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162 Dazzling Windows Formed Out of Caramelized Sugar

These colorful windows glimmering in the sunlight are made out of quite the unexpected material. As part of the Storm King Art Center's Light and Landscape show in 2012, artist William Lamson designed and built this 11x9 foot functional greenhouse, entitled Solarium, featuring windows made out of caramelized sugar. For each of the…


Added by katie hosmer on June 10, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Incredibly Detailed Skull-and-Bones Sugar Cubes

Imagine taking a sip of your hot coffee or tea, only to come across a sugary skull peering out at you through the dark liquid. In a sleepy morning haze, such an unexpected moment could be quite startling. Snow Violent thought this kind of surprise would be an entertaining way to start your day. So the artist developed these Sugar Skulls, a series of skull-and-bones shaped…


Added by katie hosmer on June 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Layered Floating Paintings Inspired by CT Scans

Dutch artist Joris Kuipers was trained as a traditional painter but he has since reached beyond the limitations of the flat canvas. This piece, entitled Escaping Expressionism, incorporates vibrant swirls of shape and color in a non-traditional and quite expressive three-dimensional sculpture.

The artist's work is consistently inspired by science and…


Added by katie hosmer on June 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Complex Insect Sculptures Constructed with Matchsticks

These playful little creatures by artist Kyle Bean are a series of carefully handmade sculptures entitled Stick Insects. The Brighton-based designer has a knack for reconstructing everyday materials—everything from pencil shavings to eggshells to these meticulously organized…


Added by katie hosmer on June 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sorrowful Ghostly Figures Actually Covered in Flour

Kyle Thompson

Earlier this year, 21-year old photographer Kyle Thompson completed his 365 photo project, where he took one compelling self-portrait after another every day for a full year. More recently, the young photographer has taken to the road, spending his…


Added by katie hosmer on June 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Intriguing Figures Emerge From Hazy White Smoke

Mysterious figures slowly emerge from clouds of white smoke in Alex Wein's series, entitled Sirens. The Oakland-based artist produced this series of work in what he describes as an ongoing exploration of "fiction and the uncanny realism that it inspires." In each composition, Wein encourages viewers to spend a few moments deciphering the lines, shapes, and movements of the faceless…


Added by katie hosmer on June 6, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Amazing Bursts of Lightning Fill the Night Sky

It's a challenging feat for any photographer to document lighting as it strikes down towards earth in just the blink of an eye. But, with great patience and dedication, Willoughby Owen successfully captures all kinds of electrical bolts as they light up the night. By day, the 24-year-old meteorologist runs the Hamilton NZ…


Added by katie hosmer on June 6, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Shockingly Realistic Sculpture Portrays Abraham Lincoln

Wow, this Portrait of Lincoln looks like it was a photograph taken just yesterday. The rich color and sharp details of the former president are so hyper-realistic, it's a little bit shocking! In reality, the piece is actually a sculpture developed by Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji. The Japanese artist has propelled special effects make-up to a new level,…


Added by katie hosmer on June 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Surreal Scenes Reveal Artist's Innermost Personal Secrets

Canadian artist Leah Johnston has mastered the art of storytelling through her visually creative and expressive fine art photography. Each surreal scene is a self-portrait that combines performance art and post-processing to produce an intriguing narrative. The artist bravely takes us on adventures through a lively and personal world that stems from her own creative writing.…


Added by katie hosmer on June 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Perfectly Sculpted Wooden Figures Reveal Human Flaws

Conflicting messages emerge from this work by Italian artist Aron Demetz as strong human forms gaze out with sad, expressionless eyes, evoking in viewers an eerie sense of loneliness. The meticulously sculpted bodies are covered with layers of rough wooden shavings, a symbol of the flaws that we all carry with us. But, rather than concealing them, Demetz exposes them for all to see and…


Added by katie hosmer on June 5, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Artist Matches Pantone Swatches to Everyday Life

Recently on Instagram, photographer Paul Octavious has taken to matching Pantone swatches to the world around him in an ongoing series simply titled The Pantone Project. Drawing on the basic color matching system used in the printing industry, Octavious matches snippets of his everyday life to the solid blocks of color that have fun names like Sunshine…


Added by katie hosmer on June 5, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Stunning Train Images Evoke Feelings of Nostalgia

Wales-based father and son team Robin and Taliesin Coombes are dedicated to capturing the beauty of the railways in their dramatic and visually captivating photographs. Through unique perspectives and strong compositions, the photography duo show their passion for all kinds of trains through a variety of wide landscapes and up-close details.

The Coombes team…


Added by katie hosmer on June 4, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Artistic Dad Photoshops His Daughter Into Fun Adventures

This baby is having the time of her life in these creative adventures by Sweden-based photographer Emil Nystrom. Featuring his own daughter, Signhild, as the main subject, Nystrom has developed a series of innovative concepts that will certainly bring a smile to your face. In the photoshopped compositions, the little one is doing all sorts of bizarre things like fixing a car,…


Added by katie hosmer on June 4, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Quirky and Confident Parisian Twins Share an Identical Life

London-based photographer Maja Daniels focuses her work on sociology, creating visual depictions of people blending together within society. So when she first saw these adult twins passing by, she was instantly intrigued. After observing them for many years, Daniels finally decided to approach Monette and Mady to ask if she could document their lives. The Parisian twins live a shared life,…


Added by katie hosmer on June 4, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Intriguing Family Portraits Feature Treasured Objects

Grandma Ilva, Mario's wife

Generally when a person hears the phrase 'family portrait,' images of happy, smiling faces come to mind. However, when photographer Camilla Catrambone considered this concept, she had a different idea for how to portray her family. In her series Portraits of My Family, rather than…


Added by katie hosmer on June 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Layered Paintings Represent Transitional Phases of Life

Times of transition—a big move, a new baby, quitting a job—are often exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. These oil paintings by Michelle Jader are a visual metaphor for that inevitable tumble through everyday living. Jader says her work "explores moments when we willingly and unwillingly dive into the next phase of our lives. These critical times of life contain a…


Added by katie hosmer on June 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Nighttime Long Exposures of Rotating Helicopter Blades

In 1949, American photographer Andreas Feininger captured these incredible slinky-like images of U.S. Navy helicopters as they ascended from the ground and took off into the air in Anacostia, Maryland. As the light-tipped blades rotated rapidly, Feininger captured the movement with long exposures against the dark night sky. The repetitive pattern of light…


Added by katie hosmer on June 3, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Interactive Light Projections Produce Futuristic Sculptures

In 2011, Sober Industries and Studio Rewind teamed up to develop these dynamic and mesmerizing animal light displays. The installation, entitled Welcome to the Future, featured two wooden sculptures—one owl and one rhinoceros—with all kinds of futuristic patterns and shapes projected onto the surface. The changing patterns of light kept audiences…


Added by katie hosmer on June 1, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Powerfully Captivating Surreal Oil Paintings by Joel Rea

In his extensive collection of surreal paintings, artist Joel Rea takes us on extreme adventures. His hyperrealistic landscapes and portraits feature everything from swirls of stormy winds and water to giant dogs chasing tiny people. Using brushes as thin as just a few hairs, the Australian artist spends hour upon hour meticulously developing his oil paintings until they are…


Added by katie hosmer on June 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Creative Pop-Up Libraries Promote Literacy Across New York

Created by Stereotank, Little Free LIbrary is a public installation project providing New Yorkers with a spontaneous opportunity to read a book. Just like you might do in a library, the books can be borrowed but need to be returned or exchanged in order to keep each location active.

Located in…


Added by katie hosmer on May 31, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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