Art: Mindy Shapero

Los Angeles-based artist Mindy Shapero creates unique forms that are both structured and organic. The first piece below is made from hand-cut dura-lar (polyester film), latex caulking and steel and the second sculpture is made of a fiberglass shell and hand cut dura-lar. It definitely takes real talent to combine such ingredients into such beautiful pieces of art.

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 look at the spectacular detail

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 It’s always happening right now even after, 2012

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Passed, Present passed, future passed, present, future passed, future, past passed, present, future passed, present passed, past passed, present passed (after passing through the portal and losing your insides), 2011

Mindy Shapero’s work is available via the Marianne Boesky Gallery.

Many thanks to Adrienne S. for sending this my way.

Art: A Noiva by Joana Vasconcelos

Take a closer look…this is not your average chandelier.

A Noiva (The Bride) by Joana Vasconcelos

A Noiva (The Bride) by Joana Vasconcelos, via Le CentQuatre

At first glance, this is just a gigantic (as in 5m high) chandelier. But with a closer inspection, you’ll discover that this sculpture by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is actually made up of tampons. Yes, tampons. Over 14,000 of them!

A Noiva is at Le CentQuatre in Paris until mid-September 2012. Joana Vasconcelos also has an amazing exhibit at Versailles until the end of September 2012.

Many thanks to CC for sending this my way.