Mixed Media Aquarium Sculptures by Mariele Neudecker Mimic Paintings and Photographs

Mixed Media Aquarium Sculptures by Mariele Neudecker Mimic Paintings and Photographs  sculpture installation aquariums
Things Can Change in a Day, 2001. Mixed media incl. water, acrylic medium, salt, fibreglass. 68 x 56 x 57cm. Photo by Alex Ramsay.

Mixed Media Aquarium Sculptures by Mariele Neudecker Mimic Paintings and Photographs  sculpture installation aquariums
Things Can Change in a Day, 2001. Mixed media incl. water, acrylic medium, salt, fibreglass. 68 x 56 x 57cm. Photo by Alex Ramsay.

Mixed Media Aquarium Sculptures by Mariele Neudecker Mimic Paintings and Photographs  sculpture installation aquariums
Things Can Change in a Day, 2001. Mixed media incl. water, acrylic medium, salt, fibreglass. 68 x 56 x 57cm

Mixed Media Aquarium Sculptures by Mariele Neudecker Mimic Paintings and Photographs  sculpture installation aquariums
I Don’t Know How I Resisted the Urge to Run, 1998. Mixed media incl. water, acrylic medium, salt, fibreglass/ 75 x 90 x 61cm

Mixed Media Aquarium Sculptures by Mariele Neudecker Mimic Paintings and Photographs  sculpture installation aquariums
Stolen Sunsets, 1996

Mixed Media Aquarium Sculptures by Mariele Neudecker Mimic Paintings and Photographs  sculpture installation aquariums
Ship, 1998. Glass tank, water, food dye, salt, fibre-glass, model ship. 64.5cm x 70.5cm x 177cm

In a fascinating blend of chemistry and sculpture, artist Mariele Neudecker builds three dimensional images contained within large aquariums, an ongoing series she refers to as “Tank Works.” Starting with source materials that include romantic paintings and photographs, Neudecker creates environments that attempt to interpret the 2D imagery in three dimensional space. The representational pieces are contained entirely within glass tanks filled to the brim with water that also contain fiberglass mountains, model ships, and other sculptural objects. She also adds chemicals that provide an element of atmosphere while also forming a sort of contained climate that changes gradually over the course of days, weeks, and months.

While primarily a sculptor Neudecker also works with film, video, and installation, much more of which you can see on her website. She discuss her tank works a bit more in this 2009 interview with CAFKATV.

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Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich fish

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich fish

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich fish

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich fish

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich fish

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich fish

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich fish

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich fish

Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously) continues to capture some of the most elegant portraits of fish we’ve seen. His intimate, crystal-clear photos of Siamese fighting fish (betta) make it seem as though they are suspended in air instead of water. Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography that he only started photographing the fish after encountering them for the first time three years ago at a fish show and has since become obsessed with the different species which vary greatly in size, shape, and color patterns. Limited edition prints of his work are now available through La Lanta Fine Art.

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Purple Views of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds by Julieanne Kost

Purple Views of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds by Julieanne Kost San Francisco salt landscapes color aerial

Purple Views of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds by Julieanne Kost San Francisco salt landscapes color aerial

Purple Views of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds by Julieanne Kost San Francisco salt landscapes color aerial

Purple Views of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds by Julieanne Kost San Francisco salt landscapes color aerial

Purple Views of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds by Julieanne Kost San Francisco salt landscapes color aerial

Purple Views of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds by Julieanne Kost San Francisco salt landscapes color aerial

Purple Views of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds by Julieanne Kost San Francisco salt landscapes color aerial

While flying south of San Francisco recently, photographer Julieanne Kost managed to capture this beautiful series of photographs that look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. The color in the photos isn’t altered, nor were the images taken with an infrared lens, instead what you’re seeing are countless trillions of microorganisms thriving away inside shallow salt ponds. It takes an average of five years to transform bay water into salt brine, during which the various organisms that live in the ponds undergo a dramatic chromatic shift as the salinity increases. You can a bit more about the process over on Amusing Planet, and see more of Kost’s photograhs on Behance. All photos courtesy the photographer. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

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Storm Chaser Films Rolling Cloud Formations That Make You Feel like You’re Underwater

Storm Chaser Films Rolling Cloud Formations That Make You Feel like Youre Underwater weather clouds

Earlier this summer, storm chaser Alex Schueth managed to capture a timelapse of a rare cloud formation called a undulatus asperatus during a storm over Lincoln, Nebraska. The rolling pattern formed by the clouds almost gives the impression you’re underwater looking up at the surface at waves. (via PetaPixel)

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An Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare

An Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare trees treehouses

An Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare trees treehouses

An Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare trees treehouses

UK sculptor Tom Hare works primarily with willow branches to create large organic sculptures that borrow from the same techiques used in basket making. One of his most recent commissions was a giant egg-like treehouse installed in a cherry tree at a private residence. Lit from the inside, the complexity of the structure is highlighted against the sky, making it look a bit more like a spaceship than a treehouse. You can see more of Hare’s work on his Tumblr. Photos by Daniel Castledine. (via My Modern Met)

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Frenetic Spray-painted Birds by ‘L7m’

Frenetic Spray painted Birds by L7m  street art graffiti birds

Frenetic Spray painted Birds by L7m  street art graffiti birds

Frenetic Spray painted Birds by L7m  street art graffiti birds

Frenetic Spray painted Birds by L7m  street art graffiti birds

Frenetic Spray painted Birds by L7m  street art graffiti birds

Frenetic Spray painted Birds by L7m  street art graffiti birds

Frenetic Spray painted Birds by L7m  street art graffiti birds

Frenetic Spray painted Birds by L7m  street art graffiti birds

Here’s a collection of murals and canvases from street artist L7m (previously) who paints interpretations of birds that morph from realistic into more abstract strokes of spray paint and explosions of color. Included here are a number of pieces from Spain, Portugal, and his native Brazil over the last few months. You can see much more here.

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David Zinn’s Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

Since 2001, artist and illustrator David Zinn has stalked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, creating temporary illustrations with chalk and charcoal. Zinn improvises each piece on the spot and makes use of found objects, street fixtures, and stairsteps to create trompe l’oeil illusions. These are some of our favorite pieces from the last few months, but you can see plenty more on Facebook and in his 2013 book Lost & Unfounded: Street Art by David Zinn. All photos courtesy the artist. (via Street Art Utopia)

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

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