Sharks can pop up in the most unexpected places. Well, mostly just in water-based locations, but it's always good to keep your wits about you in case you happen to bump into this installation by Lyon-based artist, Monsta. The French mixed media artist creates a variety of different paper creatures, monsters, and handmade toys that take on a playfully edgy tone.
Added by Katie Hosmer on February 2, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
In 2006, German artist duo Zonenkinder created The Tree Project, in which they embrace the gradual decay that occurs in everyday nature by transforming rotting tree wood into works of art. The artists enjoy finding new ways to create art through these inanimate objects, and they say, "We are constantly in search of new forms of expression and we love to play with unusual surfaces and…
Added by Katie Hosmer on February 1, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
It's not often that you come across such a well-dressed animal like Menswear Dog (MWD), a furry friend who is better dressed than most people walking down the street. Even if you aren't one who believes in dressing up your pet, it's hard to resist checking out those big brown puppy dog eyes.
Based in New York, MWD is a 3-year-old Shiba Inu. He's the main model on Menswear Dog Blog, a…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 31, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
We just love Simon Beck's sensational snow art, in which he spends days walking in special snowshoes to create spectacular patterns, and so, we couldn't resist these equally amazing geometric designs in the sand. England-based artist Tony Plant has been creating what he describes as…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Dutch designer Roeland Otten likes to brighten up urban streets by camouflaging misplaced public structures with site-specific art. He uses mosaics, geometric paint designs, and high resolution photograph wall coverings to recreate the otherwise blocked and lost views along city streets. Below are three different projects in which Otten decorates old, run-down public…
Belgium-based artist Christiane Vleugels is a talented illustrator who creates incredibly lifelike paintings of human figures and faces. The artist, who has been drawing from a very young age, has mastered her techniques in order to produce these extremely realistic depictions of people. Her skilled use of light and shadow creates such detail that viewers may think they are…
London-based sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker has an affinity for smashing things. According to her bio, the artist "is fascinated with processes in the world that mimic cartoon ‘deaths’—steamrollering, shooting full of holes, falling from cliffs and explosions." So it makes perfect sense that in Thirty Pieces of Silver, the artist had 1,116 silver objects…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 28, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Creative group Beforelight, located in Greece, developed this fresh and inspiring concept in which old, unwanted lamps and lampshades were recycled into a unique public light art show. The company, a group that mainly experiments with the use of light, is well known for their architectural and stage lighting as well as installations in public spaces.
Under a Different…Continue
UK-based graphic designer and digital artist Ben Fearnley creates artwork in all kinds of forms, including flat illustrations as well as three-dimensional digital art. In this series of posters, the artist has turned inspirational quotes into clean and well-designed typography. Using monochromatic black and white, he gives new and visual significance to these…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Tender is a series of projects that use everyday objects in creative forms. Artist Martin Huberman of Normal studio, a design and architecture office in Argentina, developed this design, which is filled with large quantities of repetitive and colorful clothespins. He painted the tips of the pins and then placed them in large, organized rows along a tight mesh, revealing…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you have ever found yourself sitting at work, wishing you could escape to the beach and bury your toes in the sand, this is the home office of your dreams! American Justin Kemp created Surfing With the Sand Between My Toes as a way to get the best of both worlds.
The Massachusetts-based artist is involved with everything from videos to performance art…Continue
Russian artist Leonid Tishkov doesn't just experience the moon from a distance, but rather, he has a regular, close-up love affair with the glowing lunar sliver found throughout his ongoing project, entitled Private Moon. We first got to know Tishkov's visual storytelling techniques…
In this mixed media installation, visitors are invited to walk through a dazzling display of lights that challenge the natural perceptions of space. The piece includes 8,064 points of lights, suspended from the ceiling in a mind-boggling construction. Entitled Submergence, the piece was developed by collaborative group Squidsoup, which consists of international artists, researchers, and…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 21, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Artist Christina Lihan creates amazing depth and detail with just simple sheets of paper. Educated and trained as an architect, Lihan has since turned those skills toward developing elaborate paper building, bridge, landmarks, and cityscape sculptures. Everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal can be found in her collection.
To create a single piece, Lihan…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Just when we thought he couldn't outdo himself, artist Liu Bolin is back with a variety of new and mind-boggling disappearing acts. We have seen many of his camouflaging techniques in action here and…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
San Francisco-based artist Klari Reis takes key aspects from science and painting, and merges them to form these colorful Petri dish paintings. Each painting is a visual representation of microscopic cellular reactions, installed in circular or amoebic clusters that contain combinations of 150, 60, or 30 plastic dishes. Reis says she blends the two fields as a means "for…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Located in the Quang Binh province in Vietnam, the Son Doong Cave is the world's largest cave. The biggest section of the cave is more than 650 feet wide, almost 500 feet high, and approximately 5.5 miles long. According to the website, parts of the space are so massive that there are caverns big enough to fit an entire city street inside them.
Set along the Laos border, this largest single…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
If you are one of those people who believe that pants are overrated, you will definitely want to participate in this annual event! The No Pants Subway Ride, which has taken place every January since 2002, is organized by Improv Everywhere. During the designated day, men and women around the world strip off their britches, shake their derrieres, and…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie took the average game of dominos and transformed it into an artistic and scientific creation. The Small Knocking Down the Big is an installation in which the artist arranged wooden blocks into the shape of a tree, with a thick trunk and many delicate branches. Starting with the smallest blocks, which are the size of matchbooks, the series of…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 14, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Anyone with a sweet tooth will instantly love this work by Italian artist Roberto Bernardi. Viewers will be shocked by the collection of candy still life images when they learn that these aren't photographs, they are actually hyperrealistic oil paintings on canvas. The delicious details are astonishing and it's hard to believe that these images aren't recorded with a…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 14, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments