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Kaleidoscopic Patterns Coil Around Miniature Snakes Exquisitely Cast in Glass

 Craft #glass #miniature #snakes January 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Ryan Eicher Intricate linework and trippy, geometric motifs flow through the minuscule glass-blown serpents by Ryan Eicher. The Maryland-based artist casts smooth, colorful gradients, rainbow stripes, thin parallel bands, and intersecting helices within the snakes’ coiled bodies, a challenge considering the structure …

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‘The House’ Is a Mysterious Animated Trilogy Following Three Generations of Stop-Motion Characters

 Animation #puppets #stop motion #video January 14, 2022 Grace Ebert A destitute family, an uneasy property developer, and an unrealistic landlady clinging to the past all find themselves grappling with control when they inhabit The House. The mysterious dwelling is the titular character of Netflix’s new three-part series that brings some of the most …

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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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Aiming to Make Art More Accessible and Diverse, Apostrophe Puzzles Releases Artist-Designed Jigsaws

 Art Design #puzzles January 13, 2022 Grace Ebert Liz Flores. All images © Apostrophe Puzzles, shared with permission Apostrophe Puzzles is at the nexus of art and accessibility. Founder Mandi Masden launched the Brooklyn-based company in 2019 with the goal of making the works usually confined to galleries, museums, and the collections of wealthy …

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Stripes, Checkered Motifs, and Other Geometric Designs Turn Pasta into Colorfully Patterned Cuisine

 Food #pasta #patterns January 12, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © David Rivillo, shared with permission Chef David Rivillo diverges from the standard box of spaghetti or penne stocked on most supermarket shelves by adding some flair to his handmade fare. The pasta enthusiast fashions bowties and tortellini with vibrant stripes and heaps of …

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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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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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A Serpentine Rattlesnake Wraps Around a Metaphorical Wood and Book Sculpture by Maskull Lasserre

 Art #books #sculpture #snakes #wood January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Maskull Lasserre In a towering, totem-style sculpture titled “The Garden,” Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre (previously) compresses a collection of 18th-century botanical texts between two parallel planks of Douglas Fir. Metal vices bore through the wooden beams, securing the first four volumes …

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Typeface Studies by Designer Craig Ward Recreate Fonts and Iconic Logos in LEGO

 Design #Lego #typography January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Craig Ward, shared with permission LEGO are the (literal) building blocks behind an array of creative endeavors—we’ve featured dozens on Colossal over the years from Ekow Nimako’s elaborate world-building series to Jumpei Mitsui’s sculptural recreation of Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”—and are …

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Tiny Faces Animate Minimal Mugs and Planters by Ceramicist Rami Kim

 Art #ceramics #faces #tableware #vessels January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Rami Kim Enjoy the company of Rami Kim’s minimally sculpted personalities emerging from her footed planters, mugs, and other ceramic pieces. The artist and animator (previously), who gravitates toward bright monochromatic finishes and simple patterns, creates a wide array of vessels …

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