New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture
Chronoglyph, 2014. 68″ x 60″. Pen and ink.

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture
Chronoglyph, detail.

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture
Chronoglyph, detail.

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

When we last covered the pen and ink drawings of Ben Sack, the artist was in residency aboard the m/s Amsterdam, a ship that circumnavigated the globe from January through April 2014. Sack’s latest drawings are partially influenced by stops in dozens of port cities during the expedition. As well as geography, his drawings are heavily influenced by architecture, history, and classical music. Via Robert Fontaine:

Sack’s work explores architecture as a flexible medium capable of expressing the unique space between realism and abstraction; where interpretation and our ability to create meaning is in flux. Within this space, Sack, furnished with pen and ink, encapsulates both the infinite and infinitesimal. His work invites the eye to explore drawings of the “big picture,” to gaze into a kaleidoscope of histories and to look further into the elemental world of lines and dots.

Sack’s largest work, Chronoglyph, will be on view with Robert Fontaine Gallery at CONTEXT Art Miami this week, and you can watch a timelapse of its creation here.

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Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

From heaps of scrap metal, old bike chains, and silverware, sculptor Igor Verniy creates birds, butterflies, and other unusual creations. Many of his steampunk and cyberpunk sculptures are made to be fully articulated, with dozens of moving or adjustable parts enabling each piece to be posed in several lifelike positions. These are some of my favorite pieces but you can see more over on his VK and Facebook pages.

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

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The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways water light painting kayaking Canada
Kayaking

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways water light painting kayaking Canada
Canoeing

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways water light painting kayaking Canada
Kayaking

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways water light painting kayaking Canada
Kayaking

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways water light painting kayaking Canada
Kayaking

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways water light painting kayaking Canada
Canoeing

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways water light painting kayaking Canada
Kayaking

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways water light painting kayaking Canada
Kayaking

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways water light painting kayaking Canada
Swimming

Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando is fascinated with human movement and uses programmable LED light sticks attached to kayak paddles, people, racquets, and other objects to translate that movement into photographic light paintings. The act of recording motion on the surface of water surrounded by reflections creates a surprisingly unique effect, almost sculptural in nature. You can see many more photos in his kayaking, canoeing, and swimming galleries.

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How to Build the World’s Simplest Electric Train

How to Build the Worlds Simplest Electric Train trains magnets electricity batteries

The AmazingScience YouTube channel demonstrates how to build a ridiculously simple electric “train” with the help of a few magnets, a battery, and a copper coil. You can also use the same materials to build a little spinning motor-like contraption. (via Twisted Sifter)

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Wind-Swept Frost Blankets Tree Trunks in a Czech Forest

Wind Swept Frost Blankets Tree Trunks in a Czech Forest winter trees landscapes frost Czech Republic

Photographer Jan Bainar was hiking through the Beskydy Mountains last week, a range that forms the border between Slovakia and the Czech Republic, when he stumbled onto something spectacular. Low temperatures, high winds, and a bit of precipitation caused frost to form on one side of the tree trunks through the entire forest. Any meteorologists want to chime in on this? Is this the same thing as hoar frost or frost flowers? Something different? You can see more of Bainar’s landscape photography over on 500px. Photo courtesy the photographer.

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Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture

One of my favorite new Tumblrs to follow is Paperholm, a project that started this summer by Charles Young who challenged himself to build a new paper structure each day. Young received his bachelor and masters degrees from the Edinburgh College of Art where he taught himself paper and card modelling. Despite a long-time familiarity with the process and materials, it’s amazing to see the progress he’s made in just the last three months or so as the models become more intricate and lend themselves to bits of animation. You can follow Young’s growing paper city here. (via My Modern Met)

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