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The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

A peek inside the sketchbooks of Michigan based artist and illustrator Pat Perry reveals a fascinating world where the natural world seems on a direct collision course with the urban. Silhouettes of people and wildlife are filled with rich, textured stories that seem to be representative of dreamlike memories. The detail in Perry’s work is undeniably amazing, even the images above don’t quite do it justice, spend some time scrolling (horizontally) through his sketchbook blog to see what I’m talking about. I recommend following Perry on Flickr, Facebook or via his blog, and he has numerous reasonably priced prints available in his store including may of the works above. He also did a great interview a while back with Amir from Beautiful Decay which you can read over on the Huffington Post. (via booooooom)

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MrKiff · Feb 25 '13

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

I was astounded to learn that 22-year-old Hungarian photographer Noell S. Oszvald who lives and works in Budapest picked up a camera only a year ago. The gifted artist has shared only two dozen or so images with the world via Flickr but they already show an accomplished grasp of composition, editing and digital manipulation. Oszvald tells Alice over at My Modern Met that she chooses only to work in black and white because she finds color distracting from her conceptual ideas. She also mentions that she wishes for viewers of her work to find their own meaning and interpretation of each image. “I don’t want to tell people what to see in my images,” explains Oszland to My Modern Met, “this is the reason why I never really write any descriptions other than titles. It shows what I wish to express but everyone is free to figure out what the picture says to them. It’s very interesting to read so many different thoughts about the same piece of work.” See many more of her photographs here. (via my modern met)

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MrKiff · Feb 25 '13

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki thread textiles sculpture

When first approaching the artwork of Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki it’s entirely possible you might miss it altogether. Not only are his small buildings and electrical towers excruciatingly small and delicate, but they also rest on absurdly mundane objects: rolls of tape, a haphazardly wrinkled towel, or from the bristles of a discarded toothbrush. Only on close inspection do the small details come into focus, faint hints of urbanization sprouting from disorder. My favorite pieces are his topographical maps that have been carefully cut from thick rolls of gray and blue electrical tape. Many of these objects were on view as part of the Constellations show at Cornerhouse in Manchester back in 2011 and at C24 Gallery last year. However Iwasaki currently has a new collection of much larger works at the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at GOMA in Queensland, much of which you can see over at designboom. (via artscharity.org, cornerhouse, c24 gallery, karl steel)

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MrKiff · Feb 25 '13

Flickr Finds. No 28 flickr finds
Sako Tchilingirian

Flickr Finds. No 28 flickr finds
Stavros Stamatiou

Flickr Finds. No 28 flickr finds
Matthias Heiderich

Flickr Finds. No 28 flickr finds
Natasha Palmer

Flickr Finds. No 28 flickr finds
Naz Hamid

Flickr Finds. No 28 flickr finds
Tea Kolo

Flickr Finds. No 28 flickr finds
Jokull Petursson

Flickr Finds. No 28 flickr finds
Hartmut Bösener / Sculpture is the Aeroflorale II by La Machine

Flickr Finds. No 28 flickr finds
Randy P. Martin

Frozen lakes, explosive plumes of smoke and sea, and massive robotic gardens… a collection of my favorite photos seen on Flickr the last few weeks. For many more images check out previous Flickr Finds. One of these days I’ll post these bi-monthly on a regular schedule I swear it. Probably.

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MrKiff · Feb 22 '13

Michael Jacksons Signature Dance Moves Animated in Lego by Annette Jung stop motion Michael Jackson Lego dancing animation

This is a fun clip by Berlin-based animator Annette Jung of Talking Animals that captures a sizeable repertoire of Michael Jackson’s dance moves using only pixelated Lego bricks. The sound really adds to the experience, headphones/speakers recommended. (via laughing squid)

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MrKiff · Feb 22 '13

A Giant Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape by Megan Geckler tape installation

A Giant Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape by Megan Geckler tape installation

A Giant Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape by Megan Geckler tape installation

A Giant Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape by Megan Geckler tape installation

A Giant Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape by Megan Geckler tape installation

A Giant Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape by Megan Geckler tape installation

A Giant Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape by Megan Geckler tape installation

Currently on view at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History is an impressive swirling vortex of colored flagging tape titled Rewritten by machine on new technology by LA artist Megan Geckler. I’ve long been a fan of Geckler’s site-specific tape installations that transform the interiors of art museums, retail spaces, and even shipping containers into densely layered planes of occasionally vertigo-inducing line and color. Though I haven’t seen this particular piece in person, it’s fascinating to see how she’s layered colors from red to white creating the illusion that not only is the piece in motion, but that it almost seems to glow from within. Watch the video above to see the installation come together, and if you’re in the Lancaster, California area you have until March 10th, 2013 to check this piece out. All imagery courtesy the artist. If you liked this, don’t miss the thread works of Gabriel Dawe.

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MrKiff · Feb 22 '13

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles recycling gardening Brazil

As part of an innovative partnership called Home Sweet Home (Lar Doce Lar) between multidisciplinary design firm Rosenbaum and TV producer Luciano Huck, the teams went through dozens of Brazilian homes doing dramatic makeovers of interior and exterior spaces. On their 48th home Rosenbaum designed a pretty amazing vertical garden that was suspended in a narrow walkway just outside the house. Reponse to the garden was so huge the firm quickly released design schematics (in Portugese) detailing how to build one. A huge thanks to the team at Rosenbaum for sharing these photos with Colossal!

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MrKiff · Feb 22 '13

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

While primarily working as a landscape painter and art teacher, UK artist Jamie Poole was struck with the idea of deconstructing printed poems into individual words and using the text to create large scale portraits. The final pieces are quite large measuring several feet tall, allowing for excruciating detail in both line and shadow, as well as creating an intriguing hybrid of portraiture, typography, and collage. You can see more images of Jamie’s work on his blog and in his Flickr stream. If you liked this, also check out the work of Evan Wondolowski and Lola Dupre. (via junk culture)

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MrKiff · Feb 22 '13

The latest video from The Avant/Garde Diaries features the Danish designer Sigurd Larsen and Swedish artist Michael Johansson discussing Legos, spatial logic, and how one man’s trash is another’s treasure.

“As an architect working with spaces, I’ve been very inspired how Michael Johansson works with three-dimensional objects and almost turns them two-dimensional,” Larsen says. The two had never met before, but found an instant connection while snooping around an old junk market in Berlin. Johansson is known for working with discarded objects, which he collects and methodically converts into sculptures that a particularly artistic hoarder might make. Sometimes the result is as small as a table, sometimes as big as a house.“Maybe you can call it real-life Tetris,” Johansson says.

Watch the video to learn more about their shared interest in design and their manipulation of everyday objects.[Sponsor] Sigurd Larsen and Michael Johansson’s Real Life Tetris sponsor

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MrKiff · Feb 20 '13

The Most Beautiful Nature GIFs on the Web nature gifs

The Most Beautiful Nature GIFs on the Web nature gifs

The Most Beautiful Nature GIFs on the Web nature gifs

The Most Beautiful Nature GIFs on the Web nature gifs

The Most Beautiful Nature GIFs on the Web nature gifs

The Most Beautiful Nature GIFs on the Web nature gifs

It’s not everyday you discover what could be your new favorite blog, but lucky for me that day was today. A Netherlands-based visual artist named Marinus has been at the helm of his blog Head Like an Orange since October 2011. He takes short excerpts of wildlife footage and crops, loops and times them to create mesmerizing moments of life. What you see here is just from the last few days, there are literally hundreds of these and they are well worth a few minutes of your day. Go now! (via jessica olin)

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MrKiff · Feb 19 '13
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