Artist Alyson Shotz has created an interesting piece of installation artwork that also serves as a thought experience – a run-of-the-mill picket fence covered entirely by perfectly mirrored surfaces. The visual effect of having a mirrored fence is as weird as it is diverse – in some landscapes, the fence seems to be camouflaged, while in others, it serves as a strange and surreal extension or distortion of the environment around it.
Imagine biting into an eggplant and feeling raw egg run from your teeth through its brittle shell… Talented Japanese artist Hikaru Cho has made such a bizarre experience possible by misleadingly painting these food items to look like totally different food products. Cho’s artwork is playful but well-done – her work with acrylic paint is hyper-realistic and convincing. Which makes things all the more amusing when she cuts or opens the actual food product underneath.
The word “epic” is thrown around a lot these days to describe art or other media that people like. If you want a good idea of what “epic” really looks like, however, you need to see the D. A. S. T. Arteam’s truly epic art installation near the Red Sea in Egypt. 17 years after its completion, this mystical desert spiral is still clearly visible on Google Earth. The work is of truly epic proportions – between 1995 and 1997, 8,000 m3 of sand were displaced to create Desert Breath, an art installation that occupies 100,000 m2 of desert.
Do you remember those imaginative doodles you used to make in your high school notebook? Maybe you still make them. But Phillipine-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes creates doodles (as he calls them) that are probably several orders of magnitude greater than any you or I have ever made. Overwhelmingly busy and detailed compositions seem to be part of Rosanes’ signature style. His illustrations involve densely and richly detailed worlds.
SOS Mayday, part of the SOS Children’s Villages action network in Norway, released a heart-wrenching social experiment video to raise awareness of displaced children in Syria who lack coats to weather the winter. In the video, a young boy sits at a bus stop in Norway, shivering from the winter cold because he doesn’t have a coat. Compassionate passers-by stop to help the boy and give him their coats, gloves, hats or scarves, and all of it is captured by a hidden camera.
Kathy Klein, an artist and “lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all,” creates beautiful flower mandalas, which she calls “danmalas,” out of intricate arrangements of natural plant parts. Klein, who is based in Arizona in the U.S., has a deeply spiritual process to creating the mandalas, centering herself in a meditative devotional space as part of the creative process and drawing inspiration from “the golden sound residing within perfect silence.”
Nigel Cockerton, a forensic artist based in Scotland, has created a cool and creepy work of art that made use of his very rare set of skills. Instead of reconstructing a person’s face from bone, however, he took a crack at reconstructing a face from a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka, whose iconic skull-shaped glass bottle served as the base for his experiment. In the fascinating but unsettling process photos that Cockerton sent to Crystal Head, we see him go through all the layers of a human’s face from the skull up.
A new trick has been circulating among gif creators that allows them to create animated images with a convincing 3D aspect. The trick is simple but deceptive – these gifs’ creators use white lines to split the images into 3 panels. That way, elements of the animated images can “pop” out of the frame in front of the white lines and toward the viewer.
Japanese skateboarder and self-taught sculptor Haroshi has creatively combined his two passions by creating striking and stylish pop-culture images out of the wood of trashed skateboards. The unique appearance of his sculptures is all thanks to the composition of the skateboards he uses, which are created from multiple layers of processed wood. These layers are sometimes dyed as well, which gives his sculptures their distinctive striped appearance.
Editor’s Note: For full effect, we suggest viewing the images in this series in order before reading about them. Talented Spanish artist Eloy Morales has created an eye-catching series of self portraits with an interesting catch – they’re…
During our commute, most of us will resort to listening to music, reading, or staring at the window and pondering the meaning of life. Artist and blogger October Jones (real name Joe Butcher) , however, has come up with a creative and somewhat more unusual way to spend his time – he draws new heads for his fellow commuters.
In one uninterrupted 50-second video shot for the Sunday Times, British director duo Us and advertising firm Grey have captured six iconic images from modern culture. The video is an amazing look at movie magic, showing us in just how many different ways cinematographers can fool the eye and manipulate their world. And after the awesome video blows your mind, check out the making-of below, where the magic is revealed.