Dried leaves and other objects found in nature are transformed into delicate sculptures under the careful hands of Susanna Bauer. Prominent threads on each transplanted piece and removed part is evocative of medical procedures with Bauer as the meticulous surgeon poring over each of her fragile patients.
Great art can come from any source. Yes, even from a bag of gummy bears. Spanish Marta Alonso Yebra and Imanol Calderón Elósegui proved just that after experiencing some sort of epiphany while snacking on Haribo gummies. This led them to create gorgeous light boxes–with the same fruity sweets as ingredients.
That’s the dream, but Marvel probably won’t have any of it. And regardless of your opinion on Avengers: Age of Ultron, we can all agree on this–no panda has ever looked as badass as the Iron Panda. Bi Heng subs for Tony Stark in this particular occasion, as he’s the artist who created the nearly 20-foot tall panda in an Iron Man suit that’s displayed in Shenyang China.
Christopher Marley creates mosaics with common and exotic insects that puts the little critters in a different, and beautiful, kind of light. Collected mainly from SouthEast Asia and South America, the Oregon-based designer whose fascination with insects came from his very own phobia of them, only sources from sustainable farmers.
Elin Thomas sees mold in an artistic light. Using moldy Petri dishes as her base, she adds embroidery thread, crochet and needle felting to create brooches, rings and textile pieces. The results are a lot less creepy than you’d expect.
From the Cat in the Hat to Nelson Mandela, artist Meghan Maconochie has found a way to take pencil shavings and transform them into art. As part of a 365 day Instagram project, Maconochie hand sharpens pencils and layers the shavings on cards or paper to create her works.
Cayce Zavaglia creates incredibly realistic embroidery of friends, family and fellow artists that mimic the careful strokes of a brush in portrait paintings. Originally a painter by trade, she switched to embroidery as a way to express herself creatively using nontoxic materials and as a way to reference an embroidered piece she made as a child.
Combine the body of a kitten with the face of a sloth and you get a slitten, obviously. This tumblr page dedicated to slittens features them looking cute as all get out. The best part of this imaginary critter has to be its smile, like it knows an awfully juicy secret. Maybe the secret is that it really exists and we just can’t have one.
Swiss-Italian photographer Christian Tagliavini has re-shot some sixteenth century masterpieces in real-life. The series, entitled “1503,” is a recreation of the works of Italian master, Agnolo Bronzino, who painted a series of highly influential oil portraits of the Medici family of Florence.
There is nothing more precious to a mother’s heart than her family and Ernst Berlin hit the nail on the head when he gave his wife and new mom Agnes the perfect birthday gift. Using the Reddit Gets Drawn subreddit where people can submit their photographs and ask the community’s artists to submit their own renditions of the image, he asked 50 redditors if they would redraw his family’s pictures.