Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by ‘Pejac’ Interact with the Outside World

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Early last month, Spanish artist Pejac (previously) created a fun silhouette artwork commemorating the 40th anniversary of French high-wire walker Philippe Petit’s daring walk between the Twin Towers in New York. In Pejac’s version, a tightrope walker painted in black acrylic on an interior window is shown walking along an airplane contrail several miles away in the sky. The fun optical illusion caught the attention of Sasha Bogojev over at Hi-Fructose who discovered the artist has been creating similar silhouette artworks since 2011. Seen here are a few of our favorites. Photos by Paco Esteve and Silvia Guinovart courtesy the artist. (via Hi-Fructose)

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Waltz on the Walls: An Aerial Dance Performance on the Side of Oakland’s City Hall

Waltz on the Walls: An Aerial Dance Performance on the Side of Oaklands City Hall stunts Oakland dance

Waltz on the Walls: An Aerial Dance Performance on the Side of Oaklands City Hall stunts Oakland dance

This surprisingly lovely dance performance was filmed vertically on the side of Oakland’s 18-story City Hall building earlier this month at the Art + Soul Festival. The dancers are Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber from Bandaloop. (via The Awesomer)

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Circle of Abstract Ritual: A Stop Motion Timelapse Created from 300,000 Photos of Wildfires, Painted Houses, and Riots

Circle of Abstract Ritual: A Stop Motion Timelapse Created from 300,000 Photos of Wildfires, Painted Houses, and Riots video art timelapse stop motion optical illusion

Circle of Abstract Ritual: A Stop Motion Timelapse Created from 300,000 Photos of Wildfires, Painted Houses, and Riots video art timelapse stop motion optical illusion

Circle of an Abstract Ritual is the latest stop motion timelapse from artist Jeff Frost (previously) who creates short films that defy description. This latest work gathers hundreds of thousands of photographs taken over the last two years during wildfires, riots, and inside abandoned houses where he created a series of optical illusion paintings. Frost says the film “began as an exploration of the idea that creation and destruction might be the same thing,” and that it is in part “a way to get an ever so slight edge on the unknowable.” Whatever it is, or is not, it’s really up to you to decide. I definitely recommend watching through to the end for the scene with trees—keep in mind the entire film was created without digital special effects or graphics. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)

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Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams paper illustration collage

Artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace creates mixed media compositions that reference various aspects of mythology and realms of fantasy. The artworks are made from layers of cut paper with additional details added in watercolor and gauche. You can see much more on her website and over at Madrona Gallery. (via So Super Awesome, Trend Hunter)

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Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra

Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra typography chalk

Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra typography chalk

Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra typography chalk

Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra typography chalk

With a strong background in fine art, graphic design, interior design, and typography, Rome-based Tommaso Guerra is a good person to call if you need, well, anything. One of his greatest talents is lettering with chalk. Guerra has been commissioned to draw impeccable signs for restaurants and business around the world, as well as public pieces like this decorative ampersand right on the sidewalk. (via Betype)

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Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds
Pepper. Southern Boobook.

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds
Trinity. Brown Goshawk.

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds
Bob. Long-Billed Corella.

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds
Jarra. Cockatiel.

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds
Yule. Barking Owl.

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds
Neville. Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo.

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds
Seisa. Palm Cockatoo.

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys portraits birds
Penguin. Magpie. (She’s not dead, just goofing off!)

To say photographer Leila Jeffreys had an eclectic upbringing would be a bit of an understatement. With a mother from India and a father from the Isle of Man, she has lived in Papua New Guinea, a house boat in Kashmir despite an ongoing war, and in an Indian village surrounded by buffaloes, mongoose, and monkeys.

As a child, Jeffreys was taught by her father to rescue and nurse birds back to health, an experience that resulted in a deep understanding of wildlife that is immediately apparent when viewing her spectacular portraits of birds. Her affectionate photographs of owls, eagles, cockatiels and budgies seem to capture the essence of each animal’s personality, portraying many of them with surprisingly human characteristics.

Jeffreys now lives in Sydney and recently completed work on her latest series of predatory birds titled Prey. She just opened an exhibition at Olsen Irwin Gallery that runs through September 28, and you can also see a collection of her cockatiel photos later this year at Purdy Hicks Gallery in London. Do yourself a favor and follow her on Instagram.

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Amazing Drone Photo of Nine Mountain Climbers atop a Swiss Mountain Peak

Amazing Drone Photo of Nine Mountain Climbers atop a Swiss Mountain Peak Switzerland mountains drones aerial

An adventurous team of nine mountain climbers sponsored by mountaineering outfitter Mammut snapped this aerial photo of the group atop the Jungfrau, one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. The photo is one in a long history of audacious and whimsical shoots by Mammut over the last few years. Here’s a video of the shot coming together. (via The Verge)

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