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A Spider Fixing a Leaf

A Spider Fixing a Leaf spiders macro leaves

A Spider Fixing a Leaf spiders macro leaves

OK, so the spider isn’t fixing the leaf, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing (and no, it’s not Photoshop). Paris-based photographer Bertrand Kulik stumbled onto this tiny spider who managed to construct its web inside a leaf with a giant hole and snapped these photos at just the right angle. (thnx, Alex!)

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Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

I’m really enjoying these stitched leaved by artist Hillary Fayle who is currently working on a MFA in Craft/Material studies at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. We’ve seen many different artists working with leaf cuttings (which Fayle does as well), but this aspect of suspended embroidery is pretty special. You can see more examples on her website, and custom pieces are available on request. Photos by Natalie Hofert Photography. (via Lustik)

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Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney wire sculpture multiples metal leaves installation

U.K. artist Michelle Mckinney examines the contrast of manmade materials with forms of nature in her ethereal installations of leaves, seeds, and butterflies formed from handcut woven metal. The artist cuts each shape from copper, brass, or steel mesh which is then colored and assembled into the forms seen here. You can see more of her work over on Facebook and in her portfolio. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling

Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling plants leaves fashion

Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling plants leaves fashion

Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling plants leaves fashion

Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling plants leaves fashion

Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling plants leaves fashion

Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling plants leaves fashion

Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling plants leaves fashion

Fashion in Leaves is ongoing personal project by Malaysian illustrator and artist Tang Chiew Ling that explores various forms of leaves and flowers as if they were fashion sketches. Ling previously merged flora with illustration in another series of images called Object Art, and if you liked this, also checkout Drawing with Leaves. (via The Jackass Gardener)

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Miya Ando’s Flotilla of 1,000 Bioluminescent Leaves

Miya Andos Flotilla of 1,000 Bioluminescent Leaves resin light leaves installation

Miya Andos Flotilla of 1,000 Bioluminescent Leaves resin light leaves installation

Miya Andos Flotilla of 1,000 Bioluminescent Leaves resin light leaves installation

Miya Andos Flotilla of 1,000 Bioluminescent Leaves resin light leaves installation

Miya Andos Flotilla of 1,000 Bioluminescent Leaves resin light leaves installation

Last year artist Miya Ando traveled to Puerto Rico where she released 1,000 non-toxic resin leaves coated with phosphorescence into a small pond. During the day the leaves would “recharge” and at night would give off a ghostly, ethereal glow much like the light of a firefly. Titled Obon, the installation was inspired by a Japanese Buddhist festival of the same name that honors the spirits of one’s ancestors. The leaves were also meant to simulate Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays, a natural phenomenon caused by dinoflagellates, photosynthetic underwater organisms that emit light when agitated.

You can learn more about Ando’s artwork over at Spoon and Tamago who stopped by for a studio visit not to long ago. You can also follow her on Tumblr and if you’re in the NYC area next month she’ll have a solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery starting June 20th. Photography courtesy L. Young.

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A Duet for Leaves & Turntable

A Duet for Leaves & Turntable leaves

A Duet for Leaves & Turntable leaves

Composer and sound artist Diego Stocco released a brief clip today featuring his experiments with a new turntable and a few freshly gathered leaves. Leaves! More specifically all bass, kick and snare sounds heard in the video were made by alternating the leaf type, angle, pressure as it was applied against the turntable. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, Stocco is known for sampling audio from nature and other unexpected instruments in order to remix and modify them into music. My favorite piece is still Music from a Dry Cleaner.

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Fall: The Color of Central Park Filmed over Six Months

Fall: The Color of Central Park Filmed over Six Months trees timelapse seasons New York leaves

This gorgeous time-lapse by filmmaker Jamie Scott starts off like any other video capturing the change of the seasons with the movement of the sun, but then around :30 something pretty remarkable happens. To create the effect Scott filmed in 15 locations around New York City’s Central Park, two times a week, for six months using the exact same tripod and camera lens settings resulting in the footage you see here. (via jason sondhi)

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