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Ark-like Whales Carry Worlds on Their Backs

Sunday 08.31.2014 , Posted by
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Tiny worlds grow from the back of gigantic whales in Beijing-based artist Ruilin Wang’s imaginative series Dreams-Ark. The large scale ceramic works play with our sense of scale while inspiring questions about their meaning and the nature of dreams. [Read more...]

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Maskull Lasserre Reveals Skeletons Inside Old Wooden Statues and Decoys

Thursday 08.21.2014 , Posted by
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From one side they look just as they were intended, but turn them around and a macabre scene awaits. Artist and carver Maskull Lasserre (featured previously) started with a series of old souvenirs and a duck decoy, then in a process he calls “re-carving”, he uses his deft skill to reveal intricate skeletons inside the objects – as if they were always there. [Read more...]

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Crochet Mermaids Swimming With Whale Sharks? Olek’s Beautiful Underwater Project Highlights Ocean Health

Friday 08.15.2014 , Posted by
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Olek, yarn bomber extraordinaire, is at it again. But this time the New York-based artist is taking her work into the depths. She recently traveled to the Caribbean for a series of underwater installations off the coast Cancun, Mexico, at Isla Mujeres. [Read more...]

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3 Breathtaking Works by Sculptor Isamu Noguchi

Wednesday 08.13.2014 , Posted by
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Isamu Noguchi is one of the most important and underrated sculptors of the twentieth century. He was the product of two separate worlds, spending his life trying to reconcile his Japanese and Western heritage and influences. Much of his life was spent traveling around the world while creating public artworks that redefined sculpture and what it could do in a very real sense. [Read more...]

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Stunningly Intricate Illustrations Of Animals And People Made Of Hundreds Of Wires

Wednesday 08.13.2014 , Posted by
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Charis Tsevis has done it again with a wonderful ‘wired’ series to symbolize the relationship between the network and the human body and spirit. Fascinated by the wired world we all live in, Tsevis created large scale illustrations of people, animals and brains, and if you look closely, they’re composed entirely of individual wires. [Read more...]

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Grab Some Very Literal “Soft Drinks” At This Convenience Store

Tuesday 08.12.2014 , Posted by
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This east London corner store sells ordinary products, with one exception: they are all made of felt. For her “Felt Cornershop” installation, designer Lucy Sparrow recreated over 400 typical convenience store items–ranging from cookies to condoms–out of the familiar, kid-friendly fabric. She added logos and other details with brightly-colored puffy paint, then stocked her products at an abandoned market at 19 Wellington Row.  [Read more...]

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Cutting Records: A Pun Filled Sculpture

Thursday 08.07.2014 , Posted by
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You’ve probably heard the term “cutting records” before, but designer/artist David Rinman has visualized what that could mean from a whole different angle. His pun filled sausage sculpture sees a gigantic knife cutting full-sized LPs from its end. Rinman warped the vinyl on the next cut, creating what looks to be a tasty slice of sound. [Read more...]

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Every Day for Four Years: This Artist Builds Quirky Dioramas from Household Items

Wednesday 08.06.2014 , Posted by
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Nobody would discount the difficulty of doing a 365 Project or the challenge of sticking to one theme for an entire year – but Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya has been doing his creative work every day for the past 4 years. That is impressive. He’s been using everyday objects from around the house – from broccoli and plastic water bottles, to loaves of bread and toilet paper – and transforming them into tiny dioramas that are large on humor. [Read more...]

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Humongous Turtle Made Out of Old Scrap Metal

Tuesday 08.05.2014 , Posted by
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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Indonesian artist Ono Gaf creates large scale sculptures by welding together thousands of pieces of metal scraps from bicycles, cars, and machines. With his signature steampunk style, his most recent piece is this gigantic turtle. The 64 year old artist lives a very modest life in a tiny kampong with his wife, but is rich with happiness living out his dreams as an artist. He has held 11 exhibitions so far. [Read more...]

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Bizarre Yugoslavian Monuments From a Bygone Era

Wednesday 07.30.2014 , Posted by
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There was a period in the 1960s and 70s when large sculptures were created all over the Republic of Yugoslavia to commemorate the battles of WWII. Now, with the fall of the U.S.S.R and the breakup of Yugoslavia, the monuments have lost some significance and seem from another planet. [Read more...]

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