Handmade

The Beauty of Nature Encased in Glass

Though it may seem implausible, these translucent orbs bursting with activity and life are made entirely from glass. The New Jersey-based artist Paul Stankard, largely considered to be the father of modern glass paperweights, discovered in college the scientific glass blowing and the manual process of creating scientific instruments out of glass. He was instantly hooked […]

140-year-old Tree Reproduction

Recently unveiled at the MadArt space in Seattle, Middle Fork is the lastest sculptural work by artist John Grade who worked with countless volunteers to realize this enormous scale mold of a 140-year-old tree. The process began a year ago when Grade and a crew of assistants scaled a Western Hemlock tree in North Bend, […]

Anatomical Specimens Made from Wool and Silk by Lana Crooks

Chicago-based textile sculptor and artist Lana Crooks makes tiny sculptures from hand-dyed wool and silk that look both beautiful and creepy at the same time. Crooks painstakingly pieces together bits of fabric to create anatomically accurate bird and insect skulls. She will be showcasing her most recent work next month at the Modern Eden Gallery […]

Nerd Terrariums

Adding a little bit of the outdoors to your home is as easy as putting a terrarium on your coffee table. The self-contained ecosystems are small and simple to care for, and you can get cool geeky terrariums from Etsy seller Moss Love Terrariums with no work required except ordering and opening the package. The […]

San Francisco, 1 Man and 3000 Toothpicks

Thirty five years ago Scott Weaver  had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little […]

Tea Bags Portrait

The Malaysian artist, Red Hong Yi, created an installation called “Teh Tarik Man” out of 20,000 teabags for the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. She says it took about two months to build the 10-foot by 7-foot piece, which ended up weighing more than 440 pounds. Hong Yi stained the teabags for the […]

Awsome 3D Calligraphy

My name is Tolga GİRGİN and I am working as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer in the beautiful city of Eskişehir, Turkey. I am interested in calligraphy as a hobby. Sometimes, if I have time I do custom works as a freelancer. I have been drawing sketches since my childhood in my spare times. I […]

Sculptures Full of Cities

Psychogeography is the act of exploring an urban environment with an emphasis on curiosity and drifting. Or, more colloquially put , a “toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities.” In his most recent series “Psychogeographies,” Dustin Yellin uses multiple layers of glass, each covered in detailed imagery, to create a single intricate, three-dimensional collage with […]

Matchboxes’ Art

Will Picaro is an artist based in Westfield, NJ. He is a freelance artist specializing in Matchbook decoration, he can  transform used  and brand new matchbooks into pocket-sized colorful portraits. He started drawing on matchbooks a little over two years ago  and has accumulated a large collection of animals, movie characters and his own renditions of famous works of art.   […]

Memorial Dice Portait

Canadian artist and designer Tobias Wong  died last year at the young age of 35, or more specifically, 13,138 days. In tribute, his friend Frederick McSwain  created this immense portrait of Wong entitled Die using 13,138 dices as part of the BrokenOff BrokenOff exhibition at Gallery R’Pure  in NYC in memoriam to the artist during […]

Art Out of Every Little Thing

My name is Tatiana Khlopkova and I live in Minsk, Belarus. I create pictures which I myself call “something as something else”. I like to look at things from unexpected angles, to play with everyday objects, change their forms, colors, sizes, functions, find similarities and make connections. I believe that any object, terribly boring as […]

Light and Shadow’s Intersections

The Intersections project is a laser-cut black lacquer wood cube, designed by Anila Quayyum Agha, suspended from the ceiling and lit with a single light bulb that casts breathtaking 32-feet-by-34-feet shadows to create instant architecture in an otherwise empty room. My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and […]

Holographic Paintings

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles. A pensive, melancholy figure is at the center of each mixed media piece. Rendered in impressively […]

Tale You Lose | How coins become work of art

Would you choose one cent over another? Well maybe if it was one of Andre Levy ’s colourful hand-painted coins you would. This Brazilian artist transforms dull coin sculptures into colourful familiar faces from pop culture, taking them from lifeless items to vibrant one-in-a-million artworks. From Spiderman to Einstein, through Disney Characters, Harry Potter, Where is Waldo, […]

Illusionary Street Art

Kurt Wenner, a former NASA employee, uses his mathematical expertise to produce each of his large-scale optical illusions. By calculating line, shape, and perspective, he carefully paints his elaborate floor and wall murals to trick the eye into believing the drawings are three-dimensional figures. His creations are further enlivened by people cleverly taking photos of […]

The City Series | Vision of a post-apocalyptic world

Lori Nix isn’t your typical photographer. Actually, she’s more of a sculptor. These emotional scenes show her vision of life after the apocalypse, but that’s not the only thing that makes these photographs amazing — it’s how they are created: Most of the tiny elements are made by hand and assembled on a tabletop, with […]

Wood Sculptures by Willy Verginer

The sculptures and installations of Willy Verginer are estranged and introduce the viewer to a whole new dimension of magic suspension. Verginer develops an original and unique visual language that combines painting with the art of sculpting. Beginning with traditional wood work as it is practiced in his hometown he slowly detached himself from conventional […]

Recycling Old Light Bulbs

When your light bulb stops working, don’t hurry to throw it out – with just a little bit of work, you can give it a new life. There are plenty of creative and fun ways to upcycle this object into many useful things. From vases and candy containers to terrariums and ornaments, the lightbulb’s form lends […]

Feathers, Form and Function: New Cut Feather Artwork by Chris Maynardby

Using a small scalpel as his primary tool, artist Chris Maynard carves artwork out of feathers giving them new life on a canvas. “Each feather, though dead and discarded, keeps something of the bird’s essence,” Maynard tells us. Indeed, the colorful and sometimes humorous creations highlight the feather’s beauty but also encourages us to ponder […]

A miniature worlds by Alamedy Diorama

A talented artist from Ankara (Turkey) creates amazingly realistic miniatures and vignettes. All parts in these look like real, despite the fact that they are reduced by 24 times compared with the originals. Artist Alamedy engaged in the creation of miniatures, dioramas and vignettes. He now lives and works in Ankara, but the young man was […]

The Food becomes Jewel

From the sheen of grease on the strips of bacon to the moisture on a piece of melon, this selection of food looks nothing short of mouthwatering. However, the work of Japanese artist Norihito Hatanaka, these delicious-looking dishes are, in fact, fashioned out of plastic. Norihito usually works producing food and meal displays for restaurants and shops […]

Quilling Art

There are a lot of artists today making gorgeous and interesting work with this humble art form. For those who are unfamiliar with this technique, it involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. They can range from wall hangings, to cards, to 3D figurines and […]

This is Artist’s Book: Sententia

Visual artist Artem Ogurtsov creates dazzlingly enigmatic books out of paper made and cut entirely by hand. This books are unlike any other you’ve seen before! Using watercolor, acrylic, and gold leaf, Ogurtsov adorns these books with florid, mesmerizing illustrations of the human eye, along with delicate abstract and geometric patterns. The title of the […]