Although metal is often seen as a cold and hard medium, one artist has found a way to breathe life into the material, allowing it to appear loose and free. In her Blown Away series, British artist Penny Hardy constructs life-size metal sculptures made from discarded machinery that’s based on the human body, each one exploring an emotion or experience.
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All artists can attest to the fact that inspiration comes from many sources.
The cure for cold toes and drab winter days is fun, artsy socks.
Polaroid photos have provided instant gratification and fun for decades, not to mention rich aesthetic value. And with the introduction Polaroid Originals cameras, users are well versed in Polaroid’s sophisticated blend of analog and digital technology. Now, the nostalgic photo brand has released an instant Polaroid printer—allowing users to transfer photos from their phone onto analog prints. The Polaroid Lab is a revamp of the crowdfunded Impossible Project from seven years ago.
Looking to the past can help foster greater appreciation for a variety of subjects, including music.
Rarely is a painting so delicious to the eyes as the sumptuous, candy-colored world of The Swing.
Cellphone use is a staple of modern living; but, around the world, it’s becoming all too apparent that people are consumed by their mobile devices, even while taking a stroll outside. Some cities in China and Europe have designed “texter sidewalks” just to clear pedestrian traffic jams. If you’re not in one of those uniquely designed spaces, though, seeing groups of people with their heads down is an all-too-familiar sight.
This year, Dianna Wood, a North Carolina resident, received a birthday present she had coveted for years—a power washer.
Are you stuck in a creative block? Sometimes what’s needed is a little pick-me-up.
The devastating history of Pompeii is so bewitching that even today the name evokes an immediate emotional response. However, Pompeii wasn’t the only Ancient Roman town to be preserved by Mount Vesuvius’s eruption. Halfway between Naples and Pompeii lies the smaller, wealthier town of Herculaneum, which followed a slightly different fate.
The art of cooking requires many tools, but now you can get at least four of them with just one...
Shopping for others can often be more fun than shopping for yourself—and shopping for dogs?