Katie McCann, a collage artist based in Berkeley, California, uses carefully selected collage to construct intricate and absurd, figures, animals and tableaux.
“I have known such a creature” (Charles Altamont Doyle) is how I start my collages. As a child, I lived in a wonder world of faeries, witches, science fiction and botany. Not much has changed, the only difference being that I record all of my thoughts and stories in the form of intricately cut and pieced together collages… I am rooted in the tradition of old fashioned childhood where discovery was at the bottom of the garden in amongst the crushed leaves, the lilac and the fungi.
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Igor Laptev is internationally renowned landscape and travel photographer based in Toronto.
Heart of the Dragon
Captivating black-and-white photographs of the world’s most majestic ancient trees by Beth Moon. Moon uses three criteria in choosing her photographic subjects: age, size and history.
Cuban born duo Guerra de la Paz is the composite name of Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Their work is based on a combination of traditional disciplines and experimentation with dimension and the use of unconventional materials.
It is inspired by an essential familiarity with the ready-made and the archaeological qualities that found objects possess. Encapsulating an energy that reveals underlying meanings and depicts the significance of mass-produced refuse on our society.
‘Dr. Chau Chak wing building’ at University of Technology, Sydney, designed by Frank Gehry is contrived to look like it has been damaged, and yet still stands. Gehry is an architect whose crazy curves are his calling card. The intriguing asymmetrical facade and the building’s design is described by the university as symbolic of ‘innovative thinking and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and the cross-pollination of ideas.’
The building will have two distinct external facades, one composed of undulating brick, referencing the sandstone and the dignity of Sydney’s urban brick heritage, and the other of large, angled sheets of glass to fracture and mirror the image of surrounding buildings. The official opening is expected in February 2015
Greg Dunn studied neuroscience, but he uses the materials that he encounters in his work to create some of the world’s most unusual works of art. He admits “It was a fine day when two of my passions came together upon the realization that the elegant forms of neurons (the cells that comprise your brain) can be painted expressively in the Asian sumi-e style.” “The microscopic world belongs in the world of Asian art,” Dunn said. “There’s no distinction between painting a landscape of a forest and a landscape of the brain.” Here are a few of his dazzling creations.
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Gediminas Pranckevicius is a concept artist and illustrator from Lithuania. Pranckevicius creates digital new worlds with impossible architecture while most of his digital paintings are centered around character design.
French sculptor Edouard Martinet sculpts several types of animals and insects from old objects found in flea markets and car part sales. He starts by drafting several detailed sketches of the animal or insect he has in mind to build and then fits each component into place as if putting together a puzzle.
Web comic artist Shanghai Tango draws simplistic illustrations depicting various animals on their uncommon and surprising everyday encounters.
Brazilian treehopper (image credit)
Treehoppers are incredible insects that have evolved to adapt in even the harshest of environments. On their backs they sport outgrowths called helmets, which resemble seeds, thorns, leaves, and even ants.