Category: Salute to Originals

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Rainbow Roads

    Have you asked yourself what is it that makes a rainbow magnificent? A rainbow is an arc of prismatic colors usually appearing in the heavens opposite of the sun caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays in drops of rain. But Daniel and Katina Mercadante have created a new kind of rainbow that can […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Glass Shard Animals

    Have you heard of Marta Klonowska? She is an artist that resides in Warsaw, Poland who sculpts animals from shards of glass. Each sculpture is created from a familiar four-legged companion but is reminiscent of the animals in a children’s fairytale! Klonowska says that “Animals are difficult to understand and it is difficult to communicate with […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Cuckoo Blocks

    Have you ever heard of the symbolism that a cuckoo clock represents? “The classic cuckoo clock is a symbol for prosperity in the middle class and is considered a kind of luxury for the home.” Guido Zimmermann is the artist that has reimagined the cuckoo clocks… but with a twist! Zimmermann describes his work as […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Air-Filled Artworks

    Have you heard of the San Francisco art exhibit Inflatable? The exhibit is featured at the Exploratorium, a museum on the historic Embarcadero that showcases unique pieces focused on science and human perception. In the current Inflatable exhibit, you can experience these whimsical, balloon-inspired sculptures from May 26 through September 3, 2018. Inflatable displays the […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Circuit Board Clay Pieces

    Have you heard of the recording artist, Modified Man? Well, aside from some great music produced, the duo has a pretty unique cover design, too! That’s where artist Tim Easley comes in, as the creator of the super original cover art. “The idea behind the cover was how the modified men of the future may make […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: 3-D Graffiti Sculptures

    We’ve introduced you to several graffiti artists, muralists, and sculptors alike throughout this blog series, and now we want to introduce you to artist Manuel de Rita, AKA Peeta, who does a magnificent combination of these styles! He began as a graffiti artist, starting to paint in 1993. As time has progressed, he started advancing […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Kinetic Art

    Have you heard of “kinetic art”? It consists of any work produced from various types of materials that contain visible movement and requires the use of motion for its effect. Sounds cool and science-y, right? Great! Then let us introduce you to artist Bruce Shapiro. Bruce is the artist behind Sisyphus, which is his series of kinetic tables […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Hydraulic-Pressed Materials

    Remember all those times you used to tinker with Play-Doh? More specifically, making “noodles” out of the Play-Doh with their various presses and molds? If you do, then we are excited (and a little nostalgic) to introduce you to artists and factory owners Lauri and Anni! These ladies are based in Finland and run the Hydraulic […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Tin Can Historical Self-Portraits

    What do you do with an old soup can? Probably toss it in the recycling can and never think about it again, right? We’ll there’s one artist who has alternate plans for those used tin cans – high end art! Allan Rubin is the extremely talented artist behind the CANON collection, which is much more […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: Sculptures That Disappear

    Now you see them, now you don’t… These sculptures created by artist and scientist Julian Voss-Andreae have the ability to disappear into thin air, thanks to a little thing called Quantum Physics. Yes, you read that right! Quantum physics (and science in general) plays a huge role in bringing Julian’s sculptures to life. In fact, […]

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