This artist turned delicate sheets of glass into spiraling geometric sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Japanese artist Niyoko Ikuta turns ordinary glass into sculptures that seem to come alive with motion and fluidity. Inspired by the complexity of light as it interacts with glass, she started making these geometric, glacier-like sculptures back in 1980 and has since perfected the art form.

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An abandoned water tank was transformed into a beautiful art piece in the middle of the desert

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 23 April 2015

Kinetoscope is an incredible artwork created by Christina Angelina x Ease One, which took an abandoned water tank in the desert of Slab City, California, and converted it into an eye-catching (see: spectacular) work of art.

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Street artist uses public installations in Paris as part of his interactive drawings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 9 April 2015

The streets of Paris become an outdoor art gallery, thanks to French artist Charles Leval (aka Levalet) and his interactive – not to mention highly-amusing – drawings. Taking ordinary items you’d normally see on the street – like a drain pipe, or a lamp post, or even a piece of garbage – the street artist gives them new purpose and meaning by incorporating them as central pieces of his artworks.

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Cool tutorial shows us how to make Galaxy Easter eggs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 8 April 2015

I guess you could say that these Easter egg are so beautiful, they’re… out of this world. Thanks to Allisson Murray of Dream A Little Bigger, we now know how to make beautiful Easter eggs that look like they’re mini portals to outer space.

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What your favourite TV shows and films would look like if they were VHS tapes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 8 April 2015

For April Fool’s, blogger ‘Golem13’ pranked his readers by making them think that there are actually VHS tapes of modern TV shows and films. How’s that for #TBT?

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Australian artist paints ocean rocks with colourful dots to turn them into mandalas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Canada-based Aussie artist Elspeth McLean uses random ocean rocks she finds as her canvas. Using a technique she calls ‘dotillism’, she applies as many as six applications of acrylic paint to infuse the material with as much colour and detail as she can, turning the oft-unnoticed pieces into intricate and mesmerizing mandalas.

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Artist patiently arranges ferns to create mini illustrations of animals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art, New Eco on Thursday 2 April 2015

East Sussex, England-based artist Helen Ahpornsiri uses a medium that’s very organic: ferns. Using ferns of all shapes and sizes, she carefully and patiently arranges them to form illustrations of dragonflies, seahorses, pheasants, and other animals.

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Expired polaroids from Iceland by Paul Hoi

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By Paul Hoi in New Photography on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Over the course of two weeks in 2014, I explored Iceland through the Ring Road, which connects, from one settlement to the next-the entirety of the Nordic country. I traveled alone on a four-wheel drive, and would often wake up in the morning to surroundings that, due to the immensely diverse microclimates, looked and felt unrecognizable from the day before.

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Teacup sculptures feature Cthulhu and the Kraken coming out of your tea

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 28 March 2015

I imagined Cthulhu would be a lot bigger. Brisbane-based artist Michael Palmer has tamed the fiercest, darkest creatures that live in the ocean’s depths and entombed them in teacups.

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Plants and animals intertwined with negative space produce these awe-inspiring art pieces

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 26 March 2015

When you look at Ellen Jewett’s work, you’ll appreciate that her ‘creature’ sculptures are intricately layered inside out with an astute accumulation of numerous tiny components, many of which are microscopic representations of plants, animals and objects.

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Mind-blowing sculptures are made from nothing but household dust

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By Noola Banks in New Art on Wednesday 25 March 2015

British artist Paul Hazelton uses the most unlikely material to create his incredibly intricate and beautiful works of art: household dust. Hazelton collects settled dust from not only his own house, but also the houses of his friends (he has also, supposedly, been sent dust by fans of his work) to make highly detailed, freestanding sculptures that explore themes and ideas such as money, value, history, myths and, of course, mortality.

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Electrical boxes look so much better with ceramic tiles painted on them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 19 March 2015

Wouldn’t our cities look better if outdoor fixtures didn’t look so… normal? In Lisbon, street artist Diogo Machado, also known as ‘Add Fuel’, reimagines the dull, grey electrical boxes that often go unnoticed by turning them into illusions of ceramic works.

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In China, farmers build Transformers replicas out of junk, then sell them for $160,000

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Goes to show that anything can be made in China, including awesome space robots. Farmers Yu Zhilin and Yu Lingyun have made a lucrative business out of turning old auto parts into giant replicas of Transformers characters. And if that’s not impressive enough, as reference, they just used instructions from the internet.

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This anamorphic octopus mural looks like it’s creeping up the walls of an entire room

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

If you walk into the SAMO art space in Turin, Italy, you might get startled by an unexpected sight: a giant green octopus slithering its tentacles all over the room.

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These hand-blown glass sculptures are so life-like, you’d think they’re real animals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Oregon-based artist Scott Bisson has basically spent his entire life mastering the art of glass blowing, and by the looks of his lifelike animal sculptures, he’s mastered it pretty well. Using his fascination with nature, he manipulates glass to mimic the intricate shapes and textures of different animals.

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