Combining his skill as a master goldsmith and his love for drawing, artist John Schipp has made a creative set of coins under the title Grandma Schipp's Family Album
. They're an ongoing collection of fictional characters all created on actual coins.
The Hobo Nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 1, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Within every human being lies strength, vulnerability, sexuality and love. Artist Mandy Tsung paints surreal portraits that embody these inherent qualities. On her website she shares that “Her work is about capturing the complexity of emotion, and is greatly inspired by editorial fashion photography as well as nature."
The Canada-native draws from her multicultural heritage which blends… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on September 1, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Using butterflies as a canvas? Well, that’s something you don’t see every day! French artist Sarah Garzoni used the beautiful insects for her recent project Mimesis. She painted directly on the butterfly wings using, what else, but an inkjet printer! Just like Ian Davie
, who paints on… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on September 1, 2011 at 12:30pm —
What a fun way to declare war across office buildings! Post'it War is a new Tumblr by French agency Gustibus Coloribus that brings some of the most creative post-it note creations all together in one place. Want to see how bad it's getting in France? Take a look at this recent article in the… Continue
Added by alice on September 1, 2011 at 10:30am —
Forget those little green army men, who wants some plastic breakdancers? Sure this series, called All City Breakers, was inspired by those hardworking soldiers but aren't they so much cooler? These flexible dancers celebrate the best of dance style by showing us actual breakdancing moves from Power to Flex. They come in four neon colors: pink, green, orange and blue.…
Added by alice on September 1, 2011 at 9:30am —
New York-based artist Cai Guo-Qiang brought his trademark gunpowder paintings to the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. His solo show, titled 1040M Underground
, is inspired by the artist's experience of the coal and salt mines of Ukraine's industrial Donbas region. During his visit,… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 5:30pm —
Ready for a Polaroid-inspired art show? Polaroid is honoring its founder Dr. Edwin Land’s passion for the arts with the launch of the Made in Polaroid exhibit. The show will feature more than 50 pieces created by a mix of artists, designers, photographers, actors and musicians who are united in their passion for creativity, all pieces will be auctioned with proceeds benefitting Free Arts NYC, a… Continue
Added by alice on August 31, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Last time we saw Brian M. Viveros, we were given a sneak peek inside his workspace
. With the upcoming show, Returning Art to the Unclean
, Viveros has expanded his signature style to create dark and delicious works of art. His subject matters remain the same; they are… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 31, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 31, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Trail Mix Tragedy
If your sense of humor leans more towards things that are silly and slightly disturbing, then check out these illustrations by Aaron Jay (or otherwise known as Randyotter). The 23-year-old illustrator has a knack for finding humor in the mundane, and for making us see a world filled with everyday objects that have surreptitiously come alive.… Continue
Added by alice on August 31, 2011 at 12:00pm —
just sent us word about his new limited edition print called Joy Ride
. "This time, I've base it on a family theme," he tells us. "To represent family happiness in riding, I thought of a carousel, replacing bikes for horses." Whimsical and fun!…
Added by alice on August 31, 2011 at 9:30am —
After cooking up a delicious lobster dinner, some might say it's wasteful to throw away the tail. After all, the crustacean's bright orange shell makes the perfect body for a motorcycle sculpture.
Taiwanese chef and food carving expert Huang Mingbo created these bizarre masterpieces while giving a lecture at a cooking seminar inside the Fuzhou Hotel in China. The magnificent detail of… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 30, 2011 at 1:30pm —
When it comes to art, more often than not there is a backstory as to why each piece was created. There is a history behind why the artist decided to head down a seemingly uncertain path. San Francisco-based artist Charmaine Olivia is a self-taught artist with amazing talent. Her paintings depict women in fantastically strong ways.
We were fortunate… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 30, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 29, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Bruce Munro is famous for his outstanding, larger-than-life exhibitions. We featured his sea of CDs
last year, and this year he has Light!
, a commissioned garden-wide exhibition at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Among the installations is Forest of Light
which is made up of 20,000 stems… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 29, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Sometimes all we want is art that makes us smile. Today we've got artist RYCA (aka Ryan Callanan) to thank for creating a piece that does just that.
Don't we love it when different worlds collide?
You can see these prints
and more over at… Continue
Added by alice on August 29, 2011 at 10:30am —
Bansky impersonator - Hanksy
- has struck again! This time, instead of throwing flowers like in Banksy's Molotov cocktail-inspired original (below), the artist took it one step further and had Tom Hanks throw Wilson as a throwback to his movie Cast Away
. The piece was spotted in New York… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 27, 2011 at 10:00am —
Unlike most artists, Alexa Meade
doesn't color inside the lines. The Washington, D.C.-based artist paints on human beings to make them look as though they are acrylic paintings! This particular piece was created at the Irvine Contemporary Gallery in D.C. last week. A pioneer in her own right,… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 26, 2011 at 12:30pm —
With Moammar Gaddafi's brutal reign surely coming to an end, Tim O’Brien created this brilliant political illustration for TIME
magazine. Apparently, the drawing needed to be more subtle since he's not completely out of power just yet. You may also remember seeing O’Brien's X-ed out Osama bin Laden
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 26, 2011 at 12:00pm —