Posts by Arnesia Young

Arnesia Young

Arnesia Young is a contributing writer for My Modern Met and an aspiring art historian. She holds a BA in Art History and Curatorial Studies with a minor in Design from Brigham Young University. With a love and passion for the arts, culture, and all things creative, she finds herself intrigued by the creative process and is constantly seeking new ways to explore and understand it.

February 12, 2021

Laser-Cut Paper Vessels Made From Mesmerizing Hand-Drawn Patterns

At the intersection of machine, technology, and human touch emerges Symbio Vessels, a series of intricate sculptures crafted from laser-cut paper by Ibbini Studio. Based in Abu Dabi, artist Julia Ibbini and computer scientist Stephane Noyer have been collaborating since 2017 to create incredibly detailed artworks. Their meticulous creations combine and contrast algorithmically precise patterns, design, and mechanical methods with the imperfection and organic nature of processes performed by the human hand.

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February 9, 2021

Fragmented Metal Sculptures Capture the Ephemerality of Human Life

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, artist and sculptor Regardt Van Der Meulen molds deconstructed—seemingly deteriorating—metal sculptures. His fragmented steel creations, at once firm yet fragile, play with themes of “time, memory, and mortality.” These figures, plagued by decay, are ironic manifestations of the vulnerability and ephemerality of human life.

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February 7, 2021

15 DIY Leather Craft Projects You Can Complete in a Day and the Tools You’ll Need To Get Started

The history of leather crafting extends all the way back to prehistoric times—when early man used leather for clothing, shoes, and even shelters. We don’t depend on the smooth and durable material for survival anymore, yet it remains a major commodity to this day. Prized especially for its versatility, leather can be cut, dyed, painted, stamped, or molded to your heart’s content.

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