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These masks made of candies and junk food will haunt your dreams

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Sunday 10 August 2014

Show these images to your kids and you’ll never have to worry about them making poor nutrition choices ever again. Photographer James Ostrer turned seemingly harmless sweets and junk food into terrifying tribal masks, each with its own personality and brand of horror. Using Kit-Kat bars as lips, donuts as eyes, and frosting as skin, […]

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Interview with geeky terrarium artist Jacie Anderson-Coovert

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

At first glance, you might believe these are ordinary terrariums, but they actually contain Sith lords, evil wizards, and turtle-stomping plumbers. Etsy seller Jacie Anderson-Coovert is responsible for these geeky creations, and in this exclusive interview, she talks more about her roots as a terrarium artist. [read our original post about Moss Love Terrariums here.]

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Self-portraits drawn through the years show how Alzheimer’s affected this artist

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

You have been warned: look away now or else prepare to be overwhelmed by deep sadness. In 1995, 61-year old artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He died in 2007, but before his passing, he created a series of self-portraits over a five-year period documenting the devastating effect of the disease on his art and mind.

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Every day for the past four years, this artist has been making miniature dioramas

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

‘Miniature Calendar’ is an ongoing project by Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya, wherein he pairs household objects with figurines to create everyday scenes that look straight out of Gulliver’s Travels. He’s been doing this project every day for the past four years, and has quite the collection of dioramas. Some you will find tiny soldiers marching […]

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Models become nearly invisible alongside NYC landmarks using just body paint

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

Body-paint artist Trina Merry knows a thing or two about invisibility – and she proves you don’t need some magic cloak to hide in plain sight! Using body paint, she paints her nude models for hours and hours to blend perfectly with their backgrounds. Some of the landmarks they’ve used as backdrops include the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the city’s famous skyline.

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Stacks of laser-cut paper are intricately arranged to form these stained-glass windows

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 7 August 2014

In 2012, we featured some awesome paper stained-glass window designs from artist Eric Standley. And just when we thought his artworks couldn’t get more complex and mesmerizing, he shows up two years later with these!

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These beautifully adorned stairs make climbing them a joy to experience

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 7 August 2014

Don’t you just sigh inwardly when you see a long flight of stairs right in front of you? Who looks forward to climbing them? I know I don’t. Not even if you promise me buns of steel after the arduous ascent. So it really helps if I see a staircase artfully treated in the most […]

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This artist freestyles tattoos on his clients’ bodies: we interviewed him about it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

His name is Jay Freestyle, and as the name implies, he does his clients’ tattoos freestyle. No templates, no stencils, just good ‘ol imagination and amazing artistry. In this exclusive interview, Freestyle talks about his beginnings as a tattoo artist, his creative process, and his memorable experiences with clients. [Read our original posts about him here and here.]

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Beer and soda cans are masterfully shaped to become pop culture sculptures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

For most of us, the fun ends when an aluminum can runs out of beer. But for Japanese artist Makaon, emptying an aluminum can of its contents is where the fun starts. Using discarded cans as his medium, Makaon flattens, bends, twists, and combines them to form origami-like sculpture inspired by famous pop culture characters. […]

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Guy Whitby is back with some seriously awesome keyboard art

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Back in 2012, we showed you Guy Whitby’s keyboard art with famous faces. Now this Aussie artist is back with some extraordinary art that takes us straight back to the 80s with cassette radios, chunky mobile phones and boom boxes.

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One man is creating beautiful masterpieces out of Vegemite

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Vegemite is used for all sorts of purposes. On toast with butter for breakfast. In the Sunday roast gravy to add flavor. On a mouth ulcer to cure it. And on your boots as shoe polish (no, seriously!). But one man is taking Vegemite to the next level, and then some. Murray McGorlick paints with […]

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She weaves dryer lint through canvas to make completely unique artworks

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Looking at Tonya Corkey’s art you might be mistaken for thinking these are just ordinary canvases with a bit of paint splattered onto them. But look closely and you’ll realize that Corkey has developed a very peculiar way of making her portraits. She uses dryer lint. Her latest project is called ‘See You in the […]

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Postcards penned by Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 4 August 2014

Of course, postcards aren’t just available to all of us ordinary people, but to extraordinary authors too. We like this roundup by Open Culture which includes a postcard F. Scott Fitzgerald addressed to himself but never sent, with a succinct note asking about how he was doing and that he’s been meaning to come see […]

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Flawlessly ‘stitched up’ faces splice two relatives together: can you guess who is who?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 2 August 2014

See anything strange here? This photo series is called Metmorfoza and it was created by Ino Zeljak, a Croatian-based student. The series explores similarities and differences between people that are connected genetically or not.

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Designer chances on trashed packaging she designed, shoots pictures of them

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 2 August 2014

Somehow we chanced upon this feature of Debbie Millman from an old issue of Print, where she talked about finding trash made up of packaging she helped to design in the past. It apparently happens quite often with her huge portfolio of work. Naturally, she snaps a photo of the trashed packaging to freeze that […]

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