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November 18, 2018

Icelandic Artist Creates Colorful Immersive Art Installations Using Hair

Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, also known as Shoplifter, uses something unusual to create her colorful art installations—hair. Using both synthetic and real hair, she creates giant fantasy landscapes and sculptures that are at once whimsical and mesmerizing. Braided, molded, brushed, and even melted, hair is layered together to create dynamic artwork that radiates energy. Her fascination with hair began as a child when she saw her grandmother store one of her cut-off braids in a drawer.

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November 17, 2018

Enchanting Stories of Folklore Frozen in Time in Multilayered Shadow Boxes

Best known for creating dreamscape shadow box art, visual narrative artist Daria Aksenova uses paper to tell stories of mythology and folklore. Each compact, 3D composition is made from layers of suspended hand-cut and inked paper, meticulously arranged inside decorative box frames. The self-taught artist draws from her past experience in the fashion and film industries, creating stunning visual narratives that spark the imagination.

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November 16, 2018

This Artist Brilliantly Uses Different Jigsaw Puzzles to Create Surreal Mashups

While many jigsaw junkies enjoy making order out of chaos, Vancouver-based artist Tim Klein breaks the rules by playing the game his own creative way. After discovering that manufacturing companies tend to reuse the same shaped pieces for multiple puzzles, Klein decided to have some fun by combining the interchangeable parts to make his own montage puzzle art.

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November 15, 2018

7 Innovative Painting Techniques That Don’t Require a Paintbrush

Throughout history, many pioneering artists have found innovative ways to produce paintings, often rejecting the traditional method of brush on canvas. One of the first was Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros who publicly shunned the paintbrush, calling it “an implement of hair and wood in an age of steel.” With a desire to further push the boundaries of painting techniques, the artist established a radical Experimental Workshop in New York City in 1936.

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