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A 97-Year-Old Grandpa Launches a New Artistic Career

A Week of Visual Ingenuity

The Pixel Painter: A 97-Years-Old Man Who Draws Using Microsoft Paint From Windows 95 [VIDEO]

When 97-year-old Hal Lasko's vision degenerated to the point where he was considered legally blind, he realized that he could use the zoom tool in Microsoft Paint to continue making art. Known mostly as Grandpa, Hal uses an ancient copy of software to draw one pixel at a time and is now having his first art exhibition. If you can make it through this documentary about  without getting a little misty-eyed you might want to get those tear ducts checked.  

An Elephant-Octopus Mural on the Streets of London by Alexis Diaz

Composed of thousands of tiny brushstrokes, this otherworldly elephant-octopus hybrid was created over the course of a week by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz. You can find it for yourself on Hanbury Street off Brick Lane in London. 

Translucent Hermit Shell Crabs Adorned with Architectural Cityscapes by Aki Inomata

Japanese artist Aki Inomata created these fantastic hermit crab shells with the idea of drawing parallels between the small crustaceans and the human desire to constantly find a bigger, better home. Don't worry, no hermit crabs were harmed in the making of this art. 

Behind a Little House Project: Dramatic Changes in Landscape Behind a Tiny House
For nearly two years Italian photographer Manuel Cosentino returned to this small, nondescript home located on an unexceptional hill to document the incredible change of scene brought by weather and light. In exhibition Cosentino's photographs are mounted on a wall behind a book containing images of the house with a plain white sky behind it. Viewers are asked to draw in their own interpretation of what might be just over the horizon.  
Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil, and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov [VIDEO]

Transfixed by the small beads forming in a mixture of oil and soy sauce he was cooking with, Russian artist Ruslan Khasanov began experimenting with a mixture of oil, soap, and ink to create these incredible swirling colors and shapes

Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin

No, the diver in this photo isn't hovering in mid-air above a creek. Though it seems improbable, these images from Anatoly Beloshchin were actually taken in a submerged cave called a cenote. What you're actually seeing is the result of a phenomenon called a halocline where waters with different density form into layers underwater.

Modern Abstract City Maps
These funky maps from Jazzberry Blue are available right now on Etsy. Along with New York, Jazzberry Blue has also created maps of Chicago, London, Paris, Milan, Jerusalem, and New Delhi.

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