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Awesome Video Of The Day: Seishi

It’s hard to pull off creepy, minimal, beautiful, and dark all in the same video but it’s accomplished in Stefan Werc‘s Seishi video.

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Chow Martin

 

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Chow Martin uses ink and charcoal on mylar to create these magnificent half-animal, half-human, entirely fictional creatures. His intense, expressive linework seems to capture the flesh and muscles lying beneath the subject’s skin…or fur. 

 

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Giant Wooden Funnel Sculpture Made Of Reclaimed Wood

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This giant snaking sculpture is the Funnel Tunnel by artist Patrick Renner.  The temporary sculpture was commissioned by Art League Houston and sits on the esplanade across from their building.  Renner’s Funnel Tunnel stretches for 180 feet, open as a giant funnel at one end and tapering to a sharp point at the other.  The structure was created using steel and reclaimed wood.  The ALH explains, “the sculpture reflects the creative people and businesses in the Montrose area, and is the first of its kind in Houston.”   [via]

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The Vivid Spots, Swirls And Girls of Andres Guzman

Andres Guzman is a Peruvian artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and also 1/3 of the art and music collective STEAKMOB.  He’s an artist I’m surprised we haven’t already featured before.  STEAKMOB is a loose crew of creatives who do everything from design to sounds to illustration.  They invite anyone who is their creative  to work with them in their space (an attic studio).  “We just love to make stuff for the eyes and the ears,” states Andres.  Which I think to “the T” describes Andres perfectly.  He has always been drawing and experimenting, trying out new techniques and mediums to further expand his artistic vision.
Andres is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to his sketching ability.  He never ceases to have new journal entries to share of ladies and heated Midwestern narratives, a vast portfolio of hand-drawn typography, and a keen sense of nailing portraiture.  Andres is currently working on a music video animation for Tame Impala, and working with Colonel Blimp UK.  I included more illustration samples than the usual after the jump because he has so many golden pieces on his tumblr and his other blog!  All of his portfolios are worth your time to check out and contemplate.

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Photos Of BP Oil Spill

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The Boston Globe has been posting a great collection of photographs from the disasterous BP oil spill. While these images are beautifully taken they are constant reminders of our greedy need for more oil and our relentless desire to make a profit with disregard to how our actions will effect our future.  More images after the jump.

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Colleen Jordan’s Wearable Planters Allow You To Bring A Little Piece Of Nature Wherever You Go

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Do ever wish that you could take a little piece of the earth with you wherever you go? Well, Colleen Jordan allows you to do just that with her tiny, adorable wearable planters. This seed of an idea started while studying Industrial Design as a student. Naturally having a green thumb, she was inspired to construct creative and convenient ways for people to carry around plants. Now, this is exactly what Jordan has created! Fusing together jewelry design and gardening, she creates small pots in a variety of shapes and colors filled with dainty flora, which are attached to a cotton cord so that they can lie safely around your neck. Other vases function as magnets, fashionable pins, or decorations that attach to your bike.

Jordan’s wearable planters range in style, as some of the pots are a more organic shape with earthy tones, while others showcase a more modern, geometric style with pastel colors. Amazingly enough, all of her miniature plants are generated from a three-dimensional printer. This 3-D printed nylon plastic is later hand embellished and dyed by the artist. The question is, how long can a tiny plant survive while being carried along during your travels around your neck? Although you have to supply the plant, Jordan supplies her customers with what kind of plants grow best in the small vases and also how to keep them alive and thriving. Her unique and beautiful accessories are perfect if you want to keep a little piece of nature close to your heart! (via Ignant)

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Briac Leprêtre makes this house fall apart…it’s like a life-size version of Jenga!

“La Chapelle des Calvairiennes, the field of sculpture that it will invest. A unique piece, which, as the exhibition title suggests, we will return to the job of carpenter. A full implementation of allusions, which will take an architectural form in which you will be prompted to enter and help both the framework that calls, but his work completely change the existing space. A glance over this formerly Bible Chapel resolutely shifted …”

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Elizabeth Peyton’s Long Lost Sister?

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Left, En Hong, Right, Elizabeth Peyton

We received an artist submission today from En Hong, a Korean artist currently living & working in NYC. I was kind of  blown back by her cosmic soul sister double take to Elizabeth Peyton. 

What do you guys think- too similar, or sincere homage? More Peyton/Hong images below. I don’t know, I might fall on the uncanny doppelganger side of things.

 

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