Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum

Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum playgrounds kids Denmark

Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum playgrounds kids Denmark

Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum playgrounds kids Denmark

Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum playgrounds kids Denmark

Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum playgrounds kids Denmark

Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum playgrounds kids Denmark

Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum playgrounds kids Denmark

Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum playgrounds kids Denmark

Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum playgrounds kids Denmark

Danish firm Monstrum, founded by Ole B. Nielsen and Christian Jensen, are responsible for some of the most brilliant playscapes I’ve ever seen. From life-size blue whales, giant serpents, and wobbly castles, any one of these would have been my dream come true as a child. See many more examples in their project gallery. (via super punch)

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A Wall of Shattered Glass Floods a Benedictine Monastery

A Wall of Shattered Glass Floods a Benedictine Monastery water installation glass

A Wall of Shattered Glass Floods a Benedictine Monastery water installation glass

A Wall of Shattered Glass Floods a Benedictine Monastery water installation glass

A Wall of Shattered Glass Floods a Benedictine Monastery water installation glass

A Wall of Shattered Glass Floods a Benedictine Monastery water installation glass

Aerial is a new site-specific installation by Baptiste Debombourg (previously) at an old Benedictine monastery called Brauweiler Abbey near Cologne, Germany. Debombourg used numerous sheets of shattered laminate glass to mimic a frothy flood of water rushing into a room. Remarkably beautiful work. See much more by clicking on the thumbnails here. (via mission / vision)

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Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Amazing Skull Drawn with a Dip Pen by Alex Konahin illustration anatomy

Latvian artist Alex Konahin spent two weeks drawing this gorgeous skull for clothing company Heretics using little more than black ink and a few dip pens (and probably a few decades of artistic experience). Konahin’s similarly meticulous line art was making the rounds on a number of blogs earlier this week. See much more over on Behance.

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Sculptures Made from Stacked and Welded Euros

Sculptures Made from Stacked and Welded Euros sculpture currency

Sculptures Made from Stacked and Welded Euros sculpture currency

Sculptures Made from Stacked and Welded Euros sculpture currency

Sculptures Made from Stacked and Welded Euros sculpture currency

Figurative sculptor Gabriel Rufete works with a number of different materials to create delicate, fractured, and often incomplete interpretations of the human form. Among my favorite pieces are his works with welded euro cent pieces. See more on his website. (thnx, perez)

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Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
Passage (2007)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
Passage (2007)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
Passage (2007)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
Piled Forest (2006)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
The Gate (2004)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
Pile of Wishes (2004)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
Moment of Decision (2004)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
Still Life with Tree (2008)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
Le Mur (2006)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation
Le Mur (2006)

Gravity Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads sculpture land art installation

German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures, Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view.

What you see here only begins to sratch the surface of Konrad’s work. You can see much more on her website. All imagery courtesy the artist.

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Double Exposure Portraits by Jon Duenas

Double Exposure Portraits by Jon Duenas multiple exposures

Double Exposure Portraits by Jon Duenas multiple exposures

Double Exposure Portraits by Jon Duenas multiple exposures

Double Exposure Portraits by Jon Duenas multiple exposures

Double Exposure Portraits by Jon Duenas multiple exposures

Jon Duenas is a fashion, editorial, and fine art photographer out of Portland, Oregon. Mixed into his extensive portfolio are a number of stunning double exposure photographs that, as Bobby Solomon puts it, seem to show the “details of nature blooming through portraits of young women”. You can see a few more over at the Fox is Black, and on Duenas’ website. If you like these also check out the work of Florian Imgrund and Matt Wisniewski.

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Tattoos by Peter Aurisch

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

Tattoos by Peter Aurisch tattoos illustration

I personally don’t have any tattoos but feel with near certainty that if I ever get one it will involve the added price of a plane ticket to Berlin to visit artist Peter Aurisch (nsfw). Using a lovely mix of geometric lines that mix with bold colors and assorted lifeforms, his work is so unlike anything I’ve ever seen in a tattoo. You can see much more recent work on his Facebook page (also slightly nsfw). (via visual news, blog nova central)

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