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Turtles, Ducklings, and Pheasants Comprise an Adorable Menagerie of Miniatures by Fanni Sandor

 Art Craft #animals #miniature #nature July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Fanni Sandor, shared with permission Hungary-based artist Fanni Sandor (previously) expands her already minuscule menagerie with even tinier creatures. Using polymer clay, feathers, fur, and other materials, Sandor sculpts biologically accurate miniatures at a 1:12 scale, and many of her recent …

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Skies Peek Through Foliage in French Knots in Embroideries that Peer Up From the Forest Floor

 Craft #embroidery #fiber art #flowers #landscapes #nature #trees June 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Sew Beautiful, shared with permission Look up! The vibrant embroideries of the U.K.-based artist known as Sew Beautiful capture the awe-inspiring breadth of the outdoors within a tiny wooden hoop. Layering colorful French knots and long, straight threads …

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Vivid Compositions in Thread Enliven Hollow Spaces in Diana Yevtukh’s Striking Embroideries

 Art Craft #embroidery #flowers #nature #trees June 3, 2022 Kate Mothes “Why did they do this to us” (2022). All images © Diane Yevtukh, shared with permission Ukrainian artist Diana Yevtukh draws inspiration from her surroundings by carefully situating cornucopian floral arrangements made of thread in the hollows of trees.  Base in Lviv, her …

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Blooms Exude Presence and Personality in Bold Cyanotypes by Rosalind Hobley

 Art Photography #cyanotypes #flowers #nature June 2, 2022 Kate Mothes All images © Rosalind Hobley, shared with permission In London-based artist Rosalind Hobley’s expressive cyanotypes, flowers assume a portrait-like quality through varied textures and supple shapes. In her Still Life series, a cast of dahlias, anemones, roses, and peonies sit like regal subjects. Originally …

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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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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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Monumental Installations by Henrique Oliveira Explore the Eerie Inner Nature of Architecture

 Art #installation #nature #sculpture April 27, 2022 Kate Mothes “Desnatureza” (2011). All images courtesy of the artist and shared with permission Erupting from floors, doorways, and furniture, artist Henrique Oliveira’s artworks (previously) are a remarkable comment on the relationship between the built environment and the power of nature. In installations that explore the relationship …

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Foliage and Moss Renew Abandoned Sites Around the Globe with Verdant Signs of Life

 Photography #architecture #books #nature #ruins April 21, 2022 Grace Ebert A train repair workshop in Hungary. All images © Jonk, shared with permission Spanning an open-air Taiwanese warehouse to a Cuban theater teeming with vibrant leaves, the sites that Jonathan Jimenez visits are relics of the industries and cultural institutions of the past. The …

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Densely Arranged Stone Gradients Sweep Across the Sand in Jon Foreman’s Extraordinary Land Art

 Art #land art #nature #sand #shells #stone April 15, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Jon Foreman, shared with permission An expert in the hypnotic, Wales-based artist Jon Foreman continues his exquisite constructions that position stones and shells into perfectly arranged formations. His most recent pieces include a mesmerizing gradient circle, concentric swirl, and …

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Piece Together Nature’s Tiny Wonders with Miniature Jigsaw Puzzles from Nervous System

 Design #flowers #moths #mushrooms #nature #puzzles April 6, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Nervous System, shared with permission The innovative team over at the Catskills-based studio Nervous System (previously) released a new line of miniature jigsaws that match organic shapes with similarly natural subject matter. All spanning less than eight inches, a spotted …

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