Paige Bradley’s Stretching Sculptures

You may remember Paige Bradley as the talented artist who completely blew us away with Expansion, an incredibly beautiful sculpture of a naked woman with light bleeding out of her cracked body. Her recent set of works are just as amazing but involve a different type of material, silver nitrate. What’s most intriguing is how these figures appear to be stretching out of the material they’re bound in.

“My fascination with fabric as confinement leads me to explore the abstract with figurative sculpture,” she says. “Each figure is contained, but struggles to break free from self-inflicted boundaries. These figures, wrapped in extraordinary tension, bring to mind fears of ostracism, fears of not belonging and hiding from. The figures struggle to reveal themselves in order to become understood and known.”

Paige Bradley’s website

December 9, 2016

Woman Recreates Famous Paintings as Fabulous Hand-Crafted Nail Art

Over three years ago, social media maven Susi Kenna became obsessed with elaborate nail art, and it’s easy to see why. For talented manicurists, the fingernails offer 10 tiny canvases in which to create their stunning visual works. Kenna has put another spin on this trend by combining it with her educational background in historical and contemporary art into a blog.

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December 8, 2016

2,500-Year-Old Chinese Sword Still Looks and Cuts Like New

There are many distinctive swords throughout history, but few are as renowned as the Sword of Goujian. This ancient Chinese dagger is more than 2,500 years old. Because of its still-impeccable condition, however, it’s considered one of those swords that mythically defies the tests of time. In 1965, an excavation team discovered the Sword of Goujian in a tomb in Hubei, China.

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