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Stacey Rozich’s Macabre Folk Tale Paintings

We have featured Stacey Rozich‘s delightfully macabre paintings (here) in the past. She continues to explore various themes with her pattern clad creatures and masked figures. Her work is mostly fantastical although she occasionally delves into the mundane. Her characters can be seen wrecking cars, shooting rifles, playing records, and consuming alcohol. This is a welcome addition to her scenes of magic and mythical beasts in the midst of various adventures.       

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Daniel Firman

I’m really shocked by how life-like (and well-dressed!) these plaster figures are– what a great art and fashion combo. He also balanced a taxidermied elephant on her trunk, proving something that seems outside the realm of possibility by what we think we know about gravity.

(Photo courtesy Neotorama)

Alright, that’s it for taxidermy! I’ve maxxxed out!

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Ai Kijima

Ai Kijima

Tokyo born artistAi Kijima (now residing in Brooklyn, NY) makes elaborate quilted pieces. When I first saw (her or his?) work I thought they were illustrations. I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the process. Check them out, the colors are outrageous.

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Michel de Brion’s Epic disco Ball

Michel de Brion created the wolds largest disco ball suspended high above the sky in Paris which illuminated half the city with its 1000 mirrored panels. Make sure to watch the short video of it in action after the jump.

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William Lamson

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I know. Anyone can string banana-hostages to a perfectly innocent tree; the gesture is simple enough, but who ever would’ve thought to do this? The playfulness, exuberance and creativity in William Lamson’s little “interventions” make you reconsider space, how we interact with it, and how we see the world. I just imagine attempting to climb to the top of these slippery slapstick yellow rungs only to discover what I’m dealing with is not a playstructure tree but…bananas. And if that’s not enough, check out the vid after the jump that shows the artist in a Hell-raiser style mask, made entirely of bananas with dynamite wicks on the end. One by one he lights them, causing them to explode in Chiquita’s ultimate pimple/fruit popping extravaganza.

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Tara Tucker’s Wild Animals

Tara Tucker’s meticulously rendered drawings portray bizarre yet realistic hybrid creatures from a future animal kingdom, free from the fetters of human intervention.

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Blind ‘Grandpa’ Makes Wonderful Art Using MS Paint

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Hal Lasko, affectionately called ‘grandpa’, creates amazing art pixel by pixel in MS Paint.  Lasko worked for years as a typographer creates fonts by hand.  Though now 98 years old and suffering from Wet Macular Degeneration – an affliction that causes blindness in his center of vision – Lasko never stopped being an artist.  He was introduced to MS Paint by his grandsons and took to the program quickly.  MS Paint allows Lasko to “zoom in” on his pieces and work a small part at a time, pixel by pixel.  The process is laborious and time-consuming but works perfectly for Lasko, a patient artist.  Check out the video to see a short but touching documentary on the artist and his work.

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Antlers Wifi

Morphing transparent pyramids are always nice. By Antlers Wifi.

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