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New Miniature Handmade Glass Creatures by ‘Glass Symphony’ | Colossal

<p>Kiev-based glass artist Nikita Drachuk of Glass Symphony (previously) continues to crank out all matter of tiny glass objects from birds and bees to …

Magical Photographs of Fireflies from Japan’s 2016 Summer | Colossal

<p>Each year when summer comes along, we all look forward to different things. Some of us head to the beach, others to the mountains for camping. Some …

Post-Apocalyptic Paintings Show Nature Reclaiming Abandoned Cityscapes

Post-apocalyptic cityscapes where nature has begun to reclaim dominance is a recurring theme in Brin Levinson‘s collection of haunting paintings. Influenced by the streets of his home town in Portland, Oregon, the artist paints familiar landmarks into his work as the old buildings and water towers …

Illustrator ‘Yoyo the Ricecorpse’ Animates Quirky Hand-Drawn Characters With Her Original Photography | Colossal

<p>Blending her original photography with hand-drawn illustrations in Photoshop, animator Yoyo the Ricecorpse creates quirky ghost-like characters that …

New Miniature Anatomical Sculptures and Jewelry Carved From Pearls by Shinji Nakaba | Colossal

<p>Shinji Nakaba (previously) is a master of carving carefully into miniature objects, creating skulls and other anatomical forms from pearls no larger …

Hand-Cut Mandalas and Other Intricate Paper Works by Mr. Riu | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Mr. Riu takes paper cutting to an intricate extreme, crafting mandalas and elaborate figures with a precision work tool called the …

New Miniature Architectural Structures Carved Into Raw Stone by Matthew Simmonds | Colossal

<p>Matthew Simmonds (previously) sculpts miniature architectural structures from raw stone. Part of his interest in producing these pieces is centered …

Art

The Extraordinary Iridescent Details of Peacock Feathers Captured Under a Microscope | Colossal

<p>In this series of photographs featuring the delicate details of peacock feathers, photographer Waldo Nell relied on an Olympus BX 53 microscope to …

Memories of Paintings: A Soothing Technicolor Mix of Paint, Oil, Milk and Liquid Soap | Colossal

<p>Here’s a new experimental short titled <i>Memories of Paintings</i> from director Thomas Blanchard (previously) who continues to experiment with colorful …

Art

Mesmerizing Pottery Technique Suddenly Transforms a Drop of Liquid into a Blooming Tree

Ceramic artist Kevin Kowalski creates bold surface designs on clay that transform right in front of your eyes. Using a mesmerizing pottery technique called mocha diffusion, he dots wet clay with an innocuous brown mixture that reacts to the surface in an unexpected way–a single drop suddenly blooms …

Ceramic Coral Reefs by Courtney Mattison Draw Attention to Earth’s Changing Oceans | Colossal

<p>Doubling as an artist and ocean advocate, Courtney Mattison (previously) produces large-scale ceramic installations that draw attention to …

Why Dozens of U.S. President Statues Sit Deteriorating in a Rural Virginia Field | Colossal

<p>Somewhere in Virginia on the outskirts of private farmland sits the completely bizarre sight of nearly 40 giant U.S. president busts crumbling …

The Tessellated and Elaborately Detailed Ceilings of Iranian Mosques | Colossal

<p>Capturing the intricately tiled ceilings of centuries old mosques, Instagram photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard (@m1rasoulifard) gives his followers …

Mesmerizing Embroidery-Inspired Cookie Decorating by Mezesmanna | Colossal

<p>Chef Judit Czinkné Poór is the mastermind behind Hungarian cake decorating shop Mézesmanna, a small studio with a giant social media presence …

Otherworldly Metal Organisms Welded by Mylinh Nguyen | Colossal

<p>Inspired by animalistic forms both living and extinct, artist Mylinh Nguyen welds alien creatures from brass, bronze, and silver. Using a variety of …

Miniature DIY Paper Skeleton Kits by Tinysaur | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Brooklyn-based Tinysaurs build DIY paper model kits of the world’s smallest dinosaurs and other skeletons, both real and …

