Tag Archives: art

now you see him

or do you?

Chinese artist Liu Bolin paints people to blend in with their surroundings. Its pretty crazy.  In this one below in particular, I have a hard time grasping the fact that he almost looks translucent.

There is more written about him here, but I think that my favorite line that he says sums up his reasoning behind his work.  “In the environment of emphasizing cultural heritage, concealment is actually no place to hide.”

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awesomeness that is Lego

So I was initially driven to this guys flickr.com site this morning, and found the Lego Storm Troopers participating in the Bejing Olympics to be quite adorable.  I want to post one for you to see, but my WordPress won’t let me for some reason.

My personal favorite is the series of 3for the passing of the baton in the 4×100 relay

To my surprise and delight, there was an additional post about Legos on Yahoo today, regarding this guys art.  All I can say is WOW.

Click the link or the picture….and prepare to be amazed.

I’m sure ewe have seen this already.

But I think its pretty insane.

Do you know where your old phones go?  Apparently to pasture.

All of these sheep are old phone cords and rotary phones.  Check out their feet!  I wonder where he collected all these phones from!!

whimsy and wonder

Pete directed me towards this amazing artist. His whole site is impressive, but I think that this particular photo project is inspiring, creative, and I think the best word I can come up with is whimsical. This project of his was done in 2005, but its new to me, courtesy of Pete, so I thought I would share it as well. Yeondoo Jung has taken childrens drawings, and made them real. Conceptually is brilliant, and the pictures he chose to work with make for a bright and fun set of photos. I really like his take on how to translate into real life. I hope that is how I saw things as a kid.

I recall my mom finding my old works, and apparently ahead of my time, they were all anatomically correct. I wonder how the picture of my dad would have translated in this project.

You should look at the rest of this project, in addition to his other works. Color me impressed.