Though we first introduced you to artist Carne Griffiths by showing you his incredibly interesting lightbox pieces, he's actually known for his beautiful paintings that are made with ink and tea. As he tells us, "I work in an unusual medium, I draw in calligraphy ink and use various… Continue
When we first came across artist Eric Zener's underwater paintings back in July 2009, we said that they made us "remember what it feels like to be immersed in cool, clear water. That moment when the world's worries wash away and a sense of calmness overtakes your… Continue
As her inspiration, Kate MacDowell looks at professional wildlife photos, scientific diagrams and even snapshots of roadkill. She also buys plastic animal toys with realistic anatomy. This is all to create some of the most interesting and bizarre porcelain sculptures we've ever seen. First, why does she choose to work with this interesting medium?
If you're ever in Charlotte, North Carolina make sure to seek out this incredibly cool sculpture by artist David Cerny. Called Metalmorphosis, it's a 30-ft tall giant head made of horizontally sliced stainless steel plate layers that rotate in various patterns. Some speculate that the sculpture is controlled by the artist from a computer in his home country of the Czech Republic.… Continue
While heavy fog can be a major nuisance, making it nearly impossible to drive, for a photographer it can be a godsend, like nature's perfect gift. Terence Chang, who you may remember from those long exposure shots of planes taking off, has worked his magic again. This…
Do you have any fond childhood memories associated with classic television shows like The Three Stooges, Little House on the Prairie or Love Boat? If the answer to that question is an enthusiastic "Yes!" then you'll want to take a walk down memory lane with this series, called Abandoned Televisions, by Alex Beker. The Miami-based graphic… Continue
Who doesn't love a good mash-up, especially when it involves something relatively old and something new? Called Them Birds, this illustration pits a stoic Alfred Hitchcock with a group of very Angry Birds. Created in collaboration by illustrators Dan Eijah Fajardo (aka Dandingeroz) and Pedro Kramer (aka Badbasilisk), it's currently submitted on… Continue
I received an email this morning from Saudi Arabia-born photographer Thamer Al-Tassan who wanted to show us his beautiful photos of the Taj Majal. Reading through his website, I found out that Al-Tassan is a self-taught photographer who "fell into photography by chance in 2004" and who learned everything he knows not by taking classes or reading books but by studying the photos of… Continue
I stumbled across this striking glass and steel sculpture by Danny Lane, called Stairway, that seems to be reaching towards the heavens. Its blue/green water-like appearance would surely make anyone do a double-take. With no ending or landing, the surreal stairway asks the viewer to imagine where it would ultimately lead to. The artwork consists of stair treads formed by layers of glass.… Continue
Who could ever tire of seeing a photo like this? "I got really low on my POV for this shot of a lovely Japanese Maple tree as the sun highlighted it like a glowing lantern," self-taught photographer Garrick Liddell says. One could only aspire to take a photo like this once in his or her lifetime.
Often referred to as the most beautiful city in the world, Paris has stunning architecture and pristine landscapes that make it unlike any other place in the world. It takes a talented or gifted photographer to capture the city in ways that haven't been done before. For instance, where distinct patterns are portrayed or where illusions are created.
It's only a few more weeks till Halloween! What does that mean? You're probably going to be seeing a lot more scary and spooky stuff from us. Love this time of year. In fact, I'm going to dedicate this week's Creative Links of the Week post to Halloween! Why? Because there's so many awesome ideas surrounding this holiday, we just have to share them.…
Don't you just love ambitious feats of art? Adam Lee just broke the Guinness World Record for “Largest Balloon Sculpture” with this humongous, Halloween-themed spider! Using almost 3,000 balloons, Lee created this 45 feet 2 inches wide by 22 feet 2 inches long sculpture all by himself! The spider is made entirely out of balloons and has no support or glue. It's currently… Continue
If you don't believe in fate and destiny, then you haven't heard the story of Vivian Maier. The New York Times calls her "one of America's more insightful street photographers," but that could have all been different if one man, John Maloof, didn't happen to discover Maier's images.
Maier was born in New York in 1926, lived in France and then returned to New… Continue
At this year's PULSE LA event, one of the most incredibly awe-inspiring pieces was by Angelo Musco. The New York-based contemporary artist, who is represented in the US by Carrie Secrist Gallery, is known for creating massive photographs of surreal mosaics made from thousands of swarming human bodies.
I'll always have a soft spot for anything made out of books. (Remember the beautiful library desk?) That's why when I saw this wonderful installation, I knew I just had to share it. Commissioned by Modern Art Oxford and the Fruitmarket Gallery, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller created an… Continue
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Available online now, is a short film by PBS Arts that explores the art and culture of Etsy. If you're a fan of Etsy and what it stands for, then you'll enjoy watching this. They'll show you some inspiring stories of artists and craft-makers who are currently making a living through the help of this website. (On a side note, did you happen to spot Wired Coffee…Continue
If you ever wanted to turn one of your plain, all-white rooms into a crazy, awesome experience, just ask Bahar Yurukoglu. The artist has created an interesting installation where he puts simple, polygonal shapes made of acrylic glass tiles on walls and ceilings. He then hits those objects with projected rays of light. This, in effect, covers the room in stunning colors… Continue