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Storytelling Painter Allows His Animals to Appear with Spontaneous Brush Strokes

Using a completely blank canvas, painter Adam S. Doyle has the innate ability to create magical, lifelike images. With the use of simplified, visible brushstrokes, Doyle organically paints vivid creatures such as howling wolves, birds in flight, and stoic foxes. Each captivating monochromatic …

Modern Art

Celestial Animals Woven from Thread Illuminate Entire Rooms

Celestial animals come to life in this luminescent, sculptural installation by French artist Julien Salaud. Part of his <i>Stellar Cave</i> series, each expansive work of art is made of cotton thread that is coated in ultraviolet paint, woven into the shapes of stunning creatures, and held down with …


Incredible Double Exposures Merge Wondrous Wild Animals with Stunning Scenery

When Norwegian artist Andreas Lie digitally merges two unique photographs, he is able to create stunning works of art. Lie designs his creations with a double exposure that places captivating scenes from nature within the bodies of wild animals. While the images are brilliantly surreal, they also …

Northern Lights

Handmade Kraft Paper Animations by Nancy Liang | Colossal

<p>From time to time we love to stop and marvel at the mathematical wizardry of artists and designers who make GIFs with code, but Sydney-based …


Urban Jewelry: New Lace Street Art by NeSpoon | Colossal

<p>Since we last learned about NeSpoon last year, the Polish street artist has popped up everywhere with new pieces in Perth, Tunisia, Portugal, and …

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …


Gorgeously Illuminated Cracked Log Lamps

Using only salvaged wood that otherwise would have been burnt, artist Duncan Meerding illuminates the forest with his <i>Cracked Log Lamp</i>. “By turning them into a vessel for light, we can bring the outside in, and be reminded of our intrinsic connection with nature,” he says.<p>The Tasmania-based artist …

Rechargeable Batteries

Artist takes discarded wooden doors and transforms them into giant street art

Artist Creates Mind-Bending Optical Illusions on the Palm of His Hand

Italian makeup artist Luca Luce uses the palm of his hand to showcase mind-bending optical illusions. With the help of perspective, clever shadow placement, and a photorealistic style of drawing, he produces surreal, three-dimensional artwork that tells fantastical stories in stunning detail.<p>In a …

Digital Art

Artist Intricately Hand-Carves Photorealistic Portraits out of Paper

Using an X-acto knife and tweezers, Korean artist Yoo Hyun hand carves intricate cut-paper portraits that feature the likes of movie stars, world leaders, and musicians. Up close, Hyun's pieces look like abstract designs, but from afar they read as photo-realistic depictions of his subjects. He …


A Gorgeous Photo Series That Features Smoldering Roses Covered In Ash and Lit By a Fire Below

A creative team at the Warsaw production house Ars Thanea created “The Ash“, a gorgeous photo tribute to the determination of dreams as represented …

Art Installation Lets You Sit Below an Endless, Glowing Rainbow

We've seen artists use infinity rooms before, but not quite like this. As part of an exhibition on the art and science of light at the UK's National Media Museum, artist Liz West installed 250 fluorescent lights in 191 colors inside a 540-square-foot mirrored room. Its title, <i>An Additive Mix</i>, …

Modern Art

Broken Liquid: New Bodies of Water Sculpted from Layered Glass by Ben Young | Colossal

<p>Glass artist Ben Young (previously here and here) just shared a glimpse of his latest sculptural works made from layers of cut laminate window …

This is How Photoshop Artist Erik Johansson Creates His Mind-Bending Images

Swedish photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is well known for his mind-bending photo-manipulations and optical illusions, which are all made …


Interview: Artist Quits Day Job to Pursue Passion for Beautifully Quilled Paper Art

Istanbul-based Turkish artist Sena Runa left her job as an HR Specialist earlier this year to pursue her passion for paper quilling as a full-time job. “I began quilling three years ago,” she told us in an email. “While I was searching the internet for inspiration to find the right hobby for me, I …

Paper Craft

These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

Starlight?<p>Star bright<p>Misty mountain starshine<p>Ribbons of light<p>Starlight highway<p>Alien galaxy?<p>Crazy big<p>Next stop

Milky Way Galaxy

The Artist Behind That Gotye Video Has Created More Epic Body Art Installations

She's definitely somebody that you need to know.


Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …


15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Hair Care

One Artist's Never-Ending Mission to Draw Every Person in New York

A new book collects 30,000 of Jason Polan’s gestural sketches. He’s got about 8 million to go.<p>Jason Polan wants to draw every person in New York. He’s chipping away at it, one sketch at a time.<p>He’s long been obsessed with collecting and cataloguing objects. (“I like having things around me,” he …


Delicate Paper Cutouts Use Colors of the Sky to Bring Them to Life

Using only an X-Acto knife, artist Jo Chorny cuts intricate designs from blank sheets of paper. The bold images depict portraits of animals as well as nature scenes, with hand-carved shapes forming the textures of scales, fur, and feathers. In order to mimic these characteristics, Chorny must cut …


27 Artists Explore the Limits of Realism in a New Group Show

Artist Uses 68,000 Colorful Clothespins to Form a Massive Tornado

Martin Huberman of Normal Studio has created the <i>Sunrise Tender Vortex</i>, a sculptural wonder that's made of exactly 68,000 colorful clothespins, and acts as a life-size wooden tornado. “<i>Tender Vortex</i> attempts to provide a simple and honest translation of human fascination with natural phenomena,” the …

Modern Art

The Real Failure of Common Core

The Common Core State Standards were developed in 2009 in an effort to create more rigorous K-12 curriculum standards in math and literacy. To date, 44 states have adopted the standards. But even with such widespread adoption, the Common Core State Standards are among the most hotly contested …