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Fairy Tale Characters Pay a Surprise Visit to This Artist

Wednesday 05.21.2014 , Posted by
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Last year we introduced you to a clever artist who turned her “normal” dad into a superhero with the help of a sharpie marker. Now the Milan-based artist, Giulia Pex, is upgrading her own life with fairy tale characters surrounding her typical day. A fairy godmother and sweet animals of the forest wait for her to awake, then she spots a big bad wolf on her walk through the woods. The Mad Hatter joins her for tea time, then she has a wonderful date with Prince Charming as his bicycle is transformed to a magical white horse. But it’s not all romance and fun, when the Evil Queen from Snow White pops out of the bathroom mirror as Pex brushes her teeth. She calls the series Ghosts That We Knew. [Read more…]

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My First Rifle: Photos of Kids and Their Guns

Wednesday 05.21.2014 , Posted by
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For much of the western world, owning a gun is near unthinkable… let alone giving one to your young child. That’s part of what prompted Dutch photographer An-Sofie Kesteleyn to jump on a plane for America, just one month after seeing the tragic story of a 5-year old boy in Kentucky who killed his 2-year old sister with a practice rifle (an event which was deemed an accident). [Read more…]

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Austin Artists: Mini Documentaries Reveal the Artistic Talent in Austin

Tuesday 05.20.2014 , Posted by
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If you’ve ever been to Austin, Texas then it’s pretty obvious that there is a large pool of artistic talent in the city. Music and arts often go hand in hand and there is a surplus of both in this ultra fun city. A videographer named JC Tovar shows off his filming/editing skills in a new series of short web documentaries featuring the fascinating local artists. He interviews the artists, showing their work as well as their work space and works in progress. Tovar’s Austin Artist series is a perfect glimpse into the background stories of the artist who call Austin, TX home. [Read more…]

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Tiny Portraits Hidden in the Trees

Tuesday 05.20.2014 , Posted by
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While out for walks in the woods with their little son, Austrian/French artists Jana and Js have been painting the circles left by cut tree limbs. They provide the perfect cozy setting for their particularly friendly and introspective form of street art – one that emphasizes family, community and the human spirit. Does this off street work qualify them as “trail artists”? [Read more…]

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These Animated Paper Dioramas Are A Cut Above The Rest

Tuesday 05.20.2014 , Posted by
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In their intricate scenes, artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire take the diorama way beyond the confines of the elementary school classroom. The artists layer lighting, animation, sound, and digital projection mapping on paper installations, combining papercrafting, sculpture, set design, theatre, and storytelling to bring an eerie miniature world to life.  [Read more…]

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This 3D Printed Flower Bouquet on Kickstarter Will Blow Your Mind

Tuesday 05.20.2014 , Posted by
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Launched recently on Kickstarter, Joshua Harker has created the most astounding 3D printed flower bouquet. Made up of 12 different re-arrangeable flowers, a lotus lilly pad and a vase that beautifully imitates ripping water, the combined shapes are composed of a massive 1,918,416 different triangles. The wild thing is, these are just his Kickstarter “thank you” gifts. [Read more…]

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From Cute To Creepy, Elsa Rhae Uses Self-Applied Makeup to Become Wild Characters

Monday 05.19.2014 , Posted by
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Honestly, it’s wild what a lot of makeup can do. In the case of Elsa Rhae, she’s transforming herself into all kinds of iconic characters – from Captain Planet, to The Grinch who stole Christmas – but she doesn’t hold back on who she chooses to emulate. Some of her creations are really cute, while others are downright creepy – and I’m not even talking about her version of the Joker. [Read more…]

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These Clothing Sculptures Let You Take the City With You

Monday 05.19.2014 , Posted by
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There’s packing for a trip, and then there’s this. Popping out of soft shell luggage we see towering city blocks, skyscrapers and bridges in a rainbow of colors. It’s as if someone packed up the city and brought it along. The works are part of Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen’s series Portable City, and fittingly, each piece is made from second-hand clothing. [Read more…]

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The World Bodypainting Festival is Quickly Approaching

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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This summer in Pörtschach, Austria, the top body painters from 45 countries around the world will come together to compete in an awe-inspiring contest: The World Bodypainting Festival. From June 29 through July 6th, artists and audience members will create and witness a dream-like world as models, covered head to toe with intricate body paint, props, and costumes, walk the stage. Using the human body as their canvas, these talented artists use high level creativity and serious skill to transform models into works of art. [Read more…]

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Back to Light: Artist Turns Fruit Into Electrochemical Cells for this Fantastic Photo Series

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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Remember back to middle school science class when you got to create your own circuit with copper wire, a galvanized nail, and a potato? Well photographer Caleb Charland has put an artistic twist on that old trick by transforming fruit into electrochemical cells. Aside from the awesome illumination, he creatively arranges everything and the wires to create beautiful long exposure photographs. With this series, which Charland calls Back to Light, he hopes to illustrate and initiate conversations about the endless possibilities of alternative and sustainable energy production. [Read more…]

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