Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Ben #1, 2014. Photo © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Sherlock #2, 2012. Ella #1, 2014. Photos © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Carl #1. Photos © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Xantippe #1. Lizzie #1. Photo © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Jake #1, 2012. Photo © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white Sydney #3. Xenia #1. Photos © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Mr. Beasley #1, 2014. Photo © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Briede #1. Honey #3. Photos © Kevin Horan.

Majestic Black and White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep by Kevin Horan sheep portraits humor goats black and white
Honey #1, 2014. Photo © Kevin Horan.

When it comes to fancy studio portraits of pets, it’s no surprise people are willing to hire photographers for loving photos of their cats and dogs, we’ve even seen cameras thoughtfully trained on chickens and exotic snakes, but commercial photographer Kevin Horan decided it was high time for an artistically neglected group of barnyard animals to step into the spotlight: goats and sheep. In 2007, Horan moved from Chicago to Whidbey Island, Washington where he approached a neighbor about photographing one of his sheep. The neighbor agreed and his portrait series Chattel was born.

Lately, Horan photographs mostly sheep and goats from the New Moon Farm Goat Rescue in Arlington, WA, where he sets up a portable studio and works with assitants to achieve surprisingly emotive and humorous portraits that reveal the subtle personality of each animal. The wildly popular series was selected in Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 for 2014, and one of the photos was acquired by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Prints are available upon request. (via Slate, PetaPixel)

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Blu’s Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals
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Italian street artist Blu (previously) just wrapped up work on this giant mural that wraps around two sides of a building in Rome. The pieces utilizes nearly 50 windows to create the mouths and eyes of some 27 bizarre faces all vying for attention. You can see some more views of the piece on his blog and explore it in detail on Google Street View. See it up close here.

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Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Brussels-based sculptor Xavier Puente Vilardell turns blocks of wood into twisting, curled objects that look more like scrolls of paper or pieces of fabric than lumber. You can see a bit more of his pine wood sculptures over on Behance and on his website.

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New 360° Laser-Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono (previously) released a trio of new laser-cut storybooks including depictions of ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’ and Mount Fuji. The books are comprised 40 images bound into a book that can be fanned out at 360° creating a narrative that can be explored from multiple angles. While these pieces seen here are one-off creations, Oono has several other folding books and lights available through Artechnica.

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Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary O’Malley

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

New York-based artist Mary O’Malley (previously) continues her fantastic amalgamations of porcelain dishware encrusted with ocean life titled Bottom Feeders. Like any object resting on the ocean floor, her sculptures have become increasingly swarmed by flora and fauna over the years, with some of her most recent pieces appearing wholly consumed by coral, seaweed, crustaceans, and tentacles. O’Malley creates everything you see by hand, the teapots and other dishes are thrown and hand-built porcelain, to which she adds sculpted wildlife coated with red iron oxide. You can see more of her recent work on Facebook and Instagram.

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Artist Sculpts a Horse from Molten Glass in Under Two Minutes

In a period of about 90 seconds, this glass artist transforms a molten blob of glass into a horse using little more than a pair of huge tweezers, gravity, and a lifetime of practice. Not completely sure who the artist is, but the YouTube comments credit Francisco Lopez Serrano. (via Reddit)

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How to Fold the World’s Best Paper Airplane

Back in 2012, former Cal Berkeley quarterback Joe Ayoob broke the Guinness World Record for the longest distance in paper airplane flight using a plane designed and folded by John Collins. In this video, Collins demonstrates how to fold the plane, the Suzanne. Directions for this and several additional planes can be found in his book The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book. (via Kottke)

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