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A 390ft Long Sculpture Of A 17th-Century London Skyline

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Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP Photo

The final touches are made to a 120 metre-long (390ft) wooden sculpture of London’s skyline from the seventeenth century as it is moored up on the river Thames in London on August 30, 2016. The sculpture titled London 1666 and designed by David Best will be ceremonially lit and burnt in the middle of the Thames on September 4 as part of celebrations to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Continue »

Oakland-Based Artist Gabriel Schama Creates Precisely Layered Wood Relief Sculptures That Are A Delight To Explore

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Each 1/8 inch piece of laser-cut mahogany plywood stacks into an exquisite union of overlapping geometry in mandala-like forms. Recently, Schama has been placing these patterns within human silhouettes for a striking contrast. Using his trusty laser cutter (which he named Elsie) he uses vector illustrations to define each layer. After cutting, each piece is assembled, glued and finished by hand. Continue »

Tundra’s Immersive Light Installation Puts Visitors Side-By-Side A Swimming Whale

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Tundra collective has infilled the D Museum in Seoul with an immersive, interactive installation made up of thousands of luminous hexagonal cells. ‘My whale (inner revision)’ comprises a series of projectors that beam colored light onto a curved wall surrounding visitors, forming an audio-visual effect that brings the sounds of a whale to life. The patterns and accompanying sounds give viewers an experience akin to swimming alongside whales, encountering their vibrations and singing. Continue »

Hypnotic Ocean Lagoons Composed Of Rolled Colorful Paper By Amy Genser

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Oceans reefs are stunning example of how land and water converge at one destination to create beautiful contrasts in texture, color, movement and life.

Artist Amy Genser believes that the rugged and sculptued lands of mother nature can create a more compelling effect when it battles the tide of the sea. The Connecticut based artist assembles rolls of mulberry paper to form perfect imitations of coral formations. The beauty of a flourishing unrestricted growth of the ocean from within is an incredible project allowing the world to the true potential if nature without human intervention. Continue »

Teamlab Brilliantly Illuminated Historic Shrine In Kyoto Forests And Its Surrounding

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The ancient sanctuary, Shimogamo Shrine and its neighbouring forest has been illuminated in two brilliant interactive light displays by Teamlab. Continue »

2016 UK Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Finalists

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Nosy neighbour by Sam Hobson, UK. Sam knew exactly who to expect when he set his camera on the wall one summer’s evening in a suburban street in Bristol, the UK’s famous fox city. He wanted to capture the inquisitive nature of the urban red fox in a way that would pique the curiosity of its human neighbours about the wildlife around them. (Photo by Sam Hobson/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue »

Sculpture Artist Zuza Mengham Interprets Perfume In Resin

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London artist Zuza Mengham has created an exhibition of crystal-shaped resin sculptures on London Design Festival 2016 as a physical interpretation of Laboratory Perfumes’ range of scents. Mengham based each brightly coloured sculpture in the exhibition, titled Sculpting Scent, around the brand’s gender-neutral fragrances. Continue »

Unbelievable Shell Sculptures By Rowan Mersh

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London-based artist Rowan Mersh assembles dense rolling surfaces comprised of thousands of seashells, tiny solid objects that now appear like fluid waves. Mimicking the natural geometric patterns found in life, the artist uses responsibly sourced shells like windowpane oyster discs or duplicata shells that are tightly arranged in a labor-intensive process, one piece at a time. The shell artworks are just a small portion of Mersh’s artist practice that also spans fashion design, textile sculptures, and interactive installations. Continue »

This Gorgeous Place Might As Well Be Called Pirate Island

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Ile Sainte Marie or Nosy Burakh is a small island off the coast of Madagascar and it’s covered in greenery and sandy beaches. Long ago the island was a refuge for pirates, and it’s now home to a pirate graveyard. Continue »

Random Bag On The Berlin Metro Was Simply Designed To Troll People

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Journalist Nader Al-Sarras was riding the metro in Berlin when he spotted a bag with some Arabic text. The text reads as follows: “This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language.” It appears that this bag was made for people who need to be trolled. Continue »

Gigantic Straw Dinosaurs Take Over Chinese Village

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Folk artists in village of Southeastern China’s Jiangxi create two huge dinosaurs with a ton of straw for local children. Continue »

Artist Courtney Mattison Sculpts Colossal Ceramic Coral Reefs

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In celebration of the exotic beauty of coral reefs and emphasizing the threats they face, artist Courtney Mattison sculpts large-scale ceramic installations that look to environmental science and biology for creative inspiration. the third in the series of oversized reef sculptures is ‘Our Changing Seas III’ — a monumental wall piece made using simple tools, like chopsticks and paint brushes, where each individual element is carefully shaped and textured by hand. Mattison mimics the repetitive growth of coral colonies by poking thousands of holes into some of the pieces, whereas others are made to resemble delicate, branch-like structures Continue »

Patrick Dougherty’s Mind Blowing Nest Houses Made Of Living Trees

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No, this isn’t the work of some gigantic bird. The living art you see before you was actually done by man – more specifically, artist and branchbender extraordinaire Patrick Dougherty. Crafting human-sized nest houses made by actually weaving growing trees into the shapes of houses, cocoons, pagodas, huts, giant water pitchers and even people, Dougherty has traveled the world with his truly extraordinary sculptures. Continue »

Juan Cabana’s Genuine Mummified Mermaid Freaks

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Cryptozoology (from Greek κρυπτός, kriptos, “hidden” + zoology; literally, “study of hidden animals”) refers to the search for animals which are considered to be legendary or otherwise nonexistent by mainstream biology. What I like most about Juan’s work is how he strives for realism. His work truly does look like something that has possibly been unearthed after years spent in decay. You may have seen one of Tampa artist Juan Cabana’s creepy creations in the check-out line of your local grocery store. Continue »

Mike Rea’s Meticulously Crafted Wooden Sculptures Are A Film Nerd’s Heaven

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Chicago artist Mike Rea builds hyper-realistic wooden replicas of objects that have a connection to the culture of a stereotypical heterosexual male. His sculptures are either props from science fiction cinema, or personal memories – made primarily from wood, burlap and Styrofoam. Rea builds things like jail cells, video cameras used for filming pornography, Anaconda snakes, pick axes, robots, strange bits of machinery, Scuba diving tanks, and amplifiers. All are meticulously crafted and are rooted in pop culture. Rea is a self confessed film geek, watching up to 3 films a day and draws a lot of inspiration from the ‘swagger’ and macho attitudes in films like Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. Continue »