London based artist Everton Wright works in all types of media from design, sculpture, and drawing, to film and public installations. Over the course of eight years, Wright has developed this project, Walking Drawings, as a series of live, interactive, large-scale drawings that take place in public spaces.
Covering at least one quarter of a mile, he creates patterned line…Continue
On a weekly basis, graphic designer and artist Amanda Jane Jones introduces different creative couples on her website in this fun and playful project called My Better Half. Featuring photos of each individual half, the couple as a whole, and some fun facts about each person, the series is an incredible project about the love and friendship that defines all kinds of relationships.…
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California-based artist Lauren DiCioccio hand-embroiders her pieces based off of imagery seen in old issues of The New York Times. From Gerald Ford's Funeral to Lady Gaga on the cover of The Arts section, DiCicoccio focuses her attention on the tangible beauty of printed news and media.
As the digital world continues to advance, newspapers, magazines, and printed materials are…Continue
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South African artist Robin Rhode uses everyday materials like chalk, charcoal, and paints to create these creative scenes. In his performances, he finds public spaces to create sketches on walls and then photographs himself interacting with the drawings. Promenade is a flipbook-style…Continue
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Soul Out is a series of paintings by Berlin-based artist Deenesh Ghyczy. Looking at his images is like looking through a frosted glass window. The artist uses optical filters to view his subjects as he paints the oils on canvas, so that parts of the figures repeat and cascade away from the central focus in hazy and dreamy distortions.
Ghyczy's subjects appear…Continue
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X-Fois Gens Chaise, or X-Times People Chair, is a site-specific piece created by German artist Angie Hiesl. During each performance, selected people between the ages of 60 and 70 float overhead on metal white chairs attached to the façade of various buildings. As the performers sit, perched in the air, they conduct normal, everyday activities such as reading…Continue
Candy lovers will go just mad over this Alexander McQueen-inspired dress made out of gummy bears! The dress was created as a tribute to the late fashion designer and was used for the debut issue of Twelv magazine.
To build the design, stylists Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi twisted steel wire into the shape of a dress and covered it with vinyl. They then spent three…Continue
Artist Carol Geary, aka Caroling, conceived, built, and completed this incredible stained glass dome, entitled Wholeo Dome (pronounced "Holy O"), in 1974. When creating the piece, Caroling said, "I wanted not to look at a window, but to be in a window." So, many trials and shattered pieces of glass later, the 14-foot wide, 7-foot tall dome was…
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David Eger's creative photo series, 52 Weeks of Star Wars, is a project that was inspired by the many famous moments that have been documented by photographers in the past. The weekly series appeals to a combination of Star Wars and photography fans, where each new scene features Star Wars figurines set up in unique interpretations of celebrated and identifiable…
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San Francisco-based artist Laurel Roth builds these Peacock sculptures using many synthetic, shiny, and recycled beauty products that she dubs "human mating plumage." Fake fingernails, barrettes, nail polish, false eyelashes, and jewelry are used, according to Roth, "to represent the choices involved in biological processes that are unique to humankind."
Nail by nail, eyelash by…Continue
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Minneapolis-based street artist Eric Rieger, aka Hot Tea, created this massive installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The two-story piece, entitled Letting Go, is formed out of 84 miles of colorful yarn and represents the artist's interpretation of the sun. Hot Tea compiled more than 14,000 strands, each one hanging 32-feet long, into the large-scale installation over the course of…
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Italian artist Federico Bebber creates these stunning dark and moody female portraits through a creative digital manipulation process. The surreal scenes are filled with a dramatic passion, which is emphasized by the neutral black and white tones swirling together in clouds of misty smoke. Bebber says, "Viewers will stop to listen, as if waiting for some noise, without knowing whether it…
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When street artist My Dog Sighs finds litter scattered on the sidewalk, he takes advantage of the situation and turns it into artwork. The artist paints faces on all kinds of crushed cans, giving personality and character to each selected canvas. He says he is "drawn to novelty like a magnet, and loves reaching out to touch every person or thing that is fascinated with its…Continue
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Brooklyn-based artist Kyle James Dunn creates magnificent sculptures where he transforms solid metal into delicate, lacy structures. This piece, entitled The Sun Never Sets, is built from plasma-cut steel, paint, and steel hardware.
Dunn states that this particular project is based around the American idea of vacation and the island getaway. The artist says,…Continue
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Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen finds great interest in observing crowds of people in everyday life. His series, Wall Street Stop, features passengers on subway cars as they ride through New York City's Wall Street subway station in 2008. During a time of financial strain, Gerritsen says, "It was so depressing. It was the last days of Bush, and the crisis was rampant. It…
Artist Fabian Oefner is on a roll these days, creating all kinds of scientifically-based artistic creations that cannot be missed! We absolutely love his watercolor mosaics and…
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Hungarian artist Gyula Várnai uses all kinds of everyday objects to build his installation artwork, where the relationship of the materials and the subject-matter always draw closely off of one another. Now I Know, created for the What's Up? Hungarian Contemporary art exhibit in 2008, utilizes very basic, raw wood to form this massive structure with a visual surprise. The pile spans the…
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Young girls and boys are the subjects of these dramatic, strongly emotional, and passionate photographs by New York-based photographer Wendy Sacks. Each water-based scene demonstrates moments of loneliness, the bonds of family, unrequited love, or untimely death. This series, Immersed in Living Water, reveals all kinds of emotions and, according to the artist, combines "an…
Photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway are artists who seek out great adventure. The two have a passion for the outdoors and they travel all around the world to capture the wonder and beauty of the natural world in photographic form. Based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, both artists spend a lot of time exploring the active Kilauea volcano and capturing what they call the "pounding…