Until April 27, visit the Frankston Waterfront in Victoria, Australia to see spectacular sand sculptures like this one. A team of talented international and Australian sculptors have brought to life story book characters from Penguin Books in an event titled Story Land. That's a total of 3,500 tons of sand carved into amazing works of art!
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Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner's new show, Synesthesia, is filled with a vibrant array of colorfully unique shapes, details, and textures. Her collection of hand-cut paper sculptures are a combination of screen printing, cut paper, and various dollar store items set…Continue
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British artist Caroline Attan combines folded paper collages and handwritten poetry to create intricate and beautiful designs. Primarily using the expressive poetry of Pablo Neruda, she writes the text in rings, adding delicately folded paper shapes on top of the words to create circular compositions that are dizzying in their bold colors and mesmerizing designs. Each abstract…Continue
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Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho, who we introduced to you here, has created a striking series of hyperrealistic body paintings called My Body My Rights. Released right before International Woman's Day as a part of the human right organization Amnesty International's campaign on…
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In a video that's quickly making its way around the web (almost 3.8 million views on YouTube), we all get to watch as 20 strangers kiss for the very first time. Amateur filmmaker Tatia Pilieva captures a range of human emotions from awkwardness to elation in a short film featuring strangers (or rather actors) asked to lock lips.
Simple in concept, beautiful in execution. This artsy black…Continue
Apparently, in Italian artist Francesco Romoli's mind, the future is filled with all kinds of strange creatures that are part human, part machine. Postcards from the Future is a playful series in which Romoli has transformed classic portraits from the early 19th century into unexpected figures and forms. The combination of old-fashioned garb and futuristic machines is…
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He's done it! Professional origami artist Sipho Mabona has created a huge, life-sized elephant with just one sheet of paper. His most ambitious work to date, the elephant took Mabona and a team of over a dozen people four weeks to complete. Standing just over 3 meters high (or 10 feet tall), the work is now on display in the museum KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland.
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On July 22, 2011, an island in Norway called Utøya made headlines when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik opened fire at those at a youth camp there, killing 69 people in an unspeakable act of violence. Coupled with Breivik's first attack, a car bomb explosion in Oslo that killed eight people, a total of 77 lives were tragically lost in the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II.…
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Japanese artist Hikaru Cho likes to play with perception in this series, entitled It's Not What It Seems. She playfully redefines how an object is perceived by painting the exterior to appear like something other than itself.
Using acrylic paints, Cho skillfully changes the outer layer of a banana into a cucumber, an egg into an eggplant, and a tomato into an orange. She…Continue
THIRST, a temporary public art project that was on display from September to December 2013 in Austin, was created to commemorate the loss of 300 million trees that died due to the droughts that recently plagued Texas. THIRST was a collaboration between Women and Their Work Gallery, Beili Liu (lead visual artist), Norma Yancey and Emily Little (architects), and Cassie Bergstrom…Continue
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Street artists Curiot and Jason Botkin recently collaborated for the first time on a vibrant mural located on Holbox Island in Mexico. Their art covers a halved dome shell at the Concha Acústica. This engaging and lively image is outfitted in brilliant fuchsias, teals, corals, and lime greens that look wonderful set against the beach landscape. As the duo's artistic sensibilities…
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Fine artist Lauren Charlton redefines everyday objects through interpretation and manipulation. During her 3rd year at the Manchester School of Art, the artist focused much of her attention on the theme of "connecting the human life to that of birds (homing pigeons)."
This stunning piece, entitled Flutter, was developed for her degree show project. The intricate design is composed…Continue
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Artists Andrew Hem and Mel Kadel both recently developed solo exhibitions that will be showing throughout March at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Andrew Hem's work, Dream but Don't Sleep, is a collection of new pieces that feature bold colors…Continue
Imagine walking down a busy, metropolitan street and suddenly looking up to see a huge, hyper-dimensional photograph of a person staring down at you. Street artist Raquel Brust has been introducing this kind of experience in São Paulo, Brazil since 2008 with Projeto Giganto, which she describes as "a hyper-dimensional photography intervention project that uses the urban scene and the city’s…
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto is back with an amazing, new installation all made out of salt. Floating Garden resembles the ominous image of a tropical storm, similar to the satellite shot you'd see during a weather forecast. Using ordinary table salt, Yamamoto meticulously constructs his incredible works, this time spending more than 10 hours a day for over a week on…
Fine art photographer Tina Schultz's portrait work is a powerful exploration of emotions conveyed through expressive compositions. In each piece, nothing is exactly what it seems as she digitally blends elements from multiple photographs into compelling stories filled with mystery, enchantment,…
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New Zealand-based artist Yukari Kaihori's exquisite landscape paintings showcase natural beauty. Using both vivid and subdued colors with fine details, she depicts uninhabited spaces that feature luscious greenery and dotted bright flowers. Playing with techniques like glazing, her style is both controlled and uninhibited. Kaihori layers textures using repetitive brushstrokes, but also lets her…
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If you're a Food Network fan, you may already know the name BethAnn Goldberg. She's the two time gold medal champion on the show "Challenge" and the owner of Studio Cake, a custom-order bakery in Menlo Park, California. The Stanford alum and former NASA engineer uses her masters in engineering and work experience from NASA to construct incredible works of edible art. As she…Continue
With their love of chasing balls and running in packs, dogs would no doubt love to participate in the 2014 World Cup. Animal photography website Life on White imagined what they’d look like if they suited up, and placed different breeds’ heads onto team jerseys. Each pairing of dog and uniform corresponds to the canine’s country of origin, like the Shiba Inu in Japan or the…Continue
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