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Stark White Animal Sculptures Contrast With Nature

Wednesday 02.26.2014 , Posted by
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In a stark white blend of digital and analogue, Ben Foster creates computer-like, faceted sculptures that live not on the screen, but in the physical world. From a howling dog, to a graceful horse and a seal, Foster welds his animal themed works from flat plates of metal, smoothing their seams and painting them bright white to reflect the changing gradations of daylight on each surface. [Read more...]

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4 Year Old Fashion Designer (& Her Mommy) Create Dress Fashions Out of Paper, Tape & Glue

Tuesday 02.25.2014 , Posted by
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Mommy blogger Angie, who gives her 4 year old daughter the nickname Mayhem to preserve some anonymity, noticed early on that her daughter was into fashion far more than a typical toddler. Mayhem withdrew interest from her pre-made princess dresses and started using Angie’s scarves and sheets to create her own dresses. In attempt to restore order in her closets, Angie suggested that they make dresses together out of paper. Mayhem was hooked and still is 9 months later, which is an eternity in toddler time, leading us to believe this is more than just a phase. Angie started the hashtag #fashionbymayhem and has begun gathering a following of people who can’t wait to see what the two will come up with next. [Read more...]

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Brick Sculptures Built Piece by Piece

Tuesday 02.25.2014 , Posted by
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When you think of bricks, you’re probably thinking of LEGOs or house building materials, but probably not a medium for making sculptures. Brad Spencer is setting the record straight, using the red earthen blocks to create sculptures in a method he says dates back to the ancient Babylonians. The use of this common building material makes his pieces highly unusual, while the results play tricks with the eyes. [Read more...]

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Tatay’s Gift: An Awesomely Illustrated Children’s Book Teaches Children About Giving

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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After spending time in the Philippines and being immersed in their hardworking, loving, generous culture, artist Brad Woodard wanted to share the lessons he learned with his young son. Using his illustrating skills and his wife Krystal’s storytelling abilities, the duo has come up with a vibrantly illustrated children’s book. They seek to help those who still need help after typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and bring a beautiful story about giving into the world. Tatay’s Gift tells the story of a young Filipino boy learning the importance of serving and giving in his community by watching his Tatay (Tagalog for dad) every day. [Read more...]

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Every. Single. One. James G. Hancock is Trying to Draw All the Buildings in New York City

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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There are ambitious projects, and then there are ambitions projects. This definitely counts as a standout example, especially for just one man. Brooklyn-based Australian, James Gulliver Hancock, has set out to catalogue all the buildings in the Big Apple, from famous skyscrapers to ubiquitous brownstones, and he’s doing it by drawing each and every building. If that sounds bonkers, crazy, obsessed – you’d be right – but we love the passion and the result. [Read more...]

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Aliza Razell Creates Dreamy Self-Portraits Combined with Vibrant Watercolors

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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Aliza Razell has been combining the very different mediums of watercolor and photography in her beautifully surreal body of work – one which explores narratives from Greek mythology to the Finnish language. Each of her images is a self-portrait captured in nature and perfectly combined afterword with its watercolor elements in Photoshop. [Read more...]

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The Adventures of Little Wooden Cutouts in A Great Big World: Street Art by Joe Iurato

Sunday 02.23.2014 , Posted by
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Using layers of hand cut wood and spray paint, Joe Iurato narrates his life story by placing his defining moments in a miniature form around the streets and parks of NYC. Using the same style he used to do for large scale street art pieces, Iurato creates small figures and finds imaginative places to put them in this big world. The figures represent different stages in his life and he leaves them to interact with the environment and the community in whatever ways they see fit. [Read more...]

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Don’t Lose Your Marbles: The Coolest Marbles You’ve Ever Seen

Saturday 02.22.2014 , Posted by
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Marbles have been around since ancient Roman and Egyptian times, but I assure you Cleopatra was not playing with anything this badass. Marble artist Mike Gong creates incredibly detailed handmade glass marbles and the series featured here is called “Acid Eaters”. Some of Gong’s marbles sell for over $1,000, but for avid marble collectors these are definitely worth the cost. [Read more...]

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Mind-bending 3 Dimensional Paintings by Mad King

Friday 02.21.2014 , Posted by
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It’s hard to say what’s cooler: artist Mad King’s philosophy on art or the art itself. The self-taught artist AKA Jake Johanson creates paintings by hand that you feel like you could walk right into. Repeating patterns and geometric shapes give each piece a mind-bending three dimensionality that top layer objects appear to float upon. Based in Denver, he has painted entire walls in this style, but these images can not even do justice to what seeing the paintings in reality is like. Since he uses metallic paints and multiple sheens of poly-acrylic paints, a picture can never show the depth and variety of designs that is produced in different light settings. [Read more...]

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Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei Invite You to Make Your Mark on the Moon

Thursday 02.20.2014 , Posted by
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“The moon is interesting because it’s a not yet habitable space so it’s a fantastic place to put your dreams,” says Olafur Eliasoson of his recent collaborative project with Ai Weiwei. Utilizing the connective capabilities of the internet, they invited people all over the world to leave their marks on the “Moon” and so far over 35,000 people have participated. The duo debuted their massive scale interactive project at the Falling Walls conference in Berlin this year with the help of curator Marcello Pisu who says, “The main inspiration of the Moon is the democratization of the creative and artistic process, and the encouragement of a constructive visual dialogue.” [Read more...]

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