Flatland II: A New Series of Dramatically Skewed Photographic Landscapes by Aydin Büyüktas
Turkish digital artist and photographer Aydin Büyüktas continues his dizzying landscape series Flatland with this new collection of collages shot in various locations around the United States including Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. Each image requires around 18-20 aerial drone shots which are then stitched together digitally to form sweeping landscapes that curl upward without a visible horizon. As we've noted before, Büyüktas found inspiration in a century-old satirical novel titled Flatland about a two-dimensional world inhabited by geometric figures.
A Statue of a Defiant Girl Now Confronts the Famous 'Charging Bull' on Wall St.
If you happened to walk by the famous bronze Charging Bull statue in New York's financial district in recent days you'd have discovered a fantastic new addition: a small girl in a defiant and unflinching pose now stands just feet away from the tip of the wild bull's horns. The bronze sculpture was installed last Tuesday morning as part of a joint effort between State Street Global Advisors (a $2.5 trillion asset manager) and city officials just ahead of International Women's Day. The artwork is part of a campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards, but will surely speak more broadly as symbol of women's rights and empowerment within society as a whole.
Adobe Stock Celebrates the Female Creator (Sponsored)
For the month of March, in conjunction with Women's History Month and International Women's Day, Adobe is celebrating its female creators. This week we take a look at videographer and Adobe Stock video contributor Helen Fields who has contributed a broad portfolio of visual assets that seek to break down stereotypes and bring about social change by exploring a much fuller representation of the human experience. Fields is a former criminal lawyer based in the UK whose dramatic career shift has proven wildly successful. As the need for video has surged across the web and social media, her work has become a subtly important backdrop for a wide range of creative endeavors.
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Magnificent Cardboard Airships by Jeroen van Kesteren
Over the last year, Netherlands-based artist Jeroen van Kesteren has been toiling away at these sculptural airships as part of a series titled Orphanage for Lost Adventures. Made primarily from cardboard, aluminum foil, adhesives, and an assortment of papers used for sails and propellers, the whimsical flying machines have a distinct steampunk feel. The pieces range from 40 to 50 centimeters tall and take about a month to make.
Found Photographs Embroidered With Colorful Thread by Julie Cockburn
London-based artist Julie Cockburn transforms vintage photographs by embroidering across their surfaces, adding bright pops of thread to portraits that are either black and white or have faded over time. Using found images from eBay and flea markets, Cockburn obscures the faces of strangers, layering the portraits with multi-colored dots, geometric patterns, or ovals in varying gradients.
Imaginative Insects Formed From Resin and Brass by Hiroshi Shinno
Japanese artist Hiroshi Shinno builds hyperrealistic sculptures of insects that don't exist, perfect forms of imaginative species that look as if they were built from vibrant leaves and delicate flower petals. Even these aspects of the creatures are false, as each leaf or petal was cast from resin and painted with acrylic paint before being placed on the model's brass base.
As part of her ongoing series titled Traveling Landscapes, New York-based artist Kathleen Vance constructs entire landscapes inside of old steamer trunks and repurposed luggage. Many of the pieces incorporate real running water, soil, and living plant life to form encapsulated environments, though others are constructed from common model making materials and resin. The pieces are intended to speak to the fragility of drinking water reservoirs and issues of water rights.