Jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring art inspired by Gothic and Islamic architecture, Eric Standley’s exhibition, “Fold, Paper, Scissors” showcases exquisitely detailed designs of laser-cut paper. Mandala-like, the creations are beautiful enough to inspire faith in an atheist.
Each object is its own little world. That’s what artist Kendal Murray’s miniature sculptures seem to portray. Teacups, coin purses and compacts are just some of the worlds her landscapes encompass. The objects delineate the boundaries so hopefully the little sculptured people don’t fall off that teacup.
These images taken by photographer Klaus Leidorf are pretty amazing, giving you a bird’s eye view of varying landscapes. Flying in a Cessna over Germany, he captures images of farms, industrial sites, cities and whatever else interests him in a process he calls “aerial archaeology”.
In Chinese illustrator, painter and street artist Chen Yingjie’s (aka Hua Tunan) Night Owl, the artist uses firm and colorful paint splashes to make a stunning owl. Despite the abstract style that Tunan is best known for, this particular work is also eerily realistic. Unlike the majority of his artwork, 35 signed prints of Night Owl were available for sale to the public.
Hanami is the Japanese custom of flower viewing. The flower is almost always the cherry blossom or sakura. The sakura bloom from the end of March to early May and each year the weather bureau announces the sakura zensen or blossom forecast.