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Flower Petals and Stems Transform into Animals and Insects in Inventive new Arrangements by Raku Inoue

Raku Inoue (previously) goes all-white in his latest flower petal compositions. The Montreal-based creative uses flower petals, stems, and leaves to form creatures ranging from owls and tigers to beetles and butterflies. Inoue takes advantage of the natural curvatures and shapes of his source materials to create lively interpretations of animals. In Inoue’s owl, densely-petaled […]

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Sunlight on This Street Installation Casts Shadow Messages About Passage of Time

Indian street artist DAKU recently unveiled an immersive shadow art installation in Panjim, Goa. Titled Theory of Time, the incredible street-long piece features a net of suspended letters that create typographic shadows on the concrete floor, when sunlight shines down on it during the day. The letters spell out phrases related to the passage of […]

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New in The Colossal Shop: Creative Inspiration

Danielle Krysa of The Jealous Curator is on a quest to right the representational balance of women in art history with her incredible new book, A Big Important Art Book (Now With Women!). Krysa delves in to the life and work of dozens of contemporary and historical female-identifying artists. The 320-page hardcover book is filled with […]

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Mountainous Landforms Top Carved Book Configurations by Guy Laramée

Historia das Americas II Guy Laramée (previously) erects topographic specimen from collections of vintage books. His carved sculptures imitate the mountains of knowledge once physically collected in books rather than compiled via digital means. In this series of new works from 2017-2018 the Montreal-based artist incorporates traditional methods of book organization as integral parts of […]

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German Commuter Knits Four-Foot-Long Scarf Detailing Rail Delays

All images via @sara_webber German commuter and knitter Claudia Weber travels regularly from her town Moosburg in the Bavarian countryside to Munich. Due to track repairs which began last year, her train commute was replaced with a bus service that would often be delayed for up to 30 minutes or longer. Weber decided to start […]

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Photographer “Time Travels” by Photoshopping Herself into Old Celebrity Photos

Have you ever wished you were part of Andy Warhol’s Factory studio clique? Or perhaps you can imagine being best friends with Audrey Hepburn? If so, you’re not alone—Chinese photographer Silin Liu (aka Celine Liu) rewrites history by Photoshopping herself into some of the world’s most iconic images. For her series, I’m Everywhere, Liu travels […]

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Traditional Lace Patterns Spray-Painted onto Museums, Residences, and Walls by NeSpoon

Museum of Fine Art and Lace (Musée des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle) in Alençon, France (2018), all images courtesy of NeSpoon Polish artist NeSpoon (previously) creates spraypainted murals and textile installations based on traditional lace motifs. Her public paintings often stretch the height of multi-story urban structures, while her yarn works cling to passageways and trees […]

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Artist Reimagines Iconic Figures Throughout History as Manufactured Toy Dolls

Frida Kahlo In today’s society, the constant stream of celebrity content on social media and television has a huge influence on the lives of many ordinary people. Whether it’s beauty or riches or fame, many people strive to live just like their icons and often measure their own achievements against them. Bologna, Italy-based digital artist […]

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A New Book of Paintings by Tiffany Bozic Explores the Unity and Disjunction of the Natural World

“Triangle of Love” The natural world gets an unusual interpretation through the lens of Northern California-based painter Tiffany Bozic (previously). She combines a highly developed realism with surreal juxtapositions of animals and plants in carefully composed paintings that question the “natural order” of the environment. In Triangle of Love, an owl family cozies up in a bed of […]

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Ethereal Installation Reimagines the Garden of Eden as a Crystalline Wonderland

In his piece, Man and the Mind, poet Shofi Ahmend calls the Garden of Eden “the heavens’ wonder.” This lyrical description of the mythical site struck a chord with Pamela Tan, whose immersive installation, Eden, embodies these ethereal words. In her practice, Tan toes the line between several creative practices, including art, architecture, and design. […]