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This Artist Creates Amazing Sculptures To Symbolize Something Really Powerful

This Artist Creates Amazing Sculptures To Symbolize Something Really Powerful

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It's no secret that artwork is often symbolic of something much larger than itself. Artists have the unique ability to represent infinite ideas by creating something that's decidedly finite — something that has boundaries and borders.While the finished product is often no less abstract than the idea it represents, something powerful happens when viewers are confronted with physicality in the face of a concept that often only exists in thought. This is precisely what Japanese artist Isana Yamada achieved with his latest project, Samsara. This installation is comprised of six handmade whales that represent the six Buddhist realms. Isana Yamada By creating various underwater scenes and placing them inside the bellies of these whale...
You Probably Eat Toast For Breakfast Pretty Often, But You’ve Never Seen It Like This

You Probably Eat Toast For Breakfast Pretty Often, But You’ve Never Seen It Like This

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If you ate two pieces of toast every day for 500 days, you'd almost have consumed this artist's medium by the end. With 1,064 pieces of toast in total, artist Jolita Vaitkute recreated her city in stunning sepia tones for the opening of a bread factory in Vilnius, Lithuania. The resulting piece, which stands at a colossal 11 by 13 feet, unsurprisingly broke the country's record for largest work of toast art. Although the idea seems far-fetched, conceptualizing the project ended up being the easiest part. Jolita Vaitkute Because the artist is so well versed in creating works of food art, what could've taken months and months was completed in about 50 hours. ...
He Makes Ordinary Images Extraordinary By Merging Them Into Beautiful Compositions

He Makes Ordinary Images Extraordinary By Merging Them Into Beautiful Compositions

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What puts certain creators a cut above the rest is their ability to reimagine familiar imagery into something engaging and totally original. It's that capacity to turn images we see every day into something unrecognizable that sets them apart, and one artist with that ability (and then some) is Switzerland-born photographer Thomas Barbèy. This multitalented man has worked in some of the world's most beautiful countries as everything from a recording artist to a fashion photographer. Needless to say, his scope is pretty prolific.Barbèy currently lives in Las Vegas, and he doesn't leave home without a camera in hand. The name of his artistic game is transforming images that look pretty typical on their own into brilliant compositions. With the help of an enlarger, Barb&...
These Photos All Have One Thing In Common, And It’s So Chilling

These Photos All Have One Thing In Common, And It’s So Chilling

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); When it comes to capitalizing on loss, 19th-century photographer William H. Mumler was an expert...for a while, anyway. In 1861, he noticed that a second figure appeared in the background of a photograph he was developing. Although it was obviously a flaw in the process, he knew that he could cash in on that error by capturing basic portraits, superimposing additional faces in the background, and presenting them as spirits.Fittingly enough, the phenomenon of spirit photography was born in a small, Boston-based studio. Up to that point, Mumler had little to no known attachment to paranormal activity. Getty Open...