Capturing The Visceral Moment: Fantastic Detailed & Monumental Sculptures By Seward Johnson

Seward Johnson, the internationally-acclaimed sculptor of realistic bronzes depicting everyday people, originally began his artistic pursuits as a painter. When his wife encouraged him to take a class in sculpture, his life and and art world would be forever changed. Continue reading »

Artist Unveils A Monumental Pen & Ink Drawing Nearly 3.5 Years In The Making

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The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan was one of the most devastating environmental events of our time, with its overall impact rippling across the globe for years to come. But just as stated in Newton’s third law—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—so too did the people of Japan respond to the magnitude of the destruction in an effort to rebuild their country anew as captured in this staggering new artwork by Manabu Ikeda titled Rebirth. Continue reading »

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales De Montreal


Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is an international mosaiculture competition held in Montréal, Canada. According to their website, mosaiculture “is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).”

The 2013 competition and exhibition opened June 22 and runs through September 29 at the Montréal Botanical Garden and features some 22,000 plant species and cultivars distributed throughout 10 exhibition greenhouses and 30 themed gardens. Continue reading »

Monumental Chaos

“Monumental Chaos” – three massive lightning bolts hit the earth within 15 seconds at the Voortrekker Monument just outside Pretoria, South Africa. Photographer Mitchell Krog says: “In nearly six years of storm photography this single image portrays, more than any other image I’ve taken, the sheer chaos and power of a lightning storm.” (Mitchell Krog / Barcroft USA)