Stunning Underwater Scultpures Near Maldives By Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor is a specialist of ghost sculptures. Generally placed into a urban place, where they become a monument and a symbol of a city, sculptures are not done to be hidden. On the contrary, they are here to impress and to dominate the city landscape. Not for deCaires Taylor. He prefers indeed to place his artworks into insolite spaces and to decorate new unexplored regions. That is...

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After A Breakup, This Artist Made His Own Boyfriend Out Of Wine Boxes

Michael James Schneider is a 44-year-old artist living in Portland, Oregon. He’s been there for about five years and previously lived in Los Angeles. Michael worked in retail until a few years ago when he decided to take a year off and be creative. Recently, Michael decided to make use of some empty wine boxes he had lying around and turn them into art. “A couple of years ago I had a...

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Confectioner Combines Desserts With Miniature People To Create These Fun Scenarios

Matteo Stucchi is an Italian professional confectioner that makes desserts in style – he believes that the aesthetics of food are as important as its flavor. Stucchi has dedicated years to creating and re-creating different situations in his culinary creations. With the help of imagination, he creates elaborate worlds using his rich cakes and sweets – and the result is truly amazing...

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Ib Kamara: The Cross-Cultural Stylist Reassessing Masculinity

Creating arresting visuals imbued with diverse references, London-based stylist Ibrahim “Ib” Kamara champions equality and freedom of expression through his work. The cultural osmosis present in Kamara’s output is shaped by his formative years; born in Sierra Leone, he grew up in Gambia before moving to London aged 16, where he later studied at Central Saint Martins. Whether he’s styling the youth...

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17-Year-Old Teenager Makes Beautiful Vegan Food Design

17-year-old Peruvian influencer @naturally.jo creates stunning drinks and recipes with tasty, colourful characters! Jose learned by himself his cooking skills and shares daily his amazing creations with more than a million subscribers. Ice cream, cakes, smoothies and other delicious treats: the culinary artist proves us that vegan food can lead to succulent masterpieces. More: Instagram h/t: fubiz...

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A Liverpool-Based Artist Makes Beautiful Cutting Boards Out Of Wood & Resin, Inspired By The Varying Landscapes

Kate Chesters’ work is inspired by the varying landscapes that she has seen as she slowly travels the world. Many of her pieces are influenced by the dramatic scenery in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the swirling rapids of the Niagara Falls. She has original artwork, wall art prints, mini canvases, resin decorated artisan boards, placemats & coasters, and greeting cards available in her shop.

“I make abstract seascape and landscape artworks using acrylic paint and resin. The sky and light have always fascinated me. The different tonal and mood effects that light has on nature is of great inspiration to my work. It is my aim to capture the essence and awe-inspiring emotion that a dramatic landscape evokes,” she says.

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Sculptor Martin Davenhall Makes A Life-Size Polar Bear Sculpture Entirely Made Of Stone!

According to Martin Davenhall: “The bear itself is one of a kind. The very first to have been made in this way. It is made from thousands of shards of granite and engineered stone, individually cut and polished by hand. Then glued together. It is a very time-consuming process. And difficult, especially in the winter as the stone is always cold and you need water to polish the pieces. The glue would take forever to dry and I would need to hold the piece in place for up to twenty minutes.

The result is impressive as it meant I could achieve the shading which could not have been possible if I had made it out of one piece. It is eight foot tall and 2 ton, held together with a metal and stone structure and has an aerospace grade carbon fiber inner shell. The table was made to look like it is suspended as if the bear holds it in place. The frame under the table is hidden inside the feet and can hold up to 5 tonnes and is made from 100mm box section. The hand-carved oak mirror is antique from 1850 ish. Which was Queen Victorias era. It has been black lacquered and gold leafed.

It was a large project. Ten years from concept to completion. The last 4 years I have worked on it full time. It was difficult as I also have a family and mortgage, but I just hit the hours to get it over the line. I did get quicker towards the end as at the start I had to create the way to make it work. I have no formal training and this is my first sculpture. I didn’t even want to start small. I wanted to take the risk and do something that had never been done before. and build up to the bear.

I worked as a granite worktop fitter for over 15 years in Manchester. The hours were long and the money only okay if you hit the long days. I would have to carry in big weights and my body was getting worn out. I became disillusioned with this way of working and living. The average day was 8 hours fitting and 8 hours driving. 7 days a week. So I had lots of time whilst driving to dream up the bear. A lot of people told me that I was crazy and the idea was stupid. But it made complete sense to me.

