Incredible wooden sculptures of children, that are both beautiful yet also very disturbing, by traditional woodcarver and Italian artist Gehard Demetz.
“His sculptures of children are at the same time attractive and disquieting and rendered with an amazing perfection that is by no means rhetorical or classical. One of the most startling technical features is the construction using small woodblocks and juxtaposing finely polished parts to very rough and sketchy surfaces. This particular construction and treatment render his sculptures absolutely unique in the domain of contemporary wood sculpture and is partly responsible for the great curiosity aroused by the appearance of his work in the art world.”
Carved lead pencil sculptures by Seattle-based Vietnamese artist Diem Chau who creates beautiful, tiny art pieces out of standard graphite pencil leads and colored crayons into which she carves her delicate sculptures of animals and people. View more of her work on here blog: The Pleasure of Tiny Things
Growth Table //
designed by TimDurfee & IrisAnnaRegn
Growth Table is one of a series of objects and spaces modified from a variety of familiar types to sponsor specific activities for adults as well as children. It creates an instant and intergenerational community united by the simple act of drawing.
Children impulsively and un-selfconsciously indulge in spontaneous mark-making when presented with a place to sit, a rightly-positioned surface, and colorful instruments with which to draw. The Growth Table creates these conditions – but at a range of scales – to also attract older children and adults who share the memory of countless hours of childhood art-making. The structure activates a public outdoor or indoor space by providing a catalyst for spontaneous social behavior that is both exceptional and utterly familiar. When the form of the Table is multiplied or expanded, it creates a community scaled art-parklett, or transforms a public interior into a literal “drawing room.”
Materials: Marine plywood, Douglas fir, glass, rubber, drawing supplies /
Photography: Jeremy Eichenbaum
‘Polar Bear’ by Noraly Avalon