You can either call it Complexism or Networkism … where imaginary landscapes of interconnected entities are the prevailing theme.
“VISUALCOMPLEXITYComplexity Graphics illustrations combine the trends of multiple areas of design, such as information, math design and infographics, and brings elements from science, energetics, space, various kinds of “nets”, cultural patterns and biology.
Danish artist Peter Callesen creates complex sculptures and scenes with symbolic imagery by cutting and folding single sheets of plain white paper.
The solid, imaginative forms and humorous imagery emerging from each sheet of paper is all the more remarkable considering the intricate sculptural detail and symbolism he usually adds in the process. His art usually depicts tragedy in various shapes and forms – by using a simple featureless material, the drama of each scene and the fragile nature of the characters involved are even more intensified.
The Midnight Planetarium watch from Van Cleef & Arpel’s Poetic Astronomy series tells time via a shooting star that rotates along the outmost area of the face, as well as, on a much bigger scale, movement of the planets.
Featuring an amazing 396 moving parts, the Midnight Planétarium displays an accurate representation of six planets and their rotations around the sun, from Mercury’s swift 88-day trip, to Earth’s 365 day circle, to Saturn, which takes 29 years. While it doesn’t quite top the list of the most expensive watches on the market, the standard version of the watch comes in pink gold and goes for $245,000. [Purchase]