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In Melissa Jay Craig’s enchanting diorama, a small forest of 96 whimsical toadstools made from books bloom across two walls. The mushroom tops — or book covers, depending on how you look at the installation — are patterned after the poisonous fungi Amanita Muscaria. The artist says she has been oddly fascinated by fungi since she was a child, when she came upon a group of the orange-and-white…

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Artist Frida Kahlo is probably best known for her painted self portraits, but she also had a well-documented life on camera. There are hundreds of photographs taken of her as an adult with husband Diego Rivera, but what’s less common are images from her childhood. Her father, Guillermo Kahlo, often captured her as a young girl on film. These rare and…

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Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles.

A pensive, melancholy figure is at the center of each mixed media piece. Rendered in…

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Stefaney Giordano and her husband Tony are dedicated Star Wars fans, so they decided to turn Stefaney’s perfectly round baby bump into an adorable art project before she gave birth. Artist Nick Wolfe visited the couple’s kitchen to transform Stefaney’s belly into a painted version of R2-D2. He started by painting big, blue squares. Then, the artist filled the spaces…

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Noticing a lack of interaction between strangers who passed each other everyday on the same streets, UK-based artist Luke Jerram was inspired to disrupt people's daily routines with spontaneous music and communication by installing outdoor pianos in public spaces. "The idea for Play Me, I'm Yours came…

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17 Adorable Animals Who've Mastered the Art of Stretching

Warning: These photos may make you want to nap. Take a deep breath...now stretch! Today let's take a look at animals who've mastered the art of stretching. Whether they're just taking a nice pause in their day or reaching for that piece of food in the tree, these animals look absolutely adorable with their eyes closed or their limbs flying in the air. While some of them,…

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Stunning Portral Street Art Illusions by 1010

Since 2009, German street artist 1010 has been creating these mysterious, portal-like street art illusions on walls around the world. While at first glance it looks like he's layering colored paper, upon closer inspection you realize that you're actually looking at paint on a wall. It's a different type of street art than we're used to. Recently, for the urban and…

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