You've just got to love it when a person says right off the bat, "Dozens of people told me I should patent or make a business selling Light Scythes. I'm not really into that (but it's open source, so feel free to make your own)!"
Now that we've got that out of the way, just what is a Light Scythe? It's an application for creating programmable LED strips. With what looks like a gigantic… Continue
Added by alice on June 30, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Can jewelry be considered art? Absolutely. Fourth generation Mexican jeweler Iker Ortiz has designed some beautiful architecture-inspired rings made of stainless steel, silver, titanium, gold, Corian and precious stones. In this new collection, called The Natural Aesthetic
, Ortiz wanted to create jewelry that "let the gemstones speak to us." …
Added by alice on June 30, 2011 at 10:30am —
In certain worlds, Miles MacGregor is known as El Mac, the highly talented street artist who creates rich and colorful murals. He recently painted a beautiful one in front of San Art
, an independent artist space in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Based on a photo of his girlfriend’s grandmother, Kosoom, the large piece makes the… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 29, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Are you ready for a mind-bending experience? The 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War brings about familiar images and also reveals completely new ones. Shannon Perich of NPR
shares how the images are made: “A stereoview is two photographs of the same… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 29, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Combining yarn and stencils in his latest installation, HOT + TEA takes street art to a crazy and cool new level. Mysteriously, not much is known about these pieces except that they're shot by Minneapolis, Minnesota-based photographer Thomas Dunning and that a timelapse will soon be released. Also, the one above took six hours to install.…
Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 9:00am —
Illustrator Derek Eads must love movies. How else could you explain how this self-taught artist and freelance illustrator knows so many movie characters? Indeed, after doing a little bit of research, we found out that Eads is a self-described "movie buff" who's been a huge fan of films his whole life.
You can read an interview that… Continue
Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 8:00am —
Street artists Ben Slow
and Fin Dac
collaborated on this gorgeous mural for the Cannt Festival in London. To create the piece, the artists used stencils, spray paint, charcoal, ink, and acrylic to beautify… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 28, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Street artist Iemza
and photographer Thierry Gaude might just be from another world. If they are, they would most definitely be from the same planet. In actuality, the two artists are based in France and are both exceptionally skilled at what they do.
Iemza creates alien-like street art that… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 27, 2011 at 4:30pm —
I have grown to love artist Brock Davis. His gummy bearskin rug
is hilarious and full of imagination. Wouldn't you agree?
Because Davis was unable to build a real tree house for his son, he settled for the next best thing: a broccoli house! Using some glue, balsa wood and, of course, broccoli,… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 27, 2011 at 12:00pm —
If you haven't been watching Game of Thrones
, you're missing out on one of the greatest fantasy series of all time. Every episode is packed with so much action and drama, you can't help but want to either watch them all over again in one sitting or voraciously devour all the details in the books.
To celebrate the epic show, artist Yehudi Mercado created this awesome Game of… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 27, 2011 at 11:30am —
Mark your calendars! Starting July 7 and through July 23, 2011, street artist C215 and photographer RomanyWG (otherwise known as Jeremy Gibbs) will join forces in a new London Show based at Signal Gallery. For the past five years, RomanyWG has documented the work of C215 along with others in the street art and graffiti scene. RomanyWG will be showing photographs both from C215's… Continue
Added by alice on June 27, 2011 at 9:30am —
What could have possibly driven 27-year-old Rupert McKelvie to spend hundreds of painstaking hours to assemble 4,800 puzzle pieces into this fully functional table?
"I was all too aware of the frustration of nearing the end and realizing there were ‘missing pieces,’" explains McKelvie. "It became something that would never see completion. Left to gather dust in the attic, amongst all… Continue
Added by Belly B on June 26, 2011 at 9:12am —
About a week ago, I got an email from Galerie Sakura
about the launch of their new website. It's a Parisian gallery or shop that "breaks the rules of the art photography market" by letting the general public buy real art photographs, in limited editions, for an affordable price.
While perusing their site, I was immediately… Continue
Added by alice on June 24, 2011 at 8:30am —
Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin
is a genius when it comes to street art. He's known as a modern-day magician who camouflages himself (usually with the help of assistants) so that his whole body seamlessly blends into the background. Wooster Collective was fortunate enough to bring Bolin to… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 23, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Who doesn’t love fanciful art? As a perfect mix of fun and creativity, photographer Klaus Enrique Gerdes creates a series of portraits made of fruits, flowers, and vegetables. "I had been working on a photography series in which I surrounded an isolated human body part with a large quantity of a certain object, when I was struck by the idea for this project," he told… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 23, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Look at those lines! Bold Hype Gallery
in New York recently opened a new exhibition that features the latest work from artist, sculptor and filmmaker Rafael Santiago. Until July 30, come to the gallery to check a variety of work that explores Santiago's delicate line work portraits ranging from the massive to the minuscule, hence the name Size… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 22, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Mark your calendars! On July 1st, the Corey Helford Gallery will be celebrating their 5th year anniversary in style. This Culver City show space will host a group show featuring more than 50 artists from around the world. Among the talents are Todd Schorr
, Joe Sorren
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 22, 2011 at 11:30am —
Have you ever wondered what Darth Vader tastes like? Apparently, he's a combination of blueberry and licorice! STOYN Ice Cream is a fun and refreshing design experiment that takes some historic and pop culture figures and turns them into lick-able art.
STOYN is an independent agency that specializes in ambient advertising.
See how the flavors correspond to the… Continue
Added by alice on June 22, 2011 at 11:00am —
I can easily say that out of all the interviews I've ever conducted on My Modern Met, this one with Sage Vaughn has got to be the strangest. Before reading it, I invite you to enjoy the work of the Los Angeles-based artist who will make you feel all mixed up inside with his interesting juxtapositions.
In his… Continue
Added by alice on June 22, 2011 at 10:30am —
It's unclear who transformed this Soviet army monument in Sofia, Bulgaria, but how interesting is this? The artists changed the Russian Red Army soldiers, who led an advance on Nazi-allied Bulgaria during World War II, into superheroes and comic book characters!
The pop art creation with the caption "Abreast with the Times" drew crowds of people over the weekend, posing to have their picture… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 21, 2011 at 5:00pm —