Motivated Makers

I love Make: Magazine and often feel amazed by the commitment and curiosity of the geniuses who are driven to create the most amazing inventions, art, products, cool stuff... this is the latest art piece I saw in Make that took my breathe away...

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For some reason, this sculpture makes me feel like superman. It makes me want to be in motion.

I also discovered this super cool chandelier...

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So beautiful and perfect with this prism inspired configuration, but you can put any color liquid in any pattern into these tubes- A-Mazing!

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London is dedicated to design and that artist, designers, makers who live to create- especially with their hands and lives. Check this out:

Power of Making from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.

Here's their mission statement...

"The purpose of the Victoria and Albert Museum is to enable everyone to enjoy its collections and explore the cultures that created them; and to inspire those who shape contemporary design. All our efforts are focused upon a central purpose - the increased use of our displays, collections and expertise as resources for learning, creativity and enjoyment by audiences within and beyond the United Kingdom."

...can't believe I haven't been here! Oh, it's on my list now!

Make: also introduced me to this clever artist. Why didn't I think of this? :-)

I could go on and on about Esther Coombs and her adorable approach to decorative art, but here's how she explains it on her site:

I began illustrating discarded ceramics about two years ago, and I have found people want objects in their home that, in addition to being beautiful, are useful and have a story. The cake stands are a particularly pretty way of giving a new lease on life to unwanted crockery. My range has now expanded to include up-cycled china seed markers, up-cycled printed tea towels and the newest addition to my work which I'm very excited about up-cycled cushions.

Check out Make: if you're looking for crazy motivation from crafters, makers, inventors, artists... like this...

Christopher Jobson writes on the colossal art and design site Colossal:

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful.

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