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Moonlike Icy Lakes: An otherworldly look at the icy waters of Lithuania

Frozen leaks don’t really get the attention that they deserve. But Mantas Bačiuška is striving to give it to them. The designer and part-time photographer is a fan of aerial photography and uses it to produce some cleverly composed clicks of the frozen lakes of Lithuania as part of his series “Moonlike Icy Lakes.” The photos were taken with a drone soaring 300 feet above the ice. The resulting images look almost as if they were taken on another planet. Each photo is captioned with the exact longitude and latitude of the location it was taken. Check out some of the photos below and find more on his Behance. Source Lees verder

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Classic Picasso works fantastically reimagined in 3D by Omar Aqil

What better way to bring Pablo Picasso’s work to 2017 than making it 3D? Pakistan-based digital artist and art director Omar Aqil took a few artworks by Picasso and reimagined them in 3D rendering as part of a series called MIMIC. The interpretations feature his own personal touch, bringing the 20th-Century artist’s oil paintings fantastically into the 21st-century. The renderings offer a new way to look at classic artworks such as “the seated woman.” Check out some of the prints below and find the entire project here. Prints are also available through the artist directly. Source Lees verder

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Carly Waito’s oil paintings depict the tiniest details in minerals and crystals

Carly Waito‘s oil paintings depict minute details found in minerals and crystals. The Toronto-based artist creates small-scale oil paintings with copious amounts of detail in every layer. The works play off of Waito’s understanding of how light affects an object and its resulting affects. Her artist statement explains, “With each finely detailed painting, Waito focuses the eye on a specimen’s particular qualities, showing the beauty and magic that is present even in nature’s tiniest objects, if one looks closely enough and with a curious mind.” Check out some of the paintings below and find more at Narwhal Gallery. Source Lees verder

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‘Kracken’ is an imaginative playscape inspired by a terrifying mythical sea creature

Kracken is a mythological creature that struck fear into the hearts of unfortunate explorers at sea. In Yantian, Shenzhen, however, it’s part of playground for kids designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. The large-scale playscape was designed for Vanke Group‘s One City development in the city centre in collaboration with UAP. The massive octopus is meant to be a play on the history of the surrounding harbor. Check out images of the imaginative play area below and learn more about the project here. Source Lees verder

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Ornate egg-inspired porcelain forms by Juliette Clovis

Juliette Clovis series of porcelain sculptures surrounds the form of an egg. Covis crafted each piece in La Manufacture La Seynie, the oldest Limoges porcelain manufacturer in France. The eggs are decorated with spikes, floral clusters, and hand-painted organic shapes. A shape that we take so granted is made aesthetically noticeable. Check out some of the pieces below and find more of Clovis’ egg-inspired porcelain forms on Instagram and website. Source Lees verder

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Watch: Extremely satisfying and mathematical wood shavings

There’s a plethora of super satisfying videos on the web and this one goes out to all the wood carving enthusiasts out there. ‘Lifestyle Woodworker’ Paul Sellers provides us with a close-up view of his workflow while creating a number of satisfying ‘Fibonacci’ spiral shavings. Coupled with the soothing music, smooth camerawork, and mathematical perfection, each spiral will get your insides to spiral inward. Watch the video below and head on over to his website for more woodworking goodness. Click here to view the embedded video. Source Lees verder

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Luciano Polverigiani’s experimental sculptures are playful and visually-appealing

Luciano Polverigiani‘s ceramic creations combine the goodness of fine art sculptures and toys. The South American artist crafts objects out of various clays and mud, fires them with eucalyptus wood in gas kilns until they are vitrified. The resulting sculptures are at once playful and appeasing to the eye. Polverigiani experiments with different enamels and color glazes throughout his works, purposefully limiting himself to materials that were available to ancient civilizations. Check out some of his sculptures below and find more figures on Behance portfolio. Source Lees verder

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Neuroscientific data used to create mind-blowing images of the brain

Two years ago, Dr. Greg Dunn took the initiative of mapping the neutrons in the brain as part of his artistic series, “Self Reflected.” The artist and neuroscientist collaborated with Dr. Brian Edwards for the project, producing a technique that they call “reflective microetching,” in which the two artists track the neural goings-on in the human mind to create spectacular images complete with metallic luminescence. Hand drawing, neuroscientific data, algorithmic simulation, photolithography, strategic lighting design, and 1,750 sheets of 22k gold leaf were some of the processes and items that they used. Dunn explains, “My work is neonaturalist, art based on natural forms and influenced by scientific advancements that allows us to perceive the universe beyond human senses.” Check out some of the resulting works below and grab fine art prints on Dunn’s website. Click here to view the embedded video. Source Lees verder

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