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Artist Dan Tanenbaum Creates Detailed Model Motorbikes Made Entirely From Discarded Watch Parts

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Artist and miniature-maker Dan Tanenbaum has a fascination with the inner workings of watches. He could obsess over the tiny components in the timepieces for days. He describes himself as an “avid, if not obsessive” watch collector. In addition, he collects the discarded pieces of vintage watches and gives new life to each of the pieces. At first, he started making cufflinks decorated with watch gears arranged to look like tiny motorcycles. (As a lover of watches, he only uses broken and discarded watch components, and never breaks apart functioning watches.) Soon, though, the cufflinks, as unique as they are, began to feel stale, and so Tanenbaum expanded his portfolio to include free-standing miniature models of motorcycles, all created from watch parts.

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Geometrical Sand Sculpture by Calvin Seibert

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Sculptor Calvin Seibert decided to create something different from traditional sand castle sculpture and created an original series of geometrical sand castles.

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“THE WYLD” Ballet

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Dancers attend a dress rehearsal for the new grand show “THE WYLD” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin October 2, 2014. Ten choreographers are working with 60 dancers from the world’s largest show ballet company to create the flamboyant stage spectacle. The show’s name, “THE WYLD”, represents human nature in its diversity and the wilderness of the big city – in this case, Berlin. The premiere of the 10.6 million euro ($13.5 million) show, the largest production budget in the 95-year history of Friedrichstadt-Palast, is on October 23, 2014. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

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MeCre – Mechanical Creatures

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MeCre or mechanical creatures is the artwork of the German born artist Gaby Wormann with outstanding creations merging organisms with mechanical items (rare parts of old Swiss watches and mechanical parts from antique musical clocks) creating new hybrid life forms.

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Paintings by Martine Johanna

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Martine Johanna has both bachelors and masters degrees from ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts Arnhem NL. She started as a fashion designer until she identified her true potential that is painting. Although she now is fully dedicated into painting her work is also influenced in her prior career, fashion. Her style lies between contemporary illustration and figurative painting, though her paintings has also a surreal style. She has primarily exhibitions in Netherlands but this and next year her work is going to be exhibited in the US West Coast. Evidently, is one of the young artists that are trying to explore further the current stance and this is magnificent. Enjoy.

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Sculptures by the Sea 2014 – Art on Australia’s Beaches

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The annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney features dozens of sculptures on Bondi and Tamarama beaches and along the coastal path between them. The free outdoor exhibition, now in its 18th year, stretches for 2km along the coastline and includes work by artists from 16 countries. It runs from 23 October to 9 November 2014. Here: “Breaching” by Michael Greve is displayed during the 2014 Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at Marks Park on October 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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Circus of Horrors Prepare for their Halloween Performances

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In this composite image (L-R top row) Dok Haze, Douglas Child as Camp Dracula, Mongolian Laughing Boy, Tony Walls, Asia Sawika as Anastasia, (L-R bottom row) zombie bass guitar player Ozzy Jackson, sword swallower Hannibal Hellmurto, pickled person, Zoe Olivia Ellis and The Sinister Sisters, Steph Bates (L) and Steph Randall (R) pose for a photograph prior to a rehearsal of the Circus of Horrors’ latest show The Night of the Zombie at the Wookey Hole Caves Theatre near Wells on October 23, 2014 in Somerset, England. The Britain’s Got Talent finalists who are now celebrating their 20th year are currently touring the UK with their show – which features sword swallowers, knife throwers, balancing acts, aerialists, a demon dwarf, the Sinister Sisters and gyrating and fire limboing acrobats – at a number of venues and dates including Halloween itself in Blackpool. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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“Evil Vinyl” – Art Toys Inspired by Cult Movies and Series

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Here are the “Evil Vinyl” from the British studio Evil Corp, which designed some beautiful art toys inspired by characters from cult movies and series! You will find of course Clockwork Orange, The Shining or Freddy, but also the characters of IT Crowd and The Office, the characters of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the Cornetto trilogy or even tributes to the roles of David Bowie and Bill Murray! These vinyl figurines are unfortunately only concepts for now, but they may become real soon as Evil Corp is apparently preparing a Kickstarter to start production.

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Love B&W Photography? Check out CrzyPnda’s Instagram

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CrzyPnda is a photographer and artist whose passion is capturing the beauty of his surroundings in black and white. While his art can be considered quirky by some, there is no denying that he has a knack for capturing the raw sensuality of the female form while always leaving something to the imagination.

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Freaky Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft

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British artist and designer Steve Wintercroft created the innovative, eco-friendly masks that allow you to turn your 2D cardboard scraps into artistic, 3D masks. Wintercroft was inspired after he made his own mask from a heap of cardboard for a Halloween party costume. He got so many compliments on it that he decided to make other mask designs and offer them to people as a way to create their own costumes using recycled materials.

