Terumasa Ikeda uses lacquer and bits of mother of pearl to create surreal sculptures. He demonstrates the painstaking process in this video:
The results look like code given solid form:
Tusalava (1929) is a splended experimental animation by New Zealand avant-garde filmmaker and kinetic artist Len Lye. The original film featured a piano score by Jack Ellitt that has unfortunately been lost. (The video above has contemporary music by Andrew Pask who uploaded the film to YouTube.) From the Len Lye Foundation: The film imagines […]
Inspired by Marx’s aphorism that “Religion is the opium of the people,” the USSR commissioned a wealth of anti-religious artwork, much of it very clever and striking. A new book called Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda, edited by Roland Elliott Brown, Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell collects the most striking examples of the form. The […]
The Audubon Society’s tribute to John James Audubon’s Birds of America (originally published between 1827 and 1838) features all 435 of Audubon’s vibrant, beautiful portraits of the birds he studied, along with his notes on their behaviors and other characteristics (the site also includes audio samples of each bird’s call).
The world is shrinking, That’s just one of the reasons to get on that bit of self-improvement that many people resolve to do but too few actually accomplish: learning a new language. And why aren’t more of us multilingual? It’s actually easier than you might think. Almost all tongues have commonalities, and if a bit […]
In the market for a tablet or laptop? Last year’s tech is this year’s bargain, especially when it comes to Apple technology. Here are 11 refurbished Apple products on deep discount from retail, including iPads, MacBooks and more. Apple iPad Pro 10.5″ 64GB – Space Grey (Certified Refurbished) With a 12 MP rear camera and […]
There’s no shortage of stories about the benefits of cannabidiol, that benign (and non-psychoactive) cousin of THC. Some have been using it for years to deal with pain, stress, and sleeplessness. And the more people use it, the more discussion there is about how to use it. While there’s no shortage of quality edibles on […]