Posts by Emma Taggart

September 16, 2019

Interview: Artist Makes Faces Emerge from Brilliantly Manipulated Netted Tulle Fabric

Most portrait artists opt for paint as their medium, but British artist Benjamin Shine folds and presses giant sheets of tulle fabric into beautiful abstract faces. His stunning Flow series features dreamy, peaceful faces that seem to emerge from the delicate fabric folds like clouds of smoke. His latest Sky Flow piece, titled Quietude, takes his signature fabric sculptures to a new, much larger scale.

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September 13, 2019

Boy Bullied for His Homemade UT Shirt Design Gets 4-Year Scholarship to University

When an elementary school student showed up to class wearing a T-shirt with a hand-drawn logo representing the University of Tennessee, he was bullied by the other kids. The unnamed fourth grader drew the University’s logo on a piece of paper and stapled it to his orange t-shirt for college colors week. Despite his creativity not being appreciated by the other students, the actual university took notice and stepped up.

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September 10, 2019

Brilliant Drawings Use Everyday Objects to Complete Imaginative Illustrations

Most of us take flowers, fruit, and other natural objects at face value, but imaginative Spanish artist Jesuso Ortiz uses them to create art. He combines various found objects with his drawings to create playful, three-dimensional illustrations that give everyday items new meaning. Ortiz has been creating his illustration mashups for years, but there’s no sign of him running out of ideas.

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September 4, 2019

Thousands of Purrfect Cat Photos Taken by One Photographer Over the Last 50 Years

Long before #catsofinstagram and Internet sensations like Grumpy Cat (RIP) and Lil Bub, New York-based photographer Walter Chandoha was capturing the hearts of the public with his photos of feline friends. His huge archive is believed to include more than 90,000 photographs of cats, many of which appeared on greeting cards, magazines, and pet food packaging across the U.S. for more than 50 years.

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