Month: December 2012

Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton

UK-artist Mark Lascelles Thornton has created a series of stunning architectural drawings for a project entitled The Happiness Machine (love the title!). The intricate detail in these drawings is impressive, especially considering the size of the finished piece which will consist of eight 8 ft. by 5 ft. panels. See the complete piece on his blog.

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Anatomical Collages by Ben Giles

Young Kingston-based artist Ben Giles creates beautiful and vibrant anatomical collages with a vintage touch. I especially enjoy his anatomical collages, in which he mixes anatomical diagrams with colorful flowers, plants, birds and butterflies. Check out his Flickr for more great collages!

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Private Moon by Leonid Tishkov

Private Moon is an on-going photo series by renowned contemporary Russian artist Leonid Tishkov and photographer Boris Bendikov. It “is a visual poetic installation, open for interaction with humans and space. In its unusual position within a land­scape, in a stretch of open country, inside some deserted accommodation or water-cooling towers, the artificial moon sheds its light on surrounding objects and offers viewers as they arrive or occasional pass­ers-by a chance to experience the fairytale nature of our existence.”

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Crystal Dome

Have a look at this amazing Crystal Dome. Located at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, a crystal-themed indoor theme park in Austria, the dome is lined with 595 mirrors that give visitors the feeling that they’ve stepped inside a crystal. The multi-faceted walls not only refract light, that shines in various colors, they also gradually reveal hidden works of art. As Swarovski states, “The Crystal Dome is a kaleidoscopic, precision-cut journey into the heart of crystal – right in the middle of the homeland of crystal itself.”

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Golden Paper Hummingbirds

Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera created a new series of hummingbird sculptures using shimmering golden paper. Herrera placed the hummingbirds next to flowers to show how a “dynamic element” looks in comparison to a “static element.” She’s interested in “how they cooperate together and the importance of the position and shape they both have to have to allow them to create a harmonic union.”

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