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This Isn’t Trash. It’s a Painting on Carved Wood.

Wednesday 07.09.2014 , Posted by
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These paintings are pure trash… but only on the surface. Beneath their rough exterior is a precisely carved basswood sculpture, and only the paint on the surface provides the exacting trompe l’oeil vision of reality. Artist Tom Pfannerstill creates his unusual sculpture/paintings based on discarded objects he finds on his daily travels. Calling his finds a ‘gift from the street’, they act as a record of his movements and a commentary on our commercial/consumer driven society. [Read more...]

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Artist Transforms Foraged Materials From Nature Hikes Into 3D Mosaic Mandalas

Tuesday 07.08.2014 , Posted by
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In June of this year, Matt W. Moore participated in an artist residency with SUMMIT in Eden, Utah. He was inspired to take “full advantage of the sunshine and wilderness and develop a series that would allow [him] to explore the beauty of Utah, create work with [his] hands, and celebrate the native color palette of the landscape.” On his daily hikes through the mountains and valley, Moore foraged for native elements and allowed his findings to inspire his project. From shale, river pebbles and stones, to dead branches, bark, and dried grasses among other elements of nature, he created geometric mandala grids. Carefully aligning the materials, he described the process as “kinda like painting with mother nature’s paintbrush.” [Read more...]

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Do Cats Look Like Their Owners? Cats Faces Merged Onto Their Human Friends

Tuesday 07.08.2014 , Posted by
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Every time we see a wrinkly dog walk down the street next to it’s wrinkly owner, we’re reminded that dogs can look a lot like their human friends. But what about the cats? Sebastian Magnani is following up his series Underdogs with a feline themed face merging called Undercats. It’s fascinating, freaky and pretty hilarious. [Read more...]

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A Secret Sculpture Garden on Isreal’s Sea of Galilee

Tuesday 07.08.2014 , Posted by
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The Sea of Galilee in Israel is world famous for stories about Jesus and his disciples from 2000 years ago. Also known as Lake Kineret, it is a beautiful part of Isreal and provides 35% of the countries potable water. On the Eastern shore of the lake, there is a large Kibbutz community that was established in 1937. It is called Ein Gev and out of the 273 existing Kibbutz communities in Israel, it is one of the most famous. [Read more...]

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World Cup Posters Celebrate Stadium Architecture

Tuesday 07.08.2014 , Posted by
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Portugese architect André Chiote has created a minimalist poster series celebrating this year’s World Cup in Brazil.
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This Is The Remix…Of Classical Painting

Tuesday 07.08.2014 , Posted by
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Kanye meets Monet in this mashup series by artists Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano. For their Fly Art Tumblr page, the duo create clever images pairing popular hip hop lyrics with famous paintings. The Mona Lisa gets tricked out with words by the equally-infamous Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna calls out some of Whistler’s Mother’s naughty secrets. [Read more...]

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Take a Bite of These Awesome Watermelon Carvings

Monday 07.07.2014 , Posted by
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There’s nothing quite like eating a juicy watermelon on a hot summer day (and one slice is never enough), but artist Clive Cooper is doing far more than savoring the flavor. He’s carving impressive creatures and characters into the sizable green and pink melons – from creepy goblins and ferocious dinosaurs, to the bears native to his home in Vancouver, BC. [Read more...]

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Storybook Benches Bring Literacy to the Streets of London

Monday 07.07.2014 , Posted by
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The National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art have combined their wonderful powers to fill the streets of London with storybooks. Or, storybook benches. Which is basically just as nice. [Read more...]

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Modern Still Lifes & Portraits in the Spirit of the Old Masters

Monday 07.07.2014 , Posted by
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If you gave these images just a passing glance, it would be easy to think they were painted by a Dutch master of the Golden Age… but with a little more time, modern details start to emerge. Photographer Zdenek Sindelar is channeling the spirit of old masters, creating a series of still lifes and portraits that exude the moody aesthetic of the past while bringing it gracefully into the future. [Read more...]

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You Can Have Your Own Thundercloud In Your Living Room and Watch it Light Up to the Beat of Your Music

Friday 07.04.2014 , Posted by
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Thunderstorms are fun to watch, but not necessarily the safest thing to do. Designer Richard Clarkson takes all of the awesomeness of storm watching without the danger with his latest creation: an interactive cloud for the home. You can get the nightlight version which only lights up or splurge for the interactive RC version that uses motion sensors to simulate the thunderstorm’s light and sound. Within each RC cloud is a lamp and bluetooth compatible speaker system. When paired with music, the cloud “lightnings” to the beat of each song. [Read more...]

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