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Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson. West Duval Street, Lake City, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson

West Duval Street, Lake City, 2013 (detail) © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts. Black Lake Road, Odessa, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on Strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts. Miniature Crocheted Animals by Su Ami. EmailEmail Su Ami, a family run business from Vietnam, creates beautiful and cute crocheted animals, some of which measure only 1/4 of an inch!

Miniature Crocheted Animals by Su Ami

The little manufacture consists of 5 crocheters and is named after the nick name of the youngest member of the family, whose love for movie characters and various animals gave the idea for the business. Incredible New Tree Sculptures at the Palace of Versailles. The Palace of Versailles, a royal château known for its overabundance of luxury, is now accented with a scattered set of sculptures by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone that celebrate the beauty of nature.

Incredible New Tree Sculptures at the Palace of Versailles

Penone's large-scale sculptural installations, which are all composed of natural materials (primarily wood and stone), are set up like markers in the Park of the vast estate while lending their own intriguing take on the shapes and interactions within nature. Like his past work, Penone's latest additions, some of which are created specifically for Versailles, present a new and uncommon silhouette of trees.

The sculptor takes something that we're all familiar with and is associated with "nature" and transforms it enough to both retain its natural element and display something that has been altered by man. The artist says, “What interests me is when the work of man starts to become nature.” Photo credit: TadzioChâteau de Versailles website via [let's build a home, domus] 10 Cutting-Edge Artists of the 21st Century. This post is brought to you by Jaguar.

10 Cutting-Edge Artists of the 21st Century

Experience F-TYPE. When you think of the word cutting-edge what comes to mind? How about innovative, boundary-pushing, and risk-taking? The dictionary defines cutting-edge as "the leading position in any field" or at the "forefront. " Surreal Long Exposure Photos of Glowing Fireflies in Japan. EmailEmail Japanese photographer Yume Cyan takes you to dream-like places with his long exposure photographs of glowing fireflies.

Surreal Long Exposure Photos of Glowing Fireflies in Japan

Yume has been taking these surreal shots in the forests of Nagoya City, Japan, keeping the shutter of his Canon 5D Mark III open for about 30 seconds. The f/2.8 aperture made the closer fireflies blur into glowing circles. The final composite shots look like illustrations of Japanese fairy-tales about the forest spirits. Portion Control: New Photos of Tiny People Living in a World of Food by Christopher Boffoli. Rock Candy Icefall Carmel Apple Accident Caramel Salt Harvesters Cheesecake Daredevil.

Portion Control: New Photos of Tiny People Living in a World of Food by Christopher Boffoli

Spectacular Fabergé Fractals by Tom Beddard. Scotland-based laser physicist-turned-artist and web developer Tom Beddard, aka subBlue, has produced a number of intriguing geometric forms he refers to as Fabergé Fractals.

Spectacular Fabergé Fractals by Tom Beddard

Like an ornate Fabergé egg, Beddard's creations boast brilliant and intricate design patterns. The English artist uses a formulaic method to create his digitally rendered three-dimensional models. Beddard explains: "The 3D fractals are generated by iterative formulas whereby the output of one iteration forms the input for the next. The formulas effectively fold, scale, rotate or flip space.

They are truly fractal in the fact that more and more detail can be revealed the closer to the surface you travel. Chandeliers Made Out of Recycled Bike Parts. Artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock created 6 gorgeous chandeliers by recycling old bike parts, and used them to turn an underpass in San Antonio, Texas, into a public art space.

Chandeliers Made Out of Recycled Bike Parts

Adventurous Photographer Captures Thrilling Thunderstorms. These intense weather scenes seem to be taken right out of an apocalyptic movie. It's not everyday that we get to witness such dark skies and giant, swirling clouds looming in the distance. In his collection, entitled Sky, Clouds, and the World Above , photographer and storm chaser Sean R.

