Postcards for Ants: A 365-Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots
Postcards for Ants is an ongoing painting project by Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots who has been creating a miniature painting every single day since January 1, 2013. The artist works with paint brushes, pencils, and bare eyes to render superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin.
Geometric Dichroic Glass Installations by Chris Wood
Artist Chris Wood works with colored glass to create colorful, prism-like mazes and mandalas of light installed vertically on walls. Her most common material is dichroic (meaning 'two color') glass, a material invented by NASA in the 1950s that has a special optical coating meant to reflect certain wavelengths of light while letting others through. At some angles the glass appears completely reflective, somewhat like a mirror of gold.
These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric
Irish sculptor Kevin Francis Gray works primarily with bronze and marble to create idealized figures draped with fabric in the style of Neoclassical or Baroque figurative sculptures. Though, unlike the gods or royalty that one might expect to see rendered in such incredible detail, Gray instead creates anonymous depictions of regular individuals he encounters near his studio in London, often people struggling with addiction or other difficult, real-world issues.
Florentijn Hofman's Latest Work is a Gigantic Bunny Gazing Up at the Moon in Taiwan
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, known for his large scale installations of animal characters, recently unveiled his latest work. Located at the Dayuan Town Naval Base in Taiwan, "Moon Rabbit" is an enormous yet adorable bunny that's propped up against a grassy military bunker gazing up at the moon.
Hu Shaoming's Mechanical Sculptures of Time and Civilization
Hu Shaoming is a young Chinese sculptor and graduate of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. With a deft mastery of metal he creates intricate sculptures that are surreal and dreamlike, but also somewhat cautionary. As part of his city series Shaoming created a mechanical seahorse that appears to be submerged in water. The exposed top of its head is burdened by a beautiful, metallic civilization, creating a fascinating and treacherous balance between man and nature.
New Vintage Porcelain Dishes Crawling with Hand-Painted Ants by Evelyn Bracklow
German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie has created an entire new collection of ant-covered porcelain dishes and tableware. Many of the new pieces are part of a unique partnership between the artist, Rijks Museum in the Netherlands, and Etsy.