Miniature Lightbulb People Seek Life from Power Outlets

Brooklyn-based sculptor Stephen Shaheen created these mixed media installations to reflect little human bodies with lightbulbs as heads. The trio of sculptures, struggling to connect themselves to power in order to illuminate their recycled bulb heads, is an Untitled series. One of the human forms, with hand extended, successfully reaches the outlet and provides energy to a fellow sculpture, which is connected via plug that runs from one belly button to the other’s lower back.

Separately, a single sculpture located in the same vicinity has plug in hand and no electric outlet in sight. This solitary piece is cleverly entitled Headlight. Each figure measures 24 inches and according to his bio, Shaheen’s work “spans both manual and digital processes, and employs materials as diverse as repurposed found objects, marble, and recycled denim fiber.” Though currently living in New York, the artist has worked and trained extensively in Italy and his indoor and outdoor installations are in various collections in both Europe and the United States.

Stephen Shaheen’s website
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January 18, 2017

Amazing Photo Captures Thousands of Birds on Snowy Treetops

Snow covered trees are always eye catching, but CSI Walker Berg of the Portland Police Bureau was in for an exceptional view when he glanced out his window. Thousands of black starlings had congregated on the tree tops, creating a surreal scene that looks a bit like sesame rice. Fortunately for us, Berg grabbed his Nikon D700 and snapped this incredible image before the murmuration of starlings flew off.

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January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

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