Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India captured beautiful photos of these translucent ants eating a specially colored liquid sugar. Some of the ants would even move between the food resulting in new color combinations in their stomachs. Read more over on the Daily Mail. (via notcot)
São Paulo based architect and artist Lucas Simões has just uploaded a number of his signature fragmented geometric portraits cut from ten layers of photographs. I simply never get tired of seeing new work from him.
My new favorite photographer-of-the-moment, Ashley Oostdyck’s work has the feeling of a beautiful distant memory.
Hey folks, sorry about the abrupt absence of Colossalness the past few days. Since we last spoke I traveled to an island off the coast of Alaska where there is an abundance of fishing, mountains, and sunlight (18 hours a day people!). And apparently there is also high speed internet, so yay. My regular posting schedule will be on and off the next two weeks, so to help fill in some gaps I’ve asked Orlando-based designer and printmaker Jason Dean (previously) of The Best Part to help fill in some gaps here and there while I’m away. Is his Moon Diamond print not amazing? Jason has an acute eye for awesome design, photography, and art and I was bummed to see his blog go silent a few months ago. Hopefully you’ll enjoy his finds!
Some stunning new embroidered canvases today from Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder (previously) who has taken a distinctive new direction with her needlework using delicate lines and a muted color palette to create these illustrations that seem to drip from the canvas. Thanks Nike for sharing your work with Colossal!
Artist David Poppie makes sculptural artworks using objects such as colored pencils, cassette tapes, matchbooks and tea bags. These pieces above are some of my favorites but there’s much more in his gallery.
Update: It turns out the cassette tape sculptures above were actually a collaboration between David Poppie and artist Roger Sayre. We regret the omission!