Life-sized nude sculpture made from typewriter parts


Typewriter assemblage scluptor Jeremy Mayer writes, "I just finished my latest big sculpture. Titled Nude VI (Theia), it stands over 7 feet, 4 inches (224cm) tall, and will be suspended on thin cables high above the offices of Oculusvr in Los Angeles. She took a little over a year and about 1100 hours of work. Made in Oakland."

I've featured a lot of Jeremy's work in the past and even own one of his pieces (I wish I could afford more!).

Nude VI (Theia) - Jeremy Mayer

(Thanks Jeremy!)

Octoploid & Bartholomew the Rhinoceros: Assemblage sculpture/junkbots from Jud Turner


The brilliant found-object/assemblage sculptor Jud Turner (previously) has unveiled two new pieces: Bartholomew the Rhinoceros, a "half-life-size" rhino made from motorcycle and snowmobile parts; and Octoploid, the standout of the two (though it's a close-run thing), which is headed for Reantus's offices.

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Science fictional assemblage mosaics


Elisa Naranja Metálica Insua's Flickr stream is full of gorgeous, mosaiced assemblages that the Argentine artist makes in Buenos Aires. I love her style.

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Jaunty, Xmassy steampunk assemblage clock sculpture


The latest piece from Roger Wood's Klockwerks studio is this brave, fire-engine-red number that's just put me over the edge into a full-on bout of Christmas cheer.

Chihuahua skeleton made from typewriter parts


Assemblage sculptor Jeremy Mayer (who makes pieces out of deconstructed typewriters) teases us with a single shot of his latest piece: a chihuahua skeleton made from a disassembled, ancient writing-machine.

Chihuahua skeleton. Proper studio photos in a day or two.

HUDSON: a one-eyed junkbot


From San Diego's Dan Jones (aka Tinkerbots), a rather lovely junkbot called HUDSON, found in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. He's also the guy who gave us these bots and these stellar rayguns. He's got a shop, but it's presently empty (let's hope it gets some stock for Christmas!).

HUDSON

Junkbot kinetic sculpture with mercury-activated action!


Sculptor Nemo Gould sez, "I just finished up a new large scale kinetic sculpture made from found materials called Armed and Dangerous. It is a giant, mulit-armed, multi-faced, dual-zombie-powered, mercury-activated, electro-mechanical monster!"

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Typewriter-parts bird


Assemblage sculptor Jeremy Meyer's tumblr has been full of fascinating glimpses of a new piece in progress, a swallow made from typewriter pieces. Today, he posted a shot of the finished (or near-finished?) item. Lovely.

Swall-er.

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Hellishly complex, gorgeous assemblage about endless work


"Quaestus" is the latest assemblage from sculptor Jud Turner. He sez,

“Quaestus” is a latin word meaning “gain or profit extracted from work”, a concept darkly represented in my latest sculpture: 5 tiny employees are trapped in an endless task inside a gigantic machine, toiling to keep up with the conveyor belts they are walking on. Each work station has a 2 digit counter which seems to be keeping some kind of score. If the employees don't keep up with the machine, they will fall off the ends of their conveyor belts and be fed to the machine.. The employees actually power this machine, but are unaware and unable to stop moving forward for fear of falling behind.

It's an amazing piece. Click through for hi-rez and details.

"Quaestus"

Portrait made from typewriter parts


Sculptor Jeremy Mayer writes, "This is my latest project- a portrait commission. The client, Mark Pelzner, came to me with 3 typewriters bequeathed to him by his late father, Marvyn Pelzner. Mark wanted me to take those typewriters and make a likeness of his dad that would be mounted on a box which holds Marvyn's ashes. There are some parts in the sculpture that came from other typewriters in my stash, but most of the parts are from Marvyn's typewriters. The eyes, for example, are made from his Smith Corona desktop, the shoulders from his Underwood portable, and parts of the head were from his desktop Underwood No. 5.

"Marvyn was an Optometrist in the San Francisco Bay Area who was a big San Francisco Giants fan and a doting grandfather. Many thanks to the Pelzner family for coming to me to work on such a powerful and personal project. I feel very fortunate to have been entrusted to do this. As usual, I made this using only typewriter parts- no solder, no glue, no welding, no armature."

Portrait of Marvyn A. Pelzner (Thanks, Jeremy!)

Scrap rayguns from Clayton Bailey


On Wired, Matt Simon profiles Clayton Bailey, who makes spectacular rayguns out of junk and scrap, and who is possessed of a truly magnificent mustache.

Next you’ll notice the many steampunkish ray guns — from dueling pistols to rifles to turrets — that Bailey has constructed from materials he found at flea markets and scrap yards around the San Francisco Bay Area. Instead of shooting lasers, they utilize either lungpower or pump-action air pressure to launch peas, corks or bits of potato a third of the way down a football field.

They’re gorgeous and entirely nonlethal, unless you’re targeting someone with an especially bad allergy to peas, corks or potatoes.

Scrap Yards Yield Raw Material for Artist’s Amazing Ray Guns

(Image: Ariel Zambelich/Wired.com)

Fine art recreated with plastic tchotchke assemblages


Tom Deininger is an assemblage artist who arranges bewilderingly large collections of odd plastic tchotchkes into gorgeous pieces, including this Monet-like masterpiece.

(via Craft)

Found object assemblage bird-houses


GadgetSponge features some wonderful birdhouses made from found objects and turned into aviary sculptures.

Bird Houses (Thanks, Brian!)

Dense, beautiful sculptures made from thrift scores


Swedish sculptor Michael Johansson creates beautiful, dense sculptures made from charity shop and yard-sale finds, arranged by similarity in tetrisoids and other odd fittings. Check out the link for some enormous pieces made from carefully fitted furniture, as well.

Michael Johansson (via Core 77)

Typewriter-part penguin


Jeremy Meyer, who sculpts beautiful animals and humans out of typewriter parts and other romantic twen-cen junque, has just completed this commission, a typewriter-part penguin. He says, "My latest- a penguin about 13 inches tall, made from typewriter parts. A commission. I perused photos of penguin skeletons and went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for reference."

Penguin I (Thanks, Jeremy!)