Once a woodcarver, Chinese artist Wen Fuliang lives in Shaanxi province where he transforms chicken, goose, and duck eggshells into incredible (and incredibly fragile) works of art.
Wen Fuliang has practiced the delicate art of eggshell carving for over ten years. The work is done “using a fine diamond bit on an electric rotary tool. The artist sketches a design on the shell, which has been carefully emptied of the yolk and egg white with a syringe. They must then gently but securely hold the egg shell in one hand, the rotary tool in the other and slowly carve away the design in an incredibly time-consuming and skillful process.”
The forest of Oma, one of Basque artist Agustín Ibarrola’s best known works, is an example of “land art”, a creative trend that first appeared in the 1960s and which seeks to take art to nature and use the countryside as the artist’s frame, support and medium.
PBS Remixes Bob Ross
“I always wanted to see this, I just never realized.”
“I don’t even paint, I watch this for the therapeutic qualities.”
“I bet Reading Rainbow is next.”
This just made my day. :)
‘Payback painter’ thanks town for kindness with mural
They helped him after horrendous accident; he paints them as they would like to be
Transcript/Read more HERE.
What a beautiful story
Boy, 13, finds mistake on Metropolitan Museum of Art map (of the Byzantine Empire)Benjamin said he was surprised that the museum readily admitted making a mistake, and he said the process taught him a valuable lesson. “If you have a question, always ask it,” he said. “Always take chances.”
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Intricately Based Land Art Washes Away With the Tide
by Samuel Medina
Andres Amador has only a few hours to work before the tide sets in. He must wait for a full moon when the waves have fully receded, giving him the space and time to execute his sand etchings. Using just a garden rake, Amador inscribes monumental doodles along the banks of beaches, giant compositions of overlapping lines and vaguely geometric figures which originate from tiny sketches he’s prepared in a notebook beforehand. The largest of his works span areas of 300 X 500 feet and larger, taking several hours and workers to complete; yet despite their size and the great effort dedicated to their realization, the tableaux won’t last through the day. As the shoreline becomes engulfed by the falling sea, they vanish just as fast as they had come…
(read more: Archetizer) (images: Cater News Agency)
Photog Makes Whimsical Art With Carpet, Construction Paper and Cat
California photographer Theresa Knudson had an epiphany when her cat Fluffy was sleeping on a blue carpet during a hot day.
“I cut out some construction paper balloons, fish, clouds, etc. and laid them down around him,” Knudson tells The Fluffington Post. “I stood on my sofa and shot from above.”
The rest is Internet history, as the photos have popped up on blogs all over the web. Knudson credits the technique to Jan von Holleben, whom she claims is the master.
Photos by Theresa Knudson, used with permission.
These are amazing!
Artist Sonja Hinrichsen enlisted five volunteers create beautiful geometric forms in the snow with their footprints. Cedar Beauregard, a cinematographer specializing in aerial photography, captured this footage of the piece with a remote-control helicopter, as well as these still images on Flickr.
This is flipping amazing. Watch full screen.
Caddis fly larvae are known to incorporate bits of whatever they can find into their cocoons, be it fish bone or bits of leaves. Hubert Duprat gave them gold, turquoise, gems and pearls.
designer buggies! How cool.
this is pretty profound
Temple Grandin’s TED talk. I wish this woman was in my life when I was growing up. Fuck, I wish she was in my life now.
One of my favorite TED talks.
‘Aqueous Floureau’ - one of Mark Mawson’s creations made in his studio in London. Photographer Mark Mawson uses a secret technique involving paint and water to achieve the result. The 43-year-old from London will only reveal that the process is time consuming and was inspired from studying the milk he pours into the numerous cups of coffee he drinks each day.
Lizzie Buckmaster Dove
“With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.”
(Submitted by Spikyfairy)
This is tremendous! What an inspirational, fascinating woman. My favorite piece is her Haiti earthquake cutting. My 6-year-old watched this with me and was completely riveted. She is now sitting with me and using an X-acto knife for the first time, trying her own paper cutting.
I love that she has done work for low-income housing. Everybody deserves to live with beauty, not only those who can afford luxuries. This is a wonderful video.
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