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Teeming with Leaves and Grasses, Oil Paintings Cloaked in Lush Foliage Evoke the Forest Floor

 Art #oil painting #painting #plants January 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © JA Paunkovic, shared with permission Thick foliage in shades of green sprout from every inch of JA Paunkovic’s canvases. The Serbian husband-and-wife duo of Jelena and Aleksandar render luxuriant scenes brimming with realistic plant life. Patches of verdant grasses, shrubs, and …

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Dig Into an Enormous Archive of Drawings Unveiling the Complex Root Systems of 1,180 Plants

 History Illustration Science #botany #drawing #plants #roots January 10, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Wageningen University & Research It’s generally understood that terrestrial plant life evolved from algae, one key to its successful adaptation being roots that sprawled underground to absorb important nutrients and water. Billions of years later, the fibrous networks …

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Human Anatomy and Decomposing Flora Unveil a Surreal Mix of Dreams and Feelings in Rafael Silveira’s Portraits

 Art #anatomy #oil painting #painting #plants #portraits #surreal December 29, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Rafael Silveira, shared with permission In Rafael Silveira’s Unportraits, magenta curls and slick, turquoise coifs frame the bizarre scenarios unfolding in a subject’s mind. The Brazilian artist, who gravitates towards oil paints in shades of pink and blue, …

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Meticulous Sculptures by Artist Carol Long Highlight the Curved Lines and Colorful Embellishments Found in Nature

 Art Craft #animals #ceramics #insects #plants #pottery November 30, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Carol Long, shared with permission Honoring the humble shape of the vessel is at the center of Carol Long’s practice. From her studio in rural Kansas, the artist throws simple ceramic cylinders that she contorts into supple butterfly wings,  …

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A Spectacularly Colorful Shot of an Oak Leaf Tops Nikon’s 2021 Photomicrography Competition

 Photography Science #animals #contests #fungi #plants September 13, 2021 Grace Ebert By Jason Kirk, trichome (white appendages) and stomata (purple pores) on a southern live oak leaf. All images coutesy of Nikon Small World, shared with permission Unless they were under a microscope, it would be difficult to see the shimmery barbs of a …

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A Verdant Rainforest Lush with Plants and Giant Macaws Blankets Annabel’s Facade in London

 Art #birds #deforestation #installation #plants September 10, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Annabel’s, shared with permission Sprawling from sidewalk to roof and lining the entrance to Annabel’s in London is a luxuriant installation teeming with ferns, florals, and a flock of vibrant, oversized birds hovering nearby. Evocative of an abundant rainforest habitat, the …

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Coral and Plant Life Consume Discarded Objects in Post-Apocalyptic Sculptures by Stéphanie Kilgast

 Art #clay #coral #found objects #plants #sculpture September 2, 2021 Grace Ebert “Coral Royal” (2019), epoxy clay, acrylics on tin can, 14 x 15 x 11 centimeters. All images © Stéphanie Kilgast, shared with permission Artist Stéphanie Kilgast (previously) envisions a vibrant, post-apocalyptic world overgrown with coral, fungi, and lush moss. Using cheap devices …

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A Short Film Dives into the 15-Year Process Behind the Documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi’

 Documentary Photography Science #film #mushrooms #nature #plants #timelapse #video September 1, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] We shared footage of the mesmerizing mycelium networks pulsing underneath our feet back in 2019 to mark the opening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi, and now the dedicated director takes viewers behind the scenes to show his painstaking …

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Vines and Flowers Intertwine with an Imposing Skeleton in an Elegant Graphite Drawing by Guno Park

 Art #drawing #graphite #momento mori #plants #skeleton August 6, 2021 Grace Ebert Detail of “Nature of Things,”  graphite/pencil on paper, 85 x 51.5 inches. All images © Guno Park, shared with permission Brooklyn-based artist Guno Park evokes the tradition of memento mori with an exquisite new drawing highlighting the precarious line between life and …

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Plants and Knotted Branches Sprout from Camille Kachani’s Impractical Household Objects

 Art #books #furniture #plants #sculpture #tools #wood August 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Camille Kachani, shared with permission Human progress and the insurmountable force of nature converge in Camille Kachani’s overgrown sculptures. The Lebanese-Brazilian artist (previously) is known for his furniture, tools, and other practical objects that are overrun with new plant growths …

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