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Land Artist Arranges Stones and Leaves Into Mesmerizing Mandalas and Spirals

Yorkshire-based artist James Brunt employs sticks, stones, and other ephemeral materials to create elaborate ephemeral art. Featuring intricate mandalas, infinite spirals, and one-of-a-kind sculptures, his series of outdoor installations continues contemporary art‘s tradition of creatively using …

Fragmented Figurative Sculptures Pay Tribute to Human Emotion and Strength

Barcelona-based sculptor Jordi Díez Fernández creates magnificent figurative sculptures out of steel. His growing collection of shiny metalwork includes various detailed depictions of the human form that brilliantly capture the essence of each subject. In 2016, the artist made a sculptural tribute …

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Photographer Shares Polaroids of NYC’s 1970s Punk Rock Scene on Instagram

Like many photographers living in 1970s New York City, Julia Gorton used her craft to capture everyday life in the city. What sets her portfolio apart from others, however, is that Gorton's “everyday life” happened to feature some of punk rock's most iconic figures.<p>A transplant from Delaware, …

Photographer Documents Dazzling Designs of Cuba’s Mosaic and Tile Floors

For years, travel-loving photographer Sebastian Erras has creatively captured the artistic flair of cities around the world. While his portfolio includes everything from symmetrical shots of Lisbon's decorated storefronts to polychromatic pictures of a pop-up basketball court in Paris, he is most …

Artist Creates Visual Diary with Daily Miniature Paintings on Used Tea Bags

At the beginning of 2015, New York-based artist Ruby Silvious embarked on a new project called <i>363 Days of Tea</i>, a visual diary of miniature paintings and collages on used, emptied-out tea bags. While many discard their used tea bags, Silvious celebrates the popular, daily tea-drinking ritual by …

Artistic Underwater Photos Capture the Mystery of the Sea

The desaturated underwater photography of Michaela Skovranova creates a haunting vision of this foreign environment. Her artistic photography moves seamlessly from capturing the spirit of humpback whales to models floating beneath the water's surface. The Slovakia-born artist now resides in …

Interview: Photographer Captures Voyeuristic View of People on London Streets After Midnight

Photographer Edo Zollo stalks the streets of London, pointing his lens at the mysterious happenings that could only occur after dark. As the bustling city empties out, he takes the opportunity to capture unique street images tinged with a touch of film noir.<p>Zollo has lived in London for 15 years, …

Tyrus Wong, the Chinese-American Artist of Disney’s “Bambi” Finally Gets Recognition He Deserves

Nearly one year after he died at the age of 106, Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong is finally gaining wide recognition for his work at Disney and Warner Brothers. Wong was responsible for much of the imagery we associate with iconic films like <i>Bambi</i>, though due to prejudices against Chinese …

Man Transforms a $200 Camper Trailer into a Giant Functional Camera and Darkroom

There’s been an explosion of popularity, over the past many years, for on-the-spot photo booths. A staple at weddings and other special events, they create charming mementos of that particular time. Photographer Brendan Barry created his own DIY photo booth, but he went above and beyond the small …

Interview: Self-Taught Photographer Crafts Surreal Scenes Inspired by Vintage Film Stills

Photographer Simon McCheung fell into photography on a whim after purchasing a DSLR camera. Once he taught himself the craft, he amassed an impressive portfolio of surreal images. With each photo, Simon strikes a balance between intense human emotion and the tranquil world around him. The results …

Artist Transforms Herself Into Mind Bending Optical Illusions Without Photoshop

Artist Dain Yoon is quickly becoming a master of illusion. Last year, the then-art student wowed us with her mind-bending body art that's mesmerizing in both its technical skills as well as its ability to make you do a double take. Using a combination of makeup and watercolors, she creates surreal …

Fabulously Ferocious T.Rex Purse Adds Playful Fun to the Conventional Carry-All

Fashion is at its best when it’s both fun and functional. A purse, while handy, doesn't have to be confined to a rectangle or square—it has way more design possibilities than that. As Kate Spade proves, you can inject some whimsy into your wardrobe while looking elegant at the same time. The luxury …

People Are Using Real Fruit Slices as a Quirky “Watermelon Dress” for Summer

In the midst of summer heatwaves, few things are as refreshing as biting into a juicy watermelon. The cut fruit is often on the menu at cookouts, but it turns out there’s more than one way to enjoy this tasty treat. Thanks to a charming summer trend, people are creating optical illusion dresses out …

Artisan Carefully Carves Avocado Pits into Fantastical Figures of the Forest

At first glance, the work of Jan Campbell looks like it could be carved out of wood. But what you’re seeing is not lumber… it's an avocado pit that the artisan has transformed into handheld totems and pendants. Her handiwork boasts fantastical figurines and guardians of the forest that are created …

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Beautiful Landscape Paintings Emerge from Creatively Carved Wood Frames

Inspired by rustic scenes of wild nature, artist Faith Montgomery of Woodensense creates striking works of wooden art. Featuring breathtaking landscapes framed by creatively carved reclaimed wood, each of Montgomery's pieces exhibits her obvious penchant for painting and her undeniable love of the …

Former Teacher Uses Mind-Bending Makeup Illusions to Split People into Pieces

Makeup is often lauded for its transformative beauty effects, but the pinnacle of its power is best demonstrated by creating stunning 3D illusions. Mimi Choi, a former school teacher turned makeup artist, has recently wowed us with her ability to alter herself and others into surreal versions of …

Artist Uses 20,000 LEGO Bricks to Create Incredible Replica of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie

From ancient Rome to Harry Potter, creative individuals meticulously use LEGO bricks to create mind blowing scale models. And now, one of the most anticipated pieces of contemporary architecture to open its doors this year, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, gets the LEGO treatment.<p>LEGO …

Interactive Map Shows Where on Earth You’d Be If You Dug Straight Through the Ground

A common childhood exercise involves imagining what country you’d encounter if you dug a straight line to the exact opposite side of the world. Would you go to China? Australia? Or maybe you’d venture to some tiny island you had never heard of. Well, wonder no longer. There’s now an Antipodes Map …

30+ Most Creative Business Cards That Are Sure to Get Noticed

One of the quickest and most effective ways to get your name out there when promoting your career is the business card. And while they may seem obsolete in a time when we're increasingly digital, this face to face calling card is something that's still irreplaceable. In fact, in many areas of the …

Large Embroidered Insect Sculptures Show the Delicate Details of Beautiful Wings

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>It’s not uncommon for someone to dislike insects, but it’s hard to resist the charming allure of Yumi Okita’s textile moths and butterflies. …

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Artist Delicately Cuts Paper to Mimic the Intricate Beauty of Fluid Ink Drawings

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>In the right hands, an X-ACTO knife can be as precise as a newly sharpened pencil. Japanese artist Kiri Ken, aka Cutting Sword, masterfully …

Life-Size Steel Wire Sculptures of Emotional Figures Trapped in Boxes

Sculptor Nadia Zubareva creates incredible figurative wire sculptures from stainless steel threads and polymer coating. From Siberia, Zubareva now lives and works between St. Petersburg and Finland, constructing her life-size sculptures with incredible skill. The wire sculpture artist manipulates …