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If these works by Svetlana Ivanchenko were paintings, they would be impressive, but the fact that they are mosaics made of sand, shells, and sea glass makes them beyond incredible. The Ukranian painter uses natural materials to create imaginative mosaics that highlight the beauty of nature and life. Raised in Yalta on the Black Sea, Ivanchenko was able to collect a plethora of natural colors and textures to use in her pieces. The time, patience, and talent it must take for her to complete one of these intricate pieces is unfathomable to me. See more of Ivanchenko’s gorgeous works on Tutt Art. [Read more...]
They say that the most symmetrical faces are considered to be the most beautiful, but what if we move the axis of symmetry away from the center? The popular meme known as UNITIИU involves just that- mirroring pictures so that the bilateral symmetry produces hilarious results. According to KnowYourMeme, it began in 2006 with a picture of Condoleezza Rice raising her hand. The mirrored image made her look like a crazy, evil dictator while causing the “UNITED STATES” plaque in front of her to read “UNITIИU“ and so it began. Reddit keeps the meme alive with an awesome sub-reddit of the same name. Shown here are some of my favorites, but be sure to head over to r/UNITINU to see more and participate in the fun. [Read more...]
From the creators of the award winning film Baraka, Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, comes a new non-verbal documentary that is bound to receive the same recognition. SAMSARA is shot entirely on 70mm film (one of only a handful in the past forty years) and directed by the power of flow. SAMSARA, which is Sanskrit for “the ever turning wheel of life” was filmed over five years in twenty-five countries and has received rave reviews from those lucky enough to have gotten an early viewing. This weekend, special theaters, mostly in major cities, will be premiering the stunning film. Check out the teaser and concept below, then head over to their website or Facebook to find out when SAMSARA will be coming to a theater near you. [Read more...]
Dude, check out this gnarly Tumblr called Hair Barrels! Each photoshopped image features a famous surfer catching a wave in a celebrity’s hair. The chosen celebrities are just as entertaining as the surfers hidden in their manes. Each picture has a clever title that incorporates surfing terminology into the person’s name or character and they are quite hilarious! Some of my favorites are Wavy Gaga, Barrel Streep, Jay Len-Overhead, Se-Layback Gomez, and Dude Law. [Read more...]
I would hate to play Jenga with this guy! Michael Grab has mastered the art of finding balance points and in this created amazing rock sculptures held together by nothing more than gravity. The result is absolutely beautiful, ephemeral pieces that would be awe-inspiring to see in person. Grab often shares his spiritual talent with others by creating his Gravity Glue sculptures in public places. According to Grab, “Alongside the art, setting rocks into balance has also become a way of showing appreciation, offering thanksgiving, and inducing meditation. Through manipulation of gravitational threads, the ancient stones become a poetic dance of form and energy, birth and death, perfection and imperfection. they become a reflection of ourselves in a way; precariously sturdy, mysterious and fragile.” [Read more...]
Did you know that Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska? The Christmas Tree tradition started in Germany in the 16th century, but didn’t spread through America until the early 20th century, (History.com) which means, unless you’re a supercentenarian or grew up in another country where the holiday is not celebrated, you’ve been seeing Christmas trees at this time of year for your whole life. There’s nothing better than the nostalgia that comes from opening up those boxes of ornaments and decorating your Christmas tree to get you in the holiday spirit. The smell of a fresh pine tree and looking through this collection of Christmas trees from Instagram with the sweet sounds of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” playing in the background are an added bonus. [Read more...]
Have you ever wondered who was in that little projection booth at the theater where the movie you’re watching comes from? There’s a small glowing light in there, and you know someone is putting delicate film into the projector to play for everyone. In the old days, the person running the projector would have to switch film reels and so intermissions were much more commonplace… but today we almost assume it’s automatic. [Read more...]