Skulls Carved into Mother of Pearl Shells by Gregory Halili

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Born and raised in the Philippines, New Jersey-based artist Gregory Halili is deeply influenced by the vegetation and wildlife he experienced as a child. His latest series of work involves a fusion of the human form with the natural world in these amazing bas-relief shell skulls. Halili carves and then paints with oil on raw, gold-lip and black-lip mother of pearl found in shells collected from the Philippines.

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Garden Tower Installation by Tadashi Kawamata

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Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata created a massive installation out of hundreds of wooden chairs stacked on top of each other.

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Fantastic Anamorphic Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz

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Jonty Hurwitz creates anamorphic sculptures – or “pieces of mathematics” that can only be seen when facing a reflective cylinder. His artworks have algorithms as their essence, and are the result of a mass of technology and human ingenuity. According to Hurwitz, we live in an age where computational power has overtaken the capability of the human brain, and these anamorphic sculptures are a welcoming message to the “Generation Pi”.

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1980s and 90s Game of Thrones Characters

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Every season, French artist Mike Wrobel has been taking our favorite characters from Game of Thrones, and reimagining them as characters from the 1980s and 1990s. This week he presents the third part to the collection.

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Juan Ibañez – Artwork

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Juan Ibañez is an illustrator and digital artist based in Sevilla, Spain: “Everything started with large format comics and colourful drawings that I showed a friend of my parents when I was barely three years old. From comics I discovered painting; the forbidden fruit that I could not chew for years for lack of money and space. When I began my studies at the School of Arts and Crafts in Sevilla,

I was met with radical opposition from my father; more concerned about the possibility of neglecting the permanent job I had at that time rather than encouraging my dream. I did not mind. Every lunchtime for five years I ate in school whilst studying and working so as not to miss a moment of class.Later, when the opportunity arose to join the University of Fine Arts, I had just three months to prepare for my entrance exams. It was Luis Montes, my teacher and my mentor, who in that short time took care of me, allowing me to wise up and face my fear of canvas and complicated still life drawings.The rest is a history of travel and continued learning…”

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John Brooker Spends 13 Years transforming a Hedge into a Massive Dragon

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75-year-old, retired fan maker John Brooker has spent nearly a decade growing, trimming and shaping his massive hedge into a dragon.

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The Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra Palace

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A woman gets tattooed at The Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra Palace on May 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Alexandra Palace)

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One-Dollar Bill Collages by Chad Person

 One Dollar Bill Collages by Chad Person
Chad Person uses one-dollar bills to create his collages. In his project TaxCut he presents entire landscapes and portraits. You may think this is expensive, but it’s not true.

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Zarathustra Cat of artist Svetlana Petrova

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Russian artist Svetlana Petrova has become known for her online artwork of famous portraits featuring her big ginger cat Zarathustra.

“I lost my mother in 2008 and she left me Zarathustra. I got horrible depression after her death and for two years I was unable to do something creative. By chance a friend asked me ‘why don’t you make an art project with your cat because he’s so funny’
I’ve had cats before and included them in my work, like playing in theatre shows and I’ve made costumes for them. But I thought, ‘What can I do with Zarathustra, because my mother spoilt him and he’s so fat’.”

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Surrealism that Surrounds Us: Everyday Magic

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In Spatium (Appear In The Distance) by Richard Smith

Artist Richard Smith explores unexpected interrelationships between everyday images through surrealist photomontage. Working with elements from nature, pedestrian objects, specially-commissioned photos, and scenes from his travels and neighborhood, he fuses these components into ethereal yet cohesive views that transcend their origins.

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40 Awesome Cloud Tattoo Designs

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Cloud – layers of watery vapour tattoo inked on the body, you may wonder what’s the symbolic meaning behind cloud tattoos? Why does it appear in many of tattoo designs? There are two types of intention to use cloud as tattoo. Few people use clouds as the main subject of their tattoos although clouds do carry symbolic meaning. Clouds appearing in most of tattoos are used as the background of a tattoo.

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Giant Tile Mural Unveiled at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

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Johnson Tiles partnered with renowned colour artist Ptolemy Mann to create 100 sq m mural of more than 4,000 tiles for the launch of its new Prismatics collection. Artist Ptolemy Mann and Johnson Tiles unveiled a stunning mural made up of more than 4,200 tiles at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week in London.

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Behind The Scene Installation by BISERama

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The curtain, since centuries both a hiding and at the same time also revealing element of the fine and performing arts, is foregrounded in the message of the installation work “Behind The Scene”. The work interconnects a detailed search with medial dialog.

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20 Most Expensive Paintings in the World

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A review of the 20 most expensive pictures of all time, at auction or private sale. Below is a list of the most expensive paintings sold. Price paid and year of purchase are included.

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Intracite Cityscapes Emerge from Pen Illustrations by Benjamin Stack

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When it comes to cityscapes, few have a better eye for it than Benjamin Stack, who illustrates extremely finely dense urban layouts with just the tip of a pen. Sack creates intricate fictional worlds that merge modern day city architectures like skyscrapers, streets and bridges with contemporary art and other abstract geometrical shapes.

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