Thursday 23 April 2009

Water Bottles & Ink

Gülnur özdağlar is an architect in Ankara, Turkey who somehow magically takes something as ordinarily uninspiring as a discarded recyclable water bottle, and using an open flame, scissors, a knife and a soldering iron, she creates create these ethereal jellyfish-like sculptures. She hand pierces every single tiny hole individually. Her Etsy shop Tertium Non Data displays her fascinating range of products, from wearable art: brooches and necklaces to sculpture like useable art: bowls, vases and plastic petal chandeliers. What a beautiful way to make a statement about an adversity to waste.

I've been following Natsumi's blog for as long as I've been blogging. I don't remember how I came across her work but the tiny delicate art works she creates just struck a chord with me. I still can not get this one out of my head.

Image 1 & 3 from Etsy via automatism. Images 2 & 4 by Natsumi Nishizumi.


lisa :: the red thread said...

Oh so divine! And even better that she is using discarded materials.

I am also a huge fan of Natsumi. I think what I love the most is the absolute simplicity of her work.

Katie said...

Perfect post for Earth Day! I love these images, so simple yet soooo detailed individually. Love them. :)

loupita said...

These are lovely! It's great that she uses a man-made material and makes it look so organic. :)

Jolie Goodnight said...

They seriously look like the tops of little jelly fish. Crazy!

natsumi said...

Thank you for the mention about my work!

These jellyfish objects made out of pet bottles are so beautiful! very clever!