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Ceramic Figurines by Claire Partington Put a Contemporary Twist on Historical Symbols

 Art #animals #anthropomorphic #ceramics #figurines #porcelain January 11, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Claire Partington, shared with permission Citing traditional portraiture and figurative ceramics, London-based artist Claire Partington (previously) sculpts grand characters with a dose of contemporary wit: Lavishly outfitted women lose their heads to anthropomorphized octopuses, a flip flop-wearing fairy dozes alongside …

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Complex Networks of Metallic Branches Shape Animal Sculptures by Kang Dong Hyun

 Art #animals #metal #sculpture #steel January 6, 2022 Grace Ebert “Forest of Coexistence” (2019), stainless steel and urethane paint, 300 x 160 x 120 centimeters. All images © Kang Dong Hyun, shared with permission What eventually becomes a stately stag or majestically posed lion in Kang Dong Hyun’s Forest of Coexistence starts with countless …

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Elaborate Designs by Mitsuru Nikaido Transform Animals and Insects into Complex LEGO Robots

 Design #animals #insects #Lego #sculpture December 28, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Mitsuru Nikaido, shared with permission Kurashiki-based builder Mitsuru Nikaido reimagines marine life, insects, and land animals as mechanical, robot-like characters built entirely with LEGO. Using his signature palette of gray and white bricks and unique parts, Nikaido creates spring-loaded limbs for …

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Wine Streams Through Sea Creatures in Playful Glass Decanters by Charlie Matz

 Art Design Food #animals #beverages #glass #sea creatures December 22, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Charlie Matz, shared with permission In the sleek decanters designed by artist Charlie Matz, wine and other spirits trickle through a crab’s claws, a shark’s open jaws, and the belly of a branzino. The playful aeration vessels are …

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A Montage of 64 Portraits Reveals the Wildly Diverse Characteristics of Foxes

 Photography #animals #foxes #nature #portraits December 21, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Roeselien Raimond, shared with permission Back in 2009, Dutch wildlife photographer Roeselien Raimond snapped a portrait of a fox that always seemed to be squinting her eyes in contemplation. That first image sparked a fascination with the creatures and their idiosyncratic …

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Jane Goodall, Paul Nicklen, and 100 Photographers and Conservationists Join a Print Sale to Protect the Environment

 Photography #animals #climate crisis #nature December 3, 2021 Grace Ebert Kilifi was an 18-month-old rhino and his keeper, Kamara was hand-raising along with two other baby rhinos at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. Kamara spends 12 hours every day watching over the vulnerable baby rhinos. He loves these animals like his own children and …

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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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‘Beneath the Bird Feeder’ Documents the Spectacular Wildlife Visiting a Wintertime Food Source

 Photography #animals #birds #nature #wildlife November 24, 2021 Grace Ebert A northern cardinal. All images licensed from Carla Rhodes During the winter months of late 2020 into early 2021, photographer Carla Rhodes cared for a birdfeeder that hung outside of her home in the Catskills of New York. The suspended food source garnered attention …

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Wild Animals Occupy Suburban Nights in Nicholas Moegly’s Mysterious Illustrations

 Illustration #animals #drawing #light November 4, 2021 Grace Ebert “An Escape Plan.” All images © Nicholas Moegly, shared with permission In Nicholas Moegly’s shadow-laden illustrations, wild animals descend on backyards and unoccupied streets illuminated by artificial lights. The Cincinnati-based artist largely focuses on the quiet, mundane landscapes of Midwestern suburbia, although each of his …

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An Illustrated Children’s Book Is a Sensitive Retelling of a Timber Elephant’s Role in WWII

 Illustration #animals #books #children’s book #drawing #elephants November 1, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Flying Eye Books, shared with permission Meet Bandoola, an Asian timber elephant the British Army enlisted in WWII. Purchased as a calf, the lumbering creature was shipped to a teak plantation where he was forced to drag and …

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