Frederick Muhleman

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A Surreal Walk Through the Clouds in Linz, Austria

Created by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya back in 2011, <i>Cloud Parking</i> is a magical installation that gave people a chance to walk through clouds or, depending on how you look at it, a heavy blanket of fog. (“Scientifically, cloud and fog are the same,” stated Nakaya, “but conceptually, there is a big …

San Francisco

Boston Magazine's Inspiring Cover: Heart Made From Marathon Runners' Shoes

Though we've seen some touching art tributes come out after the tragic Boston bombings, this is one of the most inspiring. The May cover of <i>Boston Magazine</i> shows a heart created from the shoes of the Boston Marathon runners. Photographer Mitchell Feinberg took this sure to be iconic photo of actual …

Boston Marathon

Photos of a Fragmented Man Reflects Inner Turmoil

<i>Defragmentados</i> is a series by photographer Yago Partal that features fragmented men, in the most literal sense of the word. Each image in the Barcelona-based photographer's collection depicts these incomplete figures as digital renditions of a man whose image is either loading up or disappearing …


Comfy Sofa Design Mimics an Electronic Keyboard

If you like computers, then you will definitely enjoy this fun <i>QWERTY Sofa</i> by Italian architecture and product design firm ZO_loft. Using your basic keyboard as inspiration, the unique piece of furniture is composed of square cushions arranged in the same order as the rows of letters that we use to …

History Channel

Faces Emerge from Colorful Rows of Dots

New York-based artist Nathan Manire approaches his <i>Dot Portraits</i> with an abstract, graphic process. He uses large dots and a broad color palette to build his subjects' faces with watercolors. Up close, viewers see colorful circles, neatly arranged in organized rows. To more fully appreciate Manire's …


Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

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Split-Second Burst of Paint Captured from Spinning Drill

Fabian Oefner captures all kinds of incredible color and motion in just the blink of an eye. His awesome skills at experimentation have once again led to this captivating series, entitled <i>Black Hole</i>. For each image, Oefner drips acrylic paint onto a metallic rod that is attached to a drill. When he …


3D graffiti artist Manuel Di Rita aka Peeta 

Incredible Shadow Drawings Appear Through Mangled Wires

New York-based artist Larry Kagan creates abstract wire sculptures that transform into recognizable figures when exposed to light from a precise angle. Similar to the likes of Diet Wiegman, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Kagan's sculptures cast figurative shadows that draw the eye in amazement. Rather …

Modern Art

Amazing Rock Sculptures Perform Impossible Balancing Acts

The art of sculptor Woods Davy is both inspired by nature and composed of natural elements. The artist, who lives and works in Venice, California, creates what he calls a sense of “Western Zen” with his gravity-defying rock sculptures. His <i>Cantamar</i> and <i>Granite</i> series feature a number of collected …


Life-Size Installations of Hands Playing with Toys

Sculptor Lorenzo Quinn playfully designs disembodied hands playing with life-size toys. The artist's public installation titled <i>Esto no es un juego</i>, or <i>This is not a game</i>, is especially interesting in its declaration juxtaposed with a pair of hands holding onto what appear to be plastic toys. Like …