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Crocheted Lace Jewelry Inspired by Organic Specimens

Crocheted Lace Jewelry Inspired by Organic Specimens

May 15, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

Japanese artist Miho Fujita crochets delicate sculptures of organic matter found in forests, turning handmade leaves, berries, and clusters of mushrooms into wearable objects. The works are all created from naturally dyed cotton, Fujita using plants to both inspire and dye her jewelry. More



Art Crafts

Endangered Species Cut from Paper by Patrick Cabral

Endangered Species Cut from Paper by Patrick Cabral

May.11.17

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Christopher

As part of an ongoing series to highlight various endangered species, Manila-based paper artist Patrick Cabral created these amazing cut paper portraits of tigers, pandas, pangolins, and other threatened animals. The multi-layered works are cut by hand and incorporate decorative flourishes and patterns into the the face of each animal. Working since last November, Cabral envisioned the series as a way to support endangered animals, and he’s donating half of the proceeds from the sale of each sculpture to WWF Philippines. More



Illustration

Lovely Storybook Illustrations of People Communing with Nature by Jin Xingye

Lovely Storybook Illustrations of People Communing with Nature by Jin Xingye

Apr.11.17

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Christopher

Each image created by Chinese illustrator Jin Xingye seems suggest a moment from an untold story, where people and creatures appear to share surreal, tender moments from within a larger narrative. More



Art

Traveling Landscapes: Miniature Ecosystems Tucked Inside Vintage Suitcases by Kathleen Vance

Traveling Landscapes: Miniature Ecosystems Tucked Inside Vintage Suitcases by Kathleen Vance

Mar.13.17

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Christopher

As part of her ongoing series titled Traveling Landscapes, New York-based artist Kathleen Vance constructs entire landscapes inside of old steamer trunks and repurposed luggage. Many of the pieces incorporate real running water, soil, and living plant life to form encapsulated environments, though others are constructed from common model making materials and resin. The pieces are intended to speak to the fragility of drinking water reservoirs and issues of water rights. More



Illustration

Unsettling Illustrations of Tangled Flora and Fauna Beings by Alex Kuno

Unsettling Illustrations of Tangled Flora and Fauna Beings by Alex Kuno

Mar.8.17

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Christopher

Minneapolis-based artist Alex Kuno imagines a world of twisted organic beings that borrow elements of plant life, anatomy, and the natural world. The artist admits that his illustrations are likely to creep some people out, but purposefully includes ideas that highlight life and growth, creating a dichotomy of revulsion and delight as the viewer carefully untangles each artwork. The mixed-media drawings are made primarily using ink, watercolor, graphite and chalk. More



Art

Billboards That Advertise the Surrounding California Landscape by Jennifer Bolande

Billboards That Advertise the Surrounding California Landscape by Jennifer Bolande

Mar.3.17

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Kate

Jennifer Bolande‘s work Visible Distance / Second Sight, is not one that you stop your car at and observe, in fact, its not one that even requires slowing to admire. The several billboard installation stretches alongside the Gene Autry Trail and Vista Chino in California, bordering the roads with scenic images of the same mountains that peak out behind each piece. In some instances the images match perfectly with the surrounding range, creating an alignment of fabricated reality while one zooms past the display. More



Photography

Smithsonian Announces Eye-Opening Finalists of Their 14th Annual Photo Contest

Smithsonian Announces Eye-Opening Finalists of Their 14th Annual Photo Contest

Feb.28.17

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Christopher

Smithsonian just released the 70 finalists for their 14th annual photo contest and is currently accepting votes for their Readers’ Choice award. This year Smithsonian received some 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories from which they selected finalists in 7 categories: Natural World, The American Experience, Travel, People, Altered Images, Mobile, and Sustainable Travel. More



Crafts

Ornate Insect Embroideries by Humayrah Bint Altaf Incorporate Antique Materials and Metallic Beads

Ornate Insect Embroideries by Humayrah Bint Altaf Incorporate Antique Materials and Metallic Beads

Jan.12.17

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Christopher

Embroidery artist Humayrah Bint Altaf stitches fabulously ornate insects and trees that incorporate antique gold twist cord, hundreds of metallic beads, Rococo threads, and other delicate materials. The end results are scarab beetles that could practically crawl off the canvas and honey bees prepared to take flight. More



Photography Science

A Giant Naturally Occurring Ice Circle Appears Briefly in a Washington River

A Giant Naturally Occurring Ice Circle Appears Briefly in a Washington River

Jan.10.17

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Christopher

This weekend, word spread via Facebook that a large circle of ice was spinning in small river just outside of Seattle. After seeing a quick video of it in her feed, photographer Kaylyn Messer jumped in her car and was fortunate to witness the incredible sight of this gargantuan ice disc as it spun in the current of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. More



Photography

Close-Up Portraits of Birds Shot in a Photographer’s Backyard

Close-Up Portraits of Birds Shot in a Photographer’s Backyard

Dec.29.16

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Kate

After noticing the birds in Michigan were far different than those in her native Germany, Lisa M. Ca., an amateur photographer, began photographing them with her DSLR. In an attempt to find more creative ways to capture the variety of species that flew through her backyard, Lisa purchased the Bird Photo Booth 2.0. The device uses a motion detector to snap its shutter, capturing birds with a macro lens at ten images per second.  More



Art

Hyperrealistic Depictions of Fish Merged With Their Coral Environments by Lisa Ericson

Hyperrealistic Depictions of Fish Merged With Their Coral Environments by Lisa Ericson

Dec.15.16

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Kate

Artist, illustrator, and designer Lisa Ericson (previously) paints hyperrealistic images of imaginary animals, hybrids that intertwine species. Previously focused on a body of work that merged mice and butterflies, Ericson’s newest series focuses on the creatures below, painting bright fish against matte black backgrounds. The vibrant works highlight a variety of coral integrated into fins and tails of scaly animals, as well as showcasing the groups of fish that have decided to make these tails their home. More