Heavey captures these wondrous moments for all to experience. Surreal Black & White Photography by Chema Madoz. Email Email Spanish photographer Chema Madoz offers a real treat for lovers of minimalism and optical illusions: his black and white photos are down to portraying a single object with an unexpected twist, or a creative combination of a couple of items. Avoiding unnecessary details in his pictures, Madoz works around the idea that things are not what they might seem ta first. Put Down the iPhone and Pickup an ONDU Wooden Pinhole Camera. Through his brand ONDU , woodworker Elvis Halilović has been making lensless pinhole cameras for over seven years along with a wide variety of ceramic and structural objects, including kits for geodesic domes . This week the Slovenian designer unveiled a beautifully designed series of pinhole cameras made from wood and held together in part by strong magnets.

Forget your camera phone, filters, and “likes,” these tough little lensless film cameras are old school and completely manual, relying on direct exposure of light to film. The cameras come in six different dimensions and film sizes, from the more common Leica 135 format to a 4″ x 5″ film holder camera, and looking at the examples above they really do seem capable of making some beautiful photos. You can learn more over on Kickstarter . (via THEmag ) Identical Twin Portraits by Martin Schoeller. Proj. Thelermont Hupton - zdjęcie. Tippi of Africa: Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals. Email Email Tippi Degre had the kind of childhood that sounds more like an episode from the Mowgli than a real story: born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, the little girl spent her days playing with such animals as a five-ton elephant, a cheetah, lion cubs and many others. Lighted Line Drawings: WIREFLOW by Arik Levy for Vibia. Designer Arik Levy takes lighting to a whole new level with his latest for Vibia called WIREFLOW.

Lighted Line Drawings: WIREFLOW by Arik Levy for Vibia

Composed of thin rods and wires, the geometrical sculptures appear to be almost like two dimensional line drawings. Take a step to the left or right and you see that some are even three dimensional forms suspended in the air holding LED lights. The visual character of a line is so simple, yet when forming them together into these geometric configurations, the outcome is so stunning. Real Dandelions Surround LED Lights in Unique Chandeliers. Studio Drift is a company that brings together nature and technology in unique and unexpected ways.

Real Dandelions Surround LED Lights in Unique Chandeliers

Their works encourage people to notice the little things we often take for granted or just happen to forget about. Fragile Future is a series of specially commissioned chandeliers that are made up of bronze, LED lights and actual dandelions. Real dandelion heads are arranged within a bronze structure that resembles a circuit board. This gives off the illusion that these delicate dandelions are magically floating. The designers behind this concept are Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta. 'Harm Less' Weapons Made From Organic Objects by Sonia Rentsch. Powerful Portraits of People Crying. 7 minutes If a stranger sat silently across from you and stared straight into your eyes, what kind of emotions would you feel? Or, better yet, how long would it take before you broke down and cried? In 2010, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, world-renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic put on The Artist is Present, or what's been called, "a milestone in the field of performance art.

" She sat silent and still, "like a mountain," and stared into the eyes of anyone who was brave enough to engage with her. Visitors took a seat across from the artist and sat there as long as they could (or wanted to). Last year, a book was released called Portraits in the Presence of Marina Abramovic that showed the wide variety of feelings and emotions participants ended up displaying. A Tumblr blog brings the most heartbreaking photos all together in once place. 164 minutes 45 minutes 29 minutes 28 minutes 26 minutes 18 minutes. Light Sculpture Produces Forest of Wild Tree Shadows. Bring the beauty and mystery of nature right into your home with this lovely light sculpture by creative collaboration Hilden & Diaz. Created Equal: A Study of Social and Cultural Clashes by Mark Laita. EmailEmail. Watercolor Cityscape Drawings by Elena Romanova. Famous artists and designers photographed with their cats.

Mesmerizing Layered Landscapes Reflect on Time and Space. Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi's Layer Drawings series continues to explore time, space, and memory by exhibiting the gradation of the sky and varied environments as layered installations. Like his past works, the transcendent sequence of frames present captured moments that would otherwise be lost as a distant memory, regretfully gone unnoticed in life. Hilarious Illustrations of Cats, Ninjas, Zombies and More. ProCATStination Welcome to the wonderfully wacky world of Anna-Marie Jung.