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    Realistic Paintings of Children and Animals Exploring Urban Remains by Kevin Peterson

    Kevin Peterson paint detailed tableaux of young children and animals juxtaposed against dystopian urban environments. Solo kids, accompanied only by wild allies of polar bears, lions, and raccoons, are at the center of each painting surrounded by abandoned, decaying buildings. He shares his paintings on Instagram.

  • Human and Natural Elements in Sculptures by Kate MacDowell

    Artist Kate MacDowell continues to construct discomfiting combinations of human and wildlife elements in her porcelain sculptures. She builds each piece by hand, and often layers in details after hollowing out the main form, whether it is a rabbit’s body encasing a human skull or a human brain filled with flora and fauna. You can find more…

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    Handcrafted Hair Ornaments Designs by Sakae

    Japanese artist Sakae continues to create elaborate botanically-inspired hair combs using liquid resin and wire. The hair combs, or kanzashi, have a long history of use in Japanese hairstyles, and today they are often reserved for special occasions such as weddings and tea ceremonies. Sakae’s hairpieces are sold via auction, you can find more information…

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    Friendly Giants Built From Recycled Wood Hidden in the Forests of Copenhagen

    Danish artist Thomas Dambo works on large-scale sculptures with recycled materials, having completed 25 wooden works around the world in just under three years. His latest project, The Six Forgotten Giants, is based in his hometown of Copenhagen, a project that builds and hides friendly giants throughout the city’s forests. Using a treasure map, visitors…

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    New Mathematical Cake Designs by Dinara Kasko

    Dinara Kasko the Ukrainian pastry chef has continued to innovate at a dizzying pace, further incorporating her use of mathematical algorithms and 3D printing into her baking process. Many of the cake designs begin as a collaboration with mathematicians or sculptors who help develop the patterns she then utilizes to print special molds. The final…

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    Miniature Scenes Staged Inside Jewelry Boxes by Curtis Talwst Santiago

    Canadian-Trinidadian artist Curtis Talwst Santiago imbues vintage jewelry boxes with both bucolic moments and scenes of societal disaster in a collection of work titled Infinity Series. For many, the lid of the box serves as a backdrop for the particular environment, while the bottom serves as a stage filled with miniature figurines and elements of…

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    Porcelain Vessels Pummeled in Unfortunate Accidents by Laurent Craste

    Montreal-based artist Laurent Craste has a penchant for decorative objects, exploring their meaning by more or less beating up the porcelain objects. Craste intervenes with history, morphing the staid and decorative nature of each vase or dish into a moment of comical misfortune. These accidents that are not necessarily happy ones, but ones that involve…

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    Fusion Frames by Darryl Cox Fuse Gnarled Tree Roots with Ornate Picture Frames

    Since 2011, Oregon-artist Darryl Cox has been making “Fusion Frames,” sculptural hybrids of picture frames and segments of tree roots. Each piece begins with a search to find a frame that closely matches the reclaimed roots he obtains from manzanita, juniper, and aspen trees, or even from grapevines. The pieces require extensive amounts of woodworking…

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    Miniature Displays of Contemporary Urban Buildings by Joshua Smith

    Working at 1:20 scale, artist Joshua Smith builds in-depth works that capture the layered existences of urban environments in cities such as Hong Kong, Sydney, and Los Angeles. His miniature buildings showcase the details and detritus left by the diverse population of each city, bringing in elements of the city’s workers, inhabitants, and street artists.…

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    Sleeping People Embroidered Onto Handmade Pillows by Maryam Ashkanian

    Iranian artist Maryam Ashkanian embroiders individuals deep in sleep onto the surface of her handmade pillows, matching the size of her subjects to the area one would physically occupy if they took a nap on her work. The stitched sleepers lay sprawled in different configurations on the white background, some with their arms outstretched, whiles…