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Once you’re done drinking out of an aluminum can, there isn’t much left to do but recycle it. Not for Japanese artist Makaon, though. He takes these would-be discarded cans and turns them into sculptures featuring characters from popular culture. We see the Super Mario Brothers, Batman, Pikachu, and even Buzz Lightyear crafted out of the various colorful…

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After years of building traditional model railroad dioramas, Japanese artist Akihiro Morohoshi put a twist on his usual work by embedding the miniature scenes in everyday objects. In his playful works of art, tiny and quaint worlds sit atop and inside discarded Pringle chips cans, matchboxes, guitars, and candy vending machines.

Morohoshi's studio,…

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Alaska-born photographer Acacia Johnson's Polaris depicts the northern lands of Alaska and Iceland in a series of exquisitely atmospheric photos. With a profound connection to the Far North's otherworldly terrains, Johnson—who describes her photographic process as "expeditionary in nature"—captures stunning images of untamed wilderness. Starkly beautiful, the landscape is dotted with…

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This flower petal art is a beautifully unexpected series in which watercolors and flower petals are blended together into one elegant composition. Created by Singapore-based Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei, aka @lovelimzy, the series is a delicate collection of graceful female forms donning gorgeously layered dresses and gowns made out of…

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Installation artist Laurent Gongora had the idea of “redrawing” the shape of a waterfall in France’s mountainous Massif Central region. To do this, he attached 24 geometric metal elements to the rock behind the Cascade de Vaucoux that together forms an eight-meter-high diamond. It diverts the rapidly-falling water over the pointed shapes and creates new, unexpected directions for the…

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The late photographer Jack Leigh was a native of Savannah, Georgia, and its landscape and culture permeates his black and white images. He captures its cemeteries, city streets, statues, as well as weeping trees that meet the water. Whatever the subject, Leigh’s documentary style of photography evokes an eerie, moody feeling and leaves the viewer wanting to know more.

You might recognize one of…

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Amateur photographer Troy Holden uses a snapshot approach throughout San Francisco to capture images that are filled with life and personality. While wandering the streets, the skilled photographer imagines the world through his camera lens and knows just when to click to record the perfectly rare and candid moments.

As most street photographers do, Holden leaves his work up to…

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Bottle caps have taken on an entirely different purpose and form in these creative works by Chicago-based multi-media artist Mary Ellen Croteau. She believes that these little plastic parts, which cannot be recycled, are a major curse on our environment. So, in an attempt to find ways to repurpose the objects which would otherwise be garbage, Croteau began reworking them into portraits…

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