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Situs Invertus

Situs inversus

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything from the Beautiful/Decay Creative Pic Pool so here are some ghoulish and disgustingly awesome drawings by Situs Invertus. I couldn’t find much about Situs but his work reminds me of what the metalhead that sat next to me in junior high used to dry on his notebook.

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Butterfly

Imagebakery, a motion graphics studio in Korea recently sent us a link to this fully animated music video for Korean mega recording artist G Dragon. If your a fan of anime, fairytales, 3d disney stories, and manga then this is for you.

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Cal Lane

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Today I remember just how much I enjoy Cal Lane’s work. Visually stunning, her sculptures are easily accessible yet deeply intellectual, but hey, that’s what you get when you work with a plasma cutter and 55 gallon oil drums. Amazing that she’s able to coax such ethereal work out of such crude material. Taking the reigns from the Smith’s and Serra’s of the sculpture world is no easy task, but Lane is seemingly running as fast as she can.

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Daniel Fishel

Fantastic illustrations full of gritty texture by Daniel Fishel.

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Peter Chinn’s Impressive Images Of Baby Animals In The Womb

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Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark

Producer Peter Chinn used a combination of dimensional ultrasound scans, tiny cameras and computer graphics to create these photographs of baby animals.  Chinn made the images for a National Geographic documentary called Extraordinary Animals in the Wombwhich tracked the process of growth, from conception to birth.

Aside from being scientifically interesting, these images are visually engaging.  We (or at least I) rarely imagine what different animals look like inside the womb, and beyond being informative Chinn’s photographs are actually kind of beautiful (if you don’t over analyze the blood and guts).  Except for the shark, that one is still kind of scary.  (via viralnova)

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Photographer Gives Roadkill Proper Burial Ceremonies

Fox, from the series At Rest

Owl, from the series At Rest

Pheasant, from the series At Rest

Emma Kisiel‘s series of photographs At Rest is as intriguing as it is simple.  Kisiel happens upon animals that have died, typically roadkill, and sparsely decorates the site.  Simply by placing stones and flowers around the carcass, Kisiel draws attention and returns a certain dignity to each animal.  Typically these animals are only seen from inside a car as it momentarily passes.  Kisiel says of her interaction with the animals in the series:

“They are happened upon, visited with, remembered, and left to return to nature.”  [via]

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Holy Smokes Sophie Kern!

Loving these simple yet effective pattern and typogrpahic drawings by British artist Sophie Kern.

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Houses of Worship Built With Weapons And Ammunition

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The stark sculptures of Al Farrow are jolting in their simplicity.  His Reliquaries series of sculptures are houses of worship and reliquaries (a container for holy relics) built from weapons and ammunition.  Stacks of bullets form walls, barrels form steeples, and muzzles form minarets.  Farrow’s artistic commentary on violence in connection with religion is a powerful one.  Using a provocative medium to create loaded imagery (seriously, pun not intended), Farrow’s work easily elicits strong responses from viewers.

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