The inspiration for the piece came from witnessing mans need for luxury and how we are destroying the world. This is why I wanted the bear to hold the mirror, Micheal Jackson said it best. If you want to make the world a better place. Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.”

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Miniature Paper Cut Scenes By David Allen Reeves

“Ash!: Almost in time for Halloween.. Er, Thanksgiving? YES. Anyways, big news about this piece! It’s featured in Gallery 1988’s group show Crazy 4 Cult in December out in LA! I’m really excited, flattered, and honored to be a part of it.”

Rhode Island native photographer and artistDavid Allen Reeves has loved comic books, movies about cowboys, ninjas, zombie hunters since childhood. He even dreamed of becoming a filmmaker. But despite the fact that his life had turned out differently, indicating a completely different career, the young man was able to realize his childhood dream, having created his favorite paper characters.

Such a miniature home theater looks very realistic. One gets the impression that the paper-cut silhouettes are real, live, and because the action takes place at sunset, we only see the stage drama. Judging by his works, David A Reeves is talented in everything he does – paper-cut, screen writing, photographing, and film making.

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“Deathly Hallows! This piece is a reproduction of the Ben Hibon directed animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”



“Airplane!: This latest piece was inspired from working on planes with my dad. I’ve been doing that as my main job lately, and in my off time learning how to build frames (as, sort of, pictured). That’s an old Travel Air for my cutout.”



“Ellie!: This scene is inspired by my (now) all-time-favorite game, The Last of Us. To me, the game not only raised the bar on interactive entertainment, but storytelling as well.”


“Hubert! Hey everyone, here is some new work that my brother and I worked on over the past few weeks. It’s a narrative piece that’s also the introduction to a story I’m writing about a little guy named Hubert who goes on a search for why he grew up without a father. It’s still a long ways away from finished but I wanted to share what I’ve been so busy on recently.”





“This is a collaboration I did with my brother Dave Reeves over Christmas Break.”

“Thief! This is a little tribute to the 1998 PC game, Thief. I suppose it does have an Assassin’s Creed feel to it as well, but Thief was the first 3d stealth-action game I ever played- so I hold it very dear. Sorry there’s no set-up shot for this one!”

“Gordon! Here’s an ode to one of my favorite games ever, Half-Life. When I was a younger geek, I put hours and hours into that game as well as the add-ons, sequels and mods.. so it’s only natural that I put a few more hours into crafting something to show how much the game means to me.”

“Scrooge! I made this one today for my friend, Jaimè Tosquambo. That’s me as Bobby Cratchit, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is designed after Death from Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. I also modeled for Scrooge’s body, and referenced an old wood cut for the face and cap ideas.”

“Catwoman! This is a piece inspired by Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. That’s my favorite graphic novel of his by far. Seriously, if you haven’t read it- well, it’s perfect. That’s his Catwoman I modelled in the window, and myself as the security guard. As you can see from the wide angle shot, most of my set ups are super sketchy when you see what lies just outside the frame. It’s all fairly spontaneous as well.”

“Assassin! I tried something a little different with a paper cutout I made today. The figure there is about seven inches tall, and I used a 28mm lens to get within a few inches of wall/figure while I’m about 5 feet away from the camera.”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/miniature-paper-cut-scenes-by-david-allen-reeves/

Wax Sculpture Of Sleeping Woman Doubles As Candle

Belgian fashion design firm A. F. Vandevorst created this wax sculpture of a sleeping woman that doubles as a most unsettling candle. The sculpture was displayed at the 2011 Arnhem Mode Biennale.

“Upon entering the room, we found models lying on beds. Dresses and skirt were arranged from pillowcases; diagonally distorted draperies formed shirts, and pleated fabric was sewn into skirts. We took photos fanatically. We could have a close look at the clothes and see all the details. The girls on the beds had no make-up, and they did not seem to care about the wrinkles in their dresses or their dishevelled hair. Eventually, they started to rise one by one, and the show had begun. A very unique stage effect that capsized conventional shows, where you have to line up in a long queue and wait a long time for the opening and you don’t even get to see the whole model’s figure,” Nakako Hayashi on the Individuals collection.

Production: Lenn Cox + Jp Scheen
Taxidermist: Richard Philips

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/wax-sculpture-of-sleeping-woman-doubles-as-candle/

Japanese Student Creates Superhero Figures Out Of Insect Shells

A student in Osaka, Japan who goes by the name ride_hero on Twitter has posted several photos of his highly disturbing, yet really cool superhero action figures. He makes these figures from scratch using shells from dead insects mainly cicadas and crabs. It looks rather creepy at first glance but it definitely is an interesting piece of art!

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