Artist Kelly Campbell Berry doesn't just let a book come alive in her own imagination. She actually creates book sculptures where the words and characters burst out of the pages for all to see. In each piece, the Oklahoma-based artist collages layers of illustrations with snippets of text from the story. Her visual interpretations are filled with the energy and adventures from many…
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As part of the 2010 Setouchi Triennale art festival in Japan, Musashino Art University students created this woolly mammoth sculpture completely out of straw. The installation was a collaboration with local farmers, who donated the rice straw after the harvest. The students built the installation directly in those same harvested fields for everyone to enjoy. In…Continue
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Australian artist Nike Savvas recently premiered many of her new works in a solo exhibition, entitled Liberty and Anarchy, at Leeds Art Gallery in the UK. The show was her first in over ten years, and featured a collection of brightly colored, large-scale pieces including several of these captivating geometric shapes.
For each design, Savvas used specific…Continue
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Artist David LaFerriere's kids must be constantly thrilled to open up their lunch boxes. After making the kids' sandwiches, LaFerriere uses sharpie pens to draw a quick illustration on the outside of the plastic bag. He photographs his work, and the kids don't see the artwork until they sit down at school to have their meal.
The graphic designer dad started out with…Continue
Using simple strips of paper, artist Hadieh Shafie builds these magnificent geometric sculptures filled with intriguing patterns of color. She binds the strips together into scrolls that blend together into interesting and unexpected combinations. Throughout the creation process, Shafie makes purposeful choices about her limited color palette and the placement of scrolls, but she…
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Italian artist Francesca Pasquali uses everyday drinking straws to create amazing three-dimensional art installations. The colorful plastic materials are cut to varying lengths and arranged in patterns that viewers will want to reach out and touch. Collectively, the single little straws form a massive synthetic landscape filled with peaks and valleys.
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25-year-old illustrator and graphic designer Guusan recently developed a unique set of butterflies that won't flutter away when you approach them. The project is actually a typography series in which each winged bug is formed out of select typefaces including Bodoni, Times New Roman, and Univers.
Various letters are arranged to form the colorful body, wings, and antennae…Continue
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When artist Bohyun Yoon arrived in the United States in 2001, he immediately became interested in the cultural diversity throughout the country. In response to his exposure to this variety, he began to explore cultural differences through his art. Yoon pushed beyond his pre-formulated expectations and stereotypes, and became greatly inspired by the beautiful people that he met along the way. He…
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The girls in these paintings have a haunting beauty that seamlessly blends youthful innocence with eerie suggestions of death. In his work, Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu makes artwork that explores the emotional aspects of Japanese society. He says, "My art deals with a fictional form of death…a metaphor for people losing their soul and place in society."
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Starting up a new business can be a great endeavor. When doing so, it takes great motivation, dedication, and determination. Success requires a lot of smart plans, successful drive, and tons of hard work. In light of this, Startup Quote began a site that provides daily wisdom and inspiration from some of the best and most successful entrepreneurs around. The insight…Continue
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All that Colombian artist Juana Medina needs to make these whimsical designs are a pen and a snack. The talented artist, who has received awards for her many wonderfully simple illustrations, likes to tell stories with her drawings. And, she certainly has a fun time with it. The artist says, "Most of my illustration work relies on very simple traces and economic—but expressive—use…
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The word mandala, which can be loosely translated to mean "circle," comes from the Indian language of Sanskrit. It is a geometric design that holds spiritual symbolism in Hindu and Buddhist religions. The basic form of each pattern is a circle contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point.
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At first glance, it looks like New York-based artist Michael Mapes actually chopped up body parts to produce his recent mixed media art. According to his bio, the artist likes to "mask the artistic with a scientific veneer by referencing entomological and forensic science." Through the use of many real scientific materials like insect pins, gelatin capsules, test tubes, specimen bags, and…
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Believe it or not, these pictures have not been digitally manipulated. Recently, Redditor royally_eft and her friend desaturated themselves without having to rely on a computer. The duo covered their bodies from head to toe in monochromatic make-up and 1920's costumes and hit the town. This creative guy and…Continue
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London-based artist Sea Hyun Lee created a series of oil paintings using just one single color. The series, entitled Between Red, features detailed, mountainous landscapes in which shades of red form the composition of North and South Korea mountains blended into one composition. Between the hills and peaks, a white canvas peeks through to produce the shapes in between.
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Kate Jenkins' Crocheted Food Art will have your stomach growling with hunger. The talented UK-based artist owns her own label, Cardigan, where she sells many fashionable crochet designs like wraps, scarves, hats, and toys. But, the handmade creations that we love best are all of these deliciously appealing meals…
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Born in the Republic of Tajikistan, Faridun Zoda has been an artist since he was 12 years old. The talented painter has collections all over the world, including the United States, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden, Mexico, Chile, Israel, and China.
Recently, Zoda took his acrylic paintings off of flat paper and started combining them with paper mâche, wood,…Continue
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Born in Laos and now currently based in France, artist Van Tame is a painter inspired by dynamic and energetic city streets like New York and London. Using animated strokes, the artist creates cityscapes that are full of life. Viewers will instantly feel the movement and fast pace of a city dweller, without ever having to step onto a city block.
Van Tame paints on a very…Continue
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A few months ago, artist Andrew Baines produced this project, entitled Doorways to Potential, along Henley Beach in Australia. The performance installation and local fundraiser was developed to raise awareness for non-profit charity Common Ground Adelaide, which provides assistance and aid to homeless people in the area.
For the surreal installation, Baines placed a…Continue
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It's always fun to look up in a big city and to observe the towering buildings overhead. While most of us are in awe of the architecture and blue skies, French artist Thomas Lamadieu sees a fresh, blank canvas for his illustrations. In his SkyArt, Lamadieu transforms the shapes of cascading buildings into funny creations that interact with the space.
His simple line drawings, which…Continue