Large-scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow

ethan-1
“All Mine”/ graphite on paper 28″ x 28” 2011

ethan-2
“State of Massachusettes” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

ethan-3
“Wanderer above the sea of fog” (homage to Caspar David Friedrich) / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2013

ethan-4
“Betrayal” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2012

ethan-6
“State of Alaska” / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2014

ethan-7
“State of Nevada” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

DEEP-DIVE-MDSZ
“Lovers Film Proposal” / graphite on paper 24″ diameter 2013

Early-Warning-System-SMSZ
“Early Warning System” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

The-old-aristocratic-colors-breaking-through-MDSZ
“The Old Aristocratic Colors Break Through” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

Heavily influenced by both film and photography, artist Ethan Murrow creates grandiose theatrical narratives manifested as large-scale graphite drawings. The artworks are populated with adventurers, inventors and dreamers, in what Winston Wachter gallery calls “characters as outrageous innovators and absurd explorers capturing a sense of adventure, satire, fun and defeat.” Murrow’s latest works involve a series of drawings set in different American states for his show State Flag currently at Winston Wachter in New York through May 2014. You can see much more of his work here and on his website. (via Illusion)

See related posts on Colossal about , , , .

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells

eggs-1

eggs-2

eggs-3

eggs-4

eggs-5

eggs-6

eggs-7

eggs-8

Unless you spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours with a tiny electric drill carving intricate patterns into eggshells the last few months, you may have yet to reach your Easter egg decorating potential. One person who clearly has is artist Piotr Bockenheim who uses a reductive drilling technique to transform goose eggs into slithering tangles of string and various geometric or floral patterns. You can see much more of his work here.

See related posts on Colossal about , , , .

Surreal Photos of the Tatio Geyser Field in Chile by Owen Perry

chile-7

chile-5

chile-1

chile-2

chile-3

chile-4

chile-6

chile-8

chile-9

chile-10

Located within the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, El Tatio is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world. The field has over 80 active geysers and attracts tens of thousands of tourists each year who flock to see the incredible mineral formations and to bathe in hot geyser water. British Columbia-based interactive web designer and visual artist Owen Perry recently visited El Tatio and returned with these spectacular shots. Perry has a beautiful collection of travel and landscape photography you can explore over on Circa 1983. (via Colossal Submissions)

See related posts on Colossal about , , .

320° Licht: A Repurposed 112-Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light

licht-4
Thomas Wolf © 2014

licht-1
Thomas Wolf © 2014

licht-3
Gasometer Oberhausen / Wolfgang Volz / Urbanscreen

licht-5
Thomas Wolf © 2014

licht-6
Thomas Wolf © 2014

licht-2
Thomas Machoczek © 2014

German creative studio Urbanscreen have just unveiled ‘320 Licht,’ a massive light projection inside the cathedral-like interior of the 20,000 square meter Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany (the same space that housed Christo’s Big Air Package last year). Urbanscreen utilized both the ceiling and 320 degrees of the interior space of this former gas tank to project a 22-minute loop of digital animation with 21 high-powered Epson projectors.

“This experience is based on the vastness of the Gasometer,” sound designer Jonas Wiese told the Creator’s Project. “We tried to work with that expression to make the space bigger and smaller, to deform it and to change its surface over and over while not exaggerating and overwriting the original effect of the room.” He continues, “the age of the screen is coming to an end, digital interfaces will dissolve and merge into the social space […] we poetically contribute to this through art.”

320 Licht is part of the exhibition The Appearance of Beauty and will be on view through December 30th, 2014. Watch the included video above from the Creator’s Project to learn more about how it all came together.

See related posts on Colossal about , , , .

Pyro Board: An Audio Visualizer Created from an Array of 2,500 Flames

fire

So here’s a thing to never try at home. Derek Muller from the very fine science video blog Veritasium visits with a team of “phsyics and chemistry demonstrators” who built this ridiculous sound board that demonstrates the effect of sound waves traveling through flammable gas. The first half deals mostly with how it works, around 3:38 it turns into pure music and fire.

Tomcat Brothers: The Illustrated Adventures of Two Space Age Boys and Their Graffiti Cat

tom-1

tom-2

tom-3

tom-4

tom-5

tom-6

tom-7

tom-9

tom-8

process

Digital painter and concept artist Piotr Jabłoński creates brutally detailed paintings for videogames and comic books which often veer into the realm of horror, but in his spare time dabbles in somewhat tamer sketches and other random ideas that he shares with fans on Facebook. A few months ago he stumbled onto the idea of two small brothers in futuristic space helmets who explore the world with a feline pal, a giant cat mural that follows them everywhere, provided there’s a wall. The response online has been incredible, with fans demanding an art book or even an entire comic book series. While nothing is concrete yet you can see more on Behance, and a few of the panels are available now as prints.

See related posts on Colossal about , , .

Underworld: The Intrepid Cave Photography of Robbie Shone

China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County
China Caves 2012 / Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County.

China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County
China Caves 2012 / Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County.

The giant caves of Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
The giant caves of Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.

Exploring The Gouffre Berger(cave) in the Vercors region of France. At just over 1000m deep, The Gouffre Berger is recognised as one of the best sport trips in the world.
Exploring The Gouffre Berger (cave) in the Vercors region of France. At just over 1000m deep, The Gouffre Berger is recognised as one of the best sport trips in the world.

Epic cave exploration photography from around the world
A cave explorer climbing out of a Maelstrom on the fixed rope in Boxhead Pot, Yorkshire Dales.

The giant caves of Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
The giant caves of Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County
China Caves 2012 / Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County.

tx011rcs

Robbie Shone is a British adventure, cave and travel photographer based out of Austria. His adventures have led him to the remotest areas of China, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, the Alps and Crete where he has photographed the deepest, largest, and longest cave systems ever discovered. These feats involve dangling on a thin rope 650 ft. (200m) above the floor in the world’s deepest natural shaft, exploring the far ends of a 117 mile long cave system, and spending nearly four days continuously underground on shoots.

Collected here are some of his most jaw-dropping shots, many from a 2012 excursion into cave systems in Wulong County, China. You can explore more of his cave photography over on his website. All imagery courtesy the photographer. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

See related posts on Colossal about , , , .

Page 135 of 563«...134135136137...»