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Mural Installations using Reclaimed Wood and Furniture by Stefaan de Croock

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Belgium painter and sculptor, Stefaan de Croock uses reclaimed wooden panels, doors, and furniture to create large scale colorful geometric figures on walls. The unexpected materials provide an interesting texture and demands a closer look.  His most recent work is entitled ‘Elsewhere’, and is placed on the side of an old furniture factory in Mechelen, Belgium.

Video:

Elsewhere from Stefaan De Croock on Vimeo.

Wood & Paint from 2014:

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Wood & Paint from Stefaan De Croock on Vimeo.

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Wind Powered Strandbeests by Theo Jansen

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Theo Jansen’s famed ‘strandbeests’ are powered solely by the wind and run freely on the northern beaches of Holland.  Built by simple tubes that can be locally found, Theo Jansen creates these skeletal marvels out of ordinary materials.  Check out his website at strandbeest.com where Theo explains in detail the mechanical work behind these magical beasts.

A City Made of Staples: ‘Ephemicropolis’ by Peter Root

UK based artist, Peter Root, uses staples to construct miniature cities filled with office buildings and skyscrapers. In his beautiful installation Ephemicropolis, Root used approximately 100,000 staples and a floor area of 600cm x 300cm. Stacks of staples were broken into varying sizes from full stack about 12cm high to single staples.

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Below are photos from Low Rise. Root says, “Like a city, the staples are subject to the elements, on a micro scale. The slightest breath or vibration and the domino effect kicks in”.

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Images via Peter Root

Surrealist wire sculptures by Sophie Ryder

UK based artist Sophie Ryder sculpts surrealist eyes made mostly of wires hung in an outdoor setting for all to ‘see’. The striking scale and texture of the ‘Eye’ creates a sketched or drawn effect making it an impressive optical illusion for the viewer.

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Her other works with similar techniques are equally striking:

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