20 Unusually Awesome Art Mediums

This post is dedicated to the idea that creativity can flow out of any of us. Everywhere you look these days, you see people turning something quite ordinary into something unbelievably extraordinary. Like Yuken Teruya who delicately carves commercial paper bags and transforms them into magnificent miniature trees or Maurizio Savini who turns Hubba Bubba into high art, these artists are the ones who remind us that the best kind of art isn’t the most complicated, it’s the kind that leaves us with an experience. Medium: Trash

Lips by Tom Deininger [Link] Medium: Recycled Carrier Bags

Eden Project [Via WebUrbanist] Medium: Colored Pencils

Jennifer Maestre [Link] Medium: Discarded Shopping Bags

Yuken Teruya [Link] Medium: Dice and Gambling Chips

Liu Jianhua [Link] Medium: Jello

Liz Hickok [Link] Medium: Cassette Tapes

iri5 [Link] Medium: Post-it Notes

ih8gates [Link] Medium: Kodaimai Rice

Via Pink Tentacle Medium: Chewing Gum

Maurizio Savini [Via Telegraph] Medium: Traffic Barrels

Joseph Carnevale [Via Digg] Medium: Prescription Bottles

Chemical Balance by Jean Shin [Link] Medium: Discarded Lottery Tickets

Chance City by Jean Shin [Link] Medium: Records

Sound Wave by Jean Shin [Link] Medium: Dirt on a Car

Scott Wade [Link] Medium: Bath Tubs

Donald Lipski [Link] Medium: Beer Cans

Butterfly Art by Paul Villinski [Link] Medium: Pantone Color Chips

Bates141 Jakarta [Via Scene360] Medium: Cake

Scott Hove [Link] Medium: Bic Pen

Juan Francisco Casas [Link] Related: Yuken Teruya – Magicial “Notice Forest” (10 photos) Shanghai Made of Gambling Chips and Dice: Italy Stunning Models of San Francisco Made of Jell-O – Liz Hickock: SF (10 photos) Chewing Gum Art by Maurizio Savini: Rome, Italy Butterfly Beer Cans

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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