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Shimmering Metallic Embroideries of Dragonflies and Other Insects by Humayrah Bint Altaf – Colossal

Bedford, England-based embroidery artist Humayrah Bint Altaf (previously) continues to construct ornate insects using shimmering threads and metallic beads. Her dragonflies, bees, beetles, and butterflies take shape using carefully paired patterns and colors that form wings, bodies, and even delicate feet. While … Continue reading

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The Subverted Architecture and Twisted Objects of Alex Chinneck – Colossal

British sculptor Alex Chinneck (previously) upends the steady, reliable nature of banal structures that we interact with every day through his architectural interventions. Overturned swaths of car parking lots, twisted broomstick handles, and inverted building facades are executed with such precise detail … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the Puppet Master as a Young Man – Great Big Story

Puppets—they’re child’s play, right? Spend five minutes watching Barnaby Dixon and you’ll surely disagree. At first, it might seem strange for a 26-year-old to be hand-building puppets in his bedroom and shooting videos of his performances for a living, but … Continue reading

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Early Briton had dark skin and blue eyes – BBC

Scientists put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago. A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes. Researchers from London’s Natural History Museum … Continue reading

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Nora Fok’s Ethereal Hand-Knit Jewelry is Inspired by Nature and Science – Colossal

Nora Fok combines jewelry design with textile art in her science- and math-inspired wearable artworks. Fok, who is based in southeast England, works in her home studio creating all of her pieces manually, using hand tools, fine nylon microfilament and basic … Continue reading

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Fairy Ring Exhibition – Spacecadets Air Design

Spacecadets exhibition ‘Fairy Ring’  opened at Bishop Auckland Gallery, County Durham, in NE England and ran from 8th July – 9th Sept 2017. “Fairy rings (naturally occurring circles of mushrooms) are anchored in folklore as portals to other worlds. This … Continue reading

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MSS at Cosmo Restaurant Manchester

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcosmomanchester%2Fvideos%2F378285839283109%2F&show_text=0&width=560 Manchester School of Samba are always looking for new members, especially in this the run up to the Summer season here in England! If you live within the NW of England and want to try it for yourself come … Continue reading

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TID Exploring Time 005 by Builders Club

‘It’s an observation of a moment in time and what happens to our mind when we let go and start drifting away. Something ordinary suddenly becomes the impulse for our imagination and we find ourselves wondering where reality ends and … Continue reading

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Puzzling Portraits of Identical Twins by Photographer Alma Haser

In her latest series, German photographer Alma Haser combines the portraits of several pairs of twins by literally puzzling their images together. Haser first photographs each twin separately, then prints their corresponding photograph onto a 500 or 1000-piece puzzle. Finally, … Continue reading

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Temporal Floral Structures Formed From Unfired Clay by Phoebe Cummings

Artist Phoebe Cummings works primarily with unfired clay to create floral arrangements that are both performative and temporal. The malleable sculptures last only as long as the exhibition, and are made on-site to specifically respond to their temporary environment. The works’ … Continue reading

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