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Powerful Photo Series Showing People Shortly Before and After Death

March 31, 2015 in Art, artist, People, Photography

Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his 70s, Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death. The black and white portraits are a clinical confrontation with the the […]

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Galvanized Wire Animal Sculptures by Kendra Haste!

March 31, 2015 in Animals, Art, Installation, Sculpture

Working only with layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel armature, UK artist Kendra Haste creates faithful reproductions of creatures large and small for both public installations and private collections around the world. A graduate of the from the Royal College of Art, Haste says she is fascinated by how such a seemingly ordinary medium, chicken wire, […]

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Now You Can Learn Anatomy From Dissected Knitted Creatures!

March 30, 2015 in Animals, Art, artist, Craft

If you have a visceral or ethical problem with animal dissection, then maybe Emily Stoneking’s artwork will help you learn about what makes animals tick without making you hurl or cry. If your memories of those high school classes are less than fond, she also has alien knit dissections as well. Stoneking sells these knitted animals […]

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Stunning Life-Like Figures Hand Carved from Wood by Peter Demetz

March 28, 2015 in Art, artist, Carving, People, Sculpture

Italian artist Peter Demetz brings ordinary wood to life with his incredible, hand-carved figures. The sculptures, which vary in size from about 20 inches to nearly 50 inches tall, feature men, women, and children standing still against a plain, sometimes-colored background. Demetz’s attention to detail is awe-inspiring. He’s able to shape tiny folds in clothing, […]

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Perfectly Timed Photos Taken At Just The Right Moment

March 27, 2015 in Animals, Fun, Photography

Whether taken through careful preparation and calculation or completely by accident, perfectly timed photos are an absolute joy to look at. With the perfect angle or in the perfect split second, you’ve captured an image that may never happen quite that way ever again. Which is your perfectly timed photo? And don’t forget, if you’re […]

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Scrum-didly-umptious Meals That Are Actually CAKES

March 27, 2015 in Art, artist, Food Art

For the last 10 years, Debbie Does Cakes has been creating custom sculpted cakes for customers in the San Francisco Bay area. By Debbie’s account, “a sculpted cake is a cake carved by hand to resemble anything other than cake”. Debbie does not design traditional cakes of any kind, focusing strictly on one of a kind centerpieces; […]

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Hidden Smiles From the Beautiful People of Vietnam

March 25, 2015 in Art, artist, People, Photography

For several years now, French photographer Réhahn has been travelling across Vietnam and taking beautiful pictures. Along the way, his adventures have led to important meetings that have become the main theme of his photographic projects. When friendship has been established between the two of them, then and only then does he gets his camera out in order to capture […]

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3D Figurative Collages Encased in Layers of Glass by Dustin Yellin

March 25, 2015 in Art, artist, Installation

The Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin was commissioned by the New York City Ballet to install a new series of his figurative collages. The artist refers to the sculptures as Psychogeographies because “they feel like maps of the psyche.” Each large-scale sculpture is individually embellished with bizarre found objects—cut-up books, magazines and trash found on the street—which are then sealed within layers […]

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Tattooed Seniors: What Will Your Ink Look Like When You’re 60?

March 25, 2015 in Art, artist, Graffiti, Painting, People, Street art, tattoos

Many people balk at the idea of getting a tattoo for fear that it’ll look bad when they grow older. While that’s a matter of personal taste, these older tattooed folks are here to show you that their tattoos are just as awesome now as they were back then. What’s your favorite? And don’t forget, […]

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The Most Amazing Blooming Flower Lamps That Dance Like Jellyfish!

March 24, 2015 in Architecture, Art, artist, Design

In a magical and seamless blend of technology and organic aesthetic, Studio Drift, an art and design studio in Amsterdam, has created a set of beautiful silken ceiling lamps called “Shylights” that mimic the circadian rhythms of flowers by opening and closing in a hypnotizing dance. In flowers, nyctinasty is the opening and closing of their petals […]

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