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An intimate video portrait of the people of Afghanistan

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Afghanistan – touch down in flight from Augustin Pictures on Vimeo.

Filmmakers Lukas and Salome Augustin show us that Afghanistan is much more than a war-ravaged country mired with conflict and terror. In this intimate short video, we see Afghanistan as a beautiful country filled with diverse people living their lives just . . . → Read More: An intimate video portrait of the people of Afghanistan

Alexander Korzer-Robinson excavates encyclopedias to create storybook art

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UK-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson carves out spectacular storybook scenes from old encyclopedias. Remarkably, the images in the final work are seen from their original place in the book. Korzer-Robinson creates his work by cutting into pages, exposing some of the illustrations while removing others, but never adding anything into a scene.

The artist told MyModernMet, . . . → Read More: Alexander Korzer-Robinson excavates encyclopedias to create storybook art

Mark Warren Jacques at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

"Two in Love" Acrylic and Ink on Panel, 8x10"

"Two in Love" Acrylic and Ink on Panel, 8×10"

My head is still spinning from seeing “Something About Everything About Something” by Mark Warren Jacques at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. The combination of psychedelic colors, simple geometric shapes and eye-twisting patterns left me dizzy, yet wanting to see more, and . . . → Read More: Mark Warren Jacques at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

C215 at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco

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"French Homeless" Mixed Media Stencil on Canvas, 15×11.5"

The prolific street artist Christian Guémy, aka C215, is showing a body of work, entitled “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Known for his stencil-based portraits which have appeared in streets all over the world, C215 typically . . . → Read More: C215 at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco

Figurative sculptures by Manuel Marti Moreno

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Valencia, Spain based sculptor Manuel Martí Moreno creates these mysterious figurative sculptures. Using distressed iron nuts to form incomplete figures, Moreno seeks to capture the inevitable progress of decay on the human form as time passes. Check out more images on the artist’s blog.

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Peace and Love this Holiday season!

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dear Readers,

I wish you a very happy and joyous holiday. Today I leave you with some images by photographer Michael Poliza, known for his breathtaking photos of animals and stunning aerial shots of dramatic landscapes.

Peace and love,

Eyeswoon, editor/writer for Made In Slant

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The World Tree of Hope 2011

2011 World Hope Tree, photo by William Lee

2011 World Hope Tree, photo by William Lee

Lucky San Franciscans get to be in the city with the world’s largest Christmas origami tree, the “World Tree of Hope.” Every December since 2006, thousands of origami cranes adorn a massive Christmas tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall. Each crane is inscribed . . . → Read More: The World Tree of Hope 2011

Find of the day: Free Snowflakes featuring characters from Star Wars

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Darth (Snow) Vader

Need to put up some last minute Christmas decorations? Here are 10 templates from Matters of Grey featuring Star War characters embedded in snowflakes. You can download the templates here. Fun!

Princess (Snow) Leia

Millennium Falcon

Boba Fett

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Book Sculptures by Guy Laramee

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Grand Larousse (2010)

Oh, the things you find in old books! Artist Guy Laramee carves into these heavy tomes of knowledge revealing ancient buildings and fantastical landscapes. Explaining his work, Laramee says, “So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: . . . → Read More: Book Sculptures by Guy Laramee

Natsuyo Koizumi uses the toilet paper roll to create window displays

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Can’t afford expensive art supplies? Never mind…. look what you can do with the humble toilet paper roll! These shots are from window displays created by Natsuyo Koizumi for pharmacies in Berlin, Germany. Koizumi says, “Our own health is deeply related to the health of our planet. So in my work I like to emphasize . . . → Read More: Natsuyo Koizumi uses the toilet paper roll to create window displays