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Coral Reefs Made From Household Supplies Make For One Deep Clean

Wednesday 06.04.2014 , Posted by
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Ordinary domestic supplies become fantastic coral reefs in the hands of artist Lynn Aldrich. Born in Texas and currently working in Los Angeles, Aldrich artfully arranges sponges, bottle brushes, mop heads, and plungers to mimic colorful deep sea terrain. The squashy neon qualities of household cleaning materials perfectly reflect the porous, wacky, and weird contours found underwater. [Read more...]

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Coffee Drawings Change Up The Daily Grind

Monday 04.07.2014 , Posted by
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For Liv Buranday, perhaps the best part of waking up is Folgers all over her tabletop. Initially inspired by her father’s love of his morning cup of joe, the Philippines-based artist sculpts dark-roasted coffee grounds into charming, textured characters using toothpicks and glue. Complementing her silhouettes with objects such as branches and leaves, Buranday composes her illustrations almost completely out of ordinary organic materials–all while adding a strong dose of whimsy along the way. [Read more...]

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Flora, Fauna and the Human Body: Stunning Collages are an Anatomical Vision of Nature

Monday 03.17.2014 , Posted by
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Taking the forms of nature found in vintage anatomical textbooks and science guides, collage artist Travis Bedal creates beautiful amalgamations of anatomy, botany and biology. His work is a celebration of the repeating, almost rhythmic forms of nature – here a spiral, there a fold – all created with the various parts of our human body and the flora and fauna that surrounds us. [Read more...]

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In Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Skull Scarf, Alexander McQueen Collaborates with Damien Hirst

Thursday 11.14.2013 , Posted by

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the skull scarf by Alexander McQueen. Since it first appeared in his Irere Collection in 2003, the small fashion accessory has become an iconic and much desired item, only gaining more prominence as the years pass. In celebration of the decade since its introduction, Alexander McQueen invited Damien Hirst to team up on an exclusive collection of 30 one-off scarf designs. Is it fashion or is it art? Either way, it’s beautiful. [Read more...]

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Beautiful Journalistic Pop-Up Books by Colette Fu: Capturing the Diversity of China’s Southwest Yunnan Province

Tuesday 11.12.2013 , Posted by

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For the past 6 years Colette Fu has been photographing the minorities of China’s Southwest Yunnan province, capturing the unique cultures of the region and recreating them in a beautiful way: pop-up books. No, these aren’t your kid’s pop-ups, her creations weave together the complexities of life in 3D form. Her latest series We are Tiger Dragon People 我們是虎 captures local festivals and culinary tastes, popular legends and the weave of local clothing, all with her densely collaged style. It’s the perfect form to represent such a colorfully diverse culture, and it’s all done with a delightfully mature, journalistic eye. [Read more...]

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Time-Warping Rainbows in Vintage Moments: Hannah Dansie

Friday 10.18.2013 , Posted by

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Why are we limited to five senses when perceiving the world? We know that there is more energy out there than humans can naturally detect. There are radical frequencies in sound, extremes in color, and visualization of heat. But, what about visual perception of emotion or the intensity of a moment?  What would the energy have looked like at Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech? Or at your birthday party as you were blowing out the candles?  Painter Hannah Dansie explores these ideas in her surreal artwork which captures a mysterious energy that seems to transcend space and time. The simple but powerful images repeatedly present the same ‘sixth sense’ without explanation. The suspense of mystery keeps you flipping through image after image hopelessly searching for clues as to the origin of the colorful explosions. The geometric bursts appear to be a visual representation of accumulated energy that stems from every emotion that has ever been, or will ever be, connected to that single instant. [Read more...]

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The Unbelievable Hand-Cut 3D Collages of Justine Khamara

Thursday 10.17.2013 , Posted by

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In this digital world, it’s hard to be impressed by photographs or images, but knowing that each one of these incredible collages was cut by hand should bring some awe back into your life! Based in Melbourne, Aussie artist Justine Khamara transforms photographs into stunning three-dimensional sculptures. Mostly portrait photos, she is also known to use body parts to create unique creations. One man’s face becomes a fractal ball, a face is sliced in pieces so thin that it appears to be a mesh net, tiny heads are stacked into a tower, and photos are re-assembled in a teepee-like fashion after taking a trip through a paper shredder. Khamara’s innovation and skill are seriously impressive. When her art is exhibited, she often shows the original portrait where her sculptural paper carvings were taken. [Read more...]

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Recycled Comic Books Become Superheroes- No Paint or Markers Involved

Wednesday 09.04.2013 , Posted by

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What do you get for that comic book enthusiast who has everything? Mike Alcantara has the answer. The master collage artist has been creating bad a$$ images of all the best Marvel and DC Comics characters out of nothing but recycled comic books and glue. It’s almost unfathomable that these images are entirely collage- without any drawing or painting utensils, but it’s true. Alcantara finds the perfect pieces of comic book for every section of his awesome work. [Read more...]

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Scopophilia: A Postcard-Sized Collage Exhibition

Wednesday 09.04.2013 , Posted by

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Now live, Scopophilia is an online exhibition of postcard-sized collages. Launched at the tail end of July, the exhibit is presented in the form of a blog, where two works are posted to the site every day. [Read more...]

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Time is a Dimension: Layered Images of Landscapes Over a 2-4 Hour Timespan

Wednesday 08.07.2013 , Posted by

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Much like Stephen Wilkes who captured NYC at day and night in a single image, photographer Fong Qi Wei brings us photos with more than 3 dimensions. Adding time to the mix, he layers strips from photos of the same location shot over a 2-4 hour timespan, usually at sunrise or sunset to gather an array of various lighting. The result is very unique and in the concentric circle layers it looks as though you are entering the cities through a worm hole of some sort. The series is appropriately titled Time is a Dimension. [Read more...]

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