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Artist Creates Paintings Out of Dead Butterfly Wings

Butterflies are one of nature’s most beautiful creatures, but with a lifespan ranging from a few days to a year (for migrating Monarch), but on average a few weeks, their beauty is ephemeral. Russian artist Vadim Zaritsky immortalizes the magnificence ...
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Baa Baa Black Sheep- Have You Any Phones?

Remember back when people actually used their landlines because we didn’t have direct access to them at all times via cellular service? Go back a little further before cordless phones with buttons to that obnoxious rotary phone- where you had ...
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Monster Makeovers On Vintage Paintings

Seeing our post on McMahon’s monster re-mixes on discarded paintings last week, a reader H_Lenn left a comment that her friend has also been doing this same thing for years. We headed over to her site LeroysPlace.com and laughed hysterically ...
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Hollowed Out TV Sets Become Miniature Worlds

Have you ever wondered what will happen to all the cathode ray tube televisions now that most people have switched to flatscreens? Chinese artist Zhang Xiangxi has re-purposed a few of them into a diorama like record of some of ...
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Newspaper Blackout Poetry

Sometimes in life you can only grasp the true beauty of things when you read between the lines. That is exactly what Austin Kleon has been doing to old newspapers. Using a black marker, he takes away the words he ...
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Skeletal Creatures Carved From Everyday Objects

What once were doors, rolling pins, coat hangers, and picture frames are now the skeletal remains of vertebrates. Montreal-based artist Maskull Lasserre brings these objects to life- or perhaps death. By carefully carving into the wooden surfaces that we commonly ...
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Recycled Records Become Vinyl Silhouettes

While some might cry sacrilege at the butchering of precious records, Tamás Kánya of Hungary has transformed the vinyl into silhouettes that are pretty flippin’ awesome. From Batman to Michael Jackson to Star Wars, Kánya’s vinyl figures seem to be ...