Sunday, March 31, 2013

Russian Paper Artist Yulia Brodskaya's New Quilted Paper Portraits


New Quilled Paper Portrait from Yulia Brodskaya quilling portraits paper illustration
New Quilled Paper Portrait from Yulia Brodskaya quilling portraits paper illustration
New Quilled Paper Portrait from Yulia Brodskaya quilling portraits paper illustration
Russian paper artist Yulia Brodskaya (previously) just finished her latest artwork, an intricate portrait of an older woman smoking a pipe using a colorfully explosive palette of quilled paper. Brodskaya lives and works in the UK where she illustrates with paper for dozens of the world’s largest brands and publications. See much more here.

Photographer David Orias Makes The Pacific Ocean Look Like A Rainbow Of Gold


Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California
Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California
Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California
Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California
Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California
Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold waves ocean California
Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images just off the California coast. Of these particular shots Orias says:
I often use the camera to see our world in ways our eyes cannot see. I do this by using long shutter speeds and camera motion to achieve this goal. I am often asked where the colors on my waves come from. I shoot mostly at dawn and the geography of the location allows higher ambient light levels before the full illumination by the sun. Colors are created by different weather conditions, amount of clouds or even smoke in the air from local wildfires which are often prevalent.
You can see much more of his work over on 500px and Flickr. (via faith is torment)

Amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts


Amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts kinetic sculpture gifs
Amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts kinetic sculpture gifs
Amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts kinetic sculpture gifs
Kinetic sculptor Bob Potts creates beautiful kinetic sculptures that mimic the motions of flight and the oars of boats. Despite their intricacy the pieces are surprisingly minimal, Potts seems to use only the essential components needed to convey each motion without much ornamentation or flourish. There is very little information online about the artist, however blogger Daniel Busby managed to get a brief interview with the 70-year-old artist last year. If you liked this, also check the work of Dukno Yoon . (via devid sketchbook)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Composition Photograph Made From 700 Self Portraits


Composite Photograph Made from 500 Self Portraits tableau portraits photoshop multiples manipulation faces digital computers 365
Composite Photograph Made from 500 Self Portraits tableau portraits photoshop multiples manipulation faces digital computers 365
Ever since photographer Noah Kalina began his Everyday portrait project 11 years ago (I had no idea he was still actively photographing himself, talk about commitment) there have been hundreds of inspired photogs snapping daily self-portraits. Flickr user clickflashwhir is one of these people, taking hundreds of portraits over the past several yearsTiemen Rapatidownloaded 500 of her photos and created this beautiful composite image by finding an average RGB value for each pixel and dividing it by the total number of portraits. I have no idea how this is done, but I bet it involves computers. It’s amazing how surgically accurate she must sit, I assume using her eyes to align each shot. Really stunning. Just a note, though it says Tiemen used 400 photos on Flickr, he averaged in another 100 for this post. (via feltron)

One Day On Earth: A Film Shot In Every Country In The World In A Single Day


One Day on Earth: A film shot in every country in the world on a single day world video art social film documentary
One Day on Earth: A film shot in every country in the world on a single day world video art social film documentary
One Day on Earth: A film shot in every country in the world on a single day world video art social film documentary
One Day on Earth: A film shot in every country in the world on a single day world video art social film documentary
This trailer is the first glimpse of One Day on Earth, an ambitious motion picture shot by thousands of filmmakers in every country in the world on a single day: October 10, 2010. The trailer alone includes footage from 90 individuals and organizations. The producer/directorKyle Ruddick is currently editing down 3,000 hours of film and is asking for help viaKickstarter to complete the project. I don’t know about you but it gave me chills.

Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits Of The Worlds Most Deadly Snakes


Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals
Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals
Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals
Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals
Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals
Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals
For the past year LA-based photographer Mark Laita has been traveling to various locations around the U.S. and Central America photographing some of the world’s most deadliest snakes, a series entitled Serpentine. Of the project he says:
The sensual attractiveness of snakes, which coexists with their threatening, unpredictable and mysterious nature is truly unique. This dichotomy, in which their beauty seems to be heightened by their danger, and vice-versa, is what I find so fascinating. Add to these contradictions the rich symbolism of serpents and you have a wonderfully compelling subject.
Laita works with collectors, breeders, zoos, and even anti-venom labs who let him photograph their snake collections. But as you can imagine snake handling can be dangerous work. Just last week on a photo shoot in Costa Rica, he tangoed with a Black Mambo (last photo), the longest venomous snake in Africa that can grow up to 14 feet long. So what kind of risk did you take at work today?
See also his beautiful if somewhat heartbreaking catalog of ornithological specimens entitledAmaranthine, and some exquisite images of sea life. All images courtesy the artist. (viafeature shoot)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

