Artist Gaku carves exquisite patterns on a variety of fruits and vegetables. Food carving is called mukimono in Japan, and apparently, carved food is often served as a side dish. The artist has to be rather quick with his hands as oxidation sets in the moment the fruit is cut, and discolored edibles don’t look this picturesque.
For his series Flatland II, Turkish artist Aydin Büyüktaş has created dizzying and distorted views of American landscapes. It took the photographer two months to scout and plan for the locations, then another month and 10,000 miles of travelling across the USA to capture the shots. Aydin captured 18-20 images for each shot, then stitched them together to create collages that stretch into the sky and fold onto themselves.
These vibrant and colorful cups are the work of artist Katie Marks who (rightly) describes her work as functional sculptures. You can purchase the cups from her Etsy shop SilverLiningCeramics, though they are sold out rather quickly. Katie announces upcoming pieces on her Instagram account, so keep an eye out if you’d like to purchase one.
The video shows Turkish artist Garip Ay paint Van Gogh’s Starry Night on water. After he’s done with the painting, Ay remixes it to create a portrait of Van Gogh himself. Seeing water be used as a canvas is pretty interesting. The technique is known as Paper Marbling and is a result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution.
Netherlands-based artist Jeroen van Kesteren has created this wonderful set of airships, for a series titled Orphanage for Lost Adventures. They are made primarily from cardboard, although aluminum, paper, foil, and adhesives find use too. The flying ships have been created over the last year, and each can take almost a month to complete.
Creations of EgliDesign studio bring to the mind pictures of a wonderland – a world of fantasy and magic. The furniture however, is very much grounded in reality; its unique form guided by perspective and imagination of Lithuanian artist/designer Eglė Mie, the founder of the studio.
Potholes are, and will continue to be terrible. But thanks to artist Jim Bachor, potholes do look better. Well, there’s your silver lining! The artist has been filling Chicago’s potholes with these works of art for about two years now. He fills the potholes with concrete and tops it up with a homemade mosaic.
On a fine day in the spring of 2014, artist Rachel Sussman made her introduction to the Japanese art of Kintsugi or Kintsukuroi. The catalyst was a photograph she saw on social media of a broken ceramic bowl put back together with gold. Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum dust.
In 2012, artist Yuki Tsunoda attempted to visualize the disgust and aversion most people feel when they see insects. As she worked on the project, she realized that there was more to insects – perhaps even a beauty that could be highlighted. Thus came into being Glass insetto, a series by the artist that shows glass sculptures of insects.
Imagine running into one of these exotic creatures in the woods. Surely we would be able to appreciate the beauty of these sculptures over the discomfort of soiled pants. These creepy humanoid figures are the work of Japanese artist Nagato Iwasaki. The sculptures have been constructed by putting together pieces of driftwood into humanoid forms.