Cloud City Industries

The blog for me, steve AKA White Lando, head of Cloud City Industries and The Arts Council of Doom...

archiemcphee:

Houston, TX-based artist Nikita DevilxKat Leigh of Midian Craftworks created this awesome stained glass Stormtrooper Helmet Table Lamp. Even Emperor Palpatine himself would be impressed with this life-size sculpture made of 521 pieces of hand-cut glass, copper foil, 5-6 lbs of solder and probably some blood, sweat and Jedi tears to boot.

"After the glass was cut, the edges were ground down and each piece was wrapped in copper foil. I then soldered the pieces together, gave the helmet a good cleaning, patinated the solder black, and finally gave everything a nice waxing to polish the metal and make the glass shine! This piece has also been signed and dated.

The helmet itself measures approximately 12 x 12 x12 (inches). Included with the table lamp is a wooden base and a 6 foot lamp cord with a candelabra snap-in socket, rocker switch, and bulb. 40 watt bulbs are the maximum recommended.”

Despite what the top photo depicts, this fantastic piece of home decor isn’t intended to be worn by live humans. It’s quite heavy and fragile, but it does make for an awesome portrait. Currently available for purchase here.

Visit the Midian Craftworks Etsy shop for more geektastic stained glass creations and other crafts perfect for your “Dark & Dork Side.”

[via Technabob]

70sscifiart:

These aren’t sci-fi, but we all wish they were: 21 Utterly Ridiculous 1970s His and Hers Outfits

70sscifiart:

These aren’t sci-fi, but we all wish they were: 21 Utterly Ridiculous 1970s His and Hers Outfits

sakuraandthespider:

I think this may be my fave…

Some work from my homegirl Melissa Erwin…

sakuraandthespider:

I think this may be my fave…

Some work from my homegirl Melissa Erwin…

terresauvage:

Greg Henderson (Gwa’yum’)
White Raven, 2012
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From Mayberry Fine Art:

Greg Henderson (Gwa’yum’) Kwakwaka’wakw Artist Born and raised into the Laichwiltach/Nakwaxda’x culture on February 20, 1968, the youngest son of the late Ernie Henderson and grandson of the late master carver, Sam Henderson, Sr. Sam Henderson, Sr. was regarded amongst the chiefs to be a keeper of the culture and was raised and immersed in the old potlatch ways. He passed the traditional ways and understanding down to each of his 18 children and as a young boy, Greg was taught to respect the traditional ways and the importance of his culture. At the age of eight years, Greg began to learn to carve under the careful eye of his father, Ernie. His uncles, Bill and Mark Henderson, both eminent artists, became mentors to the boy. Greg worked for many years with the Salmon Fishery Industry and in 1997 began to fulfill his life-long dream to become a full-time artist. He has exhibited his work at major exhibitions in British Columbia, in Portland, Oregon and in Los Angeles, California. His totem poles have been commissioned internationally, and he has become a respected carver in his own right, working on major restoration projects for the Kwaguilth Nation.

terresauvage:

Greg Henderson (Gwa’yum’)

White Raven, 2012

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From Mayberry Fine Art:

Greg Henderson (Gwa’yum’) Kwakwaka’wakw Artist Born and raised into the Laichwiltach/Nakwaxda’x culture on February 20, 1968, the youngest son of the late Ernie Henderson and grandson of the late master carver, Sam Henderson, Sr. Sam Henderson, Sr. was regarded amongst the chiefs to be a keeper of the culture and was raised and immersed in the old potlatch ways. He passed the traditional ways and understanding down to each of his 18 children and as a young boy, Greg was taught to respect the traditional ways and the importance of his culture. At the age of eight years, Greg began to learn to carve under the careful eye of his father, Ernie. His uncles, Bill and Mark Henderson, both eminent artists, became mentors to the boy. Greg worked for many years with the Salmon Fishery Industry and in 1997 began to fulfill his life-long dream to become a full-time artist. He has exhibited his work at major exhibitions in British Columbia, in Portland, Oregon and in Los Angeles, California. His totem poles have been commissioned internationally, and he has become a respected carver in his own right, working on major restoration projects for the Kwaguilth Nation.

(Source: mayberryfineart.com)

douglasreynoldsgallery:

Moon mask by Klatle-Bhi (Kwakwaka’wakw)

http://douglasreynoldsgallery.com/moon-mask

terresauvage:

John Sterritt
Eagle Moon Mask, n.d.

terresauvage:

John Sterritt

Eagle Moon Mask, n.d.

(Source: spiritwrestler.com)

fyeahindigenousfashion:

Haida totem argillite bracelet, Jay Simeon (Haida)
Jay Simeon has distilled the mythical imagery of a grand Haida totem pole and miniaturized it to the confines of a delicate, intricately carved argillite bracelet. A year and a half in the making, Simeon’s bangle is flawlessly executed, exquisitely designed and reminiscent of the work of the old Haida masters. The imagery on this bracelet begins with an Eagle who shares a tongue with a Frog, and has two Frogs emerging out of his ears. Eagle holds Salmon in his talons. Killerwhale shares a tongue with Nansimgit’s wife, with Nansimgit holding onto his tail fin trying to retrieve his wife. Mouse Woman—who advised Nansimgit on how to go about retrieving his wife from Gunar and the undersea world—is next. The Chief of the undersea world holds a copper with three Deep Sea Frogs. Grizzly Bear holds onto two cubs with a Watchman between his ears—and the Watchman even bears his own minute wristwatch.

fyeahindigenousfashion:

Haida totem argillite bracelet, Jay Simeon (Haida)

Jay Simeon has distilled the mythical imagery of a grand Haida totem pole and miniaturized it to the confines of a delicate, intricately carved argillite bracelet. A year and a half in the making, Simeon’s bangle is flawlessly executed, exquisitely designed and reminiscent of the work of the old Haida masters. The imagery on this bracelet begins with an Eagle who shares a tongue with a Frog, and has two Frogs emerging out of his ears. Eagle holds Salmon in his talons. Killerwhale shares a tongue with Nansimgit’s wife, with Nansimgit holding onto his tail fin trying to retrieve his wife. Mouse Woman—who advised Nansimgit on how to go about retrieving his wife from Gunar and the undersea world—is next. The Chief of the undersea world holds a copper with three Deep Sea Frogs. Grizzly Bear holds onto two cubs with a Watchman between his ears—and the Watchman even bears his own minute wristwatch.

5centsapound:

Robert Davidon (series of drums from 1990 - present)

A Northwest Cost Native of Haida and Tlingit descent, he is a master carver of totem poles and masks and works in a variety of other media as a printmaker, painter and jeweller. He is best known as an impeccable craftsman whose creative and personal interpretations of traditional haida forms is unparalleled. His distinctive style is appreciated by the Haida community and contemporary art scholars alike, with many of his works considered post-modern masters. 

formlines:

Dead Man
Robert Davidson

formlines:

Dead Man

Robert Davidson

mymodernmet:

Acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju used acrylic and fluorescent pigments on mulberry paper to paint serene, luminescent waterfalls for his series Nightfall.

helescrythor:

Even when he didn’t mean to, Carl Barks was a comedic genius.

helescrythor:

Even when he didn’t mean to, Carl Barks was a comedic genius.

artmonia:

Street Art by DALeast