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Ed Sheeran bought pig statue of himself at auction

<b>A pig-shaped statue of Ed Sheeran was bought by the singer himself, it has emerged.</b><p>The porcine tribute - dubbed Ed Sheer-ham - fetched £6,200 at a charity auction last week.<p>Some suspected the Thinking Out Loud singer, who described the design as "awesome" before it went under the hammer, was the …

This Delicate Paper Art Takes Up To 100 Hours To Make

The hand-drawn and hand-cut designs are sweeping the Internet — awing with a brilliant blend of complexity and simplicity.<p>There's pretty much nothing <i>not</i> to love about paper artwork — the precision, the elegance and even the dedication to create paper cutting pieces is awe-worthy (just look at this …

Paper Craft

Take a Look at These Animalistic Trash Sculptures Popping up Around the Globe

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”<p>The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” rings true for Portuguese artist Bordalo II. Taking to the streets to collect old car bumpers, tires, door panels, etc, the artist turns this “junk” into incredible pieces resembling everything from …

Artist Adds Humorous Star Wars Twist To Classic Paintings

Artist David Hamilton recreates iconic paintings in the style of famous artists – but with an added Star Wars twist. Hamilton started the series when he remade Ilya Repin's <i>Tolstoy Plowing</i> by inserting an armed storm trooper into the foreground.<p>By strategically placing quirky elements in the …

Artist carves tiny pop-culture icons into crayons

Some artists work in stone, clay, oils or charcoal — Hoang Tran, other hand, works in crayons.<p>Tran, a Pittsburgh-based artist, uses crayons to carve …

Crayons

Interview: The Illustrious Career of Photographer Rodney Smith

With an illustrious career spanning over 45 years, New York-based photographer Rodney Smith has produced countless images that are a perfect blend of sophistication and whimsy. Shooting on film with a medium-format Hasselblad, Smith creates enchanting portraits of classically styled figures posing …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

19-Year-Old Artist Uses Real-Life Objects To Complete Her Illustrations

New Zealand artist Kristina Webb doesn’t limit herself to just paper. Flowers, salads, and even spaghetti become part of her illustrations. The …

New Zealand

Poignant Sinking Statues : climate change art

These bright blue busts are sinking into a stunningly solemn pond in Paris' Parc Montsouris, providing a thought-provoking climate change art …

Art

Mouth painter Cody Tresierra living proof of triumph over tragedy

Two members of the mouth and foot painting community were at the Museum of Vancouver Saturday demonstrating their art form as part of National …

Art

This Company Turns Your Favorite Sound or Song into Colorful Wall Art

When it comes to wall art, there’s nothing more personal than DIY art, but SoundViz, a new website and app, takes personalized art to a whole new, post-modern level. It literally transforms audio into colorful works of art and the best part is that it couldn’t be easier to use.<p>Start by uploading an …

Artist Recreates Objects as Remarkably Realistic 3D Drawings on Flat Surfaces

Artist Stefan Pabst skillfully creates the illusion of three-dimensionality. His phenomenal pieces, which appear to be 3D objects and people, are actually anamorphic illustrations. The designer started out by painting portraits in 2007, but yearned to do something different from his usual work. …

From Van Gogh's cloned ear to indoor rain: 13 sculptures made by science

Art, science, and maths art have never been closer entwined than in today's sculpture. While sculptors from Leonardo Da Vinci to Henry Moore employed their scientific gifts when creating their masterpieces, today's digital technology opens up new worlds of possibility, with artists taking …

Art

Man Shaves off Half His Beard and Creatively Fills It in with Amusing Objects

So Paolo-based photographer and art director Adriano Alarcon can grow quite a beard, and he spent four months cultivating his facial hair before shaving exactly half of it off. It's an unconventional move to say the least, but one that was well worth it. His photo project called <i>Fifty Fifty Selfie</i> …

PHOTOS: Artists use recycled materials to make endangered animal sculptures at Philadelphia Zoo

This past weekend, the Philadelphia Zoo opened a new art exhibition that celebrates larger-than-life installations made entirely from recycled …

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Literally step into works of art

The world's largest 'trick art' museum welcomes flash photography with open arms<p>Many museums around the world have had a problem with visitors taking …

Incredible Body Painting Turns Torsos into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Amazingly, these mind-bending optical illusions aren't made with the help of projections or Photoshop. Artist Natalie Fletcher painted them directly on human skin! The Oregon-based body painter created this impressive series completely freehanded with an airbrush. She calls it <i>Just an Illusion</i>, and …

DIY pop art chocolate bunny photographs

Easter is hippity-hopping into our lives, which means it’s a great opportunity to get some Easter-inspired decor! I LOVE these <b>DIY Pop Art Chocolate</b> …

“The Fine Art of Photography,” Part 1

21-year-old fine art and fashion photographer Morey Spellman is not one for sitting still. Known as Ptolemy on Flickr, he set out last summer to …

A million LEGO pieces create incredible larger-than-life nature sculptures

Sculpture

Artist Creates Incredible Watercolor Portraits Using Coffee

Artist Maria Aristidou creates incredible portraits of famous figures using a surprising material: coffee. The United Kingdom-based painter initially stumbled upon the medium as a substitute for traditional water coloring, but now she's developed it into a kind of science. She's experimented with a …

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

7 of the weirdest sculpture parks in the world

When most people think of sculptures, classics like Rodin’s The Thinker or Michelangelo’s David come to mind, not gigantic hands or underwater goddesses.<p>We’ve collected a list of parks across the globe that are home to some of the strangest, most off-the-wall sculptures you can imagine. From Man …

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Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Artist Carves Tiny Pop Art Masterpieces on the Tips of Pencils

Salavat Fidai's intricate graphite sculptures aren't made for writing.<p>Getting a pencil lead perfectly sharp is an art form, but Salavat Fidai's intricate graphite sculptures are something else entirely. Under his steady fingers, a pencil tip can become anything from a fingernail-sized Oscar …

Artist upcycles old thrift store paintings into nerdy masterpieces

The tiniest changes can make old things new again.<p>When Dave Pollot isn't writing software at his job in Rochester, New York, he loves to paint. When …