This video of snowflakes forming is beautifully mesmerizing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
It’s hard to believe that Weerapong Chaipuck only started taking up photography after retiring from his career in medicine. I am fascinated by artists who paint images that are so real, they are mistaken for photographs. I have posted several blog entries on such art pieces. Yet, I am also fascinated by photographs of real, accessible places, people and things that are so beautiful they seem like they could only be the product of an artistic imagination and talent. Chaipuck’s photographs fall into this category. They are breathtaking, beautiful and mysterious. His images capture the spectacular beauty of Asian landscapes and traditions in stunningly atmospheric shots.
Check out his 500px page for more.
I am almost at a loss of words for these detailed sculptures by Li Hongbo, a Beijing based artist, book designer and editor. What appear to be plain porcelain busts and skulls reveal their true design when twisted and pulled like taffy. The sculptures are created by gluing together thousands of layers of honeycomb-like paper and intricately carving desired shapes. Li transforms the paper into two distinct forms, a fully shaped solid piece and captured movement, undefined and surrealistic. The sculptures in motion will amaze. See the video below!
These sculptures are so lifelike, I keep expecting them to move. After seeing more, I’m rather glad that they can’t. The Australian visual artist’s sculptures amaze, impress and leave you slightly uncomfortable. He uses silicone, resin and fiberglass to create his hyper-realistic art.
Many people feel that Sam’s work produces a creepy effect by existing in the “uncanny valley.” This is the idea that when human features are close, but not exactly, like natural human beings, it causes a response of aversion or revulsion. For example, the sculpture of a face without eyes or a mouth may fall into this category. No matter how you feel about his work, it’s truly incredible and worth sharing.
Spanish artist Eloy Morales has created eye-catching self portraits. All is not as it seems with the paint covered faces below. What is so impressive about someone covering his face in paint? Scroll through to the end and find out for yourself.
Mister Finch, from Yorkshire, has no formal training. After years of attempting different medium, he found a love of sewing. His main inspirations come from nature, such as flowers, insects and birds. He draws from the wealth of fabulous and beautiful British folklore rich with morals and warnings, such as “shape shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil ready to invite you to stray from the path.” His ability to humanize animals, adding shoes and clothes, makes them come alive.
Finch uses recycled materials, not only as an ethical statement, but to add more authenticity and charm to his work. “Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts looking for new adventures. A story sewn in is a story woven.”