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Monumental Pastel Drawings of Endangered Icebergs by Zaria Forman

Monumental Pastel Drawings of Endangered Icebergs by Zaria Forman

September 1, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

Zaria Forman (previously here and here) creates incredibly realistic drawings of Antarctica’s icebergs, producing large pastel works that capture the sculptural beauty of the quickly shrinking forms. This past winter, the artist had the opportunity to be side-by-side with the the towering ice shelfs, observing their magnitude aboard the National Geographic Explorer during a four week art residency.
The residency gave her the opportunity to further embody the natural formations, providing a new perspective to create her large-scale drawings. More



Art

A Turbulent Black Sea Fills a Three-Story Wall in Kiev, Ukraine

A Turbulent Black Sea Fills a Three-Story Wall in Kiev, Ukraine

Aug.10.17

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Kate

London-born and Cape Town-based artist Jake Aikman paints scenes that aim to capture the mysterious nature of environments at the edge of civilization, producing dramatic seascapes and dense patches of tropical forests in his oil paintings. His latest work moves from canvas to wall, upscaling his practice for the first time to produce a three-story tall mural of a stormy Black Sea. More



Art

A Human-Shaped Pool Reflects the Sky Over Tbilisi by Icy & Sot

A Human-Shaped Pool Reflects the Sky Over Tbilisi by Icy & Sot

Jun.4.17

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Christopher

Brooklyn-based artist duo Icy & Sot were recently in Tbilisi, Georgia where they installed this temporary piece titled “Nature’s Reflection” as part of Art-Villa Garikula. More



Art History

The Vanishing Stepwells of India: A New Book by Victoria Lautman Documents the Fading Relics of Subterranean Wells

The Vanishing Stepwells of India: A New Book by Victoria Lautman Documents the Fading Relics of Subterranean Wells

Mar.21.17

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Christopher

Scattered across India’s vast landscape of ancient architecture including temples, mosques, and palaces are an often overlooked relic of historic infrastructure called stepwells. These subterranean buildings, once numbered in the thousands, were originally dug into the landscape so residents could easily access water. Over time, stepwells grew increasingly elaborate in their construction, morphing from modest rock-cut holes into fully functional Hindu temples with ornate columns, stairwells, and shrines. More



Photography

Aqueous Roses and Liquid Blooms Photographed by Mark Mawson

Aqueous Roses and Liquid Blooms Photographed by Mark Mawson

Mar.2.17

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Christopher

In his latest photographic series, London-based photographer Mark Mawson takes us underwater to the epicenter of swirling vortexes and explosions of colorful dye. Each image captures a brief split-second moment requiring extreme precision and choreography to create a perfect swirl or bloom. More



Design

Drippy Calligraphy Experiments by Seb Lester

Drippy Calligraphy Experiments by Seb Lester

Feb.13.17

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Christopher

A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on Oct 7, 2016 at 5:18am PDT

Calligraphy master Seb Lester (previously) has been sharing quick videos of watery handwriting experiments on his Instagram account. Each word or phrase begins with a scribble of water or an array of droplets to which he then uses a dropper to apply color. Seen here are some highlights but it hardly even scratches the surface. More



Photography

New Light Paintings That Capture the Movement of Kayaking and Canoeing by Stephen Orlando

New Light Paintings That Capture the Movement of Kayaking and Canoeing by Stephen Orlando

Dec.14.16

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Kate

Stephen Orlando (previously here and here) captures traces of movement through time, securing LED lights to rowing paddles and even violin bows. The result is a technicolor landscape—curved patterns hovering just above the water’s edge in his newest group of lake and ocean-side imagery. Recently the Canadian-based photographer has produced photos in his home province of Ontario, as well as around Newfoundland and next to Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Floating Piers this summer in Italy.  More



Photography

Uncanny Photographs of Iridescent Oil Spills by Fabian Oefner

Uncanny Photographs of Iridescent Oil Spills by Fabian Oefner

Aug.31.16

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Christopher

As part of an ongoing effort to explore the visual effects of iridescence, artist Fabian Oefner (previously) created a new photographic series titled Oil Spill. To create the images he used a syringe to drip small drops of oil into a black reservoir containing water. As the oil expanded into plumes he captured the images you see here reminiscent of giant fires, irises, or exploding stars. You can see more from the series on Behance. More



Art

An Interactive Pond of Computer-Generated Koi Fish Designed by teamLab

An Interactive Pond of Computer-Generated Koi Fish Designed by teamLab

Aug.2.16

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Kate

Wading calf-deep into what looks like an infinite pool of water, visitors to Tokyo’s Odaiba Minna no YUME-TAIRIKU 2016 festival walk slowly through teamLab‘s (previously) latest light mapping installation. A shallow pool of water is completely surrounded by mirrored ceiling and walls, highlighting the psychedelic nature of the thousands of computer generated koi fish that are projected around the viewer’s feet. The fish change speeds as they navigate the waters, often crashing into observers and bursting into scattered flowers upon contact. More



Art

A Dark Water Recreation of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Using Paper Marbling Techniques

A Dark Water Recreation of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Using Paper Marbling Techniques

Jun.16.16

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Christopher

In this brief video, artist Garip Ay creates an interpretation of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting using a paper marbling technique—or more specifically the Turkish method called ebru. Marbling involves the careful process of floating colors on the surface of water or a slightly more viscous solution called size, before transferring the design or pattern to a special sheet of paper in a dramatic flourish. If you liked this, here’s another video from the 1970s that demonstrates even more elaborate marbling techniques. More



Photography

A Photographer’s Digital Journey to Produce a Lake of Shattered Mirrors

A Photographer’s Digital Journey to Produce a Lake of Shattered Mirrors

Apr.8.16

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Kate

Swedish photographer Erik Johansson had a vision for a digital photograph of a lake shattering like a mirror, an image he wanted to produce as accurately as possible. To achieve this effect for Impact, Johansson bought 17 square meters of mirrors, found a boat and a model, and posed all three in a stone pit until he got the best shot for the final image. Several months of planning, shooting, and editing later and he has an entire video that documents the tasks that lie far beyond the many hours he spent in Photoshop. More

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