Where the sirens gleam
Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl, a married artist duo based in Vancouver, create beautiful flowing wall installations out of rocks, pebbles, and other decorative elements.
“I am passionate to give stone an articulated form. This involves finding the right stones – listening,” explains Kunert, who takes commissions through a website called Ancient Art Of Stone that he runs together with Zettl.
For those not planning major interior remodeling work any time soon, the couple also sells prints of smaller detailed and colorful work that they create specifically for this purpose. Due to their smaller size, these pieces can incorporate colorful stones and elements that just wouldn’t work in their larger installations. Take a look!
Macro photographs of insects eyes
Pro tip: Many insect-pollinated flowers contain ultraviolet pigments that only their pollinating insects (and perhaps birds) can see. Many flowers are more strikingly coloured in the UV than in the visible spectrum. Furthermore, markings, visible only in the UV, act as taxi markers to guide the landed insects to the pollen and nectar food rewards. via
Historic Glass-Plate Photos From Romania Restored And Turned Into Colorful Art
The recoloring of old black-and-white photos is an excellent way for modern audiences to re-visit, understand and associate with history. Jane Long, a photographer based in Australia, has taken a collection of old glass-plate images by Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte (or Axinte, depending on who you ask) and updating them by adding color and a bit of Photoshop magic.
Acsinte, who died in 1984, was a Romanian war photographer during WWI who also took photos professionally and personally after the war. In 2013, what was left of his damaged vintage glass-plate photos was digitized by the Costica Acsinte Archive to preserve it, and it is this collection that Long drew on to create her wonderful photo series.
Some of the objects from our collection are currently on display at the British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain, London. It closes this Sunday, so if you happen to be in the city, now is your last chance to catch it!
These two objects are trade-signs. One is a chimney sweep sign, from 1800, and the large shoe is for a shoemakers.
Japanese artist Akira Nagaya creates insanely intricate paper cuttings called kirie that look like delicate pencil drawings or wire sculptures.
Nagaya discovered his talent in his early 20s when he was learning sasabaran – a technique for cutting food decorations from bamboo leaves at sushi shops. When he practiced on his own using paper and a utility knife, he realized that he was good at it and that he enjoyed it. Only later in his life, though, did he start to look at his paper cuttings as art and display them to the public.
Give and Take
In this participatory project, I asked 20 people to send me a magazine or a book and created a collage for each participants using exclusively the material i received.
Here’s the first five collages of the series.
From top to botom :
Made with “M” by Le Monde for Chris Random (Paris)
2- "20 Y.O."
Made with pornographic magazine “20 ans et des gros seins” for Laurent Molet (Jamioulx)
3- "Today’s Secretary"
Made with 60’s magazine “Today’s Secretary” for Daniele Mills (San Fransisco)
4- "St Quack"
Made with fashion/ design magazine “Frankie” for Dave Kers (New York)
5- "From Skull to Stone"
Made with 1930’s book “Man from farthest past” for Javier Irigoyen (Mexico)