An Interactive Cloud Made of 6000 Light Bulbs


An Interactive Cloud Made of 6,000 Light Bulbs multiples lighting light installation clouds
An Interactive Cloud Made of 6,000 Light Bulbs multiples lighting light installation clouds
An Interactive Cloud Made of 6,000 Light Bulbs multiples lighting light installation clouds
An Interactive Cloud Made of 6,000 Light Bulbs multiples lighting light installation clouds
An Interactive Cloud Made of 6,000 Light Bulbs multiples lighting light installation clouds
CLOUD is a large scale interactive installation by artist Caitlind r.c. Brown that appeared September 15th as part of Nuit Blanche Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The piece is made from 1,000 working lightbulbs on pullchains and an additional 5,000 made from donated burnt out lights donated by the public. Visitors to the installation could pull the chains causing the cloud to sort of shimmer and flicker, I can’t tell you how much I would have enjoyed seeing this up close or at least on video. Did anyone film it? Learn more about it on the project website, and if you liked this also check out Wang Yuyang’s Artificial Moon. (viamy eclectic depiction of life)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Would A Tree Hugger Love or Hate These Tree Ring Lights by Judson Beaumont


Tree Ring Lights by Judson Beaumont  wood trees lighting furniture
Tree Ring Lights by Judson Beaumont  wood trees lighting furniture
Tree Ring Lights by Judson Beaumont  wood trees lighting furniture
These funky tree lights were designed by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs, a furniture design firm out of Vancouver. Called Tree Rings the lights are made out of a beetle pine shell topped with mirrored Plexiglas that allows the embedded cool fluorescent light to shine through in the dark. I’m not sure of the practical application, but it appears the lights can be used as as small tables and bear enough weight to act as a stool. The pieces debuted last summer at Duthie Gallery. (via zymaze on fancy)

I Know The Pieces Fit: Chandeliers Made From Salvaged Bicycle Parts


Chandeliers Made from Salvaged Bicycle Parts recycling lighting design bicycles
Chandeliers Made from Salvaged Bicycle Parts recycling lighting design bicycles

There's only one song I can think of to make the viewing of this awsome art complete...

A Portable Light Designed Like A Book by Lumio


Lumio: A Portable Light that Folds like a Book lighting books
Lumio: A Portable Light that Folds like a Book lighting books
Lumio: A Portable Light that Folds like a Book lighting books
Lumio: A Portable Light that Folds like a Book lighting books
The Lumio is a portable light that folds up just like a book and when opened it becomes illuminated from within. The light is embedded with magnets so it can be mounted on a wide variety of surfaces and when fully charged it remains lit for 8 hours. The Lumio was designed by architect Max Gunawan who launched it as a Kickstarter project just three days ago where demand has been great the project is already 240% funded. Learn more here.A Portable Light Designed 

The Long Wait For Graffiti Artist To Grow Up Has Finally Arrived Via Artist Peeta


3D Graffiti and Paintings by Peeta painting murals graffiti 3d
3D Graffiti and Paintings by Peeta painting murals graffiti 3d

I don't know about anyone else, but I have literally waited years to see graffiti of this calibur

Barbie As Fine Art: Oil Paintings by Peihang Huang


The Fine Art of Barbie: Oil Paintings by Peihang Huang toys painting Barbie
The Fine Art of Barbie: Oil Paintings by Peihang Huang toys painting Barbie

The Augmented Reality Sandbox


The Augmented Reality Sandbox toys sand kids device augmented reality
The Augmented Reality Sandbox toys sand kids device augmented reality
While I truly appreciate the need for any kid to get dirty in a sandbox or let their imagination run wild in a field of mud puddles (something I was doing myself only an hour ago), I love to see how technology like a Kinect 3D camera can create new interactive environments and games. Case in point this new augmented reality sandbox designed by Oliver Kreylosout of U.C. Davis that projects a real-time colored topographic map complete with contour lines onto the surface of the sand while you manipulate it. The system even allows you to pour virtual water on your creation and interact with it in real time. It’s not hard to imagine switching the entire system to volcano mode, or using the projection in some sort of three dimensional toy battlefield. Gah!
According to Krelos’ YouTube page, the project was funded by the National Science Foundation with the hopes of installing these systems as exhibits at science museums like the Lawrence Hall of Science or the Tahoe Environmental Research Center. See another demo of this 21st century sandbox here. (via reddit)

