Art and design duo the Haas Brothers has revealed a series of otherworldly sculptures with a tentacle or fur-like outgrowths that are the result of porcelain art being built up with thousands of brushstrokes. Amazing right?
A collection of more than 45 weirdly-shaped “species” in various colors with some golden trunks and antennae-like deep-sea creatures.
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Some are up to a meter tall, this contemporary art was made for the studio’s ongoing Accretion series, which takes inspiration from the technique used to produce it.
“Any physical process repeated identically in the long-term will yield a form,” Simon Haas explains. “Take the dip that forms in worn-down stone stairs or the various cave formations whose shapes are determined by what surfaces water drips onto or off of.”
Developed by the Haas Brothers, this modern sculpture creation was inspired by the stony corals that are under the sea. Each layer was built gradually and precisely.
“We create colored gradients using custom clay slips and brush the porcelain from bottom to top onto the sculpture. We let it dry slightly from time to time before adding the next layer,” explained Haas.
Some pieces even took up to a month to get completed due to the long process of creation of each layer. Each individual stroke has to be dried before the other one being added on top of it.