not cause any harm to the public art that I use as a canvas. I do not intend to promote any kind of art that would deface these sculptures.

My intent is solely to transform and revive art in an urban public space. I hope that my project has a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with the metal sculptures on which I install.”

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archiemcphee:

UK-based artist Susanna Bauer has exceptional needlework skills and, we’re guessing, a very gentle touch, that enable her to use dried leaves as a canvas for some of her miniature art pieces.

“Most of my pieces are small sculptural objects often based on found natural materials. I like giving time to the inconspicuous things that surround us and often go unnoticed, paying attention to small details and the tactile quality of objects. Appropriating traditional craft techniques like weaving and crochet as a means of sculpture brings a contemplative element to the development of my work. I am interested in unusual combinations of materials, the experimentation with fragility and strength and the individual stories that evolve and shape themselves in the process of making.”

The next time you find a dried leaf, pick it up and examine just how fragile they are and you’ll be all the more amazed by Susanna Bauer’s beautiful artwork. Visit her website to check out more of her work.

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