I’m loving the vibrant colors and the meticulous placement of every leaf, flower petal, and pine cone is these natural mandalas by Arizona artist Kathy Klein. The pieces are called danmalas (‘the giver of garlands’ in Sanskrit), and after each is formed and photographed Klein leaves them where they were created as a gift to whoever discovers them. (via things organized neatly)
A new video tonight from musician Diego Stocco (previously) wherein he samples audio from trees played with a bow, bark, coconuts, bees, almonds, orange peels, rice and other natural objects to create one of his signature tracks. This guy can make music from anything! Learn more about his Music from Nature project over on Behance.
I’m loving these figurative sketchbook illustrations created around the forms of pressed leaves. They showed up in the Tumblr of the Sketching Backpacker who has some serious chops when it comes to documenting their travels using paint, collage, pencil, or anything else available, I definitely recommend getting lost for a moment. (via fuck yeah book arts!)
A brilliant capture of a praying mantis straddling two budding leaves by Borneo-based photographer Tustel Ico. (via chris griffin)
My brain almost exploded when I stumbled onto these lovely photographs by UK photographer Sharon Johnstone. Such a perfect mix of light and water, they almost look like candy. See many more images in her macro galleries. (via daily art fixx)
Photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick has been shooting photos for over 20 years, and for the last seven has been living and working in Singapore. These colorful floral x-rays were the result of several radiology experiments that ended with help from a radiography lab in Singapore who assisted him with use of a digital x-ray system followed by a few rounds of image editing and color correction in Photoshop to reach the final results you see here. Several of the specimens are available as prints over on Society6. For a polar opposite project, also check out his Anonymous Aliens series, which confronts the dehumanization of transient workers and their often unrecognized contribution to modern society by capturing anonymous stormtroopers enduring the back-breaking labor often performed by migrants.
Paradise Parking is a new series of work (and soon to be book by the same title) by American-born, Paris-based photographer Peter Lippmann. The photos capture abandoned cars in a state of complete decay as each is gradually consumed by nature. The works will soon be on display in Brussels courtesy Gallery Sophie Maree. (via visual news, featureshoot)
A wonderfully executed ad campaign by Legas Delaney for Plant for the Planet, using cut leaves symbolizing their ability to absorb CO2. Beautiful work. (via inspire me now and ads of the world)