Just when we thought our pumpkin carvings were creative, we ran across these! We've seen Ray Villafane's expert hand at sand sculpting
, but his original expertise lies in pumpkin carving. With Halloween creeping up on us, the New York native's pumpkin sculptures are in season. Each wrinkly, orange… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 19, 2011 at 3:00pm —
What does an exploding room actually look like? Havana-based artists Dagoberto Rodriguez and Marco Castillo, collaboratively known as Los Carpinteros, have constructed an installation depicting a room amidst an explosion. The imaginary blast rips through walls and furniture, leaving broken sculptures and debris suspended in the air. It's as if time has stood still. Spectators of the exhibit… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 19, 2011 at 2:20pm —
There is nothing more mystifying than the blank stare from a person you don't know. Just ask photographer Egor Shapovalov who's known for creating mesmerizing atmospheres around his sullen subjects.
The young photographer, who is currently based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, utilizes several techniques that heighten his imagery such as his single color scheme per frame. This… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 19, 2011 at 2:18pm —
For the fashion-forward elite in Japan, Omotesando is the upscale shopping center of choice. So why would anyone choose to go rock climbing in the stylish sector of Tokyo? Japanese design firm Nendo constructed a wall at the Illoiha fitness center suited for a monarch AND a rock climber.
Nendo's climbing wall reflects the idea of "becoming beautiful through movement" by… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 18, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Just in time for Halloween, the artistic duo Mark Bloom and Maggie Rickard have skillfully crafted a series of stained glass monster portraits. The team, known as Velvet Glass, constructed the black and white mosaics, finding inspiration from classic 1930s horror flicks like Frankenstein
Added by Pinar on October 18, 2011 at 1:28pm —
We've been doing a lot of Steve Jobs tributes here at My Modern Met but the outpouring of creativity seems endless. Mint Foundry has constructed a portrait of the late entrepreneur, using components only found in a Macbook Pro. It's quite ironic that the man who made Apple products is now made of those same products.
"It was an incredibly humbling experience," said Mint…
Added by Pinar on October 17, 2011 at 3:30pm —
If you grew up playing Super Mario Bros.
, like I did, you'll get a real kick out of Larry T Quach's Mario-themed wedding invitations. After he was asked by his good friends, Esther Tanouye and Ryan Watkins, to design their wedding invitations in an 8-bit Mario style, Quach not only completed the task (while pressed for time), but did the couple and the classic game… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 17, 2011 at 2:51pm —
Time and time again, nature astounds us with its beauty. Artist Kathy Klein draws inspiration from its magnificence to create these beautifully radiant mandalas which she refers to as danmalas
. Danmala is a portmanteau of two words in Sanskrit: dān (the giver) and mālā (garland of flowers).
Klein uses a variety of materials including flower petals, pine… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 17, 2011 at 2:41pm —
Avril Lui, 22. Post-grad student. Guangxi Province.
In 2008, UK-based photographer Adrian Fisk began a project originally entitled iSpeak
with the intention to understand where our world was headed through the thoughts of today's youths. Initially focusing on China, Fisk interrogated 16 to 30-year-olds on the streets,… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 15, 2011 at 7:00am —
It may seem unusual for a grown-up to have an account with Crayola, but it all makes sense when you see what Nashville-based sculptor Herb Williams creates with crayons. His latest project is an outdoor art installation at the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The installation, entitled Unwanted Visitor: Portrait of Wildfire
, includes five… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 14, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
Have you ever seen a snapshot of someone pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Perhaps you've taken a similar picture yourself. Photographer Martin Parr's photo series Small World
illustrates just how similar people are around the world, which is especially evident in tourist… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 13, 2011 at 3:33pm —
I never thought I'd want to eat a keyboard but photographer Murat Süyür's imaginative combination of the computer accessory and chocolate has me considering it. The young photographer, who is based in Turkey, speaks his own language through his art that is clearly influenced by his sense of humor.
Süyür's body of work is growing but his portfolio already contains a wide range of… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 13, 2011 at 3:30pm —
What do you see when you look up at the clouds? Artist Yang Yongliang's series Heavenly City
depicts a metropolis in the sky. He uses three elements to create these otherworldly, elongated landscapes: photography, digital manipulation, and composition.
The Shanghai native, who was originally trained in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, has adopted the… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 13, 2011 at 3:07pm —
Have you ever seen history rewritten like this? Korean photographer Chan Hyo Bae recreates fairy tales, like Beauty and the Beast
, and old English aristocracy in these two intriguing series. There's only one catch... the female characters are all played by Bae himself!
By presenting himself in women's attire from past centuries, Bae's… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 12, 2011 at 4:07pm —
Photographer In Sook Kim's Saturday Night
exposes the lives of hotel occupants with 66 bare windows. Each room depicts a different scenario that would otherwise have been hidden from the public. Without any curtains to hide the deviant behaviors of the residents inside, the nosey neighbor in all of us comes out to watch. Lucky for us, all of the miscreants are putting on a… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 12, 2011 at 3:22pm —
Being original is an important factor in art. That's why it's such a great achievement that expert collage artist Lola Dupré manages to remain original while sampling other people's work. Dupré, whose work is currently based in Glasgow, composes mesmerizing, unique photo montages with an exploding effect. She also makes every piece by hand!
Taking photographs of celebrities, as… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 11, 2011 at 2:58pm —
Everyday, I learn a new way that the human eye can be deceived. Tom Deininger is an artist based in Rhode Island who constructs these beautiful landscape sculptures that are more than meets the eye. What appears to be a series of barren birch trees is actually an amalgam of wires, cables, and other alternative materials.
Despite their grandeur size, these installations… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 11, 2011 at 2:33pm —
Stephen Beadles is a youthful 19-year-old photographer who hails from Milledgeville, Georgia. Don't let his tender age deter you from acknowledging his wide range of work. Beadles produces interesting images using a variety of photographic techniques. He takes long exposure photographs, dabbling on the experimental side of the art, as well as beautiful portraits.
Some of the… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 11, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki, and Amy Sol
Creating an enticingly fantastical world takes a truly creative mind, or, in this case, four creative minds. In the Wake of Dreams
is a gallery of new works by contemporary artists Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Stella Im Hultberg, and Mari Inukai. Each artist adds her original style to… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 10, 2011 at 3:11pm —
How similar are parent and child? German photographer Frauke Theilking's photo project called "Generation" observes the similarities and differences between generations. Each photo pairs a parent and child, either a mother/daughter or father/son combo, side by side. Devoid of an elaborate background, Theilking's photos focus the viewer's attention on the subjects, who themselves aren't… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 10, 2011 at 3:00pm —