The Beady Eyed Craftster is our mostly weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.
â€¢ Iâ€™m very keen on mazes, so these incredible labyrinths of poured salt, by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto really impressed me. Apparently, theyâ€™re transient pieces; after a while theyâ€™re destroyed, and the salt returned to the ocean. Sadly, the works memorialise the artistâ€™s late sister, which adds weight to the ideas of impermanence and return in evidence in the pieces. [Via Colossal]
â€¢ Now for something completely different: stuffed fabric plants! If you canâ€™t keep regular plants alive, these stuffed fabric ones from Sian Keegan might be the answer! These are really great; playful, with just enough realism; brilliant work. [Via DesignSponge]
â€¢ We havenâ€™t had a tutorial for a while, so itâ€™s luck this great one on Japanese Sumi Ink Marbling came along. This is something Iâ€™ve wanted to try for an age â€“ hopefully I can find time to give it a go. [Via Make]
â€¢ Great as the Olympics have been, much of the art associated with it has left me cold. But these Olympic Tree Rings are pretty cool. Comprised of a set of 6 metre diameter bronze and steel rings suspended around living trees, each is inscribed with a â€˜data poemâ€™ giving the history of the site. Cool stuff. [Via Designboom]
â€¢ Making pictures using crayons might sound like a classroom activity rather than art â€“ but these amazing stacked crayon pictures by Christian Faur. I love the pixel-ly look, but I canâ€™t begin to imagine the sort of effort and planning needed to do this. Check it out over at Laughing Squid.
â€¢ Finally; felt! These Felt Collages by Jacopo Rosati, are really fun â€“ I love the superhero portraits. [Via Drawn]
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