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35+ Incredible 3D Butterfly Tattoos

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The life cycle of a butterfly reminds you that time is short and we are living in a changing and transforming world. It’s a reminder to make changes when the opportunity arises. Butterfly is one of favorite tattoo ideas for women for its beautiful colors and symbolic meanings. Impressive butterfly tattoos are often portrayed in a cute and realistic 3D style.

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Workshop

In time for Halloween the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, creative art studio, held the Cotton Candy Machine workshop in Brooklyn, N.Y., demonstrating techniques and tools to create intricate pumpkin art. Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, which focuses on elevating the art of pumpkin carving, were a past winner of the Food Network’s Halloween Wars. Their work has been displayed at MOMA, the Whitney Museum and Yankee Stadium. Founders Marc Evan and Chris Soria, friends since they were 12, have a history of trying to outdo each other on who can make something scarier for Halloween. The duo started carving pumpkins when they were studying illustration at the Parsons School of Design. After graduating in 2002, they started doing illustration and mural work in New York City, and worked part-time at restaurants and bars for extra income. They started carving pumpkins for their employers to use as Halloween decorations. Evans and Soria wanted to see how far they could push beyond the traditional style of pumpkin carving that had been dominant and onto a more artistic level.

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A Tara Bonethrower pumpkin created by the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 18, 2014. (Photo by Siemond Chan/Yahoo Finance)

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Hyperrealistic Tattoo Art by Russian Artist Valentina Ryabova

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St. Petersburg-based tattoo artist Valentina Ryabova creates stunningly lifelike portraits. Her work includes portraits of celebrities and famous scenes from movies, as well as animals and portraits of loved ones. Each piece features eye-catching color and painstaking detail. She works in her Russian hometown, as well as at conventions all over the world.

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Everyday Objects Transformed Into Clever Sculptures by Gilbert Legrand

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Gilbert Legrand is a French illustrator and sculptor. He takes random everyday objects like rulers, brushes, zippers, or tool and turns them into fun character sculptures. He brings out the character in every object with a bit of modification and some clever painting. He has been creating these imaginative sculptures on the side for over 10 years.

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Petr Pavlensky: a Naked Protest Against the Kremlin

Pavlensky was born in 1984 in Saint Petersburg. Became renowned for his political action in support of a Russian punk group «p*ssy Riot». On July 23 of 2012 the artist came to Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg with his mouth sewn up with a coarse thread, holding a banner reading: “Action of p*ssy Riot was a replica of the famous action of Jesus Christ (Matthew.21:12–13)”. The police called an ambulance, which took Pavlensky for a psychiatric examination, but the psychiatrist declared him sane and released shortly after the incident. Later, Pavlensky made an additional comment about his action: “By suturing my mouth in front of the Kazan Cathedral, I wanted to show position of the artist in contemporary Russia: a ban on publicity. I am sickened by intimidation of society, mass paranoia, which manifestations I see everywhere”.

On May 3, 2013 Pavlensky held a political protest action against repressive policies of the government. His art performance was called Carcass. Artist’s assistants brought him naked and wrapped in a multilayered cocoon of barbed wire to the main entrance of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg. The artist remained silent laying still in a half-bent position inside the cocoon and did not react to the actions of others, until he was released by the police with the help of the garden clippers. In her interview to Radio Liberty, Pavlensky’s colleague Oksana Shalygina mentioned that a metaphor of the action had its immediate realization in the reality: as soon as the barbed wire was cut off, and the artist was freed from it, “the same exact wire wrapped him back in as police, ambulance and numerous field investigators”.

On November 10 of 2013, while sitting naked on the stone pavement in front of the Lenin’s Mausoleum on the Red Square, Moscow, Pavlensky hammered a large nail through his scrotum affixing it to the stone pavement. His action coincides with the annual Russian Police Day. When the police arrived, they covered him with a blanket and later arrested him. “A naked artist, looking at his testicles nailed to the cobblestone is a metaphor of apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of Russian society”, declared Pavlensky in his statement to the media.

On 19 October 2014 Pavlensky cut his ear while sitting naked on the roof of the infamous Serbsky Center in protest against political abuse of psychiatry in Russia.

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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky sits on the wall enclosing the Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry after he cut off a part of his earlobe during his protest action titled “Segregation” in Moscow October 19, 2014. Pavlensky protested against the usage of forensic psychiatry for politically motivated purposes. He cut off his earlobe to demonstrate how authorities could “cut off” an unwanted individual from society by using psychiatric and medical diagnosis to forcefully send a person to a penitentiary hospital, according to Pavlensky. (Photo by Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters)

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