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Ray Villafane carves zombies from pumpkins

I always wondered what happens to those super-sized vegetables displayed every year at the county fair. I mean after making a few dishes of zucchini pasta, pumpkin pie or eggplant moussaka, the sad remains of most of the vegetable must just get tossed into the compost bin.

This year sculptor Ray Villafane rescued two . . . → Read More: Ray Villafane carves zombies from pumpkins

“Android Dreams” a time-lapse video of Tokyo set to the “Blade Runner” soundtrack

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Samuel Cockedey, a French photographer and video artist based in Tokyo, created this beautiful time-lapse video of Tokyo set to the Blade Runner soundtrack.

Cockedey’s statement:

This is a tribute to Ridley Scott and Vangelis, whose work on Blade Runner has been a huge source of inspiration in my shooting time lapses. Please watch . . . → Read More: “Android Dreams” a time-lapse video of Tokyo set to the “Blade Runner” soundtrack

Thousands of coat hangers made ‘Golgotha’ by David Mach at the Edinburgh Art Festival

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Die Harder, Precious Light, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, 2011

Whatever your religious persuasion, these sculptures scream pain and horror. Looking at them closely makes me wince, but there’s no denying that David Mach’s series of works ‘Golgotha’ was spectacularly executed at this year’s annual Edinburgh Art Festival. For the 400th anniversary of the King . . . → Read More: Thousands of coat hangers made ‘Golgotha’ by David Mach at the Edinburgh Art Festival

Bicycle chain sculptures by Yeong-Deok Seo

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These are some pretty intense sculptures by South Korean artist Yeong-Deok Seo. Composed of bicycle chains and industrial steel links tightly welded together, Seo’s pieces give the impression of figures being ravaged by worm infestations, pockmarked by disease, and gripped by unyielding chains.  Bequeathing works with titles like Infection – Anguish, Infection – Ego, . . . → Read More: Bicycle chain sculptures by Yeong-Deok Seo

Heinz Maier photographs falling liquid droplets

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Wow! at first glance, I thought these were abstract glass sculptures. Nope… they are macro shots done by German photographer Heinz Maier who only started taking photos a year ago! Right now, Maier is experimenting with macro photography, getting some fantastic shots of insects, animals, and high speed water droplets. The last image in this . . . → Read More: Heinz Maier photographs falling liquid droplets

Classic works of art re-imagined using photography

“American Gothic” remake by Jesse John Hunniford; “American Gothic” by Grant Wood

“American Gothic” remake by Jesse John Hunniford; “American Gothic” by Grant Wood

Adobe has sponsored this fascinating creative competition where artists are encouraged to submit a “remake” of a famous work of art using photography. Although the winner has not been chosen yet (the competition is now closed), Canadian art blog Booooooom! has been . . . → Read More: Classic works of art re-imagined using photography

Last weekend for San Francisco Open Studios, October 29 and 30 – Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

Etchings by Jack Jacobson (http://www.mesart.com/jjacobson)

Etchings by Jack Jacobson (http://www.mesart.com/jjacobson)

All good things must come to an end. As such, this is the last weekend for the 2011 San Francisco Open Studios. In this post, I’m featuring the work of four of the several hundred artists who will be showing their studio this weekend: Jack Jacobson,  Shelley Rae Studio, Ann . . . → Read More: Last weekend for San Francisco Open Studios, October 29 and 30 – Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

Evan Joseph shoots New York City while dangling from a helicopter

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Just when I was sure I’d seen New York City photographed from every possible angle, I run across these unbelievable shots! Photographer Evan Joseph takes aerial shots of the city 2,500 feet in the air, dangling from a helicopter. The pilot performs aerial maneuvers that allow Joseph to get these unique views.

Joseph told the . . . → Read More: Evan Joseph shoots New York City while dangling from a helicopter

San Francisco Area Event Picks for October 27 – November 2, 2011

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(left) 'Allegories of the Human Figure' at the Sandra Lee Gallery (right) SERENITY FALL 2011 at UCSF Women's Health Center

Art Openings Thursday, October 27

Event: “Cashing Out” focuses on artists’ interpretations of alternative financial systems in the context of the current economic climate, work by 22 artists, Opening Reception When: Thursday, October 27, . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for October 27 – November 2, 2011

Paper cut letters by Annie Vought

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You Never Know Where This Letter Could End Up, 2011, hand-cut paper, 57 x 47 inche. | 2011 | art, paper

When was the last time you received a handwritten letter? Sadly, the internet has turned handwritten notes – with their scribbles, doodles and expressive penmanship – into relics of the past. However, there . . . → Read More: Paper cut letters by Annie Vought