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the mast brothers surface and surfaceThe Mast Brother‘s are craft chocolate makers based in Brooklyn, New York.  Their produce is all handmade; even down to the packaging.  The short films below by The Scout Magazine and Conor Hagen document Rick and Michael Mast developing their business concept of basic traditional production by sailing to the Dominican Republic to create a deeper connection with the families who grow the coco beans they use in their chocolate. Fairly Hipstertastic but you got to admire these guys, it’s really great to see something like this becoming a viable business.

www.mastbrothers.com

aaron moran surface and surfaceReclaimed timber sculptures by Canadian Artist Aaron Moran.  His work reminds me a bit of David Lunney and Richard Pearse. Aaron is exhibiting his work at Zara stores in London, Madrid and Barcelona until July 29th. You can watch the video below of his collaboration with Zara and residency at Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs.

www.aaronsmoran.com

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Aaron Moran zara surface and surface

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aaron moran surface and surface

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Lukas Peet - surface and surface

Beautiful Lighting and Furniture from Canadian Designer Lukas Peet.  In 2011 and 2012 Lukas was a finalist in the [D3] young design talents competition at the imm Koln in Germany.  You can find more of Lukas Peet’s masterfully crafted and materially sensitive work on his site below.

www.lukaspeet.com

Lukas Peet - surface and surface

Lukas Peet - surface and surface

Lukas Peet - surface and surface

Lukas Peet - surface and surface

Lukas Peet - surface and surface

Lukas Peet - surface and surface

Lukas Peet - surface and surface

Lukas Peet - surface and surface

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Bryan Nash Gill - surface and surfaceElegant sculpture, drawing and woodcuts made from nature and found objects by Connecticut based Artist Bryan Nash Gill. Bryan’s Dendrochronology themed work is all hand made using timber sourced nearby his studio. “Ink is rolled out and a piece of handcrafted washi paper is placed over the print block. Pressing little by little with his fingertips, Bryan imprints the texture of the wood on the surface of the paper.” Ash & Milk

www.bryannashgill.com

via collabcubed.com

Bryan Nash Gill - surface and surface

Bryan Nash Gill - surface and surface

Bryan Nash Gill - surface and surface

Bryan Nash Gill - surface and surface

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08 kate MacDowell - surface and surface

Hand carved porcelain sculptures from American Artist Kate MacDowell.  Her work responds our relationship with the natural world, to environmental changes, pollution, mythology, Art History and figures of speech.

“I chose porcelain for its luminous and ghostly qualities as well as its strength and ability to show fine texture.  It highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years and is historically associated with high status and value.”

Kate MacDowell exhibited her work at the SCOPE Miami, separate group exhibits with Patrajdas Contemporary and Mindy Solomon Gallery in December 2011.

www.katemacdowell.com

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14 for the love of progress-surfaceandsurface.comGreat group exhibition currently on at ‘Gallery Number One’, 1 Castle Street, Dublin 2 
entitled “FTLO Progress”
.  The Exhibition runs until mid January 2012.



”FTLO is a platform for both emerging and established Irish creative talents to showcase their work together in one accessible and contemporary environment. This can include anyone working in any creative media; students, professionals, freelancers, hobbyists and everything in between.”

Artists exhibiting include: Hugh McCarthy, Mike Minogue, Mark Kelly, GradrikFabrik, Ed Price, ABCG,Mr Steve McCarthy, Shane O Driscoll, Gaetan Billault, Ivor Noyek, Danleo and more…

Photography from Oliver Kehoe Smith

For The Love Of (FTLO)

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13 Joseph Walsh - Surface and SurfaceMind bending bespoke woodwork from Cork based creative Joseph Walsh.  Having started out as a one man studio in 1999 it has now expanded into a highly skilled and innovative team of Irish and international craftspeople.  This high level of knowledge and technical ability has allowed them to explore many interpretations of any given conceptual starting point.  Joseph Walsh’s work is currently on show in the ‘Now and Then’ group show at the ‘Oliver Sears Gallery’ until the 31st of January 2012.

“Joseph Walsh expresses his passion and imagination through his work ethic and commitment to exploring the depth and potential of wood as structure, form, material, technology and ecology. His work is a testament to the beauty of pursuing the mastery of a material and exploring a life’s work by learning from each experience. His wood pieces move like the wind, bend like paper, mold like clay and have the strength of bone. We continue to be delighted by the potential wood has and await every project Walsh does to rediscover this material wonder.”     Yatzer, September 2010

www.josephwalshstudio.com
www.oliversearsgallery.com

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04 AJ Fosik - surfaceandsurfaceSome intricate & eccentric wood work from Portland based Artist AJ Fosik.

“Inspired by subversive cultural influences which shift complacency, he creates pieces that suspend comfort while at the same time offer recognizable symbols and images.”

He is currently exhibiting his work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York until the 17th of November. Fecalface.com has a great interview they did with AJ back in 2009. Also included are some images from an exhibition at the David B Smith Gallery in Denver.

www.ajfosik.com

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