More Astounding Negative Space Book Sculptures

Melbourne-based sculptor Kylie Stillman expertly carves three-dimensional silhouettes of birds and plants into stacks of books and paper. Ultimately, the result is a reverse sculpture where the primary subject is omitted from the solid structure whose negative space remains intact. It’s visually astounding and seems almost like an illusion, as though our minds are playing tricks on us. There’s a clear reference to nature in all of these hand-cut sculptures. Additionally, Stillman’s tree sculptures seem to create a sort of irony that alludes to whence it came from. In these series of works, paper creates trees.














Kylie Stillman website
via [Faith is Torment]



January 16, 2017

Powerful Portraits Capture the History and Masculinity of Mongolian Wrestling

“Like going to war.” This is how one of the wrestlers in photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher‘s project Bökh, describes Mongolian wrestling. Shot in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the resulting portraits and short film pay respect to this ancient tradition. It’s a tradition that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population.

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January 16, 2017

Life-Saving Poster Uses Lemons to Illustrate Different Signs of Breast Cancer

At first glance, the bright and colorful Know Your Lemons poster may not appear to be dealing with an issue of life or death. A closer look, however, reveals the severity of the situation at hand. Created by the Worldwide Breast Cancer organization, the clever image uses manipulated photos of lemons to illustrate the tell-tale physical signs of breast cancer.

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