Endangered Rhino Sculpture Made of Stainless Steel Wire

Rising Chinese art star Li Hui, who first caught our attention with his bright red LED installation, has just opened his new solo show at Zadok Gallery in Miami called Void and Substance. Eli Klein Fine Art, along with Zadok Gallery, have curated this exhibition and are using Zadok Gallery’s entire 12,000 square feet of exhibition space to display Hui’s groundbreaking works.

While you’ll find many acrylic sculptures glowing from within (using LED lights), it’s this silently powerful piece called Captured the Rhino that really caught our attention. Made of stainless steel coils, the huge, approximately nine foot tall, sculpture is meant to “ironically contradict the endangered species’ actual vulnerability.”

To create Captured the Rhino, Hui first generated an initial image on his computer. Using this sketch, he created a 1:1 model in clay. It was then wrapped with stainless steel wire which took a team of skilled welders over four months to complete.

Void and Substance will be on view through February 18, 2013 at Zadok Gallery.

January 16, 2017

Lifelike Paper Birds Adorn Oversized Stamps of Countries Around the World

Using simple, everyday materials, artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts creatures that are full of life. She transforms paper, wire, and wood into realistic birds whose detailing is nothing short of incredible. The meticulous paper art features individually cut and scored feathers—mimicking the real thing—that are layered into majestic plumage. Through these rigid and repetitive structures, Herrera still manages to capture the feeling that they could go into flight at any moment.

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January 15, 2017

Storybook Landscape Photos Celebrate the Enchanting Beauty of Iceland

The model-photographer duo Victoria Yore and Terrence Drysdale are always on the move. Together, they’re known for their Follow Me Away project and recently enchanted us with their fairy tale images of Oregon. In the short time since, Yore and Drysdale packed their bags for Iceland to explore what the picturesque country had to offer. Like other Follow Me Away series, every photograph is simultaneously stunning and mystifying. The grandiose settings will take your breath away.

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