beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Mini Metal Figurines

    We encounter countless people throughout our lifetime: family, friends, acquaintances, strangers. Some leave a lasting impression; others we would never even recognize if we saw them again. The sheer number of individuals we interact with or encounter on a regular basis is astounding, its simply impossible to remember each and every face. But, artist Zadok Ben-David […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Explosive Art

    Art with a flare and goes out with a bang? Allow us to introduce you to painting with gunpowder. Gunpowder paintings are truly explosive and an exciting way to entertain an audience both during and after the process. The displays literally light up the artwork while it happens. Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang uses this style […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Figurative Hollow Sculptures

    Any individual can be overcome with emotion when staring art directly in the eye. Quite literally, this is exactly what happens when viewers look into these hollow sculptures head-on. South Korean sculptor Park Ki Pyung creates amazing pieces of art that leave a haunting, lasting impression. His pieces are crafted to reflect his deep existential […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Rainbow Tape Installation

    The art world is forever expanding with new artists and their work. These works are often representations of the artists themselves, their emotions, and life interactions. No matter what the art piece, seldom is any one work is interpreted in the same manner by two different people – and the interpretation can be largely dependent […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: What Dreams Are Made Of

    Our imaginations can often consume us, with all of the images and thoughts we hold throughout the day. For many artists, the way to translate these thoughts is by creating their own individual masterpieces. That is exactly what artist Alex Kuno has done with his renditions of personal thoughts and dreams. His artwork can be […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Walled Off Hotel

    Is there anything more thrilling than dwelling in a piece of art? No, not just expressive architecture – but being surrounded by colorful, charismatic artworks? Soon you can travel to Bethlehem and find out for yourself in the new and beautiful Walled Off Hotel, which promises its occupants “the worst view in the world”. As […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Pixelated Wood Carvings

    In our world of highly advanced technology and on-demand culture, it can be frustrating when we experience glitches in technology. If the internet goes out,  or Netflix freezes mid-binge, we can feel isolated, incapacitated, almost cut off from the world (and probably a little annoyed to say the least). We’re willing to bet you never […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Frames Inception

    Coming in all different sizes, shapes, materials, and motifs, frames are generally considered the border to more important works inside. Though frames themselves can often be meticulously crafted and decorated, they rarely are given the credit they deserve for being works of art in their own right. But an American artist named Taylor Holland, based out of […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Cake Fangs

    Cake: We bake them, we eat them, we love them. We appreciate their versatility – red velvet, chocolate, marble, yellow – and they are great for celebrating any occasion. And did we mention they’re sweet and delicious? Hardly anyone is immune to their tasty charm. But above all, cake is terrifying and lethal. Wait, what? Cake is […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: Twisted Tree Root Frames

    Wood is hands down one of the most versatile materials in architecture and design. Whether its being used  unseen as milled, rigid sub-structure (think studs, furniture substrates), celebrated for its natural beauty in grain pattern and warm tone (i.e. hardwood floors, wood-clad walls), sculpted into a decorative artwork piece, or put on center stage in […]

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