Awe-Inspiring Octopus Table

This table is absolutely wild! Created by artist Isaac Krauss, this bronze sculpture is amazing in so many ways. Not only is it incredibly detailed, it took over two and half years to make! Krauss’ inspiration for this piece stems from his high school days. Trying to think of an interesting ceramic project, Krauss drew up the design but, due to the limitations of the studio and his teacher’s unfamiliarity with ceramics, the idea was shelved. However, not before his teacher suggested casting the piece out of bronze.

Then, while taking his first bronze sculpting course, Krauss unearthed the idea and set to work. He admits to having had very little experience working with bronze, but felt that stretching beyond his limits would push him as an artist. The most difficult aspect of this project, according to Krauss, was the detailed suction cups and applying them to the octopuses eight arms. For this, a close friend of his helped him out and also assisted in carrying through with the project till its completion. Overall, it took 1500 hours of work and $5000 to create this marvelous piece of art.

Isaac Krauss on ArtPrize

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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