Seung Yul Oh suspends hyper-realistic resin noodle sculptures

adapting both cultural and culinary influences, auckland-based artist seung yul oh sculpts a series of traditional korean dishes from silicone and resin. lengths of varying strands and types of noodles — hanging 12 feet from the surface of the floor — stretch from space, dangling down into pots and bowls filled with modeled vegetables and broth. hyper-realistically crafted egg yolks, carrots, seafood, and meats seemingly extrude from the faux-liquid, materializing as actual ingredients drifting in the dish. a pair of chopsticks float at the sculpture’s crown, creating a surrealistic illusion that the elongated fine fibers are weightlessly hanging in mid-air.

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" XL Birds’ chandelier” by Sebastian Errazuriz

sebastian errazuriz is known for putting a humorous and often cynical twist on everyday objects. his ‘XL bird chandelier’ was motivated by a similar lamp that was in the artist’s grandmother’s house which would often attract birds that would fly through open windows and perch on the candelabra. unfortunately, upon their exist, some of the feathered creatures would get injured, or die while trying to escape out through a different closed window. in a twist to pay an hommage to the fallen wildlife, errazuriz presents a traditional crystal luminaire that is decorated with  taxidermied birds — almost as fragile and delicate as the glass pieces themselves — immortalized as ornamentation.

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Exploring Harbin, China’s Spectacular Ice Sculpture Festival (哈尔滨国际冰雪节)

To view more photos and videos of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival as it unfolds over the next month, visit the 冰雪大世界 | Ice & Snow World and 太阳岛 | Sun Island location pages.

Each winter, thousands flock to frigid Northeast China for the spectacular Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (哈尔滨国际冰雪节).

The festival officially began on January 5 and lasts for one month, but construction on the massive snow and ice sculptures started months ago. The structures—which range in form from animals to full-scale buildings—are just as impressive after dark as they are during the day thanks to colorful lighting embedded within the ice.

Festival spectators face temperatures as low as -35º Celsius (-31º Fahrenheit), but people from around world can explore the striking sculptures through photos and videos shared to Instagram.


Photographer Shoots Scary Self-Portraits Showing Himself Falling

To explain his work, Kerry Skarbakka cites ” Martin Heidegger’s description of human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and the responsibility of each person to catch ourselves from our own uncertainty" .

Each of the photographs shows Skarbakka in a seemingly horrible predicament, whether it’s falling off the edge of a high bridge, tumbling down a flight of stairs, or losing his balance on a step ladder.

His main photo series is titled .The Struggle to Right Oneself Skarbakka writes that his goal with the images is to capture the feeling of uncertainty everyone feels about life.

The photographs are not copy-and-paste digital creations: they actually show Skarbakka in the act of plummeting to the Earth. His trick is that he uses climbing gear, ropes, and other rigging in order to stop his fall before his body actually makes painful contact with the ground.

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The Fall (2006)


Using his whole body in repetitive movements to create impressive works in very large formats on the border between the freehand drawing, choreography and an artistic performance.

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A Huge Collection of Embroidered silk  Spheres by  92-year-old grandmother in Japan.

These intricate and extraordinarily beautiful embroidered silk balls are a form of Japanese folk art called Temari, which means “hand ball” in Japanese. These particular temari are even more impressive because they were handmade by a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. NanaAkua’s flickr


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"Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.”


For A Woman’s Work is Never Done Eliza Bennett embroidered colored thread into her own hand to challenge the idea that work traditionally reserved for women is easy. 


Chrome Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture by Philippe Pasqua

Artist Philippe Pasqua recently completed installation of an impressive Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton that now stands watch over the Seine river in Paris. The structure is made from 350 chrome molded bones and measures a full 21′ x 12′ (3m by 6m). images © anthony gelot

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My name is Charles Bronson. And all my life I wanted to be famous. 

My name is Charles Bronson. And all my life I
wanted to be famous. 

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Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison - 1: Stolen Summer, 2006  2: Mourning Cloak II, 2006   3: Mourning Cloak II (detail), 2006  4: Mourning Cloak from Gray Dawn series, 2006     Photography