Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet landscapes Iceland aerial

While on a recent trip to Iceland, photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to shoot these amazing landscapes from a plane with open windows. You can see much more of her work (as well as more from this trip) on 500px and Facebook.

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Artist Creates Digital Life-Forms that Respond to Archival Birdsongs

Artist Creates Digital Life Forms that Respond to Archival Birdsongs sound birds 3d animation

Australian artist Andy Thomas creates what he describes as “audio life forms,” specifically 3D animations that respond to audio input. For these latest pieces he used archival bird recordings from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (in addition to one of his own recordings) to create these new digital sound sculptures that animate in different ways in reaction to the songs of each bird. Thomas uses more software tools than we could reasonably share here, but you can learn a bit more over on his website.

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In the Greenhouse: A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing

In the Greenhouse: A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing sculpture assemblage
Susanne Ussing, I Drivhuset, Ordrupgaard Samlingen, 1980. Image Courtesy Carsten Hoff.

Artist Susanne Ussing (1940–1998) was a Danish visual artist and architect who worked in a variety of different mediums from photography and ceramics to large-scale installations and sensory exhibitions. One of her most impactful pieces was this 1980 installation titled I Drivhuset (In the Greenhouse) that was installed at the Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenhagen. The sculpture depicts a female figure who has seemingly grown too large for (or has become trapped by) a very tall glass greenhouse. Constructed from newspaper clippings, wood, and metal chimney vents, the figure is so large that her feet seem to penetrate the brick floor below. If Colossal had a physical manifestation, I imagine it would look almost exactly like this.

A retrospective of Ussing’s work titled “an Exhibition in the Midstream between Dream and Prosaic Reality” opened today at the Den Frie in Denmark. Image courtesy Carsten Hoff. (via Carnival of Dogs)

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A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture
All photos © Lindsay Appel for My Cool Shed

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

Architect and environmentalist Peter Bahouth designed and built this beautiful trio of treehouses linked by bridges in an Atlanta forest, which also happens to be his backyard. Inspired by the treehouses and adventures of his youth, the idea was to create a sort of fort for grown-ups. The three houses dubbed “Mind,” “Body,” and “Spirit,” include a living room and bedroom with a special bed that slides out for an improved view of the forest below. The photos here were taken for Jane Field-Lewis’ book My Cool Shed, provided courtesy photographer Lindsay Appel. (via iGNANT, CJ Who)

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How the Sun Sees You: People Discover What They Look like under Ultraviolet Light, and the Startling Power of Sunscreen

How the Sun Sees You: People Discover What They Look like under Ultraviolet Light, and the Startling Power of Sunscreen video art

Artist Thomas Leveritt recently setup a special UV motion camera in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with the intent of filming random passersby. Ultraviolet rays have the ability to expose not-yet-visible changes to human skin, namely freckles, that turn even the most unblemished faces into dark explosions of dots. Leveritt installed a monitor above the camera so people could instantly see the results, and then to heighten the effect, supplied them sunscreen in a vivid demonstration of why you should probably never again step outside without it. (via Laughing Squid, Co.Create)

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New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

New Aquatic Wildlife Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye resin painting fish

With the exception of the repurposed containers, almost every aspect of these artworks by Singapore-based artist Keng Lye (previously) has been rendered in acrylic paint, carefully applied within layers of clear resin. A fish in a plastic bag, a tin can of tadpoles swirling under a frog on a lilypad, and even a completely convincing betta constructed from carved resin and painted with acrylic—each work a strange, lifelike amalgam of painting and sculpture. These are just a few of Lye’s work over the last year, you can see more over on Facebook.

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A Phenomenal Projection-Mapping Music Video Shot in a Single Take for Irma’s ‘Save Me’

A Phenomenal Projection Mapping Music Video Shot in a Single Take for Irmas Save Me projection music video

A Phenomenal Projection Mapping Music Video Shot in a Single Take for Irmas Save Me projection music video

A Phenomenal Projection Mapping Music Video Shot in a Single Take for Irmas Save Me projection music video

A Phenomenal Projection Mapping Music Video Shot in a Single Take for Irmas Save Me projection music video

A Phenomenal Projection Mapping Music Video Shot in a Single Take for Irmas Save Me projection music video

With a neverending procession of distressing events in the news lately, you might be in need for a substantial dose of something absurdly happy. If so, this new music video for Cameroonian singer-songwriter Irma will surely fit the bill. The video was created by French design house SuperBien and directed by Xavier Maingon and Marc-Antoine Hélard who opted to shoot the entire piece on a single soundstage with the use of 7 digital projectors. The shoot must have been a Herculean effort on behalf of the kids who had to rock it out for 20-25 takes before getting the final version. The song is “Save Me” off her 2014 album Faces. (via Motionworks, Booooooom, and Jeff is right, this wins the award for most-fun-being-had-in-a-video)

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