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Artist Transforms Discarded Aluminum Cans Into Incredible Hand-Sculpted Art

Detroit-born artist Noah Deledda turns trash into treasure by transforming old aluminum cans into sculptures. Made entirely by hand, the artist uses his thumb to create dents and creases in the disposable object’s surface, resulting in incredible three-dimensional sculptures adorned in flawless, …

Art

Chronicles of Ice

A TRAPPED TURBULENCE — as if wind had solidified. Then noise: timpani and a hard crack, the glacier’s internal heat spilling out as an ice stream far …

Global Warming

Architecture

WA Contents • Feb 14, 2018 • 941<p>A triangular-shaped monolithic viewing platform raised above the ground is not just designed to look-out Chinese …

150-Million-Year-Old Feathered Dinosaur Fossil Proves Prehistoric Birds Lived Longer Than Previously Believed

A pristine fossil unearthed in Northern Bavaria has now been determined to be the oldest fossil bird ever discovered. The fossil belongs to a type of …

Ndebele Wall Painting: Much More Than Meets the Eye

You’ve probably received postcards from South Africa of brightly painted Ndebele homes, or you may have seen the panels painted by world-famous …

Art

Burning Man Selects Design for 2018 Temple

The design of the main temple at Burning Man 2018 has been revealed: Galaxia by architect Arthur Mamou-Mani.<p>Designed using 3D parametric software, …

Festivals

People Are Wrapping Gifts with Fabric for the Holidays Instead of Paper

Are you looking to be eco-friendly this holiday season? One easy change to make is how you present your gifts. Wrapping paper, while beautiful, often ends in a crumpled mass that has to be recycled after just one use. If you want to avoid the mess but still have your presents wrapped and under the …

Learn How to Blend With Colored Pencils

Get Better Results With the Right Blending Techniques<p>Working with colored pencils is a lot of fun and you can create amazing drawings with this …

What pencils do the world’s greatest creatives use, and why? The Secret Life of the Pencil finds out

From Quentin Blake’s black watercolour pencil to the primitive red pencil David Bailey relies upon, the stories behind great creatives’ tools are an …

Art

90-Year-Old Grandma in the Czech Republic Passes Time By Artistically Painting Houses

In the small Czech village of Louka, in southern Moravia, one woman has made it her mission to beautify the homes of her neighbors. Agnes Kasparkova is a 90-year-old former agricultural worker who picked up a new hobby in her retirement—painting.<p>Kasparkova uses her spare time to paint traditional …

Grandparents

Manual Settings for Beginner Photographers

Recently an intern joined me and drove me up the wall with questions about manual settings for photogra​​phy. Questions like ​”What zoom range should …

Shutter Speed

20 Foods That Turn Back Your Metabolic Clock

Think of these foods as Peter Pan’s dirty little secret.<p>We’ve discovered the Fountain of Youth—and it’s in your kitchen.<p>Although scientists haven’t …

Every Page of This Artist’s Sketchbook is an Elegant Work of Art

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>Using her sketchbook as an “artist's diary,” Elena Limkina creates unique compilations of exquisite ink illustrations. With an eclectic taste in …

Selling

The Met's Japanese Bamboo Art Is a Flux of Beautiful Bending

The exhibit features bamboo artists from the Japanese periods of Meiji and Taishō.<p>With the malleable ability to be dynamic, enchanting, and inexplicably delicate, artwork made with Japanese bamboo is a time-honored practice. A new show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York showcases the …

Art

Sculpture marks Choctaw generosity to Irish famine victims

<b>Native American Choctaw leaders have arrived in Ireland to unveil a sculpture celebrating the financial contribution made by the tribe to starving Irish people in 1847.</b><p>At the height of Ireland's Great Famine, Choctaws in southern states of the USA sent a donation of $170 (£111).<p>An extraordinary …

Republic of Ireland

25+ Awe-Inspiring Wire Sculptures That Elevate the Art

When it comes to contemporary sculpture, artists work with a range of mediums. In addition to conventional clay and age-old wood, today's avant-garde artists also dabble in paper, soap, and even candy art. Another unexpected material that continues to captivate contemporary sculptors is metal …

Art

my bird book .....

It is such a joy to share some photographs of my completed book ... well not quite as I have yet to name it and make its slip case.<p>Struggle though it …

spine book

Thank you for all your lovely comments about the book in my last post. I love the challenge of a commission, pushing myself to come up with something …

Altered Books

Every book that I alter was found by a dumpster in Seattle, a recycling bin, a thrift store, or was given to me by someone who no longer wants it. …

Books

The Sketchbooks of Dina Brodsky

A sampling of the artwork from Dina Brodsky from her sketchbook as found on her Instagram account.<p>Dina Brodsky is a contemporary realist miniaturist, …

Julie Chen | Flying Fish Press | Books In Print | Chrysalis

Chrysalis<p><i>Chrysalis</i> is an interpretation of the complex and transformative nature of the process of grief. The piece consists of a sculptural book …

Amanda O'Sullivan

Amanda is a Brisbane based artist working in the mediums of Screenprinting, Painting and Artist Books. She completed her Fine Art Degree at QCA …

Art

Accordions and Scrolls

Thirty-One from Oaxaca

“31,” an exhibition of works on paper by Domenico Zindato, is at Andrew Edlin Gallery through June 4. Zindato, who was born in Italy, began the project after stopping by a small shop in Mexico City, where he stumbled on an album with thirty-one sheets of handcrafted paper from Oaxaca, made with …

Mexico City

Hidden Gems of New York's Central Park

There are so many hidden parts of New York’s Central Park that locals have come to love and are worth discovering. (Photo: Francois Roux/Alamy)<p>You …

Christmas Trees

Artist Creates Giant Murals and Destroys Them Himself Before Anyone Else Does

Continuing down the path he started with <i>Empty</i>, Australian street artist Rone is back with a new series of impressive murals in an abandoned factory just outside of Melbourne. <i>The Alpha Project</i>, in which Rone painted large-scale female portraits in an old paper mill set for demolition, pushes him …

Streetwear

Political Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Tame Our Raging Reactivity and Nurture Our Noblest Civic Selves

“We need … to investigate, and to cherish, whatever helps us to see the uneven and often unlovely destiny of human beings in the world with humor, tenderness, and delight, rather than with absolutist rage for an impossible sort of perfection.”<p><i>“The heart has got to open in a fundamental way,”</i> …

Rare ruby seadragon seen alive for the first time

An elusive seadragon has been captured on camera for the first time in the wild off the coast of Western Australia.<p>The ruby seadragon, a newly discovered third species of seadragon, was observed by researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Western Australian Museum (WAM).<p>Two …

Zoology