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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.