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We thought these creepy yet strangely serene ceramic space and biker babies might help make your day a little more awesome. They’re the work of Japanese artist Shigeki Hayashi, who uses traditional ceramic techniques to create decidedly futuristic pieces inspired by science fiction and Manga.

"The somewhat unusual baby motif, as gallerist Aki Nakanishi revealed in an essay about the artist, stems from the 900 AD story “Taketori-Monogatari,” where a woodcutter discovers a baby from the moon in a bamboo tree — perhaps one of the first science fiction narratives in existence.

Hayashi’s works at times resemble dolls or action figures, and intentionally so. The artist toys with the idea of mass production, giving his work a polished, refined look that makes it appear machine-made, though each piece is sculpted from clay using Japanese ceramic techniques that date back to the 13th century.”

Head over to Shigeki Hayashi’s website to check out more of his fascinating ceramic creations.

[via Hi-Fructose and Weezbo]


Richard Heintz (Belgian, 1871-1929), Les Saules [Willows]. Oil on board, 24 x 30 cm.


Richard Heintz (Belgian, 1871-1929), Les Saules [Willows]. Oil on board, 24 x 30 cm.

(via brownrosy)

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New Zealand-based artist Jamie Harkins is a musician and a painter, but when he’s not in his Mount Maunganui studio doing either of those things, he’s often down at the beach creating awesome works of anamorphic art in the sand. To create such large pieces Harkins collaborates with other artists such as Lucia Lupf, David Rendu and Constanza Nightingale.

In an interview with The New Zealand Herald, Harkins explains:

“We’ve seen other people doing stuff on beaches, but it’s always been geometric, flat shapes, like a pattern, so we thought we’d get into the whole 3D thing. And I kind of like the fact that it disappears at the end of the day when the tide comes in. It makes it impermanent.”

Although each piece disappears as the tide rolls in, before that inevitability they make for fantastic photo ops.

Visit Jamie Harkins’ Facebook page to check out more of his extraordinary ephemeral sand art.

[via Neatorama and Twisted Sifter]