Artist Kiva Ford Utilizes Scientific Glassblowing Techniques to Create Unusual Glass Sculptures | Colossal

<p>By day, Virgina-based glass artist Kiva Ford (previously) fabricates one-of-a-kind glass instruments designed for special applications in scientific …

Visually Soothing Arrangements of Everyday Objects Offer Comfort in an Overstimulated World

For years, we've marveled at the beautifully meticulous arrangements by Nashville-based photographer Emily Blincoe. Her aesthetically pleasing compositions organize objects according to their shape, color, and size, to great effect–they delight us with their ability to find uniformity in an …

Architecture Rings Celebrate the World’s Iconic Skylines of Beloved Cityscapes

Goldsmith Ola Shekhtman creates delicate pieces of jewelry inspired by the world's most beloved cityscapes. Every few years, the artist moves to a different metropolis and allows her surroundings to seep into her creative ideas. She melts, rolls, saws, solders, and polishes metal by hand to form …

Hong Kong

Baker Uses Cookies As Confectionary Canvases for Colorful Art

Artist Holly Fox creates colorful confections that are a feast for the eyes (and stomach, of course). Using eccentric cookie cutters to her advantage, Fox has been illustrating her very own cookies for the past five years, and she recently started selling them on Etsy. Whether she's baking …

Ice Cream

Cut Rice Paper Sculptures of Twisting Rollercoasters by Bovey Lee | Colossal

<p>Early last year, artist Bovey Lee (previously) made the move from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, experiencing the overwhelming emotions and turmoil one …

New Inverted Architecture Paintings by Cinta Vidal | Colossal

<p>Barcelona-based Cinta Vidal (previously) produces complex architectural constructions to express how differently individuals can occupy the same …

A Logarithmic Map of the Entire Known Universe in One Image | Colossal

<p>Trying to imagine the scope of the cosmos is nearly impossible, but musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi decided to make a visual attempt by …

Hypnotic New Kinetic Sculptures by Anthony Howe | Colossal

<p>Artist Anthony Howe (previously) continues to amaze with his gargantuan kinetic sculptures powered by wind or motors that cycle continuously through …

Art

Doctor Sculpts Rice into Adorably Colorful Characters to Dazzle Everyday Bento Boxes

For some, cute food is more than just a passing trend… it's a way of life. Thailand-based doctor and food artist Nawaporn Pax Piewpun (aka Peaceloving Pax) creates adorable, edible characters by shaping colorful balls of rice, each one designed as a lovable figure to accompany bento boxes and …

Mesmerizing Moments of Symmetry in Everyday Life

Symmetry is an aesthetically-pleasing quality that's been celebrated throughout history–perhaps most famously in architecture. In Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Renaissance, this characteristic was a mark of a structure's true beauty. In modern times, symmetry is still celebrated, …

Roads

Exquisite Resin Necklaces Fuse Cosmos and Earth with Pressed Flowers in Crescent Moons

Artist Christina Hutchinson combines the cosmos and Earth in her series of exquisite resin necklaces. Through her shop called Luna Flora Designs, she sells inch-tall crescent moon pendants that are filled with real pressed flowers and strung on silver chains. The tiny blooms offer an intimate look …

Capturing the Hauntingly Beautiful Atmosphere of the Dutch Woodlands

Nelleke Pieters‘ photographs perfectly encapsulate the haunting beauty of the woods. Based in Holland, the amateur photographer manages to extract a certain poignant atmosphere from the trees and leaves in the forest where she shoots. From fleeting appearances of wildlife, to delicate light streams …

Photography

Artist Meticulously Carves Pencils to Recreate the World Around Him

Taiwanese artist Chien Chu Lee meticulously carves pencils into miniature sculptures boasting incredible detail. Inspired by everything around him, Lee's subjects range from international architecture and pop culture icons to realistic hand figures expressing a variety of gestures. Each piece …