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Surreal Depictions of Human Nature Versus the Universe

Surreal Depictions of Human Nature Versus the Universe
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Photographer Captures An Underwater Dance Of Colors The shapes displayed in Luka Klikovac’s work look like colored smoke, or maybe strange deep-sea creatures, but they’re actually mixtures of colored and black liquids immersed in water. The Serbian photographer’s photo series is called Demersal and was based on the unique motions resulting from the combination of fluids. To create this psychedelic effect, the photographer used nothing but his camera and lights capable of showing the dance of fluid shapes captured by his lenses. No digital editing resources were used afterwards, so what you see in the images are actually the precise moments when the two elements were combined. Klikovac said that the goal of his work is to create images that allow people to escape from their daily routine and that his underwater shapes should be interpreted like the Rorschach inkblot test. What do you see in them?

Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 Download the PDF of these ideas : Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 (2mb) [ New American Public Art ] Water and ink Art & Design The Italian artist Alberto Seveso takes pictures of ink in different colours blending into water. It might be something that is done a hundreds times before, but this is done better than we've seen saw. Handcut Paper Annie Vought a développé ces oeuvres pour sa collection basée sur des correspondances manuscrites. L’artiste a cherché à reconsidérer les textes comme un échange ayant plus de valeurs que celui des formes digitales. Un rendu splendide de cette artiste vivant en Californie, à découvrir dans la suite.

Understanding Common Motivation Behind Suicide Resources Understanding The Motivations Behind Suicide: While no single reason can account for each suicidal act, there are common characteristics associated with completed suicides. Perhaps they can help you to understand why someone you love died by suicide. 1) The common purpose of suicide is a solution. 2) The common goal of suicide is to cease consciousness. 3) The common stressor in suicide is frustrated psychological needs. 4) The common stimulus in suicide is intolerable psychological pain. 5) The common internal attitude in suicide is ambivalence. 6) The common emotion in suicide is hopelessness and/or helplessness. 7) The common cognitive state in suicide is constriction. 8 ) The common interpersonal act in suicide is communication of intent. 9) The common action in suicide is escape. 10) The common consistency in suicide is life-long coping patterns. Related Pages on Band Back Together Suicide Survivors of Suicide Support for Family Members

Amazing Long Exposure Photographs Taken From Space Space, it’s the final frontier where no one can hear you scream, according to those movie and TV taglines anyway. It’s also a place of great beauty, as anyone who’s spent five minutes watching a Carl Sagan or Neil deGrasse Tyson YouTube video can attest. But Sagan and Tyson don’t hold a monopoly when it comes to the wonders of the cosmos. Astronaut and Expedition 31 flight engineer Don Pettit has been taking stunning long exposure photographs from aboard the International Space Station from between 5th April and 23rd May this year. These fantastical-looking photos not only show the stars streaming by the station but also the light emitting from the towns and cities of Earth, flying past like a lightspeed scene in a sci-fi flick as the Earth is showered in cosmic light from stars and auroras. My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. See the full set here. [via This Is Colossal] @stewart23rd

The Art of Paul Kuczynski - mashKULTURE Take a look at some paintings by artist, Paul Kuczynski. More after the jump. James Rhodes: 'Find what you love and let it kill you' After the inevitable "How many hours a day do you practice?" and "Show me your hands", the most common thing people say to me when they hear I'm a pianist is "I used to play the piano as a kid. I really regret giving it up". I imagine authors have lost count of the number of people who have told them they "always had a book inside them". We seem to have evolved into a society of mourned and misplaced creativity. A world where people have simply surrendered to (or been beaten into submission by) the sleepwalk of work, domesticity, mortgage repayments, junk food, junk TV, junk everything, angry ex-wives, ADHD kids and the lure of eating chicken from a bucket while emailing clients at 8pm on a weekend. Do the maths. What if you could know everything there is to know about playing the piano in under an hour (something the late, great Glenn Gould claimed, correctly I believe, was true)? What if for a couple of hundred quid you could get an old upright on eBay delivered?

