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How 1000's of young birds die after being mistakenly fed plastic by their parents

Posted by Jayalakshmi on July 29, 2014 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

Photographer Chris Jordan has been documenting birds on Midway Atoll - an island in the pacific. Jordan found carcasses of young birds with plastic caps and other items in their gut. One third of all albatross chicks seem to have died after being mistakenly fed plastic by their parents. The photo series show how pollution in the oceans not only…

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Artist Bovey Lee hand-cuts elaborate fantasy scenes into rice paper

Posted by rakesh on July 28, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Hong Kong born artist Bovey Lee cuts elaborate fantasy filled scenes into chinese rice paper. These intricate paper cuttings are set against silk before hanging them on walls. Her paper cut art has fantastical narratives and features both still and animate objects. She seems to…

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Delicious watermelon carvings by Clive Cooper

Posted by Veena Venugopal on July 28, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Artist Clive cooper carves some really impressive creatures into these juicy watermelons. He effectively uses the green, white and red shades of the watermelon to give more substance to his sculptures. He has carved animals and even faces onto these fruits. …

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Embroidered textile collage of African animals by Sophie Standing

Posted by rakesh on July 27, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Artist Sophie Standing embroiders beautiful pictures of African wild life on collages created from various textile pieces. She uses textiles of mild hue while embroidering using darker shades of thread creating the right textures. The floral pattern…

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American superheroes in Indian avataar by Raj Kalam

Posted by Jayalakshmi on July 27, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Delhi based graphic designer working for The Economic Times has created these interesting series called 'Superheroes in India'. These quirky illustration shows famous American superhero characters in Indian version. Artist Raj Kamal takes about a day or two to create each of these characters and plans to create a lot more illustrations in the…

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Skull and macabre sculptures by Hendi Xandt

Posted by rakesh on July 24, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Hendi Xandt is know for the works which often incorporate skulls or are macabre themed. His work is inspired by Ancient Greek art works and often feature gods and mythical creatures. Besides sculpting he also works in photography, 3d rendering, graphic designing and sometimes…

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Photographs of Nihang - Sikh Warriors by Mark Hartman

Posted by Veena Venugopal on July 22, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Nihang or Akali are armed Sikhs [wiki] who trace their origins to either the army of Guru Hargobind or Sahibzada Fathe Singh. Nihangs are known for their bravery and ruthlessness in battle field, they have played a major role in fighting the Mughals. Sikhs in general are known…

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Sculptures of children in gory scenes by Maria Rubinke

Posted by rakesh on July 21, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Denmark based artist Maria Rubinke creates grotesque ceramic sculptures of doll like childrens. The sculptures are cute and dread inducing at the same time. The artist captures the childish emotions of a doll and adds to them gory anatomy revealing cuts with gleaming red…

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THE ART THAT TALKS OF COMMON MAN

Posted by rakesh kumar dash on July 20, 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Adriaen van Ostade is probably among the few artist who have succeeded in depicting Common Man.In the above masterpiece he denotes,the importance of sharpening skills in someones life. Probably,its the only antidote for failure. He beautifully captures scenes from the…

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Hyper realistic paintings of trash objects created on carved wood by Tom Pfannerstill

Posted by Veena Venugopal on July 20, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Artist Tom Pfannerstill has created a series of ultra realistic paintings of discarded trash. The paintings are created on carved Bass wood. Tom makes us see the beauty and detail even in discarded objects. He has painted objects that he finds on his…

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