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Art

Origami Artist Folds Life-Sized Elephant From A Single Sheet Of Paper

Professional origami artist Sipho Mabona managed to create a life-sized origami sculpture that most people would have difficulty with on the miniature scale. With the help of his team of up to ten people, the artist folded a magnificent life-sized elephant from a single 15m x 15m (50 ft by 50 ft) sheet of paper....

Photographer Creates Surreal Images To Promote Shelter Animals And Find Them New Homes

Hungary-based artist Sarolta Bán uses her marvellous digital photo manipulation skills to promote shelter animals in need of new homes. In her “Help Dogs with Images” project, Bán introduces a different approach to these kind of campaigns - instead of showing them as victims, she turns them into interesting, admirable characters in a peculiar world...

Animals, People And Everyday Objects Merged Together In Surreal Illustrations By Redmer Hoekstra

Netherlands-based artist Redmer Hoekstra creates fascinating alternative realities in his surreal drawings where he masterfully merges animals, people and everyday objects or machines.

Common Foods Disguised As Other Foods By Hikaru Cho

Japanese artist Hikaru Cho is well-known for her visually mind-boggling body paintings that bring freaky surrealism in action. Other than that the Tokyo-based artist works with everyday objects such as food. In her playful series, called “It’s Not What It Seems”, she engages in an adventure of turning common foods into other kinds of food...

Bizarre Bicycle Seat Sculptures By Designer Clem Chen

Canadian designer Clem Chen has transformed recycled bicycle pieces into bizarre but astonishing bicycle seat sculptures. The finalist for a recent designboom competition assembled two quirky sculptures, aptly titled “Bite It” and “Pink Eye.”

Decaying, Melting And Otherwise Disintegrating Sculptures By Valerie Hegarty

American artist Valerie Hegarty celebrates art by showing us what would happen to the art pieces if we neglected them. The artist makes canvases and antiques look burnt, melted, ripped, cracked, pricked, or otherwise damaged and destroyed by harsh natural conditions or other living beings.

Street Artist Provokes Lazy Minds With These Clever Urban Interventions

Despite the fact that Milan-based street artist Fra.Biancoschock only recently discovered his passion for street art, he has already spread his clever urban interventions all over Europe, Malaysia and Singapore. His art is difficult to describe accurately in just a few words, as the artist himself claims that he has discovered a brand-new avant-guarde art...

Beautifully Detailed Pen Doodles By Artist Kerby Rosanes

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes calls his incredile artworks doodles, which laves us wondering what we're supposed to call the scribbles we make out of boredom. His incredibly intricate illustrations show worlds within worlds that are all wrapped up together in a grand composition, making his artwork just as beautiful from close up as it is...

4-Year Old Girl Creates Stylish Paper Dresses Together With Her Mother

For the past 9 months, the @2sisters_angie Instagram profile has been displaying the unexpected fashion design talent and skills of a 4-year old girl known to us only as Mayhem. Together with her mother Angie, the girl creates beautiful gowns solely from many different types of paper.

Artist Unites Watercolour And Photography In Her Extraordinary Self-Portraits

Massachusetts-based artist Aliza Razell creates tickling self-portraits that explore philosophical abstractions through the merged mediums of watercolour and photography. Using Photoshop, Razell unites the two mediums in her Anesidora (explorations of the Pandora’s Box myth) and Ikävä (the Finnish word meaning the feeling of longing) series.

Ceramics Dissected With Surgical Instruments By Beccy Ridsdel

UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel sculpts mind-provoking ceramics altered with freaky surgical instruments, revealing the layers within. “This work was based on the (age-old) art/craft debate,” explains Ridsdel. “I chose to make a series of definitely craft objects – bone china plates, mugs, jugs – and ‘dissect’ them to see what was beneath.”

3 Years And 420,000 Matchsticks – This Is What It Took To Build J.R.R. Tolkien’s The City of Kings

Iowa-based artist Pat Acton spent 3 years building a colossal model of Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional Middle-Earth world. All he used was 420,000 carefully-placed matchsticks and gallons of glue. An additional 24,000 small wooden blocks were used to build up Mount Mindoullin, the supportive structure behind the whole sculpture....