photography by Angus R Shamal - StumbleUpon A selection of some of the most awesome Behind-the-scenes shots I’ve seen from some famous movies. Back when set designs were huge and hand made, when special effects where mechanical and photographic and film stars were risking their lives on the set. source: Ain’t It Cool News. A self portrait of Stanley Kubrick with his daughter, Jack Nicholson and the crew @ the set of The Shining. on the set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — the actress inside the Maria robot taking a breather. Dalton Ghetti Creates Amazing Art On The Tips Of Used Pencils - Green Diary Most of us will agree with the age-old saying that “patience is a virtue.” How many of you, however, would actually hang on for two years and a half to bring a piece of art into existence? Dalton Ghetti, 49, a Bridgeport artist, has spent 25 good years working with a razor blade, a sewing needle and a sculpting knife for carving his unique art on the graphite of pencil. The artist says:
Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes (12 pieces) Z.L. Feng grew up in Shanghai and began painting at the young age of seven. After experimenting with all kinds of different mediums, he finally settled on a favorite - watercolor. The artist always revered the medium because of its level of difficulty. “With watercolor you cannot cover your mistakes, so you must know what you are doing,” he says. One of Feng's favorite places to find inspiration is in the countryside of Virginia's New River Valley. Visiting 10 of the Most Interesting Abandoned Places on Earth Travelers looking for a getaway from the normal getaway should skip the sandy beaches to walk amid silent relics in Namibia, Chernobyl or an abandoned California gold mining town. These empty places may look like Scooby Doo set pieces, but they hold important clues to bigger mysteries about both the past and the future; the creep of urban decay and the necessity of memorializing tragedy. Sometimes history lives alone. We bring you 10 modern ghost cities where you can choose your own adventure, exploring what once was and what could have been.
Meet the 16-year-old fashion designer whose sustainable looks may shake up the industry. Using mosquito netting, branches, ribbon, and flowers, 16-year-old Apichet "Madaew" Atilattana is turning the fashion industry on its head. Madaew looks for materials. Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images. Urban Painting Art: Some Fascinating Murals Graffiti has deeply settled in our current surrounding having turned blank city walls into real works of art. Today we’ll pay tribute to an amazing graffiti painting showing you fine wall creations related to urban murals. These are a few of the cooler wall paintings we’ve seen lately that cannot be regarded as unsightly damage or unwanted vandalism. They appear to jump off of the surfaces being picturesque and vivid, versatile and unexpected. Such city murals actually make new centerpieces for an urban space, supplying the boring wall with a true piece of inspiration.
Shayna Leib, Glass Artist - Sculptural Glass Art Sculptural Glass Art • Back to Sculptural Glass Art menu The Wind & Water Series 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. Only when these pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the whole hologram like effect.
Lesson Plan for Making a Speaker Laboratory ©1995 The Regents of the University of California by Regan Lum Introduction: A speaker is a device that converts an electronic signal into sound. The speaker you will build (see figure 1) consists of a Styrofoam or paper cup, a coil of wire, a permanent magnet, and a signal source. The electronic signal goes through the coil and creates a varying electromagnet.