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Origami Wrap Turns Disposable Gift-Wrapping Paper Into DIY Crafts

Origami Wrap Turns Disposable Gift-Wrapping Paper Into DIY Crafts

Fun fact: if every American wrapped just three gifts per year using reusable or reused materials, we would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. And it doesn’t just have to be last week’s
Look Inside the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries in a New 560-Page Photo Book by Massimo Listri

Look Inside the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries in a New 560-Page Photo Book by Massimo Listri

Portuguese photographer Massimo Listri has spent decades traversing the globe to document the spectacular architecture, sculptural elements, and furnishings of historic libraries. His new book, The
Snails Occupy Miniature Sets Built by Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland

Snails Occupy Miniature Sets Built by Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland

Creative duo Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland build elaborate miniature sets occupied by small, slimy actors. The environments are laced with suburban nostalgia, which feature perfectly manicured
Mexican Paintings, Lowriders, and Nachos Transformed into Piñata-Inspired Sculptures by Justin Favela

Mexican Paintings, Lowriders, and Nachos Transformed into Piñata-Inspired Sculptures by Justin Favela

Justin Favela creates colorful artworks that center around his identity as a queer Latinx artist living in the Southwestern United States. The artist’s piñata-inspired pieces reference his Mexican and
Baroque Underwater Photography by Christy Lee Rogers

Baroque Underwater Photography by Christy Lee Rogers

Photographer Christy Lee Rogers produces luminous scenes of swirling figures swathed in colorful fabrics. She creates a painterly quality in her large-scale images not by using wet pigments, but
A Friendly Octopus Found Within Ancient River Pebble Mosaics in Greece

A Friendly Octopus Found Within Ancient River Pebble Mosaics in Greece

Pebble mosaics dating from the 4th century BC have been unearthed in Arta, Greece. During excavations at the Small Theatre of Ancient Amvrakia, the floor of a 12-foot wide bathhouse was revealed.

School of Visual Arts Division of Continuing Education Fall 2018 Information Sessions (Sponsor)

Learn about School of Visual Art’s courses, get the inside scoop on career opportunities, meet their faculty and discover the latest on what they have to offer. These special events begin at 6:30pm
New Synchronized Photographs of Swimmers by Mária Švarbová

New Synchronized Photographs of Swimmers by Mária Švarbová

New photographs from Slovakian artist Mária Švarbová (previously) continue her exploration of strangely melancholy poolside scenes. Coolly detached young swimmers in matching outfits are frozen in
Billions of Color Changing Particles Create Amorphous Waves in a New Art Film by Maxim Zhestkov

Billions of Color Changing Particles Create Amorphous Waves in a New Art Film by Maxim Zhestkov

Volumes is a new 4K experimental art film by artist and director Maxim Zhestkov (previously) which explores the laws of nature through the interactions of billions of spherical particles. As the
New Multi-Colored Sculptural Blobs Covered in Spongy Spikes by Dan Lam

New Multi-Colored Sculptural Blobs Covered in Spongy Spikes by Dan Lam

Dan Lam (previously) creates brightly colored sculptural blobs that appear to drip from their installation on shelves. The polyurethane foam and epoxy resin works are covered in thousands of tiny
Sinuously Curved Benches Made with Thin Strips of Steam-Bent Hardwood

Sinuously Curved Benches Made with Thin Strips of Steam-Bent Hardwood

Brooklyn-based furniture designer and sculptor Matthias Pliessnig creates sumptuous, twisting benches by steam-bending hardwood. He first developed the process in 2006 while studying wooden boat
Multiple Perspectives Form Elaborately Detailed Cityscapes by Nathan Walsh

Multiple Perspectives Form Elaborately Detailed Cityscapes by Nathan Walsh

British artist Nathan Walsh (previously) creates oil painted cityscapes by combining reference images from a range of perspectives and angles. His latest work Catching Fire was created from a
Betta Fish Imitate Elegantly Posed Dancers in New Portraits by Visarute Angkatavanich

Betta Fish Imitate Elegantly Posed Dancers in New Portraits by Visarute Angkatavanich

Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously) creates richly hued portraits that appear more like staged dance images than animal photography. It is only when staring directly at the bug-eyed
Rugged Multi-Color Paintings by Dylan Gebbia-Richards Mirror the Textures of Molten Rock

Rugged Multi-Color Paintings by Dylan Gebbia-Richards Mirror the Textures of Molten Rock

Breathtakingly colorful textures pop out when viewers first witness Dylan Gebbia-Richards’s large-scale paintings which appear to escape from their canvas. His rugged works mirror the structure of
Nigerian Hair Culture Documented in Rainbow-Hued Portraits by Medina Dugger

Nigerian Hair Culture Documented in Rainbow-Hued Portraits by Medina Dugger

Lagos-based photographer Medina Dugger documents colorful hair culture in the coastal Nigerian city with her ongoing series Chroma. The collection of portraits pays homage to J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, a
Tree Stump Patterns Transformed into Bronze and Etched Brass Chairs by Sharon Sides

Tree Stump Patterns Transformed into Bronze and Etched Brass Chairs by Sharon Sides

Israeli designer Sharon Sides translates natural forms into designed objects by digitally transferring their patterns onto metal. In her series of bronze and acid-etched brass furniture titled Stumps,
Conceptual Sculptures by Dario Escobar Reflect the Product Displays of Popular Sporting Goods

Conceptual Sculptures by Dario Escobar Reflect the Product Displays of Popular Sporting Goods

Unlike Guatemalan conceptual artist Darío Escobar, most people who pass through the sporting goods section of a store would not pause to consider the accumulation of mass-produced industrial objects
Out-of-Focus Paintings by Philip Barlow Capture the Twinkling Lights of Cityscapes at Night

Out-of-Focus Paintings by Philip Barlow Capture the Twinkling Lights of Cityscapes at Night

Cape Town-based artist Philip Barlow paints abstracted depictions of the cityscapes at night, blurring the focus of street lamps and headlights the way our eyes or a photographer’s lens might when
Lucy Sparrow’s ’80s Style Supermarket Offers 31,000 Handmade Felt Items

Lucy Sparrow’s ’80s Style Supermarket Offers 31,000 Handmade Felt Items

After setting up shop in a London corner store and NYC-style bodega, Lucy Sparrow (previously) has grown her unusual art showing/selling technique into a full-blown ’80s-style supermarket. Taking up
Coral-Inspired Vessels Formed From Thousands of Individually-Applied Porcelain Fragments by Olivia Walker

Coral-Inspired Vessels Formed From Thousands of Individually-Applied Porcelain Fragments by Olivia Walker

London and Barcelona-based ceramicist Olivia Walker produces works in porcelain that address the ideas of growth and decay through additive and subtractive processes. After creating her initial shape