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Clever Paper Cut Designs Feature Animals and Their Snacks



People often say "You are what you eat." Well, Oregon-based artist Wendy Wallin Malinow thought it would be interesting to see that phrase in action and developed this series entitled Bone-A-Day. The series is a clever and colorful collection of intricate paper cut designs layered together to expose the things that the animals recently ate. Each piece features a hand-cut simple…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Repetitive Typography Forms Incredible Illusions of Space



Modern Mantra is a series of 18 drawings where words and letters are transformed into typography objects. In each piece, Swedish artist Thomas Broomé makes great use of the English language to convey his creative interpretations of various home interiors including a basic bedroom, living room, and dining room. He uses Indian ink on stark white paper to create the simple black and…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Large Indoor Cloud Formed with Thousands of Kites

Superabundant Atmosphere is an installation developed by New York City-based artist Jacob Hashimoto. The site-specific piece consisted of thousands of white kite-like circular parts that were built out of handmade silk fabric glued to a bamboo frame. Along with five assistants, Hasimoto created a structure at Rice Gallery in which the smaller segments were…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 27, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Emotionally Expressive Self-Portraits Utilize Negative Space



Portugal-based artist Cristina Troufa's collection of paintings are filled with the expressive emotions of women exploring themes of identity and self. She utilizes negative space on textured canvas to develop her figures, and her use of simple lines and soft color palettes are so perfectly fragmented that viewers will find themselves automatically filling in the gaps and piecing…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Playful Underwater Swim Alongside an Elephant



It's not often that most of us get to be this up-close and personal with such a beautiful creature. On a recent visit to India, London-based photographer Claudia Legge had the opportunity to document the free spirit of an elephant as it swims underwater. Legge's thrilling series of underwater adventures with this big guy provide a captivating comparison to her work with…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 27, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

5,335,200 Pieces Form World's Largest LEGO Star Wars Ship



Fans of Star Wars and LEGOs will experience major spikes in their personal geek quotas after reading about this life-sized model of an X-Wing Starfighter built entirely of LEGOs. The iconic Star Wars ship was developed in celebration of the upcoming Cartoon Network series…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 26, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Paris Landmarks Viewed with Our Heads in the Clouds



Head in the Clouds is a series by Brooklyn-based photographer Kaitlin Rebesco. In the photographs, Rebesco creates a unique portrait of Paris by focusing on just the very tops of iconic buildings set against blue skies with white puffy clouds. She eliminates many geographic context clues, producing a sense that these structures could be in any city, in any skyline around the…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

15,000 Guinness Glasses Combine to Form Dynamic Images

Guinness 250 is a spectacular visual ad campaign created by Act Two-Um, a creative agency based in London and New York. The company states that their purpose is to "transform your raw photography or initial creative concepts into dynamic and powerful imagery that can be the driving force behind your next acclaimed campaign," and they have certainly achieved some captivating…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Giant Steel Snake Sculpture Ferociously Spans 170 Feet Long

Designed by Chinese-French artist Huang Yong Ping, Ressort is a gigantic aluminum snake skeleton that was commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia for the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT). APT is a major art event held annually at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and features contemporary art from Asia, the Pacific, and…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Wet-Plate Collodion Technique Applied to Old Tin Cans



Arizona-based photographer David Emitt Adams uses a unique, 19th-century process to create detailed photographs on the bottom of tin cans. The project, entitled Conversations with History, compares the past and present of photography as it relates to the desert landscapes of the American West. Adams collects discarded cans, some dating back to the 1970s, that have…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Birds Eye View of Tiny Human Figures on the Beach

On the Beach is a series by American photographer Richard Misrach that reminds us of how small we really are in this enormous world. In each beautifully composed shot, Misrach separated himself from his subjects by setting up a bird's eye view from a hotel balcony overlooking Hawaiian beaches. He narrowed in on swimmers and sunbathers as tiny specs within what seems like…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 23, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Amazing DIY Fish Tank Combined with Gardening Eco-System



Artist Mathieu Lehanneur has created a DIY fish and gardening eco-system that can sit right in the middle of your living room. The Paris-based artist's studio produces industrial design and interior architecture that blends interactions between people and living systems within the environment. Local River is an in-home unit that houses freshwater fish and a mini vegetable patch. The…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 23, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

3D Book Sculptures Symbolize Struggles with OCD

UK-based graphic designer Thomas Wightman has created a series of sculptures that visually convey personal emotion through symbolic form. Specifically, he researched the thoughts and feelings of those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) because he says, "I want to create a voice for the sufferers [of OCD] and the emotions felt by them."

Each of the three…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 22, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Acrobatic Performers Travel Within a Circular Mobile Home



The Wheel House is a live performance in which two acrobatic performers entertain audiences with the slow-paced rolling travel of their mobile home. The interior space of the circular home is designed to look just like a normal house, with doors, windows, curtains, pots and pans, and even a bed. The project is produced by Acrojou Circus Theatre, a group formed in 2006 by…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 22, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Camouflaged Boxes Blend Into a Room's Background

Using photography as her medium, Toronto-based visual artist Elise Victoria Windsor produces all kinds of visual illusions. To produce this series, entitled Trompe L’Oeil: Petite Maison, Windsor first documents a selected scene, generally an everyday place like a bathroom or a set of stairs. Next, she builds a 3D structure and mounts a section of the…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 22, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.

The almost extinct white tiger is caused by a rare genetic recessive gene…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

2,186 Sugar Cubes Form a Beautiful London Skyline



If you love sweets then you will definitely like seeing this recreation of the London skyline. Created by Chris Naylor, the piece is composed of 2,186 sugar cubes and weighs almost 30 pounds. It was developed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Museum of London Docklands.

Actually 210 years old, the Museum of London Docklands building was one of several built by London sugar…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

An Artist's Creative Interpretation of Well-Balanced Meals

These playful sculptures are a visual reminder to keep a healthy diet. Each image features the ingredients for a delicious meal, with all of the parts organized into precariously balanced structures. Italian stylist Elena Mora collaborated with photographer Karsten Wegenerto to produce this series, entitled Ricettario: A Balanced…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Captivating Portraits of Luminous Underwater Creatures

These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing detail of many aquatic species, stating that he hopes to show people things they haven't seen before or to entice people to see something familiar in a new way.

In his collection entitled…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Saudi Arabia's Dazzling Art of Reflections



In 2011, collaborative duo Shadia and Raja Alem were selected to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with The Black Arch installation at La Biennale di Venezia. Between the two contemporary artists, also sisters, Shadia is the visual artist while Raja is the writer. According to the siblings, they experience an incomparable, spiritual bond that allows them to excel at their…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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