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Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: heart-breakingly beautiful photographic series in memory of an extraordinary life Kirsty Mitchell's Wonderland series has been three years in the makingAll costumes, wigs and sets were constructed on a shoestring budgetSome images took up to five months to createShe would often wait an entire year to find the perfect natural setting for her shots By Stephanie Hirschmiller Published: 14:11 GMT, 17 May 2012 | Updated: 09:34 GMT, 18 May 2012 Kirsty Mitchell's late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen's death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography. She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world.

What Big Teeth You Have! Of course, you already know the wolf's answer... This scary week continues with the last and most frightening installment of Animalarium's visual exploration of this enormously popular tale. See my previous posts here and here, and visit Shelley Davies for more Red Riding Hood goodness. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro Official website: Rino Stefano Tagliafierro Archive About African rock art image project The so-called ‘fighting cats’ engraving, which also depicts four ostriches, from the Messak Plateau in Libya. 2013,2034.2761 © TARA/David Coulson San rock painting of white giraffe and human fgiures, Brandberg, Namibia. (Not yet catalogued) © TARA/David Coulson Hand painted on a limestone cave wall at Wadi el Obeiyd, Egypt. 2013,2034.122 © TARA/David Coulson Painted rock art from Tin Anneouin, Wadi Teshuinat, Acacus Mountains, Fezzan District, Libya. 2013,2034.376 © TARA/David Coulson

humanæ 1. On the Customize screen turn off the Use default mobile theme option under Advanced Options. 2. Remove the stash logo from your website by getting a Full License. 3. For the Instagram feed generate your Access Token & User ID here. Quipsologies • Quipsologies, is a division of UnderConsideration, chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis. • Quipsologies uses TypeKit to render P22 Underground, Skolar Web by TypeTogether, and Coquette by Mark Simonson. • Quipsologies is run with Six Apart’s MovableType 6.3.2 Sidney Sime A large portion of these illustrations were for novels by Irish author Lord Dunsany. Authors influenced by Dunsany include H.P Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, J.R.R. Tolkien among others. The full books can be read at at the following links.. The Last Book Of Wonder (1916)

Plastic Cups Become Fields of Snow It’s not the first thing you think of when you see a package of plastic cups, but Tara Donavan has been making beautiful sculptures with the mass produced items… and they look a lot like fields of snow. By taking transparent plastic cups and stacking them at varying heights, then placing them side-by-side, she makes a rolling field of white. It looks almost soft enough to make a snow angel.

Book Paintings by Ekaterina PanikanovaartFido Blog Artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates densely layered paintings across large spreads of old books and other documents, resulting in artwork that blurs the lines between painting, installation and collage. Born in St. Petersburg in 1975 Panikanova graduated at the top of her class from the Academy of Fine Arts and was subsequently given a studio to work from for five years. She now lives and works in Rome. Much of what you see above was from her second ever solo show Un, due, tre, fuoco at z2o Galleria earlier this year, and if you’d like to see more, check out her website. Frosty Crop Circles Made With Snowshoes The time it takes to create great art is often unfathomable, but imagine if snow were the medium and each piece could take up to ten hours! That sounds excruciating! Snow artist Simon Beck does just that, creating intricate geometric patterns reminiscent of crop circles in the snow, often on top of lakes, in the middle of the night! He plans his designs with a ruler and protractor, then straps on his snowshoes, and super-sizes the pattern with his footsteps. Most of his designs are completed at the ski resort Les Arcs, in the French Alps, where he lives for the Winter. What a remarkable sight to see from a ski lift!

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