Creative Waffle Roundup: May 2022
It’s back! Point 6 has been wafflin’ once again, and we’re here to share our findings. Here are the amazing artists/creatives/cool things we’ve found over the last few months.
Small is beautiful
Great things come in small packages. ‘Small is beautiful, Miniature Art’ compiles the work of 34 local and international artists in this 134-piece display of mini marvellousness. Lego-man surfers and tiny tennis players make up just a fraction of the exhibit’s array of cute creations; you can spend hours journeying through this miniscule world of artistry and poetry.
Find out more — and buy tickets — here.
Simon Berger’s shattered glass
“I like creating beautiful things through destruction,” says artist Simon Berger — the genius behind a number of shattered glass portraits depicting world-famous figures. Through a series of strategic taps with his hammer, Simon creates web-like ‘cracks’ that, when combined, form uncanny three-dimensional faces in panes of glass. His VP Kamala Harris piece is particularly eye catching, and you can even watch a video of him in action.
In keeping with the ‘mini art’ theme, Lisa Kenney — AKA Designasaur — has well and truly opened our eyes to the boundless possibilities of plasticine. The Blackpool-born artist sculpts and moulds a variety of fun figures, faces and fauna, creating short films and animations to bring her models to life. Her talent has meant she’s had the opportunity to work with renowned rappers like Lunar C, and it’s even unlocked a BAFTA scholarship. Not content with keeping her skills all to herself, she also runs workshops for young people. Beautiful stuff.
For most of us, a spilt coffee is a disaster. For Giulia Bernadelli, it’s a canvas. The Italian artist regularly knocks her latte across her desk in the quest to create masterpieces from the stains — and the results really are a sight to behold. Using a spoon, she’ll push and drag the brown liquid across the desk to create solid shapes. She’ll then add the more intricate details using a matchstick. We’re not talking elementary sketches here — check out her recreation of The Birth of Venus to see the incredible detail she achieves.
What’s your creative type?
There are a million personality tests out there — some credible, some not so much — but this variation from London creative agency Anyways Creative really caught our eye. If you find yourself with 10 minutes to spare, we urge you to discover what creative type you are. Thinker? Adventurer? Dreamer? Visionary? You’d be amazed at the distinction it gives to each, and the detail it gives you around your strengths and best collaborators. And, aside from it being a bit of fun, it could actually prove really valuable when it comes to things like team dynamics and recruitment. Check it out.
We’ll see you again next time for another roundup of eye-catching creative work from all over the globe!