Miniature Toy Robots Made From Recycled Electronic Componets


Miniature Toy Robots Made from Recycled Electronic Components toys robots recyling
Miniature Toy Robots Made from Recycled Electronic Components toys robots recyling

I do believe Mr. Roboto would approve

Monday, March 25, 2013

Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso


Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso water ink
Glittering Metallic Ink Clouds Photographed by Albert Seveso water ink
I have just the song for these amazing photos

The Danger Of Street Art


Making the Invisible Visible

Making the Invisible Visible street art optical illusion installation faces
Making the Invisible Visible street art optical illusion installation faces


I worry for my artist and photographer friends that travel to dangerous parts of the world. This is quite special and historic.

What's This! What's This! Sculptures Made From Recycled Objects And Hammer Formed Steel by Greg Broth


Sculptures Built from Repurposed Objects and Hammer Formed Steel by Greg Brotherton sculpture creepy body
Sculptures Built from Repurposed Objects and Hammer Formed Steel by Greg Brotherton sculpture creepy body

Talk about something Tim Burton would love

Anatomical Self Dissections by Danny Quirk


Anatomical Self Dissections by Danny Quirk painting body anatomy
Anatomical Self Dissections by Danny Quirk painting body anatomy


One thing I am personally a huge fan of is a great portrait or self portrait done in an original style

Figurative And Amazing Sand Sculptures by Carl Jara


Figurative Sand Sculptures by Carl Jara sculpture sand body
Figurative Sand Sculptures by Carl Jara sculpture sand body


Now this is my idea of a day at the beach, a few coronas and alot of time and sand....

Geometric Paper Torso With Removable Organs


Geometric Paper Torso with Removable Organs sculpture paper geometric body anatomy


I wish they had stuff like this when I was a kid! I'd have taken even a greater interest in art...

Back To The Future in Art Class: A Stop Motion Video Using Stills Taken From A Still Life Drawing Class


Art Class Advertising Reinvented: A Stop Motion Video Using Stills Taken from a Life Drawing Course stop motion drawing animation advertising
Art Class Advertising Reinvented: A Stop Motion Video Using Stills Taken from a Life Drawing Course stop motion drawing animation advertising
How do you advertise a life drawing course? You could photocopy posters from the last session for the umpteenth time and hang them on a wall, or maybe take out a tiny ad in the local paper and hope some people show up. Except that’s what we’ve been doing for decades. Creative duo Wriggles & Robbins decided to take a new approach in this brief clip advertising drawing courses at The Book Club in London. Using photographed stills of the students’ work-in-progress the team created this lovely stop motion video the that does an extraordinary job of capturing the energy, perspective and fun of a life-drawing class. Really cool, I wish it went on for another minute or so. (via it’s nice that)

Just Another Beautiful Day In Xanaland!


You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10


You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago




Needless to say we are loving this project! 

Mexican Artist Carlos Amorales Adorns Adorns Gallery Walls With Thousands of Black Moths


Black Cloud: Carlos Amorales Adorns Gallery Walls with Thousands of Black Paper Moths paper multiples installation butterflies
Black Cloud, 2009, Espacio AV
Black Cloud: Carlos Amorales Adorns Gallery Walls with Thousands of Black Paper Moths paper multiples installation butterflies

I wont be surprised to see something like this in stores soon, and I wont mind either, love it!

Making Soap Bubbles Look Like Awsome Planets by Jason Tozer


Photographer Jason Tozer Turns Soap Bubbles into Mysterious, Colorful Planets planets macro bubbles
Photographer Jason Tozer Turns Soap Bubbles into Mysterious, Colorful Planets planets macro bubbles
If you have thought of buying a better camera I bet this will convince you! 

Photograph Of A Draining Sink Is Looking At YOU


Photograph of a Draining Sink is Looking at You water eyes anatomy
After taking a photograph of his draining kitchen sink Reddit user Liammm realized he had inadvertently captured something else entirely, a pretty spooky eyeball peering up from the swirling water. See it quite a bit larger here.

Stop Motion of The Life Cycle of Water Told In A Pop Up Book


Revolution: The Lifecycle of Water Told in a Stop Motion Pop Up Book water stop motion pop ups paper books animation
This blog has seen it’s fair share of pop-up books, and animation using paper, but this might be the first where everything comes together in a single piece. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. The book contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. (via faith is torment)

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