There's something deeply pleasing to me about seeing art created in a temporary, here today gone tomorrow medium and these incredible works by Scott Wade are a perfect example. He creates his masterpieces in the dirt on cars and no sooner are they finished and photographed, the rain comes and washes it all away.
Scott lives on a mile and a half of dirt road which is comprised of a blend of limestone dust, clay and gravel resulting in a fine, whit dust coating all the cars in his neighbourhood...
Using a pencil to create art is, of course nothing new, however carpenter, Dalton M. Ghetti has taken a slightly different approach.
The 49 year old said: "At school I would carve a friend's name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible...
You'd be forgiven, at first for thinking these photographs were of canvas, skillfully adorned with acrylics to create some pretty nice still life portraits. They are, in fact, the unique works of Washington DC. Artist, Alexa Meade.
Alexa, skillfully and painstakingly applies her paint directly onto her subjects, transforming them into living works of art, to later be photographed.
With Halloween just a few days away, many of you will be thinking of picking up a pumpkin and carving yourself a Jack-o'-lantern.
Before you get out your knives and spoons though, I though you might benefit from a little creative inspiration. Here I've curated 10 fantastic examples of pumpkin carving taken to artistic extremes. Happy Halloween!
At first glance these pictures might appear to be photographs with a moody blue filter applied.
They are in fact the incredible work of Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas and are painstakingly created using your standard, disposable BIC ball point pen.
These extraordinary landscape photographs have been carefully constructed entirely from food and I think you'll agree, that the contrasting textures and the vibrancy of the colours, make for some truly beautiful and utterly ingenious works of art.
You'll no doubt enjoy a visit to the beach in these summer months, you might even partake in building a sand castle, however there are some clever people who take this past time to creative extremes, crafting sand into elaborate and intricate sand sculptures.In today's blog entry I've curated a select few examples of some incredible sand sculptures.
The 256-color GIF format has been around since the early days of the Internet but these animated images have taken an interesting turn lately. Cinemagraphs look like still photos but actually feature a subtle area of movement designed to grab your eye and keep you looking. The effect is slightly eerie but quite captivating. Photographer, Fernando J Baez, describes the technique as "more than a photo, but not quite a video."Here I've compiled a collection of, 25 or so, great examples of the cinemagraph technique for you to enjoy.
Today is Good Friday, which can only mean one thing, chocolate day is just around the corner! In light of this, I've compiled a collection of some wonderfully creative art works and sculptures all constructed via the medium of chocolate!
Enjoy and I hope you all have a great Easter weekend.
Some of the most iconic and recognisable examples of design come in the form of movie posters. Here I have compiled a selection of what I consider to be some of the greatest movie posters of all time and prime examples of how the art world has, on occasion been infiltrated by inspired box office promotional advertising.
What do you think? Can a truly iconic movie poster be considered as art or are they forever condemned as simply a capitalist tool that can have no place in a gallery?
Tattoos. Love them or loathe them, there's no denying that when done well, tattoo artistry is an amazingly skillful talent. With the precision and non-existent margin for error coupled with the often ingenious creativity a properly wielded tattoo gun, it is, I feel, rightfully considered a true art form. It's for these reasons I've decided to create this post, dedicated to some of the most breathtaking examples of body art I've seen.
Ever play with Lego as a kid? Of course you did, in fact so many generations of people grew up with these little toy bricks it's estimated that there are 52 pieces of Lego for every person on Earth.
I recently came across an photographer and artist by the name of Mike Stimpson from the Midlands in the UK and he's come up with a novel way of paying tribute to the iconic toy, by using it to recreate some of the most iconic photographs.