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Magnificently Surreal Sand Sculptures

"Puzzled" by Joris Kivits of the Netherlands



Like surgeons of the sand, artists gather from all over the world to compete in the annual World Championship of Sand Sculpting contest. Many of these artists have trained in other fields such as architecture, engineering and landscape design. A few are actually real-life surgeons.



In order to… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Beautiful Swan Feather Paintings



How beautiful are these? One of the elements that can make the art of painting so exciting is the artist’s choice of canvas. Ian Davie’s decision to paint on swan feathers has given him some major recognition.



Of course, it makes perfect sense that his inspiration stems from his natural surroundings. Whether it be from his home at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park or his… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Memorable Movie Moment Gifs

Shining



What could be more fun than reliving your favorite movie moments? Micro clips of movies have been transformed into looped animated gifs. The blog If We Don’t, Remember Me has plenty of clips for all movie-lovers to choose from. Which is your favorite? I love Pulp Fiction.





The Godfather…



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Added by Alyssa Anda on August 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Cute Pop Culture Characters

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Sacramento, California-based illustrator Jerrod Maruyama has a way of taking our favorite pop culture characters and turning them into cute and cuddly creations. He uses the term "kawaii" which he tells us is the Japanese version of cute. "The Japanese culture uses characters for just about everything," he says. "There is a real appreciation for cute… Continue

Added by alice on August 24, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Stellar Cosmic Gifs



The stars have certainly aligned for this project. Photographer Ignacio Torres combines the natural beauty of stars with the art of photography to create Stellar gifs. The Texas native started this project after finding out about a popular theory; that we are made of cosmic matter as a result of the death of stars.



“I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies,” shares… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 23, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Recycled Newspapers Create Eloquent Shadows



Who says art can’t be eco-friendly? Recycled Shadow is a wonderful installation by Spanish architectural collective Meva. First, they folded hundreds of old newspaper pages into windmills. Next, the windmills were hung up on nylon mesh to create suspended sculptures. This simple act provided shade to anyone who happened to pass by.



“The windmills are organized… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 23, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Punched Out Wedding Invitations



You've just got to appreciate not only the creativity, but the time and patience it took for couple Christine and Ian to create their one-of-a-kind wedding invitations. Though everything from the RSVP card and the Field Guide to the buttons, string, stamps and envelopes were thoroughly thought out, it's the main invitation that really caught our attention.



"Ian designed the main… Continue

Added by alice on August 23, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Pop Culture Icons Grouped Together

Dads



Now this looks like fun! Artist Nathan Stapley is coming back to Gallery1988 later this month for a new solo show. His first exhibition at their Venice gallery, "The Same Gang: Compartmentalizing Pop-Culture Iconography" will features all new works, where Nathan brings together our favorite pop-culture icons together by similar attributes.



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Added by alice on August 23, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Exploding Flowers

Gerbera



We've all seen flowers beautifully displayed in our local market or flower shop, but never have we seen them exploding like this! Qi Wei is not a botanist but a curious photographer who, one day, came across Todd McLellan's Disassembly series. It got him thinking.… Continue

Added by alice on August 23, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Bringing the High Seas to Land



What's a long and slinky boat doing on a wall? It could only be the work of Phlegm! His last piece took him to the Walk & Talk festival in the Archipelago of the Azores, situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. The magnificent mural took only four days to complete.



Perhaps this boat belongs on the… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Cute & Crazy Vegetable Faces



Who doesn’t love fresh food and intriguing art? Photographer Carl Kleiner teamed up with ad agency Joe Fish to create these fun food sculptures and photographed them on pastel-colored backgrounds to make them truly pop. There is a definite fresh quality to this edible… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Retro-Modern African Mammal Illustrations



If you want to dress up your kid's room with some animal posters, may we suggest these ones by artist Josh Brill? His new African Mammal limited-edition prints feature a giraffe, zebra, elephant and rhino. How fresh and retro-modern.









You can scoop them up at… Continue

Added by alice on August 21, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The Casually Floating Artist



You've just got to love how German artist Johan Lorbeer looks so casual floating in the air. With one hand perched on the wall and the other hand holding a cell phone, Lorbeer sure has a nonchalant air about him. This photo was taken on August 20, 2011 during one of his still life performances at the Alhondiga building in Bilbao, Northern Spain.



So how does he do it? Lorbeer stands… Continue

Added by alice on August 21, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Psychedelic Knitted Room



Are you a fan of unconventional art? Yarn artist Agata Oleksiak, also known as Olek, is currently exhibiting at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The piece Keith Meets Arch of Hysteria is made entirely of yarn, and is a tribute to artists Louise… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 21, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Illustrations Made of Tiny Repeating Words





Art never ceases to amaze me! Vietnam native and Toronto-based photographer and artist Huy Lam has created some astounding illustrations. What makes them so special? Each is made up of words, not brush strokes! By using repeating words in different colors, Lam hopes to “provoke thought, discussion and even laughter." Having trouble figuring out which word or words he's used? After… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

New James Jean Silk Scarf



Although James Jean's new silk scarf, called Escape, could look like a cacophony of colors, on closer inspection it actually comes off as beautifully elegant and strikingly modern. The incredible artist recently partnered with OVM to create a silk twill scarf that's 36" x 36" and limited to… Continue

Added by alice on August 19, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Incredible Light Painting Patterns



After seeing David Gilliver's gorgeous light paintings in former Nazi-occupied bunkers, we knew that we were only at the beginning of a shockingly amazing art form. Wes Whaley is another "light junkie" who, by day, works as a sales representative for an electrical supply company and, by night,… Continue

Added by alice on August 19, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Solitaire Win 3D Sculpture



Can you believe that you're looking at an actual sculpture? Artists Lars Marcus and Theos of Skrekkøgle have created the most epic 3D sculpture of a solitaire win screen. Made out of over 1,000 cut and glued pixel-art cards, the old Windows version of Solitaire spans nearly five feet across. The best part? You’ll always… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 18, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Climbing Sculptures Represent Achieving Your Dreams



Ready for an amazing art installation about achieving your dreams? Bill Starke created "Our Journey," eight life-size human figures that are climbing the walls of Amway Center in Orlando, home to the NBA basketball team Orlando Magic.



As… Continue

Added by alice on August 18, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Clever Shadow Art on Beer Billboard



Though we can't help but think that Kumi Yamashita's shadow art was the inspiration behind this billboard for Newcastle Brown Ale, we must give the artists, Ellis Gallagher and Pablo Power, credit for a wonderful execution.



Using about 3,000 Newcastle bottle caps and a single… Continue

Added by alice on August 18, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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