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  • Six-Forgotten-Giants-by-Dambo

    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…

  • Cake Designs

    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…

  • miniature-jewelry-boxes

    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…

  • porcelain-vessels-laurent-craste

    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…

  • Wooden-Frames-Daryll-Cox

    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…

  • Joshua-Smith-Miniature-Buiding

    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.…

  • Maryam-Ashkanian-Pillow

    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…

  • Urban-Utility-Covers-Designs

    Designs Printed From Urban Utility Covers by Pirate Printers

    Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin (which translates to pirate printer) uses elements of urban design to create guerilla printing presses, adding ink to manhole covers, grates, and street tiles to create utilitarian designs on t-shirts and bags. The experimental print makers view the works as footprints of a particular city, with current designs collected from Amsterdam,…

  • watercolor-marija-tiurina

    A Giant Bosch-Inspired Watercolor by Marija Tiurina

    Marija Tiurina‘s fantastical watercolor painting Eden is her biggest to date, measuring approximately 30 x 10 inches. The scene captures a woman kneeling amongst the inhabitants of a mythological forest, trapped within a busy scene that contains everything from an animated ramen bowl to an eel snaking its way through the center of her torso.…

  • Swimming-Pool-by-Maria-Svarbova

    Maria Svarbova’s ongoing Swimming Pool series

    Maria Svarbova’s Swimming Pool series is an ongoing project. The selected pictures have been taken from a collection of latest releases. The whole series is characterized by a distinctive color scheme mixed with a striking contrast. All pictures of the series provide some kind of emptiness, silence and dreariness. The scenes in the pool hall…