Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Master Cake Maker

Do you love cakes? I personally love them. In fact, I can't imagine a world without them. But what you gonna watch here is more than just about eating cake. Margaret Braun, who is known as the "Master cake maker" talk about her passion in making not only delicious cakes but that meet the eyes. Honesty, looking at those beautiful cakes I wonder how anyone won't feel guilty eating them.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Crevasse - Making of 3D Street Art

Edgar Müller, oh my... The first time I saw his amazing work was on the local news channel years ago. I was so impressed with it, here is the making of one of his greatest works posted on Youtube:

In Dun Laoghaire the "Festival of World Culture" took place from 21. to 24. of August 2008. Edgar Müller has followed the invitation and continued his series of large-sized 3D Street Art there. For this year's Festival of World Cultures renowned German street painting artist Edgar Müller transformed a huge slice of the East Pier into a dramatic ice age scene. This project was supported by the Goethe Institution Germany.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


A Taste of Australia

A Portrait of YouTube's TheHill88 done with Vegemite and a butter knife on 9 pieces of toast. Original painting time 1hr 30mins. Speed Plays in under 4 mins.

So what is Vegemite? According the the packaging it is "Concentrated Yeast Extract". I did a little research and originally came from the left overs from brewing beer. Supposedly it is quite good for you and is full of Vitamin B. The taste is hard to describe salty, tangy, and bitter. It is definitely an acquired taste.

It was difficult for me to find it in the US, and I had to order it off the internet. There was some controversy in the media awhile back about it being banned in the United States. I guess it was like everything else in the media, overblown sensationalism with little truth and a lot of spin.

Video By: EclecticAsylumArt

MASCARA Speed Painting Bette Davis Eyes

Painting Bette Davis with Mascara and a Mascara Brush.

Video By: EclecticAsylumArt

Amazing Magnetic Art Sculpture

This art piece is by SACHIKO KODAMA and currently on display at the Samuel Freeman Gallery at the Bergamot Station, in Santa Monica, CA. THIS VIDEO IS NOT TIME LAPSE. IT IS ALL FILMED AND PLAYED BACK IN REAL TIME.

In 2000, Sachiko began work on a ferrofluid art project that she named "Protrude Flow". Ferrofluid is a very interesting material originally developed by NASA it has now found itself been used for a whole range of devices including dampers for controlling and stabilizing large building that move around in the wind. Whats also amazing is that they have such lovely visual qualities when magnetized. The term liquid architecture is used a lot in interactive architecture based on the ideas of how architecture becomes animated by adding the 4th Dimension of Time. Sachiko has taken this idea of liquid architecture more literally with these stunning sculptures made from ferrofluid which changes its state by the introduction of electromagnetic waves into the fluid turning it solid. As you stand around and watch this piece, you get literally mesmerized as the ferrofluid (guided by magnets) follows its track and changes its forms.

She Changes

This newly completed sculpture commission by Janet Echelman, changes shape in the wind. 160 feet tall, the sculpture spans 300 feet and suspends over a three-lane highway roundabout on the Atlantic coastline in Porto, Portugal. It is credited as the first permanent monumental sculpture to incorporate fluid movement and is called "one of the truly significant public artworks in recent years" by Sculpture Magazine. The sculpture integrates the history of Porto, where a fishing village became an industrial area with smokestacks and tanks. The red and white stripe pattern of the smoke stack referencing elements continues into the sculptural net shape. The shape of the net mirrors the landscape below. The solid, unmoving forms on the ground accentuate the movement and changing forms in the air.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Extreme ice art: larger than life ice sculptures

This is a collection of ice sculptures from the 2004 World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska and Ice World 2003 in Lübeck, Germany. Ice World had a biblical theme and one of the winning sculptures at the Ice Art Championships just happened to depict an abstract version of Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam," complete with an abstract Gabriel on God's shoulder. Aside from that, all the pictured sculptures have in common is that they go way beyond what you might see on your local Sunday brunch buffet!

Photos and video presentation by Dawson List. © 2008 Dawson List.

Video By: icecarvingsecret
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