David Roy's kinetic wood sculptures are a symphony of movement, but the man who made them didn't always consider himself an artist. A one-time physics major and mainframe programmer, David abandoned the sciences, threw practicality to the wind, and instead, started his own company, "Wood That Works." Today, from a small Ashford, Connecticut wood shop, he sells his wares for up to $4,000 a piece.
Tuesday, Sep 27th 2016 (12:00am)
Artist and designer Amy Brown of Jumbo Jibbles has created an amazing collection of giant soft fleece fruit and vegetable pillows. Amy's 4-foot long Carrot Pillow was actually featured on a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon thanks to a shout out from Parker Posey and Quest Love. The jumbo fruit and vegetable pillows are available to purchase from the Jumbo Jibbles Etsy shop.
Friday, Sep 9th 2016 (3:49am)
The acclaimed artist, concept designer and author of Ur Varselklotet (2014) Simon Stalenhag (b. 1984) is best known for his highly imaginative images and stories portraying illusive sci-fi phenomena in mundane, hyper-realistic Scandinavian landscapes.
Tuesday, Aug 2nd 2016 (12:01am)
Luis Quiles challenges a wide range of controversial issues ranging from over-the-counter drug addiction, censorship, and corruption, to sexism, violence, child abuse, and most pertinent of all, our cultural social-media-crazed obsession.
Wednesday, Mar 23rd 2016 (12:00am)
Stephanie Marin of the Smarin design company in Nice, France has created Livingstones, a hyper-realistic collection of wool pillows, chairs, and floor cushions that look like oversized pebbles. The soft rock pillows, which come in different size and shapes, are available to purchase from the Smarin Shop.
Tuesday, Feb 16th 2016 (4:58am) | Thanks: Squid
Teaching art history online can be tough, despite a wealth of tools and technologies it's difficult to create an environment that compares to a great teacher who can make artworks engaging to a live audience. However, this new interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch's famous Garden of Earthly Delights completely nails it. This is the internet we were promised.
Wednesday, Feb 10th 2016 (12:15am)
Starting Nov 12, 2015, over 4,500 objects from the British Museum can be viewed online by people around the world due to a new partnership between the Google Cultural Institute and the British Museum.
Monday, Dec 7th 2015 (12:02am)
In the high desert of Northern New Mexico, you can hear the sounds of a man entranced in his work underground in a cave. You will see a small entry that opens into a cavern, where Ra Paulette has spent the last 25 years carving New Mexico's sandstone into magnificent art. He's spent years doing this work with the company of only his dog.
Saturday, Oct 24th 2015 (6:06am)
Brooklyn sand artist Joe Mangrum was recently commissioned by the Doe Museum in Zuidlaren, The Netherlands to create 8 original sand paintings in just 11 days, all of which were documented in separate time lapse videos.
A marathon opus of 8 sand paintings in 11 days reveal a spectacular series of creations! Enjoy all 8 videos of Joe Mangrum's masterful art time-lapse process and share the spectacle! Experience these superb one-of-a-kind sand paintings in person on view at Doe Museum from 22nd of May until 30th of October.
Friday, Jun 26th 2015 (12:01am) | Thanks: Squid
A Japanese man named Makoto Asano has created an amusing photo series of cleverly carved smiling faces into minicups of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, using only the contents of the container as his palette and the included wooden spoon as his brush.
Wednesday, Jun 3rd 2015 (2:39pm)
Artist Andrew Martis was commissioned by Holstee to create City Leaf Maps, a series of illustrations that provide a unique view of several popular cities in the United States with their respective streets drawn onto different types of leaves.
Friday, May 29th 2015 (12:02am)
The man behind the work Italian sculptor Davide Dormino explains that he wanted to "represent three contemporary heroes who have lost their freedom for the truth." He says that they act as a reminder of "how important it is to know the truth and have the courage to know the truth."
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Plans are underway to erect a sculpture that memorializes the aid that the Choctaw people sent to Ireland during the Great Irish Famine. In 1847, the Choctaws pulled together $170 to send to the starving Irish populace. The gift established a bond between the Choctaws and the Irish that is still recognized today.
Thursday, Apr 2nd 2015 (12:00am)
In a recent interview with the Philadelphia Daily News, the artist who painted a portrait of President Bill Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. revealed a surprise -- the portrait “subtly” incorporated Monica Lewinsky.
Tuesday, Mar 3rd 2015 (6:13am) | Thanks: holmberg
The Imaginary Foundation brings us the Cosmic Symbolism Fly-Through, which is exactly what it sounds like, if it sounds like a mind-altering web portal to a psychedelic fourth dimension. Imagery from the fly-through is available for purchase on a variety of apparel.
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