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2D or 3D?

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Some start on canvas with the intent of creating life-like images; Alexa Meade transforms live models into 2 dimensional works of art. At first glance, they have the appearance of still life paintings. However, when viewed in progress, the process becomes clear. link to Alexa Meade

scenic skies

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a companion to the previous post – awe inspiring time-lapse video of the night sky above the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) group in Chile’s Atacama Desert. link

sky survey

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The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity. When we look upon this image, we are in fact peering […]

transparency

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state of the art in the see-through screen dept….. link to SmashingMagazine

old trees

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only because i’ve been working in and out of trees all day today … above, General Sherman, a sequoia in Sequoia National Park in California, US. est. 2,300 years old to 2,700 years old. Pando, colony of Quaking Aspen in Utah, US… While Pando isn’t technically the oldest individual tree, this clonal colony of Quaking […]

foodscapes

foodscapes

by Carl Warner… The ‘Foodscapes’ are created in Carl’s London studio where they are built on top of a large purpose built triangular table top. The scenes are photographed in layers from foreground to background and sky as the process is very time consuming and so the food quickly wilts under the lights. Each element […]

corona

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an international crew observed the total solar eclipse of July 22, 2009 on Enewetak Atoll in Marshall Islands and recorded fabulous images The display of the solar corona, lunar surface and stars in the resulting image are highly beyond the ability of human vision during the eclipse. The weakest stars visible in the image are […]

literary art

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george orwell by Kevin Nowlan great collection of artist-contributed works of favorite authors/characters/scenes at Hey Oscar Wilde! It’s Clobberin’ Time!!!!

tim burton doodling

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Wired.com previews a sampling of images from upcoming book and MoMA exhibition featuring artwork by filmmaker, director, producer, writer, and concept artist Tim Burton. link to Wired article link to MoMA page

how things won’t work

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Donald Simanek “It may be perpetual motion, but it will take forever to test it.” link to the Museum of Unworkable Devices