Giant Globe Crafted With Individually-Painted Matchsticks

It took sculptor Andy Yoder two years to reproduce the world. He did so in the form of a large globe that's made from individually-painted matchsticks. It's an understatement to say that this was a tedious endeavor, and the results are amazing. Detail shots of Yoder's work showcase the thought and consideration that went into the placement of every match. There's no uniform blue that dots the ocean. Instead, he uses a variety of hues that adds to the richness of the overall piece.

Yoder's son, Reddit user yoderaustin, posted about his dad's handiwork on the site. He explains that the frame is a mixture of foam, cardboard, and plywood. After the artist hand-painted each matchstick, he attached them to the skeleton form with wood glue. The final step was to douse the entire piece in flame retardant (which is both a precautionary and ironic move).

As clouds wrap around the giant sphere, we see that Hurricane Sandy is descending upon the United States' east coast (visible in the last photograph). This distinctive touch is a personal one for the artist, who is based in Brooklyn New York and had to endure Sandy's wrath.





Andy Yoder website
via [Hello Bauldoff and Reddit]



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Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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