February 16, 2024

Surreal Sculptures Look Like Life-Size Animals Covered Completely in Ornate Carpets

British sculptor Debbie Lawson brings her incredible work to New York with a solo exhibition at Sargent's Daughters. Hidden Territories features Lawson's signature sculptures of wildlife cloaked in carpets, including work created for a recent site-specific installation at Rockefeller Center. Merging the natural world with an item from domestic spaces, Lawson's surreal sculptures are hypnotic. In some cases, her animals appear to emerge from within the carpet hanging on a wall, thanks to a trompe-l’oeil effect.

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February 15, 2024

Stunning Oil Paintings That Look Like Aerial Views of Western Landscapes

At first glance, Philip Govedare‘s art looks like your typical aerial landscape photograph. But upon close inspection, it's revealed that these are actually carefully crafted oil paintings. Visually compelling, each piece highlights natural geographic features, as well as the manmade interventions that impact our planet. Inspired by remote western landscapes, Govedare's work isn't about one specific place. Rather, he uses his memories, observations, and imagination to formulate an evocative landscape.

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February 13, 2024

Artist Turns Found Stones and Shells Into Beautiful Beach Installations

There is arguably nothing more peaceful than taking a relaxed walk along the beach. Between the feeling of sand beneath your feet and the sound of the waves gently crashing, it is no surprise that artist Jon Foreman relishes in the meditative quality of his surroundings. He takes the tranquility of the sandy setting one step further through his art by creating mesmerizing beach installations made of stones, shells, and driftwood that he finds on-site.

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February 12, 2024

Meticulously Handcrafted Miniature Tea Sets Made Entirely of Polymer Clay

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. You're looking at miniature dinnerware made of polymer clay, handcrafted by a South Korean artisan known as Clay Zoo. By using white and blue clay that is folded on itself to create realistic ceramic patterns, the artist constructs a tiny tea set with a teapot and mugs, as well as a variety of bowls and serving platters. Each piece is skillfully handmade from a meticulously designed clay cane.

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