Portraits of People with Beards and Hairstyles Brimming with Life by Olaf Hajek

Incorporating aspects of South American folklore, mythology, and religion, Berlin-based artist Olaf Hajek depicts thoughtful portraits of women and men infused with elements of life—often in their hairdos. Over the last few years Hajek’s illustration work has appeared in major publications from the New York Times to the Guardian, but…

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A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett

Working with a mixture of cold porcelain and polymer atop a metal wire armature, artist Ellen Jewett (previously) creates wildly intricate sculptures of animals covered in a tangle of surreal embellishments. The artist describes her works as “anthrozoology meets psychoanalysis,” where tiny clues left in the feathers, fur, and tentacles…

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Wild New Anamorphic Sculptures From the Warped Mind of Jonty Hurwitz

The Illusive Cat, 2016. Anamorphic sculpture. Oil paint on plaster, stainless steel. London artist Jonty Hurwitz (previously) revels in the skewed and twisted world of anamorphic artwork, where the meaning of a dramatically warped figures is only revealed when reflected against a viewing device, in this case a cylindrical mirror….

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The New ‘NeoLucida XL’ Camera Lucida Makes it Easier to Trace What You See

Artist and SAIC professor Pablo Garcia (previously) has added an update to his previous take on the two century old Camera Lucida, an optical device that allows you to trace images and scenes directly from life. The new version, NeoLucida XL, is similar to its predecessor, however with a much larger viewfinder. The…

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Rogue Installations of Similarly Colored Objects Inside Big-Box Stores by Carson Davis Brown

Using found objects collected from within big-box stores, artist Carson Davis Brown creates color-specific installations for his photography series Mass. The works are organized conglomerations of basketballs, laundry baskets, wrapping paper, and other mass produced goods, each arranged by color within the stores they are found. After photographing the works…

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Ornate Ceramic Vessels Encased in Porcelain Flowers by Artist Vanessa Hogge

London-based artist Vanessa Hogge sculpts vessels and decorative wall objects called wallflowers covered in hundreds of delicate porcelain petals out of her studio in Cockpit Arts Holborn. The one-off pieces are inspired by daisies, chrysanthemums, dahlias, hydrangeas, and daphne and range from smaller pieces she assembles in a few hours…

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