Large Bicycle Chain Sculptures of Meditative Faces

Korean artist Young-Deok Seo never ceases to amaze us with his skilled ability to turn ordinary bicycle chains into extraordinary figurative sculptures. Through his construction the artist continues to comment on man’s disintegration into a mechanical universe by using a cold, hard material. Using the human form as his template, the accomplished sculptor mimics the intricate shape and curves of the human face, deep in thought, for his Meditation series.

Each of his figurative creations for this collection depicts a unique face in a moment of serene meditation. The intricately detailed visage of each large-scale structure is both meticulously sculpted and intriguingly fragmented. The disembodied heads are visually perceived as one entity despite the spaces purposely left between each chain link. From a distance, one sees only the perfect silhouette of the faces, but upon closer inspection the viewer is able to notice the textured and fragmented imperfections.












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Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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