The Unexpected: Artists Descend on Ft. Smith to Revitalize the Streets with Murals

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Okuda Walking the wide streets of Ft. Smith, the second largest city in Arkansas near the Oklahoma border, one might expect to find small businesses, historical landmarks, the occasional live music venue, and few shuddered storefronts. What you might not expect to see are towering murals from international street artists around almost every corner, but that’s exactly what’s happening with The Unexpected , an ambitious local effort to bring significant public artworks to the streets of Ft

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Embroidered Bread Slices by Terezia Krnacova Combine Food and Textile Art

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All photos by Juraj Bartos Photography In this fun series of six embroideries, Slovakia-based artist Terézia Krnáčová brought needle to bread as a way to combine her need for food and textile artwork, a somewhat literal expression of things that sustain her. Titled Everyday Bread the work incorporates a slice of bread for each day of the week in a different design, with the 7th slice remaining plain in honor of the sabbath.

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Artist Christo Guelov Creates Dozens of Colorfully Alternative Pedestrian Crossings in Madrid

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Seeing opportunity just under his feet, artist Christo Guelov wondered how a mundane street crossing could be turned into a thing of beauty. Like the design of a chair or the face of a watch, it turns out the possibilities are probably endless. The Bulgarian artist transformed dozens of pedestrian crossings in Madrid as part of his series Funnycross , working with a palette of friendly colors to paint fun geometric patterns on streets across the city

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Fungi and Floral Sculptures Produced From Recycled Paper by Kate Kato

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All images via Kate Kato Influenced by a childhood fascination with botanical illustrations and collecting bits of natural ephemera, artist Kate Kato crafts detailed sculptures of the various mushrooms, flowers, and beetles found within the Welsh valley where she currently resides. The sculptures are typically built to accurately reflect the size of their subject, each constructed out of recycled bits of paper that Kato tints with natural dyes

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Densely Textured Sculptures Produced From Thousands of Porcelain Spines by Artist Zemer Peled

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Using thousands of handcrafted porcelain shards, Israeli born artist Zemer Peled  (previously here and here ) produces large-scale sculptures that are densely textured. The works change depending on one’s stance, at once looking as if they are made with soft feathers or sharp spines

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Winners of the 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards

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“Hitchhikers” (Lion’s Mane Jellyfish), St Kilda, off the Island of Hirta, Scotland, by George Stoyle The British Wildlife Photography Awards just announced the 2016 winners of their annual competition in categories including Animal Behavior, Animal Portraits, Urban Wildlife, and an overall winner. The awards, established in 2009, aim to highlight photographers working in the UK, while also showcasing the biodiversity, species, and habitats found in Britain.

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This Long-Exposure Photo Captures Marin County in a River of Fog Lit by a Full Moon

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Two weeks ago in the middle of the night, Italian photographer Lorenzo Montezemolo climbed Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California and waited for what he knew would be the perfect conditions for a spectacular long-exposure photograph. As the fog slowly rolled by he opened his shutter for three minutes, long enough for the full moon above to illuminate the surreal landscape you see here.

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Textile Sculptures Created From Dozens of Multicolored Orbs by Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia

Chilean textile artist  Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia  creates thoughtfully composed arrangements of hand-sewn fabric balls, producing texture and depth by grouping together dozens of differently sized and shaped spheres. Appearing almost like organic growths, her works seem to be transforming before your eyes, which makes sense when you consider her fascination with accumulation and chaos

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A Miniature T-Shirt Screen Printing Rig Designed by Devin Smith

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While working for a t-shirt factory back in 2013, miniature artist Devin Smith was inspired to build a tiny replica of their studio, a project that would end up consuming 5 months of his free time but resulted in a fun gift for his employers that’s now displayed in their front showroom. Eventually Devin took the minuscule clothing idea even further by designing a fully functional miniature screen printing rig that transfers designs onto tiny clothes—Barbie doll scale, specifically

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Great Headless Blank: A New Hand-Painted Music Video by Carine Khalife for Makeunder

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Artist Carine Khalife ( previously ) just completed work on this swimmingly beautiful music video for Great Headless Blank , the title track of a new EP from Makeunder . The video was created using a paint-on-glass method where each frame is lit from behind and photographed, a technique popularized by Russian animator Aleksandr Petrov . Khalife occasionally pushes the tactile aesthetic even further by allowing the film to transform into three dimensions using sculpted claymation.

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