Nguyễn Hùng Cườngi, an artist of Vietnamese origin has great skill and dexterity when working with paper, as evidenced by these numerous and well executed origami creatures. The artist has not had any formal training or guidance, relying mostly on books to learn and refine his skill to this majestic level. His origami covers a wide range of subjects and creatures, going from Remy of Ratatouille to scorpions, sharks, pterodactyls, and Tow Mater from Cars.
Water droplets aren’t quite friendly to be manipulated, but once you get them going, they make for fantastic photographs. These here are the works of French photographer Vincent Xeridat, working with water droplets and finding order where there is none. Images are captured using a macro lens and flashgun working in tandem with a high speed camera, the time being just 1/2000 of a second.
German sculptor and illustrator Tobias Wüstefeld has crafted Super Mario levels atop animals skulls. The sculpted levels also feature characters and surroundings from the game, showing tiny Mario, Goombas, Koopas, a mushroom and the fireflower. It’s great to imagine the idea of sculpted Super Mario Bros levels, but seeing they’re carved on animal skulls kind of makes the entire thing a bit uncomfortable. Of course we’ve seen several sculptures or ideas that employ similar ideas, but this one just doesn’t feel right.
For the Legion of Doom set, Brazilian illustrator Butcher Billy decided to give some real life villains a transformation into villains from comic books. The legion has some very scary villains of our world, and some not so scary ones; Mark Zuckerberg supervillain? Well, maybe. In any case, it’s a nice set you might enjoy.
Three dimensional drawings on paper is an idea so very difficult to employ, which is what makes it that much more awesome. In the work of JJK Airbrush, objects aren’t content staying on paper, the illustrations want to break free of those bonds and fly into the world. Some of these illustrations look to interact with the real world, some stay on paper in their glory, but never miss the chance of impressing their dimensions.
A series that makes you think about people and life, participants expose their fears, emotions and insecurities to the camera. What I Be project by photographer Steve Rosenfield works on the tag line of “Building Security Through Insecurity.” For the project, Steve asked people to display their insecurities. Additionally, each participant was asked to complete the sentence “I am not my…”
Pipe cleaners have nothing desirable or impressive about them, until you turn them into something pretty darn impressive. Artist Lauren Ryan gives a break to the chenille stem from cleaning up smoking pipes, and in stead uses them in the creation of these animal sculptures that any chenille stem would be proud to be a part of.
Adorable miniature crochet animals are the specialty of the Etsy shop SuAmi. Run by a family of five in Vietnam, SuAmi craft miniature crochet animals some of which hardly go beyond a quarter of an inch in dimensions. Even working with such tiny proportions, the animals are crafted with care and accuracy, while giving them a sense of cute.
Carving out the anatomy of mythical creatures, author E.B. Hudspeth‘s book The Resurrectionist takes a very keen approach to creature anatomy. The book is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black who lived in Philadelphia in the late 1870s. Son of a grave robber, Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine.