Archive: Aug 2017

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Turtle Ecosystems

    Let’s talk about turtles. They’re reptiles because they can live both in water and on land. They have hard shells for protection. They’re slow, cute, and fun to watch. And they are part of a much larger ecosystem – until now at least. Oregon-based artist Lisa Ericson has re-imagined turtles to have their very own […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Piñata Sculptures

    Piñatas: fun, candy-filled papier-mâché creations just waiting to be smashed with a bat at a child’s birthday party. That’s what you think of when you hear ‘piñata’ too, right? Well, artist Robert Benavidez’s has something totally different in mind when it comes to piñatas. And trust us, you won’t want to smash these! Known for his […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Ego Erectus

    Art often has the ability to transform what is old, dying, or dead. Art can give new life and perspectives to people, objects, or in this case, architecture. A deteriorating abandoned German Bank in Berlin has been repurposed as a gallery, now known as The Haus, featuring 165 artists with their work on display. We […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Miniature Mural City

    What do you do when your boss isn’t looking? Answer some texts? Check your Facebook account? Maybe even sneak in a quick nap? This new series introduced in Brussels, Belgium, where tiny sanitation workers are illustrated all over the town in precarious situations, will make you wonder what really goes on behind the scenes. Belgian […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Ancient Smiley Face

    Art can be traced back to the earliest of paintings and drawings found hidden in caves and hieroglyphics, dating back centuries. Each year, new artifacts are being unearthed that continuously shape (and reshape) our every day perceptions of the Old World – and our present. Recently, a simple and humorous discovery was made on a […]

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