Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Traditional Hand Made Russian Toys-1

Chicken Pecking Grains

Nobody knows exactly  history and real age of this toy. Since many decades maybe centuries in Russia, each kid has had this toy in childhood. 

It was a great surprise to find one of them in Kiev's Andrewski Spusk last week. And guess who has this toy now?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin

Please first watch his amazing and unique work.

 Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop

Abstract rainbows of color fill the landscape in these beautiful photos by French photographer Normann Szkop (nsfw-ish) to soar above the tulip fields in Anna Paulowna, a town in North Holland. The millions of neatly planted flowers create sprawling patterns and colorful designs.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Incredible Laser Cut Paper Art by Eric Standley

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At first glance might look like Gothic stained glass windows, are actually Eric Standley’s paper creations. Currently based in Virginia, the artist uses a laser to meticulously cut out the patterns in thousands of layers of paper which are then all put together.
Eric’s work begins by drawing a design on a paper, so that he could plan how to cut each of the sheets. The artist then interlaces the positive and negative spaces of the cut outs to create a stunning 3D effect.
Eric also works as an an Associate Professor of Studio Art and the Foundations of Art and Design Coordinator for the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. Combine these jobs with the insanely time-consuming paper cutting process, and you’ll get why the artist says he only “sleeps on rare occasions.” 
As he puts in his statement, Eric “holds allegiance to a faith of his own construction, which is reinvented on a daily basis”, and hopes that one day he might become a modernist.