Fabian Oefner unites gravity and paint to create liquid orchids
combining famous historical paintings with images of 21st century technology, ‘art x smart’ has transported them into another time. the addition of smartphones onto masterpieces by artists such as cézanne, gogh and manet forces one to re-examine them and question the influence of technology on modern society. the works are intended to be humorous parodies of the way smartphones have dramatically changed today’s social interaction. the models in the classical paintings use the devices to play games, take pictures and listen to music, as though the action was of second nature to them, like it is for us.
I’d Rather Die On My Feet Than Live On My Knees (Red)2013, Beads, rhinestones and embroidery on canvas
by Stephanie Hirsch
Bristol-based artist Camila Carlow intricately sculpts human organs from vibrant varieties of wild plants, flora, vines and berries.
‘eye heart and spleen’, a project meant to contemplate the miraculous work taking place inside our bodies, reveals the living organisms as fragile, exquisite forms carefully constructed from organic materials and even small found woodland creatures.
While traveling northern Tanzania for a pictorial journey of east Africa, British photographer Nick Brandt unexpectedly came upon a number dead birds and bats that appeared to be made out of stone.
The animals had washed up along the shoreline of the lethal lake Natron, a salt lake located near the Kenyan border. The waterway contains a deadly chemical composition — a very high soda and salt content — which causes any creature who dares to dip in to die, calcify, and remain perfectly preserved as they dry.
Brandt notes that the chemical level was so extreme, that while he was capturing the images, the ink stripped off his kodak film boxes within just a few seconds
A massive polar bear puppet the size of a London double decker bus will walk through the streets of central London for Greenpeace international’s day of action to protect the arctic.
Designed by Christopher Kelly and manufactured by factory settings, the people-powered arctic animal will act as part protest, part performance and will be the focal point for the UK leg of the Greenpeace event on September 15th, 2013.
'aurora' weighs about 3 tons and requires 15 puppeteers and 30 volunteers to operate its mechanics. The construction of the mobile puppet called on a creative team who worked to maneuver its giant paws into place. With the aid of a forklift truck, its head — which is the size of a smart car — was lifted and secured into position