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The “Tree of Life” poster by Degree

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Not just another pretty print, the “Tree of Life” speaks for animals when all too often they are left to suffer in silence. The lithographic print features a cross-section of a tree where the rings are created using the images of various animals. Designed by Gary, Aaron & Khairul of Degree, its . . . → Read More: The “Tree of Life” poster by Degree

3-d paper horse sculptures designed with Google’s Sketch Up

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These amazing paper horse sculptures were made by Xavier Barrade, an intern for the advertising agency FOAM. Recently FOAM has been working with the band Dry the River to promote their latest single “No Rest.”

Barrade designed the horses in 3D with Google’s Sketch Up, then printed out and assembled the component parts. Each horse took . . . → Read More: 3-d paper horse sculptures designed with Google’s Sketch Up

EVOL builds an underground city in a meadow in Hamburg, Germany

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German street artist EVOL is known for transforming grungy urban surfaces into miniature realistic buildings, that is, building a city within a city. This time he chose to plant his miniature city in the unlikeliest of places – a meadow surrounded by trees and enclosed by a clear blue sky.

For the 2011 MS Dockville . . . → Read More: EVOL builds an underground city in a meadow in Hamburg, Germany

The “Peace Elephant” mural by Shepard Fairey, work by Retna and Kenny Scharf at the West Hollywood Library

Peace Elephant mural by Shepard Fairey at the West Hollywood Library

Peace Elephant mural by Shepard Fairey at the West Hollywood Library

Finally! The murals by street artists Shepard Fairey, Retna and Kenny Scharf at the new public library in West Hollywood are finished.

Rendered in his signature style, Fairey’s mural features a peace dove next to an elephant. At 70 feet by 106 feet, . . . → Read More: The “Peace Elephant” mural by Shepard Fairey, work by Retna and Kenny Scharf at the West Hollywood Library

KAWS (Passing Through) sculpture at the Standard Hotel in New York City

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In case you haven’t heard… there’s a massive 16 foot tall creature who (for the past month) has made its residence outside the Standard Hotel in New York City. Called “Passing Through” by its creator Kaws, the ‘Companion’ sculpture/exhibition was first unveiled in Hong Kong last year, then resettled for 6 months at the . . . → Read More: KAWS (Passing Through) sculpture at the Standard Hotel in New York City

Matthew Brandt experiments with water in the photographic process

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Photographer Matthew Brandt explores another dimension of the photographic process by experimenting with the physical properties of the subject and material. While photographing bodies of water in the Western United States, Brandt soaked each print in the (lake) water of . . . → Read More: Matthew Brandt experiments with water in the photographic process

Polly Verity makes creatures from paper and wire

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Artist Polly Verity creates exquisite wire sculptures covered with tissue paper, polypropylene or fiberglass. Her pieces range from a life-size fiberglass cow mounted to the side of a building in Edinburgh to delicate wire and tissue paper creatures just 4-5 inches tall.

An accomplished paper artist, Verity also constructs dresses from paper and abstract . . . → Read More: Polly Verity makes creatures from paper and wire

New work by Chor Boogie and Apex in San Francisco

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Happen to be in downtown San Francisco?  Check out this magnificent mural done by Chor Boogie and Apex at 1001 Market Street (that’s 2 blocks from the Powell Street BART and the Westfield Centre). Nice work! See more images at the SF Arts Commision Flickr site.

*Photos taken from the SF Arts Commision Flickr site.

. . . → Read More: New work by Chor Boogie and Apex in San Francisco

San Francisco Area Event Picks for July 27 – Aug 2, 2011

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Circumspect at Robert Berman / E6 Gallery

Art Openings

Event: Summer of Love with SCUBA & PHOKOS, Opening Reception When: Friday, July 29, 2011 At 06:00 PM Where: Rag 541 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4317

Event: GUTTER GLITTER by Scott Hammel, Opening Reception When: Friday, July 29, 2011 At 06:00 PM Where: Welcome . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for July 27 – Aug 2, 2011

Colin Johnson hyper-collages natural forms

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I am intrigued by these intricate mixed-media pieces by Minnesota-based illustrator Colin Johnson. Johnson calls them “hyper collage” because he tries to “pack as much detail (painting and collage) into one piece as conceivably possible.”

Over the past 3-4 years, Johnson’s work has reflected his growing interest in environmental . . . → Read More: Colin Johnson hyper-collages natural forms