CRAZY REAL DIORAMAS BY MATHIEU SCHMITT

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It’s like a scene from every ‘weird things happen to main characters on conveniently deserted suburban neighborhoods’ movie I’ve ever seen. Only this is not a movie set, it’s a diorama where miniature street lamps illuminate incredibly real looking, eerie streets that lead to nowhere other than the edge of the box they’re trapped in.

Glitched is a series of tiny worlds of imperfection, where everything is not as it seems. Artist, Mathieu Schmitt prints his models using 3D files that have been corrupted. In Glitched #1 – Surburban House, “The house is a 3D print of a 3D file having been corrupted. The original file of a classic suburban house has been forced to go through several stages of interpretation of the data, passing through various voluntarily inappropriate software, causing data corruption.”

Check out the scenes for yourself and see what you can uncover.

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photo credit: Mathieu Schmitt website

 

Origami Artist Raises a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Sheet of Paper

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I credit origami artist Sipho Mabona with raising my artistic awareness. I don’t know why it never occurred to me that there was an Origami Academic Society or professional origami artists for that matter – but there is and there are. Swiss born Sipho Mabona started playing around with paper at the age of 5 and now he’s breaking records, winning awards and gracing the cover of the Origami Academic Society of Japan’s official magazine.

Once again he’s blown our minds using the ‘artistic potential’ of one 15 meters by 15 meters (50 by 50 feet) uncut square sheet of paper. With the help of internet crowd funding site Indiegogo he raised over 26,000 dollars to help create a huge, life-sized elephant that stands over 3 meters high (10 feet tall) in the museum KKLB (Kunst und Kulturzentrum Beromünster) in Beromünster, Switzerland. The elephant took Mabona and a team of over a dozen people four weeks to complete. The evolution of paper to sculpture was streamed live to allow people to witness the process.

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Wanna Learn Something New?
You can watch origami tutorials on Mabona’s site here.

Sipho Mabona Website
via MyModernMet

Photo credit: Philipp Schmidli

It’s All In A Roll: The Art of Anatassia Elias

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I can honestly say I didn’t know I would find art in the middle of a toilet paper roll. But there’s no denying this is amazingly intricate business.

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Anatassia Elias toilet paper roll

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Parisian Artist & Illustrator, Anatassia Elias is creating these tiny worlds with manicure scissors, a cutter and tweezers – carving paper shapes in the same color as the roll. Notice how she makes use of the natural light to enhance the scenes.

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Anatassia Elias toilet paper roll

All images © Anastassia Elias