beneath the surface blog

  1. Meet the Makers: Crochet Graffiti Artist

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Polish artist Agata Oleksiak, also known as “Olek”, a street artist […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Hyperrealistic Mini Worlds

    Everyone loves a good landscape artwork. From painters like Jean-Baptiste and Claude Monet to the amazing photographs of Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, we’ve been captivated throughout history. It is enchanting how we can watch a sun set over a hill or autumn leaves blow across a pond in a matter of minutes, yet we […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Art You’ll Want to Kiss

    In the most simplistic terms, kissing is the act of pressing lips against something or someone. Now the meaning of that kiss will change based on the situation and the culture, but no matter the connotation, it always involves your pout. But what if you could turn the everyday action of a kiss into a career? Into […]

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  4. Meet the Makers: Textiles Made From Milk

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Anke Domaske, the creative designer of Qmilk –  textile fibers […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Smoke Paintings

    Fireworks are exciting; They symbolize freedom, celebration, and love. We watch fireworks displays on holidays like Independence Day and New Year’s Day, and we set them off when our favorite sports teams win (Go Indians!). When we kiss the love of our life, we measure the amount of chemistry between us by whether or not […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Jet Art

    It is priceless to see how different artists turn the most unlikely objects into means of producing fantastic and inspiring art. In our previous ‘Salute to Originals’ blog posts, we have seen artists use mediums such as chewing gum, sand, yarn, and more. While today’s artist (Princess Tarinan von Anhalt) uses a common medium – […]

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  7. Meet the Makers: Yaybahar Instrument Creator

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Gorkem Sen, the inventor and designer of the Yaybahar, an acoustic instrument. […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Landskating

    For most, rollerblading is an aerobic product of the 1990’s and a beloved sidewalk pastime. For the fewer brave souls, rollerblading is more than a hobby and provides thrillseekers the adrenaline they desire at skateparks and roller derbies. For just one, rollerblading has proven to be an expressive way to put a unique spin on creating […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Chewing Gum Art

    The thought of chewing gum is sure to conjure up numerous images and scenarios for different people. For instance, an adolescent boy might think about the wads of chewing gum ithat he shares with his baseball teammates on the bench before going up to bat. School children may envision blobs of chewed gum stuck underneath desks […]

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  10. Meet the Makers: Colorful Creator

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Kali Gibbons, the creative artist of colorful compositions. Kali captures […]

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