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Festival of Manchester – new one-day event is ‘for the people, by the people’

Launching on 1 September in Platt Fields Park, the event promises ‘a fling of fun for all the family’ (and that’s Manchester School of Samba in the picture)[…] Source: Festival of Manchester – new one-day event is ‘for the people, … Continue reading

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Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters of the Osezaki Sea

Japanese marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu focuses his lens on some of the tiniest and most abundant life forms in our oceans. His series Phenomenons explores the diverse beauty and extravagant colors of plankton, and is shot amongst the dark waters of the Osezaki … Continue reading

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This is not a time to lie

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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 rather by completely submerging her subjects in illuminated water and photographing them … Continue reading

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Taking imagination seriously

Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting … Continue reading

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

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 building techniques at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when he realized that by flipping his boat-inspired creations over, … Continue reading

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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 combination of photographs taken during three visits to New York City over a … Continue reading

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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, she utilizes the concentric rings of tree stumps to create richly textured surfaces. … Continue reading

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

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 adjusting to a city’s bright, multi-colored lights. In this way, Barlow … Continue reading

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

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 2,800 square feet of the Standard Hotel in Downtown LA, the British artist’s fifth large-scale … Continue reading

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