Most Amazing Miniature Food Artworks by Shay Aaron Shay Aaron is a brilliant artist from Israel who makes the most astonishing miniature food jewelry. These foodstuffs look so beautiful that we would desire to eat them. Actually, there’s a whole market out there for miniature food. Not actual stuff you can eat, but beautifully hand made designs of steaks, burgers, pies, vegetables, eggs and pretty much food artworks you can think of. Comments comments 25 Incredibly Detailed Black And White Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries Lee Jeffries career began as a sports photographer, capturing the beautiful game of football in Manchester. Then a chance meeting with a homeless woman living in the streets of London changed his life forever. He has since dedicated himself to capturing gripping portraits of the disenfranchised. Shooting exclusively in black and white, Lee Jeffries’ 135+ pictures can be viewed in his Flickr Photostream. The majority are closeup portraits with incredible detail. Each photograph exudes so much raw character and depth, you find yourself studying each shot with great intensity. Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester in the United Kingdom. Lee Jeffries recalls that, initially, he had stolen a photo from this young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag. The models in his photographs are homeless people that he has met in Europe and in the United States: «Situations arose, and I made an effort to learn to get to know each of the subjects before asking their permission to do their portrait.»

12 Lonely Negative Words Are you disgusted, disgruntled and disheveled? Well, unfortunately you’re never going to be gusted, gruntled or sheveled. Disgusted, disgruntled and disheveled are what you might call “lonely negatives.” They’re negative words whose positive partners have vanished or never existed in the first place. 1. (Via French or Italian, from Latin dis- ‘expressing reversal’ + gustāre ‘to taste.’) English adopted only the negative version, leaving us without the useful expression, ”That gusts me.” 2. (From the late Middle English word, now obsolete, 'dishevely,' which derives from Old French deschevelé, past participle of descheveler, based on chevel, 'hair,' from Latin capillus. You can be disheveled without ever being “sheveled.” 3. (From late Latin in- ‘not’ + scrūtārī ‘to search or examine thoroughly’ + -able. Inscrutable refers to "something that cannot be searched into or found out by searching; unfathomable, entirely mysterious." 4. (Via French from Latin in- ‘not’ + effāri ‘to utter’) 5. 6.

3D Paintings on Panes of Glass Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at or for more on Xia Xiaowan see Wikipedia Above and Below: Xia Xiaowan’s distorted 3D figures Artist: Xia Xiaowan Below: David Spriggs beautiful paintings fill the room with stormy emotion. Artist: David Spriggs Artist: David Spriggs Source:

Sheet Music Collages Après ses créations à partir de bandes de cassette audio, Erika Iris Simmons revient avec la création de collages à partir de partitions musicales. Une idée simple mais magnifiquement éxécutée qui permet d’obtenir un rendu de grande qualité. RJ Shaughnessy Photography El fotógrafo de Los Angeles, RJ Shaughnessy convierte lo ordinario en extraordinario ... "Las realidades de las situaciones son aburridas, ... tiene que haber algo roto dentro del marco", dice Shaughnessy. El trabajo de RJ llamó la atención de numerosas publicaciones y ha trabajado con empresas como Adidas, Nike, Sony PlayStation y Microsoft. Desde que se graduó en el año 2004, en el Art Center College of Design en Pasadena, California, RJ ha ganado una reputación de capturar la naturaleza salvaje, anárquica, espontánea y juguetona de la juventud. Estas imágenes son el resultado de una vida en Los Angeles en medio de los muchos pensamientos de perfección (y su opuesto), ... pensamientos que sólo "la ciudad de los ángeles" puede evocar. Los Angeles based photographer RJ Shaughnessy transforms the ordinary into extraordinary... RJ´s work caught the attention of numerous publications and he has worked with companies such as Adidas, Nike, Sony PlayStation, and Microsoft.