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Gigantic Paper Sculptures Resemble Violent Storms and Gnarled Trees

Since 2005, Brooklyn-based artists Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen have collaborated on some massive works using paper as their main medium. They first came to our attention about a year ago, when we wrote about their gigantic paper trees that seemed to burst through a ceiling. In 2012, they …


Deep Childhood Memories Painted Across Books

Rome-based Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova uses open-faced books, carefully aligned with one another, as a large canvas for each of her paintings in a series titled <i>Errata Corrige</i>. Using old books and various antiquated texts, Panikanova proceeds to apply her dark markings across the multiple …

Humpback Whales

3D Book Sculptures Symbolize Struggles with OCD

UK-based graphic designer Thomas Wightman has created a series of sculptures that visually convey personal emotion through symbolic form. Specifically, he researched the thoughts and feelings of those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) because he says, “I want to create a voice for …

Renewable Energy

Incredible New Portraits Carved from Old Military Maps

<b>Stafford Lane</b><p>Artist Ed Fairburn has recently come out with new works that live somewhere between sculptures and drawings. He's still using traditional ink to draw on maps but now he's cutting and layering maps to create incredibly intriguing works. For the piece above, called <i>Stafford Lane</i>, he cut …

North America

Spectacular Edible Outfits Made of Ordinary Foods

<b>Tomato</b><p><i>Wearable Foods</i> is an eye-catching series by Korean artist Yeonju Sung that presents a line of edible art. Using a variety of ingredients as her medium, the crafty artist has constructed a multitude of garments with consumable goods that include (but are not limited to) bananas, mushrooms, …


Conducting Energy of a Space with Sliced Black Masking Tape

New York-based Korean artist Sun K. Kwak masterfully redefines a space with her spectacular tape installations. Primarily working with ordinary black masking tape, the artist manages to produce a fluid stream of color that looks like a painting by applying the adhesive strips directly to the walls …


Adorable Newborn Puppies in Their First Three Weeks

Photographer Traer Scott, once profiled on My Modern Met for her moving series on Shelter Dogs, just came out with a new book that's guaranteed to warm your heart. You don't have to be a dog lover to appreciate <i>Newborn Puppies</i>, a book filled with 75 color and black-and-white photos of puppies from …


Hyperrealistic Pencil Drawings Look Deeply Into Soulful Eyes

Manchester-based artist Martin Lynch-Smith expertly sketches the human eye, capturing every minute detail. From the wispy hairs of one's eyelashes and the wrinkled creases under the eye to the entrancing texture of the iris, the artist is able to execute hyperrealistic renditions of soulful …


Young Photographer Takes Surreal Self-Portraits to Cope with Depression

Art is oftentimes an outlet for creative and emotional expression, something that 20-year-old Christian Hopkins knows all too well. The young photographer uses photography as a coping mechanism for depression. He says, “I've been suffering from Major Depression for the past 4 years and it has …


Creative Food Art That Will Surely Brighten Your Day

She couldn't have expected it. You see, for Ida Skivenes it started off simply. She didn't start posting photos on Instagram to gain thousands of followers or to become a widely popular food artist. Rather, in June 2012, she saw a photo on the Internet of two pieces of toast that looked like a bear …

Edvard Munch

Amazing Illusions of Single Flowers Defying Gravity

Don't be fooled, these flowers aren't actually floating in water! Japanese product design firm, Oodesign, developed these clever little vases as a fun way to show off your favorite buds. Shaped like a ripple of water, the clear PET formed resin plates give the illusion that the blooms have figured …

Landscape Photography

Dazzling Streaks of Light Show Airplane Flight Paths

This series of photographs, entitled <i>Nachtfluge</i>, features the light trails of airplanes as they take off and land across the evening skies. To create each shot, Brooklyn-based photographer Kevin Cooley traveled to various major airports in the United States, including JFK, LAX, and Newark, New …

New Jersey

Spectacular Aerial Shots of International Airports

<b>Newark Liberty International Airport</b><p><i>Flying</i> is an ongoing series by New York-based photographer Jeffrey Milstein that presents a spectacular aerial view of airports. Like his other collection of images titled <i>Aircraft: The Jet as Art</i>, Milstein follows an aviation theme; though, instead of featuring …


Amazingly Detailed Paintings on Tiny Canvases

The smaller, the better, in the eyes of Hasan Kale. The Turkey-based artist creates micro paintings on very unusual canvases, including the wings of butterflies, snail shells, lemon peels, and coffee beans. Since the 1980's, Kale has produced these tiny little masterpieces, all of which feature his …

Modern Art
National Parks