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cai-xuan wu: laser cut ‘knitted’ forms

Taiwan’s Cai-Xuan Wu created an interesting collection of jewelry by applying textile techniques and laser cutting technology to sheets of acrylic.

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 Images above: Under The Sea Series, acrylic 

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Wu transforms 2 dimensional sheets of acrylic into sculptural forms by ‘knitting’ the cut plastic. For the Plankton Series, the artist cut 100 sheets using the same pattern, then applied the unconventional ‘knitting’ technique to create 100 different forms. Lots of inspiration in these shapes. . .

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Images above: Plankton Series, acrylic, pearls

“My challenge is to use non-textile materials to transform a traditional craft technique into a contemporary art work which pushes the boundary of material and making technique.” Cai-Xuan Wu

Cai-Xuan Wu’s website

Cai-Xuan Wu on ArtsThread

tzuri gueta: forging his own path

It’s been several years since I posted about Tzuri Gueta’s jewelry –  a recent visit to his website shows he’s been quite busy creating jewelry, textiles and furniture.

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Using a technique he developed and patented, Gueta and his team inject silk with silicone to create a unique type of textile he calls Silicone Lace. No machines, no molds, all handmade.

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Gueta, who likes silicone for its strength and flexibility, has created an impressive collection – do check all of his catalogues for a bevy of unusual shapes and sizes. The colors POP. The shapes bring to mind sea life and pods. The flexibility of the material is sexy. Love.

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Get a closer look at Gueta’s work and process in the two videos below:
 

 

 
Tzuri Gueta’s website

Gueta’s Jewelry Catalogues

Previous post on Daily Art Muse

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anna silberstein’s etched acrylic and miniature scenes

I wasn’t able to find much information about Anna Silberstein, but from what I pieced together (oh, Google Translate, sometimes you make me chuckle) it looks like she engraves shoji acrylic to create many of her pieces.

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The German-born artist also creates miniature worlds inside of rings, pendants and earrings. Fun!

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Her photograph of the jewelry above is fanciful and brilliant.

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