All Blog Posts Tagged 'matches' (5)

Beautiful Arrangements of Toothpicks and Matches

Artist and full-time professor Jay Wilson says he uses "humble materials" like toothpicks and matches to create these beautiful works. I love how he incorporates typography and how you can see the red tips of the matches in the deers' antlers or in the lettering. In addition to toothpicks and safety matches, he uses just glue and T-pins.

"The work is complex in arrangement and…


Added by alice on February 16, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

6 Million Matches and 16 Years of Life

Think you have the time, dedication and patience to create an artwork like this? First, try and comprehend these numbers. 6 million matches. 16 years of life. Bulgarian artist Plamen Ignatov used that many matches and spent that much time to create this impressive miniature model of the Rila Monastery. Made of wood, matches and gems, it's now on display at the Museum of…


Added by alice on January 14, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Pop Culture Matches


Who knew you could have so much fun with matches? After finding our post on pop culture cash, New Jersey-born and raised artist Mike Bell reached out to us to tell us about a similar project he'd thought we'd enjoy.

Bell memorializes some of our most well-known celebrities or… Continue

Added by alice on September 8, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Mythical Creature Made of Matches

Remember Pei-San Ng? She's the talented architectural designer and multimedia artist who makes incredibly beautiful art out of the red tips of matches! Ng just told us about a few new pieces she's created including a stunning half-burned phoenix. It's calls Out of the Ashes.

"It's a… Continue

Added by alice on June 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Burning Love (5 pics)

Chicago-based architectural designer and multimedia artist Pei-San Ng has an interesting hobby. "I love making models out of sticks," she says. "With limited resources, Nathan (her husband) suggested using matches instead of balsa. Thus began my matches series. With every piece finished, came an urge to burn it."

Made up of about 2,500 match sticks and taking a… Continue

Added by alice on October 18, 2010 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

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