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August 8, 2022

Paper Sculptures of Dainty Teacups Made From Old Book Pages

Sweden-based artist Cecilia Levy fashions old book pages into delicate sculptures you can hold in your hand. Using wheat starch paste and a paper maché technique, she layers pieces of paper together, creating carefully modeled objects like teacups, plates, and spoons. Originally a graphic designer and bookbinder, Levy brings her knowledge and love of books into her sculptural projects.

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August 7, 2022

Photographer Creates Mesmerizing Flight Trails of Winged Creatures as a Meditation on Time

California-based photographer Doris Mitsch captures otherworldly images that question the notions of time, space, and our own linear reality. In her recent series titled Locked Down Looking Up, the artist turned to the sky for inspiration and found it in the flight patterns of traveling flocks of birds. Her composite photos combine images of those intricate flight trails and showcase the elaborately choreographed dance of interwoven paths that exist right above our heads.

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August 6, 2022

Artist Reimagines Topographical Maps With Detailed Hand-Drawn Portraits

UK-based artist Ed Fairburn commemorates the connection between people and places in his unconventional illustrations. Using hand-picked maps from his collection, he carefully adds hand-drawn portraits to the topography of cities and landscapes, merging human figures with the environment. “At its core, my work is loosely about coexistence,” he tells My Modern Met.

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August 5, 2022

Conservation Group Finds Tiger Population Is 40% Larger Than Previously Thought

A new assessment from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recently surprised conservationists. The report estimates that the population of tigers is now anywhere between 3,726 to 5,578 worldwide, a 40% increase since 2015. This increase is a result of monitoring improvements, showing that there are more tigers than we previously knew about. IUCN’s statement says that it also shows that the global tiger population “appears to be stable or increasing.

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