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“No Noodles” a short stop motion film about life in a bowl of noodles

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In No Noodles – a new short stop motion film by Montreal-based animator Tyler Nicolson – small creatures live their lives in a bowl of noodles. I love watching the fish jump!

Spencer Tunick assembles 1700 naked participants in tribute the Wagner’s Ring Cycle

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To mark the start of Munich’s 2012 opera season, last weekend artist and photographer Spencer Tunick staged a remarkable installation where 1700 members of the public took off their clothes and painted their bodies gold or red. Inspired by Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle “Der Ring des Nibelungen,” the American artist used the human participants to . . . → Read More: Spencer Tunick assembles 1700 naked participants in tribute the Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Jewelry finds: miniature scenes in a ring, a waveform necklace, transparent jewels

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Fragmented Chronicles

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jewelry by Paola Mirai

Here are three emerging jewelry designers selling lovely pieces.

1. Wear a fragment of life on your finger. Riyo Chan and Howard Kwong of Shannnam have created a series of quirky handmade rings called Fragmented Chronicles. Each piece features a miniature scene with . . . → Read More: Jewelry finds: miniature scenes in a ring, a waveform necklace, transparent jewels

San Francisco Area Event Picks for June 28 – July 4, 2012

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Vessel8 group exhibition at Vessel Gallery in Oakland, CA

Art Openings Friday, June 29

Event: Open Studio – The Clay Underground – Grand Opening When: Friday, June 29, 2012 At 6-9PM, Saturday, June 30, 2012 At 11am-6pm Where: Clay Underground, 187 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA, 94102

Saturday, June 30

Event: “How I’d Dress . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for June 28 – July 4, 2012

Underwater portrait photography by Jacob Sutton

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Photographer Jacob Sutton shot these gorgeous portraits in an underwater environment. Lovely!  I wonder if I could capture something similar with one of those cheap underwater cameras???

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Dissected photographic portraits kept as lab specimens by Michael Mapes

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Room 62. Even the title of the series, which is also the name of the space that houses the collection, sounds ominous. Created by New York artist Michael Mapes, Room 62 consists of dissected photographs whose individual fragments have been compartmentalized within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. . . . → Read More: Dissected photographic portraits kept as lab specimens by Michael Mapes

Yvette Hawkins creates large-scale book art installations

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“No Land in Particular” at the Globe Gallery, 2010

(detail) “No Land in Particular” at the Globe Gallery, 2010

UK based artist and writer Yvette Hawkins takes book arts to the next level by using each modified book as an element in a large scale installation. For the installation “No Land in Particular” . . . → Read More: Yvette Hawkins creates large-scale book art installations

Dramatic landscapes composed of wool by Eszter Burghardt

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Wooly Magma

It’s no secret that wool is a magical fiber. Bright colors cling to it the way fleas cling to pets. Add hot water, a little soap, and it transforms itself from a thin flat fabric to a thick plush felt material that you long to stroke and squeeze. Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt creates . . . → Read More: Dramatic landscapes composed of wool by Eszter Burghardt

Paper sculptures of animals by Anna-Wili Highfield

Horse Mask Approximately 100 x 110 x 100 cm

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Sydney based artist Anna-Wili Highfield creates sculptures of animals from paper and copper pipe. Taking hand-painted cotton paper, the artist cuts and sews pieces together and then drapes them on copper wire. The strong dramatic quality that these animals present may come from Highfield’s background as a . . . → Read More: Paper sculptures of animals by Anna-Wili Highfield

A house covered with thousands of mirrors in Japan

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Sometimes nature is so magnificent that you just want your house to melt into it. Look what artist Harumi Yukutake did to camouflage this dwelling with its surroundings. In 2009 for Japan’s largest open-air art festival, Echigo-Tsumari, Yukutake constructed a small wooden structure covered with thousands of round hand-cut mirrors. After a walk among . . . → Read More: A house covered with thousands of mirrors in Japan