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Elaborate Paper Origami Tessellations and Kusudamas by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Elaborate Paper Origami Tessellations and Kusudamas by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Moscow-based paper artist Ekaterina Lukasheva first tried folding paper at the age of 14 when a mathematics professor brought in a book on kusudamas. The traditional paper sphere technique requires an
Pat Perry’s Intricate Portraits of People Intertwined with the Natural World

Pat Perry’s Intricate Portraits of People Intertwined with the Natural World

Detroit-based artist Pat Perry (previously) renders intricate, fantastical portraits of humans and our relationship to the natural world—a dynamic that is sometimes harmonious, sometimes adversarial.
Larger Than Life Guerrilla Sign Installations by Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean

Larger Than Life Guerrilla Sign Installations by Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean

Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean work together to create large installations based around phrases and logos that are part of the common lexicon. Casually used terms like “all good” and the shrug emoji

Art in Ad Places: A New Book Collects 52 Public Artworks Installed in Pay Phones Across NYC

Frustrated by the daily bombardment of advertising on the streets of New York City, artist Caroline Caldwell and writer RJ Rushmore decided to produce a project that would dampen the sheer volume of
Jennifer Crupi’s Unconventional Jewelry Highlights Gesture As Ornament

Jennifer Crupi’s Unconventional Jewelry Highlights Gesture As Ornament

Jennifer Crupi uses carefully constructed jewelry to communicate ideas about psychology, body language, and art history. In her series, Ornamental Hands, Crupi’s structural metal attachments hold the
In 1848 A French Commune Built an Interconnected Treehouse Cabaret Based on Swiss Family Robinson

In 1848 A French Commune Built an Interconnected Treehouse Cabaret Based on Swiss Family Robinson

For over a century, Parisians were drawn out of the city and into the neighboring village of Le Plessis-Piquet to experience charming summer evenings among the township’s tall trees. What started as
Suspended Ocean Wave Installations by Miguel Rothschild

Suspended Ocean Wave Installations by Miguel Rothschild

Multidisciplinary artist Miguel Rothschild works across a wide variety of mediums from modified photography to glass sculpture and textiles. In several recent works the Argentine artist has captured
Amok Island Paints Modern Minimalist Murals of Native Flora and Fauna

Amok Island Paints Modern Minimalist Murals of Native Flora and Fauna

A native of The Netherlands and now based in Australia, Amok Island depicts flora and fauna that can be found in the locations of his colorful murals. The artist’s distinctive minimal style is
New Miniature Post-Apocalyptic Environments by Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber

New Miniature Post-Apocalyptic Environments by Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber

Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber (previously) collaboratively produce detailed dioramas caught in the throes of natural or manmade chaos. From 2005 to 2015 the pair created a series titled The City, which
Anonymous Figures Struggle Against Nature in Porcelain Sculptures by Claudia Fontes

Anonymous Figures Struggle Against Nature in Porcelain Sculptures by Claudia Fontes

Since 2013, artist Claudia Fontes (previously) has been investigating the use and meaning of the word “foreigner” in a series of small figurative sculptures. Each sculpture, which is about the size of
A Single Book Disrupts the Foundation of a Brick Wall by Jorge Méndez Blake

A Single Book Disrupts the Foundation of a Brick Wall by Jorge Méndez Blake

The Castle is a 2007 project by Mexican artist Jorge Méndez Blake that subtly examines the impact of a single outside force. For the installation, he constructed a 75 x 13 foot brick wall that
A Menagerie of Ceramic Beasts and Curiosities at Messums Wiltshire’s ‘Material Earth II’

A Menagerie of Ceramic Beasts and Curiosities at Messums Wiltshire’s ‘Material Earth II’

In Material Earth II, a group show that just opened at Messums Wiltshire, artists explore how materials can be used to morph the meaning of traditional narratives—particularly in the context of
Photo of a Single Atom Wins Top Prize in Science Photography Contest

Photo of a Single Atom Wins Top Prize in Science Photography Contest

You might need your glasses for this one. Quantum physicist David Nadlinger from the University of Oxford managed to capture an image that would have been impossible only a few years ago: a single
New Textural Sculptures Made With Swirls of Seashells by Rowan Mersh

New Textural Sculptures Made With Swirls of Seashells by Rowan Mersh

Rowan Mersh (previously) creates textural artworks that toe the line between two and three dimensions, using carefully placed swirls of seashells. Each artwork is made up one only one kind of shell,
The Blinged-Out Work Trucks of Japan Photographed by Todd Antony

The Blinged-Out Work Trucks of Japan Photographed by Todd Antony

For more than 40 years Japanese truck drivers have been piling on lights, patterned fabrics, and other over-the-top adornments to their work trucks, creating moving masterpieces covered in LEDs. This
Johnny Joo Photographs Forgotten Structures Overtaken by Nature

Johnny Joo Photographs Forgotten Structures Overtaken by Nature

Photographer Johnny Joo explores abandoned structures overtaken by the natural surroundings that had originally been tamed to make space for them. Joo captures ferris wheels, cottages, malls, schools,

A Studio Interview with Embroidery Portrait Artist Cayce Zavaglia

Embroidery artist Cayce Zavaglia (previously) creates mesmerizing portraits of everyday people using cotton thread and wool. In this thoughtful video profile, Jesse Brass (previously) takes a closer
Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., which was created in 1962 by an Act of Congress, is the only location outside of the White House with a collection of portraits of

A Lovely Classical Cover of Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman No Cry’ Played by Sheku Kanneh-Mason

British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason began playing the cello at the age of six. In the twelve years that have followed he has performed at BBC Proms in the Park, the Royal Festival Hall, the BAFTAs
One Minute Art History: A Hand-Drawn Animation in Myriad Historical Art Styles

One Minute Art History: A Hand-Drawn Animation in Myriad Historical Art Styles

Filmmaker and educator Cao Shu captures the history of art in an experimental short film that lasts for less than one minute. Throughout the film, the central character goes through the small motions