Figurative Willow Branch Sculpture by Olga Ziemska

Figurative Willow Branch Sculpture by Olga Ziemska trees sculpture

Figurative Willow Branch Sculpture by Olga Ziemska trees sculpture

Figurative Willow Branch Sculpture by Olga Ziemska trees sculpture

Stillness in Motion is a sculpture by Cleveland-based artist Olga Ziemska that was installed in 2003 at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland. The piece is made entirely from cut willow branches that have been cut and stacked to create a human figure. (via junk culture, devid sketchbook)

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‘Jetman’ Yvet Rossy Conquers the Sky Above the Swiss Alps

Jetman Yvet Rossy Conquers the Sky Above the Swiss Alps Switzerland stunts flight airplanes

Jetman Yvet Rossy Conquers the Sky Above the Swiss Alps Switzerland stunts flight airplanes

In this unbelievable new video, Swiss pilot Yves Rossy (previously) is seen soaring above the Alps strapped to his one-of-a-kind jet-propelled wing craft. It’s incredible to me that after well over a century of manned flight, we continue to make technological advances like this. My son after seeing this: “Dad, next time is it our turn?” Rossy was filmed by aerial camera operator Evert Cloetens. (via devour)

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Underwater Portraits by Jacob Sutton [Updated]

Underwater Portraits by Jacob Sutton [Updated] water portraits

Underwater Portraits by Jacob Sutton [Updated] water portraits

Underwater Portraits by Jacob Sutton [Updated] water portraits

Three incredibly gorgeous portraits shot in an underwater environment by set designer Hana Al-Sayed Jacob Sutton. (via designspiration)

Update: An early version of this post misattributed these photos as the work of Hana Al-Sayed. They are actually the work of Jacob Sutton (previously).

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Drawing with Leaves

Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing

Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing

Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing

Drawing with Leaves plants leaves illustration drawing

I’m loving these figurative sketchbook illustrations created around the forms of pressed leaves. They showed up in the Tumblr of the Sketching Backpacker who has some serious chops when it comes to documenting their travels using paint, collage, pencil, or anything else available, I definitely recommend getting lost for a moment. (via fuck yeah book arts!)

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New Cut Book Illustrations by Thomas Allen

New Cut Book Illustrations by Thomas Allen pop ups illustration books

New Cut Book Illustrations by Thomas Allen pop ups illustration books

New Cut Book Illustrations by Thomas Allen pop ups illustration books

I’ve been wanting to post the work of Michigan-based book artist Thomas Allen for well over a year and was thrilled to see some recently posted works. Allen creates vivid illustrations using figures cut and folded from old books. If you haven’t seen some of his earlier pieces made from vintage pulp fiction novels, head on over to Foley Gallery for a real treat. (via super punch)

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New Optical Illusion Skull Portraits by Tom French

New Optical Illusion Skull Portraits by Tom French painting optical illusion anatomy

New Optical Illusion Skull Portraits by Tom French painting optical illusion anatomy

New Optical Illusion Skull Portraits by Tom French painting optical illusion anatomy

New Optical Illusion Skull Portraits by Tom French painting optical illusion anatomy

New Optical Illusion Skull Portraits by Tom French painting optical illusion anatomy

Painter Tom French just posted a number of new paintings in preparation for his upcoming exhibition titled Don’t Look Back at Zero Cool Gallery in London later this month. French’s acrylic works often depict couples in seemingly amorous relationships that create the optical illusion of a skull, pieces that walk the line between beautiful and unsettling. Just squint or take a few steps back from your monitor for maximum effect. You can see much more of his work on Flickr, and prints are available at Zero Cool.

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Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park wire sculpture portraits

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park wire sculpture portraits

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park wire sculpture portraits

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park wire sculpture portraits

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park wire sculpture portraits

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park wire sculpture portraits

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park wire sculpture portraits

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park wire sculpture portraits

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park wire sculpture portraits

Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh. Each piece is several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a certain depth and dimensionality that’s hard to convey in a photograph, but this video on YouTube shows it pretty well. Park just exhibited this month at Blank Space Gallery in New York as part of his latest series Maya (meaning “illusion” in Sanskrit). You can see much more at West Collects. (art news, west collects, lavinia tribiani)

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