Macro Photography Reveals Water Droplets as Miniature Works of Art click 2x Macro photography is more than just close-up images—the technique offers a new perspective on the world, revealing the tiny and often overlooked details of the photographer's subject. Canadian photographer Don Komarechka explores nature through his macro camera lens, revealing water droplets as miniature works of art. “All of these images are like little sculptures,” Komarechka tells My Modern Met. “Very temporary, and only become beautiful when seen from the right perspective.” Each image from Komarechka’s droplet series shows little spheres of water dotted across petals and flower stems.
Learn to sculpt 1/12 scale dollhouse miniature apples with Italian Artist Barbara Dezza Close-up images of materials neededEnlarge picture of basic supply requirements 1. Mixed equal parts of white and translucent clay. Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures, Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view. What you see here only begins to sratch the surface of Konrad’s work. You can see much more on her website. All imagery courtesy the artist.
100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth (Part 2) In Cracked's continuous effort to make your local haunted house look like a boring pile of dog turds, we once again present the creepiest real places on Earth. Whether it's due to their bizarre histories, suspicious coincidences or good ol' human insanity, these are the locations even the die-hardest of atheists wouldn't venture into without a crucifix and a Super Soaker full of Pope-blessed water. Located smack in the middle of a swamp in the heart of Aztec country is the popular tourist destination La Isla de las Munecas, or Island of the Dolls, a name missing at least two adjectives and the word "fucking."
Miniature Sculptures Play on Workplace Humor and Struggles This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. How to make doll house miniature breakfast from Polymer Clay, by IGMA Fellow Betsy Niederer Before you start working with clay, please wash your hands – even if your hands look clean you’d be surprised how much dirt can be on them, and it will show up in your white clay. I also dust my hands with cornstarch or talc powder after washing and drying to get rid of any excess moisture, as well as bits of dust. Preheat your oven according to your clay directions. If you are using the new Fimo® formulation, please make sure that you check the baking temperature as this is lower than previously. If you are mixing new Fimo® with old Fimo® you need to use the lower baking temperature, so the mix doesn’t burn!
Book Igloo Home is a recent sculptural installation by Colombian artist Miler Lagos. The piece was constructed at MagnanMetz Gallery late last year using carefully stacked books to create a compact dome that is entirely self-supporting. (via chris moore, thanks megan) Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee (click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says: So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains.
JFK's Funeral: Rare and Unpublished LIFE Magazine Photos From Arlington Cemetery, November 1963 Five decades later, the assassination of John F. Kennedy remains one of the few utterly signal events from the second half of the 20th century. Other moments — some thrilling (the moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall), others horrifying (the killings of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the Challenger explosion) — have secured their places in the history books and, even more indelibly, in the memories of those who witnessed them. But nothing in the latter part of “the American century” defined an era as profoundly as the rifle shots that split the warm Dallas air on November 22, 1963, and the sudden death of the 46-year-old president. There was Camelot — a media construct, of course, but a rarity in that it actually resonated with so many people, everywhere — and then there was the somber, profoundly uncertain period after Camelot.
Delightful Miniature Dioramas Created New Every Day by Tanaka Tatsuya For the past four years, artist Tanaka Tatsuya has used everyday objects and miniatures to create dioramas. Fruits, vegetables, electronics, coat hangers, straws, and much more are featured in the delightful compositions that depict action-packed scenes using tiny figures. Since it's a daily activity, he's titled the project Miniature Calendar and includes the date on each image. Through his myriad of photos, we see that Tatsuya has used different objects in creative and ingenious ways.
How to make a miniature basket with Crochet Cotton, by Artisan Yvonne Moxon aka Boxoftrix Miniatures Close-up images of materials needed for Round & Oval Basket Tutorial Enlarge Picture of supplies needed. 1. Cut two (2) lengths of your crochet cotton: one a 40 inch length and the second, a 60 inch length. Figurative Willow Branch Sculpture by Olga Ziemska Stillness in Motion is a sculpture by Cleveland-based artist Olga Ziemska that was installed in 2003 at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland. The piece is made entirely from cut willow branches that have been cut and stacked to create a human figure. (via junk culture, devid sketchbook)
Highly Detailed 3D Characters From Top 3D Artists - 53 Examples Most 3d artists’ portfolios have at least a beautiful woman character in it and it will be no surprise that you’ll find a lot of them here. Now besides the curious gazing at these 3d pictures, you must realize the sisyphean work that is being put in these characters, the long hours to create the render and then applying the high quality texture to get incredible the incredible results illustrated below. Rage Captain Jack Sparrow Transient Princess Alien vs Predator Chess