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Mirrored Installations by Sarah Meyohas Create Infinite Tunnels Strewn With Dangling Flowers | Colossal

<p>In artist Sarah Meyohas‘s series Speculations, infinite tunnels are created with facing mirrors set against pastel backdrops. Smoke, flowers, and …

Art

Theo Jansen’s New Strandbeest Roams the Beach Like an Undulating Caterpillar | Colossal

<p>Earlier this summer artist Theo Jansen (previously) revealed UMINAMI, a new addition to his series of wind-powered strandbeests. The kinetic …

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Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters of the Osezaki Sea | Colossal

<p>Japanese marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu focuses his lens on some of the tiniest and most abundant life forms in our oceans. His series</i> …

Jewels

Origami Wrap Turns Disposable Gift-Wrapping Paper Into DIY Crafts | Colossal

<p>Fun fact: if every American wrapped just three gifts per year using reusable or reused materials, we would save enough paper to cover 45,000 …

Crafting

Look Inside the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries in a New 560-Page Photo Book by Massimo Listri | Colossal

<p>Portuguese photographer Massimo Listri has spent decades traversing the globe to document the spectacular architecture, sculptural elements, and …

Rio De Janeiro

Mexican Paintings, Lowriders, and Nachos Transformed into Piñata-Inspired Sculptures by Justin Favela | Colossal

<p>Justin Favela creates colorful artworks that center around his identity as a queer Latinx artist living in the Southwestern United States. The …

Art

Baroque Underwater Photography by Christy Lee Rogers | Colossal

<p>Photographer Christy Lee Rogers produces luminous scenes of swirling figures swathed in colorful fabrics. She creates a painterly quality in her …

Underwater Photography

A Friendly Octopus Found Within Ancient River Pebble Mosaics in Greece | Colossal

<p>Pebble mosaics dating from the 4th century BC have been unearthed in Arta, Greece. During excavations at the Small Theatre of Ancient Amvrakia, the …

Archaeology

School of Visual Arts Division of Continuing Education Fall 2018 Information Sessions (Sponsor) | Colossal

<p>Learn about School of Visual Art’s courses, get the inside scoop on career opportunities, meet their faculty and discover the latest on what they …

Art

New Synchronized Photographs of Swimmers by Mária Švarbová | Colossal

<p>New photographs from Slovakian artist Mária Švarbová (previously) continue her exploration of strangely melancholy poolside scenes. Coolly detached …

Art

Billions of Color Changing Particles Create Amorphous Waves in a New Art Film by Maxim Zhestkov  | Colossal

<p>Volumes is a new 4K experimental art film by artist and director Maxim Zhestkov (previously) which explores the laws of nature through the …

Particles

New Multi-Colored Sculptural Blobs Covered in Spongy Spikes by Dan Lam | Colossal

<p>Dan Lam (previously) creates brightly colored sculptural blobs that appear to drip from their installation on shelves. The polyurethane foam and …

Art

Sinuously Curved Benches Made with Thin Strips of Steam-Bent Hardwood | Colossal

<p>Brooklyn-based furniture designer and sculptor Matthias Pliessnig creates sumptuous, twisting benches by steam-bending hardwood. He first developed …

Furniture

Sinuously Curved Benches Made with Thin Strips of Steam-Bent Hardwood | Colossal

<p>Brooklyn-based furniture designer and sculptor Matthias Pliessnig creates sumptuous, twisting benches by steam-bending hardwood. He first developed …

Woodworking

Multiple Perspectives Form Elaborately Detailed Cityscapes by Nathan Walsh | Colossal

<p>British artist Nathan Walsh (previously) creates oil painted cityscapes by combining reference images from a range of perspectives and angles. His …

Drawing

Betta Fish Imitate Elegantly Posed Dancers in New Portraits by Visarute Angkatavanich | Colossal

<p>Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously) creates richly hued portraits that appear more like staged dance images than animal …

Nature Photography

Rugged Multi-Color Paintings by Dylan Gebbia-Richards Mirror the Textures of Molten Rock | Colossal

<p>Breathtakingly colorful textures pop out when viewers first witness Dylan Gebbia-Richards’s large-scale paintings which appear to escape from their …

Art

Nigerian Hair Culture Documented in Rainbow-Hued Portraits by Medina Dugger | Colossal

<p>Lagos-based photographer Medina Dugger documents colorful hair culture in the coastal Nigerian city with her ongoing series <i>Chroma</i>. The collection of …

Art

Tree Stump Patterns Transformed into Bronze and Etched Brass Chairs by Sharon Sides | Colossal

<p>Israeli designer Sharon Sides translates natural forms into designed objects by digitally transferring their patterns onto metal. In her series of …

Furniture

Conceptual Sculptures by Dario Escobar Reflect the Product Displays of Popular Sporting Goods | Colossal

<p>Unlike Guatemalan conceptual artist Darío Escobar, most people who pass through the sporting goods section of a store would not pause to consider …

Art

Out-of-Focus Paintings by Philip Barlow Capture the Twinkling Lights of Cityscapes at Night | Colossal

<p>Cape Town-based artist Philip Barlow paints abstracted depictions of the cityscapes at night, blurring the focus of street lamps and headlights the …

Art

Lucy Sparrow’s ’80s Style Supermarket Offers 31,000 Handmade Felt Items | Colossal

<p>After setting up shop in a London corner store and NYC-style bodega, Lucy Sparrow (previously) has grown her unusual art showing/selling technique …

Personal Hygiene

Coral-Inspired Vessels Formed From Thousands of Individually-Applied Porcelain Fragments by Olivia Walker | Colossal

<p>London and Barcelona-based ceramicist Olivia Walker produces works in porcelain that address the ideas of growth and decay through additive and …

Design

Life-Size Animals Emerge from Persian Rugs in Perception-Defying Sculptures by Debbie Lawson | Colossal

<p>British sculptor Debbie Lawson works in the space between two and three dimensions, forming wild animals that emerge from old-fashioned rugs. The …

Art

A Series of Japanese Benches Showcase How Pencils Are Made | Colossal

<p>A series of benches that surround the Mitsubishi Pencil headquarters in Tokyo give step-by-step instructions for how the brand’s pencils are made. …

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Mischievous Wooden Trolls Take Over an Arboretum in Northern Illinois | Colossal

<p>This summer, Danish artist Thomas Dambo (previously) has brought his fun-loving and kid-friendly trolls to the Morton Arboretum near Chicago, …

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The Neon Archives: An Exploration of Hong Kong’s Fading Neon Landscape | Colossal

<p>Hong Kong has long been infused with the glowing haze produced by its omnipresent neon signs and advertisements. Recently this saturated element of …

Hong Kong

New Installations by Seth Globepainter Explore the Innocence and Wonder of Childhood | Colossal

<p>French artist Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter (previously) continues to create childhood-inspired interventions around Paris and the world. …

Art

Japanese Percussionist Creates Unique Drum Beats by Tapping on Vintage Tape Recorders | Colossal

<p>Japanese musicians Wada Yonaga, Yoshida Yu, and Yoshida Tadashi create reverberating drum beats on the outstretched tape of cracked open …

Percussion

Japanese Musician Creates Unique Drum Beats by Tapping on Vintage Tape Recorders | Colossal

<p>Japanese musicians Ei Wada, Haruka Yoshida, and Masaru Yoshida create reverberating drum beats on the outstretched tape of cracked open reel-to-reel …

Drums