Rippled: A Light Painting Music Video Shot Entirely In Camera

Rippled: A Light Painting Music Video Shot Entirely In Camera stop motion night music video long exposure light fantasy

Rippled: A Light Painting Music Video Shot Entirely In Camera stop motion night music video long exposure light fantasy

Rippled: A Light Painting Music Video Shot Entirely In Camera stop motion night music video long exposure light fantasy

Rippled is a music video shot by Australian animators Oh Yeah Wow for a track off All India Radio’s The Silent Surf. The entire video was painstakingly rendered frame-by-frame in camera using long exposure light painting techniques. I think my favorite thing about this piece other than some of the brilliant sequences (and there are many) is the near constant presence of blurred people in the background who look like ghost puppeteers, moving the figures and lights bit by bit. Stunning work. (via vimeo)

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Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell illustration faces envelopes

London-based artist Mark Powell has chosen the backs of old envelopes as a canvas for these delicately rendered portraits of the elderly, using nothing more than a standard Bic Biro pen to create the delicate folds and wrinkles of their skin. I love everything about these. See much more of his work here and he sells a number of art prints over on Society6. If you liked this also check out the photography of Lee Jeffries.

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Intricate Laser-Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Two exquisite laser-cut paper pieces by Brazilian born, Portland-based Nando Costa. The first is a laser-cut calendar that he designed in collaboration with his wife, Linn Olofsdotter that’s made from 140lb paper and takes nearly an hour to cut. The second is an alphabet poster that measures roughly 12″ square and features images of vegetation, insects, the sky and forests. Simply impeccable work and reasonably priced. Lots more fun stuff in his Etsy shop.

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The Art of Geometry

I’ve encountered a cavalcade of great geometric sculptures and installations this week, so as usual I’ve grouped them all together for your perusal. Thanks to the artists for providing information and images for this post.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

FOLDS is a beautiful installation by David Mesguich and Valentin Van der Meulen that first appeared in 2009 at Maison des Arts de Malakoff, and again in 2010 at Art Paris 2010. The piece is made from numerous polypropylene shapes and creates a somewhat haunting anatomical amalgam of face and skull.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Some fantastic map folding by David Lu.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Titled Wandering Territory this new piece by Anna Garforth (previously) was created for the Pop Up exhibition at MOTI, and will eventually tour Europe. The piece also made an appearance on the front cover of Holland’s largest newspaper De Volkskrant. Anna, I would like to request on behalf of the entire internet that the rest of the animal kingdom be completed in this fashion.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Hey look it’s Anna Garforth again with her beautiful Kusudama light.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

And lastly another beautifully folded kusudama using a world map by Jenny Brial (previously).

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Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels

Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels water spheres space planets optical illusion moon miniature Earth

Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels water spheres space planets optical illusion moon miniature Earth

Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels water spheres space planets optical illusion moon miniature Earth

Miniature Liquid Worlds by Markus Reugels water spheres space planets optical illusion moon miniature Earth

I’m loving these liquid planets by German photographer Markus Reugels. Using large satellite photos as a backdrop and a high speed camera he captures the background’s refraction through water drops. The perfectly timed shots result in these spherical representations of the Earth, Moon and Jupiter. See much more of his work here and also here. Thanks Markus for sharing your work with Colossal!

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Seed Faces

Seed Faces recycling plants paper organic home gardening faces

Seed Faces recycling plants paper organic home gardening faces

Seed Faces are little heads made from recycled paper pulp. You put the suckers in some dirt and in a few days heirloom sprouts grow out of their friggen’ faces. If you want, you can then eat them. The whole endeavor is a little quirky and weird but, purchased! Made by Kelsey Pike at the Sustainable Papercraft Studio, available in packs of 25 for $7 or 10 for $3. See also Comic Book Farming. (via the rhumboogie)

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A New Wooden Automata by Levi van Veluw

A New Wooden Automata by Levi van Veluw wood kinetic sculpture automata

A New Wooden Automata by Levi van Veluw wood kinetic sculpture automata

A New Wooden Automata by Levi van Veluw wood kinetic sculpture automata

I’ve always enjoyed the work of Netherlands-based artist Levi van Veluw, and this wonderful new Automata is no exception. The piece is made almost entirely of wood and is powered by 100 gears embedded in the base. (via faith is torment)

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