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A Cathedral of Paper

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid-Air by Peter Gentenaar

Suspended in mid-air, Netherlands-based artist Peter Gentenaar's massive, yet delicate paper sculptures seem to resemble underwater organisms floating gracefully in water.

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art

Early last year motion graphics artist and Alexandra Khitrova decided to utilize some of the digital tools she had acquired in her profession to explore concept illustration. While she did study art in school, this was an entirely new creative realm, a pet project to explore realms of science fiction and fantasy where flying dragons mingled with terrifying storms and otherworldly beings were brought to life on the screen.


Ultra Small Bonsai Plants Give New Meaning to the Word Miniature

In recent years Bonsai—Japan's art form of growing miniature trees in miniature planters—has undergone a miniaturization trend. Industry experts consider bonsai plants less than 3 cm (about 1 inch) to be particularly difficult, but artists have taken on the challenge, creating tiny plants and tiny planters that, literally, are at your fingertips.

Ethereal Woven Metal Leaf and Seed Installations by Michelle Mckinney

U.K. artist Michelle Mckinney examines the contrast of manmade materials with forms of nature in her ethereal installations of leaves, seeds, and butterflies formed from hand-cut woven metal. The artist cuts each shape from copper, brass, or steel mesh which is then colored and assembled into the forms seen here.

Moving On: A Stop-motion Music Video for 'James' Made with Yarn by Ainslie Henderson

Moving On is the latest stop-motion video from BAFTA-nominated animator, writer, and director Ainslie Henderson. The clip was created as a music video for British rock band James and tells a story of life and death through characters depicted with yellow yarn.

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques

Feast your eyes on this phenomenal geometric paper sculpting from Estudio Guardabosques, a multidisciplinary design studio out of Buenos Aires, Argentina consisting of Caro Silvero and Juan Elizalde. The duo have collaborated on numerous papercraft projects for both editorial and artistic purposes.

New in the Shop: "Spiny Shell" by Rafael Araujo

We are thrilled to announce that the Colossal Shop now carries exclusive prints by Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo. In the midst of our daily binge of emailing, Facebooking, Instagramming and Photoshopping, it's hard to imagine how anything was done without the help of a computer. For Araujo, it's a time he relishes. At a technology-free drafting table he deftly renders the motion and subtle mathematical brilliance of nature with a pencil, ruler and protractor. Araujo creates fictional fields of three dimensional space where butterflies take flight and the logarithmic spirals of shells swirl into existence.

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