Sculptures by Yoshimasa Tsuchiya
Japanese artist Yoshimasa Tsuchiya makes the most whimsical sculptures. Wooden foals, unicorns, mermaids - soft, delicate and detailed - look almost like porcelain. These beautiful creatures warm the heart and fire the imagination.
"In Japan, most of traditional buildings and sculptures are made of wood. Wood is a material which breath. It has own age, own viability. I studied these kind of traditional techniques in a graduate school of operative dentistry of cultural assets. I receive some inspirations from an old tale, a myth, a legend and my dream. The figure of my animals is a materialization of human hope, mind and heart."
Collared Crow (Corvus pectoralis)
Also known as the Ring-necked Crow or the White-collared Crow, the Collared Crow is a species of crow that is native to China. Collared crows typically inhabit plains and low lying river valleys, and are fairly common in paddy fields and cultivated regions. Collared crows have a wide diet and will feed mainly on small invertebrates and grains, they will also take carrion if given the opportunity but they take notably less carrion than other species.
After this moment you may never look at a bicycle seat the same way again. Entitled Bite It and Pink Eye, these awesome, imaginative ‘bike seat sculptures’ were created by Canadian designer Clem Chen using recycled bike seats.
They were made by carving out openings in the seats’ covers and inserting a plastic-cast snarling taxidermy mouth in one and a staring blue eye in the other.
"The parts are held together with construction adhesive and 2-part epoxy glue, making the intimidating look durable, with additional sculpting done using epoxy putty. Achieving an intimidatingly real-life look, details were painted in acrylic, while the body was given a matte-black spray finish."
Clem Chen exhibited his impressively creepy bike seats at the Saddle-up! show in Vancouver, BC at the Hot Art Wet City Gallery. They’re both amazing, but we suggest you try not to think about them too much the next time you’re actually riding a bike.