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    Cal Lane works in a series of “Industrial Doilies”, producing works that use contradiction to create an empathetic form. Lane imparts highly industrial materials with touches of delicacy, adding filigree to car parts, oil tanks, and shovels with a blowtorch. Her chosen patterns also exist on another level, their compositions inspired by those used in religious...
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    Being 14 years old is the time when we are still fully entitled to be careless and unburdened, but 14-year-old Zev from Natick, Massachusetts will make you feel that you could’ve done more at that age. This teenager, now better known by his nickname ‘fiddle oak‘, has already become an internet sensation thanks to his ‘Little...
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    HQ Architects have designed a set of giant flowers that bloom and react to pedestrians and transportation. Located in Vallero Square in the heart of Jerusalem in Israel, the flowers have been installed as part of the municipality’s effort to improve the urban space. The four giant flowers, that are 30 feet tall, have been...
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    Published yesterday, Shake is a new book of photos from Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson who used a high speed camera to capture hilarious freeze-frame shots of various dogs mid-shake. The amusing portraits seem to transform ordinary pets into strangely distorted animals right out of a cartoon. Known for her candid and heartfelt portraits of pets and wildlife, Davidson first...
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    Adopting traditional decorative motifs found on Ming Dynasty ceramics, Chinese artist Lei Xue sculpted these humorous smashed aluminum cans that bridge the gap of some 600 years of art history. The pieces are part of an ongoing series titled Drinking Tea, and unlike the mechanical process of producing cans, each object is sculpted and painted...
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    When the ink is permanent, you probably should be sure of what it says and how it looks.  This was the main problem facing the the people who received tattoos featured in this blog. We’ll let the pictures do the talking. Here’s for hoping that the ‘victims’ managed to find a good tattoo removalist or...
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    We’re interesting creatures us women.  We’re confident and insecure, straight and weird, predictable until we’re unpredictable.  A bit of everything really. Illustrator Sarah Anderson has taken a funny take on what makes the modern woman fun and unique in her comic strip called “Sarah’s Scribbles“. We think she’s on pointe.  Sarah publishes one semi-autobiographical comic every Wednesday...
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    The guys over at Twisted Sifter recently compiled their list of the top 50 images for the first half of 2015. Here they are in all their glory. What’s your favorite? 50. City Issues Parking Ticket to Car Sculpture it Commissioned: Artwork by Erwin Wurm 49. Cypress Tree Avenue – Point Reyes, California: Photograph by FRANK SCHULENBURG  48....
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    In his ongoing series of portraits titled Just the Two of Us, photographer Klaus Pitchler gained access to the homes of Austrian costume play (cosplay) enthusiasts where he photographed the elaborately costumed individuals against the backdrops of their everyday life. Via his artist statement: Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a...
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    Denver Based Artist, Detour, has always explored interactive art in his practice. He has been working with the elements of sound and color for the past 8 years. It wasn’t until 4 years ago that Detour started creating work that allowed people to touch, feel, and explore his art in a natural way. This lead...
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    Fishermen Mallory Harrigan, Cliff Russell and Allan Russell were out a few miles off shore from Labrador, Canada recently when they came across something quite extraordinary. Something was atop a small, mushroom-shaped iceberg, drifting helplessly out to sea, and it wasn’t a creature designed for swimming. It was a starving and terrified Arctic fox, wet...
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    Artist Agnes Herczeg uses lace to create figural works of female forms, capturing figures in moments of contemplation or work. In one piece the subject stands at a loom, appearing to weave herself from the included fibers. All of Herczeg’s works uses all natural materials, incorporating small pieces of wood or other found materials to...
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    With the winter chill in high gear in the Northern Hemisphere, photographer Thomas Zakowski has captured some beautiful images of frozen lighthouses to reflect just how cold temperatures can get. The photographer’s spectacular shots reveal a lesser seen vision of lighthouses on Lake Michigan, each having been hit with waves of water that have succumb...
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