People often say "You are what you eat." Well, Oregon-based artist Wendy Wallin Malinow thought it would be interesting to see that phrase in action and developed this series entitled Bone-A-Day. The series is a clever and colorful collection of intricate paper cut designs layered together to expose the things that the animals recently ate. Each piece features a hand-cut simple…
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Barcelona-based photographer Clement Celma captures magnificent perspectives of Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, a Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. The views from below, looking up at the meticulously detailed architecture, whose construction began over a century ago, is a breathtaking display…Continue
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Installation artist Gabey Tjon a Tham work with all kinds of media to create interactive forms that engage her audiences. She develops ideas that take place within a specific architectural space and work together with the surrounding environment. The artist says that while observing the artwork, "the perceiver is reverted to a process of reflection on its own thoughts, memories…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
French painter Françoise Nielly uses a palette knife to create highly stylized portraits that pop with color. The artist, who we featured last year, has already produced a number of new paintings in 2013 that highlight her exuberant aesthetic and technique. The textured…
We're most familiar with Kumi Yamashita's mind-boggling shadow sculptures but the mathematically-inclined artist also uses her expertise in visual calculations in her ongoing series of thread and nail portraits called Constellation. The New York-based artist's work astounds…Continue
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Looking at these paintings is like staring through a foggy window on a rainy day. Soft emotion in blurry form pours out of these feminine portraits by artist Mark Demsteader. The Manchester-based contemporary figurative artist is a self-taught master of the human form. His oil on canvas pieces feature pale figures set against a dark background. The dramatic contrast produces an…
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To celebrate her cat Guagua's birthday, Chinese blogger toshiya86 created a series of cardboard comic foregrounds for the furry feline to stick its head through and automatically be transformed into an anime character. The clever project has resulted in an endless array of portraits of the expressive cat, paving the way for kitty…
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Horst Kiechle has created an entire torso, with removable organs, entirely out of white card! Called Paper Torso, the geometric sculpture has a heart, lungs and intestines, and more which you can see at all different angles, below. It was made for the Science Lab of the International School Nadi, Fiji.
The Australian architect is most known for his…Continue
This massive cube of trash, a sculpture entitled Once, will spark a curious sense of nostalgia for childhood summer days riding roller coasters, playing games, and eating cotton candy. Created by artist James Dive, the piece is a collection of junk from a demolished amusement park—all of the colorful signs and flashing lights, the cuddly toys and stuffed…
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 10, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Dutch artist Joris Kuipers was trained as a traditional painter but he has since reached beyond the limitations of the flat canvas. This piece, entitled Escaping Expressionism, incorporates vibrant swirls of shape and color in a non-traditional and quite expressive three-dimensional sculpture.
The artist's work is consistently inspired by science and…Continue
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Russian musician and painter Svetlana Kolosova uses her own hand as her canvas as she paints charming little scenes inspired by fairy tales. The Moscow-based artist's series of hand paintings, roughly translated as Palm Drawings, include a range of stories from classic Hans Christian Andersen tales like The Little Mermaid and The Little Match Girl to…Continue
Taking inspiration from a geometric möbius strip, architect Vincent Callebaut has designed an impressive new building for Taiwan's Taichung gateway park. The Swallows Nest's form starts out with a triangle that is then rotated around an elipse thus creating its unique appearance. Reaching a height of eight-stories, the building will house shops, cafes, and an "endless patio" which opens…
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Like lots of mothers, Anna Eftimie wanted to introduce the birth of her son in a unique and creative way. For Anna and her husband, this was their second child, and since both grandparents and most of their friends live in Europe, they knew that photography would be the best way to do it.
Anna started looking for inspiring photo ideas but none of them felt quite right. One day, her…Continue
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Wow, this Portrait of Lincoln looks like it was a photograph taken just yesterday. The rich color and sharp details of the former president are so hyper-realistic, it's a little bit shocking! In reality, the piece is actually a sculpture developed by Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji. The Japanese artist has propelled special effects make-up to a new level,…
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
French photographer Léo Caillard visualized this project which brings a little modern flair to some perfectly sculpted, centuries-old masterpieces. To create this project called Street Stone, Caillard first photographed the statues and then he photographed his friends in similar poses, wearing selected trendy outfits. Using digital manipulation, and with some photo…
There's just a few days left to enjoy Vivid Sydney, the must-see festival of light, music and ideas in Sydney, Australia. Unfortunately, you won't be able to witness this stunning spectacle because it was only there the first two nights, or May 24 and May 25. On a cruise itinerary planned over two years ago, P&O Cruises' superliner Pacific Pearl became a temporary canvas, the first time ever…
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California-based artist Lauren Ryan skillfully constructs life-like animal sculptures using nothing more than pipe cleaners (also known as chenille stems). The bent, curled, and woven into one another to produce these remarkable figurative structures. The fuzzy materials also add to the believable texture of each creature, mimicking the respective animal's fur.
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Israeli footwear designer Kobi Levi takes a playful, unique approach to his designs, treating them as sculptures. Clearly more for humor than high fashion, Levi takes everyday objects and incorporates them into a creative pair of high heels.
"In my artistic footwear design, the shoe is my canvas," says Levi, a graduate from the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem.…
Arizona-based photographer David Emitt Adams uses a unique, 19th-century process to create detailed photographs on the bottom of tin cans. The project, entitled Conversations with History, compares the past and present of photography as it relates to the desert landscapes of the American West. Adams collects discarded cans, some dating back to the 1970s, that have…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
What could be more fun than hanging out in Long Beach on a hot mid-August day, hanging out with friends, and listening to some jazz? The 21st annual Long Beach Jazz Festival will be held at Rainbow Lagoon Park and will showcase a handful of very talented Jazz musicians in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food and art. 26,000 attendees are expected.