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Minimal Lines Contour the Expressive Women in Luciano Cian’s Bold Portraits

 Art Illustration #acrylic #digital #painting #portraits #posters and prints May 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Luciano Cian, shared with permission Rendered in sparse, sweeping lines and textured shapes, the women of Luciano Cian’s Tête portraits embody proximity and escape from formality. The digital series, short for tête-a-tête, is the latest in the …

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Paper Constructions Confine Skeletons to Uncanny Spaces in Jason Limon’s Paintings

 Art #acrylic #anatomy #painting #paper #skeleton #skulls May 26, 2022 Grace Ebert “Cramped” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches. All images © Jason Limon, shared with permission San Antonio-based artist Jason Limon (previously) conjures paper sculptures of 18th Century-style gowns, organs, and hollowed skulls with acrylic paint. The uncanny structures trap his …

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Don’t Look Down! The World’s Longest Suspension Bridge Opens in the Czech Republic

 Design #bridges #Czech Republic #video May 25, 2022 Grace Ebert  Sky Bridge 721 opened earlier this month in the Czech Republic and is claiming its title as the longest suspension walkway in the world, a record held previously by a similar design in Portugal. Strung between two peaks of the Kralicky Snezník mountain, …

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A Cast of Felted Food, Animals, and Other Characters by Manooni Exude Joy and Goodwill

 Craft Food #felt #sculpture #Ukraine May 24, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Manooni, shared with permission Olha and Hanna Dovhan (previously) are the creative minds behind the adorable felt sculptures of Manooni. Whimsical and endlessly cheerful, the small family units, pairs of pears, and coupled avocados are needle felted with wool and finished …

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Billions of Fireflies Light Up an Indian Wildlife Reserve in Rare Footage Captured by Sriram Murali

 Photography Science #bioluminescence #climate #conservation #insects #nature #video #wildlife May 23, 2022 Kate Mothes In many parts of the world, a warm summer evening sets the stage for a familiar sight: the lightning bug. Through a phenomenon called bioluminescence, these winged beetles are able to generate chemical reactions in a part of their abdomen …

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Vibrant Textiles and Repurposed Eyewear Camouflage the Subjects of Thandiwe Muriu’s Celebratory Portraiture

 Photography #fabric #identity #Kenya #patterns #portraits #textiles May 22, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Thandiwe Muriu, shared with permission From chunky hair beads and rollers to sink strainers and brake pedals, Nairobi-based photographer Thandiwe Muriu (previously) finds fashionable use for ordinary objects. Worn as glasses that obscure a subject’s identity, the repurposed items …

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A Brilliant Orange Orb Shape-Shifts Through Time in a Meditative Animated Short

 Animation #short film #time #video May 20, 2022 Grace Ebert  A metaphor for the way fragments of time both accumulate and mutate as they slip from one moment to the next, a glowing sphere is the subject of a calming short film by Argentinian artist Ezequiel Pini, of Six N. Five. The CGI …

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Cloaked in Bold Motifs, Ceramic Vessels by Ariana Heinzman Sprout Playful Botanical Forms

 Art #ceramic #clay #flowers #sculpture May 20, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of J. Reinhart Gallery, shared with permission From her studio on Vashon Island in Washington, artist Ariana Heinzman channels the lithe forms of the human body into supple clay vessels. Enveloped in quirky botanical patterns and thick outlines, the sculptures twist …

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Wildflowers, Trees, and Quaint Cabins Spring From Su Blackwell’s Book Sculptures

 Art #books #flowers #narrative #paper #sculpture May 19, 2022 Grace Ebert “Nature in Britain” (2012). Photo by Jaron James. All images © Su Blackwell, shared with permission The enchanting, imaginative narratives usually bound between the covers of a book burst from the page in the sculptures of Su Blackwell. Often sourcing materials from secondhand …

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Garments of Grass and Flowers Fuse Jeanne Simmons’s Body to the Landscape

 Art #clothing #hair #land art #nature May 18, 2022 Grace Ebert “Grass Cocoon” (2018). All images © Jeanne Simmons, shared with permission “When we spend a lot of time in a place, and if we are paying attention, a kind of intimacy develops,” says Jeanne Simmons. The artist, who’s based in the Pacific Northwest, …

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