It’s not everyday that one gets to admire the beauty of these tiny killing machines called viruses. They’re scary by every definition of the word, and lets face it, not all too enticing. That doesn’t quite change the fact that they can be quite mesmerizing. Artist Luke Jerram sculpted deadly viruses like HIV, SARS, E. Coli and Malaria from glass into these hauntingly attractive shapes. He calls the series Glass Microbiology and enlisted the help of virologist Andrew Davidson, so as to keep the details on the sculptures correct.
Polish artist Anna Dabrowska, a.k.a. Finnabair mixes up and arranges discarded computer parts as art, creating these lovely cyberpunk collages that are a heady mix of two worlds. Even the variety of materials used is quite impressive, there’s the obvious discarded computer parts and boards, screws, gears and cogs, even screws, artificial flowers and dead insects. All these unlikely partners come together in these painstakingly built delightful collages.
Making colorful shapes out of colorful bird feathers, artist Chris Maynard shows skill in these miniature cuts. Armed with small eye surgery scissors, forceps, scalpels, and magnifiers, Maynard glues the feathers so as to maintain the structure and then cuts out the shapes to wondrous results.
Batman has been elevated to holy, celestial levels in this painting titled Holy Batman by artist Robert Burden. The painting measures 12 feet by 7 feet and took about 1200 hours to complete. Making a good representation of the Batman universe, it reserves space for important characters in the Batman mythology and lore. Adorning the side of the frame sit 360 Batman figurines that work for ornamentation.
Humorous and joyful chalk art on streets and sidewalks by artist David Zinn. The characters are made using pencil, ink, charcoal, chalk, and (water, acrylic and house) paint.
Look at all those sweet calories arranged so deliciously for the installation Tapis de sucre (Sugar Carpet). Looking much like a Persian carpet, that is two tons of refined sugar working with food coloring and activated charcoal. The installation is the work of artist Aude Moreau.
We have already seen the amazing banana carvings of artist Keisuke Yamada once, and of course it has been nearly two years since then and the artist has been busy carving more awesome shapes out of bananas. Check out these images, and be amazed.
For London based artist Mark Mawson (previously), droplets of color and paint in water dance to create exquisite forms displayed here as photographs. These images mostly are made of droplets of paint in clear water, followed by the incredible capturing of high speed cameras, all aided by strobe lights to add to the effect.
Illustrator Ryodita at Deviantart has a set of these impressive heroes and villains, who have been reduced in size but don’t really seem to have reduced in substance. It’s somewhat of a “Honey, I shrunk the comic book characters” moment.
On his website, Mel Birnkrant hosts a collection of work from his friend Charles Ponstingl. These are amazing and detailed wood carvings based on classic comic strips. The dioramas are based on Winsor McCay’s “Little Sammy Sneeze” and Little Nemo and also some recreations from an old Disney picture book.