Infinity: A Mind-Bending New Sand Sculpture by Carl Jara

Infinity: A Mind Bending New Sand Sculpture by Carl Jara sculpture sand

Infinity: A Mind Bending New Sand Sculpture by Carl Jara sculpture sand

Infinity: A Mind Bending New Sand Sculpture by Carl Jara sculpture sand

Infinity: A Mind Bending New Sand Sculpture by Carl Jara sculpture sand

Infinity: A Mind Bending New Sand Sculpture by Carl Jara sculpture sand

Cleveland-based sand sculptor and woodworker Carl Jara (previously) just won fist-place at the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition with this fun sculpture titled Infinity. The piece, which also won the People’s Choice award, depicts a series of five consecutive human figures in the palm of another, each one smaller than the last. As an added bonus, he shot a time-lapse video of the entire piece coming together over a period of three days (warning: dubstep). In the various sand sculpture competitions around the U.S. Jara frequently comes in near or at first place with a imaginative range of figurative works.

You can check out more photos from the Hampton Beach event on Jara’s Flickr page. All photos courtesy Carl Jara.

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Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms

Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms wheatpaste street art

Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms wheatpaste street art

Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms wheatpaste street art

Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms wheatpaste street art

Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms wheatpaste street art

Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms wheatpaste street art

Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms wheatpaste street art

Paris-based artist Ludo (previously) has been active lately with works popping up all over France. His trademark monochromatic paste-ups with dripping green highlights often merge technology with plants or insects to create what he calls a “new order of hybrid organisms”. To see more of his work you can always stop by StreetArtNews or follow the artist’s blog.

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Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han illustration drawing documentary chalk

Designer Peter Han (he rejects being called an artist) has worked as a conceptual designer for a number of different video games and films, but has also become known for a drawing class he teaches called Dynamic Sketching. Using only chalk, Han works with his students to let go of their preconceived notions about art and design by working in a fast, impermanent medium that always ends up being erased. The hope is to eventually free them from the idea of permanence and allow their ideas to grow through making mistakes.

In this short film titled Pardon My Dust directed by Adriel de la Torre, we catch a quick glimpse of Han at work as he works with his students and draws some impressive illustrations that of course meet a fateful end under a felt eraser. (via colossal submissions)

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The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick toys paint

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick toys paint

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick toys paint

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick toys paint

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick toys paint

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick toys paint

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick toys paint

Anytime you dump gobs of colorful paint on toys and add liberal amounts of centrifugal force, I’m in. Such is the case with these high speed images shot by photographer Peter Schafrick of paint-soaked Barbie dolls, dog chew toys, and tennis balls. Schafrick created a special rig dubbed the Spinster that allows him to quickly launch each dripping object into a spin at which point he snaps a shot. See more here.

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Stunning Aerial Flyover of Niagara Falls in a Quad-Copter

Stunning Aerial Flyover of Niagara Falls in a Quad Copter waterfalls Niagara Falls aerial

Stunning Aerial Flyover of Niagara Falls in a Quad Copter waterfalls Niagara Falls aerial

Stunning Aerial Flyover of Niagara Falls in a Quad Copter waterfalls Niagara Falls aerial

Earlier this month YouTube user questpact sent his DJI Phantom quad-copter and GoPro Hero 3 over the top of Niagara Falls to capture this pretty spectacular footage. Although the falls are not particularly high, they have the the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world with a peak flow of nearly six million cubic feet per minute. The video was shot as an entry to the DJI Phantom Video Contest, the results of which will be announced at the end of this month. Read more over on PetaPixel.

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Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin pattern cups ceramics

When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on the kitchen floor. Artist Livia Marin imagines a wholly different demise for ceramic bowls, cups and tea pots in this series of work titled Nomad Patterns.

Inexplicably, each piece seems to melt onto a surface while strangely retaining its original printed pattern. The designs are actually a Willow Pattern motif, a pastiche of Chinese landscape decoration created by an English man in the 1790s “as if” it were Chinese. She adds via email that the objects “appear as staged somehow indeterminately between something that is about to collapse or has just been restored; between things that have been invested with the attention of care but also have the appearance of a ruin.” The 32 objects were on view at Eagle Gallery in London in 2012.

You can see much more over on her website, and learn more at Eagle Gallery. (via if magazine)

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O’Clock: Wood & Cork Clocks by Okum Made

OClock: Wood & Cork Clocks by Okum Made wood design clocks

OClock: Wood & Cork Clocks by Okum Made wood design clocks

OClock: Wood & Cork Clocks by Okum Made wood design clocks

OClock: Wood & Cork Clocks by Okum Made wood design clocks

OClock: Wood & Cork Clocks by Okum Made wood design clocks

Designers David Okum and Javier Palomares joined together earlier this year to form a little design studio called Okum Made. The duo are releasing a number of functional home objects made of wood and other materials including this new series of clocks called O’Clock. There are currently four different designs including American Walnut, Hard White Maple, Douglas Fir and Cork and you can pick them up over in their shop.

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