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.
Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando uses light painting techniques to capture human movement in his fascinating and beautiful long exposure photographs. He creates the images by attaching LED lights to people performing activities like kayaking, swimming, and tennis. He has plenty of light painting photography on his website.
Thursday, Dec 4th 2014 (3:40am)
Nearly 84,000 people came to see the famous Meat-Shaped Stone, which was on display at Japan's Kyushu National Museum in the southern city of Fukuoka, the United Daily News reports. The daily average of 5,995 visitors was somewhat lower than a previous exhibition in Tokyo featuring Taiwan's Jadeite Cabbage, which drew 21,000 people per day.
Maybe a business person is at a coffee shop for their morning coffee and over the edge of that nonesensical report they are reading they see a glint of color on the next table. Upon second glance the see an oddly engaging object with a tag that reads: ART BANANA (free). They have a secret moment of delight and tuck the banana away in their black attache and procede to work.
Friday, Jul 18th 2014 (12:02am) | Thanks: Volshebnik
This campy miniature automaton by Thomas Kuntz was a one-off made for a client who in turn gave it as a gift to her fellow who loves magic and the haunted mansion.It features a miniature pepper's ghost illusion,two automaton fiugures,a pop up rose and a small 18 note music box of Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven.The mechanism is hand cranked and machined from solid brass steel and other metals all very tightly organized into the rather small cabinet, visual foreshortening and special painting gives the impression that the box is much deeper than it actually is!.It has a small hand cranked curtain that can be closed when it is not in use.All of the figures,engineering,machining painting , ornamental details and model work are by Thomas Kuntz.The miniature organist's costume was made by Blake Bolger.
Monday, Jun 30th 2014 (3:36am) | Thanks: Squid
Think these beautifully colored abstract canvases would look great on your wall? Sure, you’d just have to put up with the fact they’re made entirely from puke. LA-based artist John Knuth creates paintings using house flies and their natural external digestive process. More than 250,000 flies are being fed sugar mixed with watercolor pigments and because of their constant regurgitation, they leave multi-colored vomit specks all around the canvas.
Tuesday, Feb 18th 2014 (5:12am)
It's possible you've never heard of Simon Beck, but after today, you won't be able to forget him or his wintry works of art. Simon is an artist and is most well-known for making incredibly delicate and detailed art in the snow, just by walking over a fresh snowfall. He literally walks miles in the snow to create these pieces. And the part that blows our minds? He could spend hours upon hours creating one design, just to have it be covered by snowfall or blown away by the next day. But he still makes them.
Monday, Dec 30th 2013 (12:03am)
These curious radial animations are from discs used in the phenakistoscope, a 19th century animation toy invented by Joseph Plateau. The animated GIFs seen here are from the Richard Balzer Collection.
Saturday, Oct 19th 2013 (3:27am) | Thanks: Squid
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