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Share: Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature.
This weekend while looking through a couple dozen Russian art gallery web sites (isn’t that how you spend your weekend?) I discovered these truly surreal paintings by Moscow-based Konstantin Batynkov . I urge you to click on his works to view them larger, as it’s difficult to discern exactly what’s happening in the frenzied brush strokes of eaching painting.
For almost six years, photographer and artist Cara Berer has been taking a very unique approach to book art. She thoughtfully bends, folds and occasionally soaks old pages of discarded catalogues, outdated dictionaries, dated instruction manuals and rejected telephone books, transforming them into marvelous works of art. And don’t worry, bookworms – Cara has assured us that no important books have been injured during the making of any of her photographs.
Whether it’s a traditional Thomas Brothers map book or Google Maps Street View, most of us use maps on at least a fairly regular basis. It’s not all that surprising that we take them for granted, but fortunately there are plenty of artists out there to remind us just how beautiful the art of cartography can be. Here are 11 great artworks made with road maps. Nikki Rosato In many ways, the blood and nervous system seem to serve as road maps for the human body.