Sinking Sculpture Illusions

Lately I’ve been noticing a growing, or should I say sinking, trend. Artists have created fantastic illusions consisting of sculptures that look as if they’re sinking into the ground! Whether it’s Sue and Peter Hill who made the magnificent Mud Maid at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, UK (see above) or Banky who transforms an ordinary row of orange traffic cones into an extraordinary work of art, one thing is certain. These pieces make us do a double-take!


Julien Berthier


Cornelia Konrads


Ivan Puig


Ivan Puig


Petrus Spronk


Heather Hart


Banksy


Cathie Pilkington


Isaac Cordal


Douglas Kornfeld


David Brooks



January 20, 2017

Powerful Portraits Show the Faces Behind the Women’s March on Washington

With the Women’s March on Washington rapidly approaching, photographer Clayton Cubitt set about immortalizing some of the organizers and activists involved with the event. On January 21, 2017, women and advocates for women’s rights will march in Washington—as well as in other cities and countries during sister events. Cubitt’s set of powerful portraits gives a voice to the women behind the march, their faces glowing and vital as they explain why they’ve decided to participate.

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January 19, 2017

Brightly Embroidered Temari Balls Are a Kaleidoscope of Geometric Design

A form of ancient Japanese folk art, temari balls are brightly colored pieces of needlework covered with elaborate patterns. In the Edo period, aristocratic women created temari balls using pieces of silk from spare kimonos in a challenge toward perfection. To a wider public, they became a sensation several years ago after a 92-year-old grandmother’s temari collection went viral.

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