beneath the surface blog

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Scenes in the Sand

    If you have ever been to a sandy beach, you know that sand is ubiquitous, moldable, and gritty. Sand easily takes the shape of items setting on it; with a bit of water, sand can be sculpted into different objects, most commonly sandcastles. The material is also fun for creating various crafts, like a beachy […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Anti-Gravity Land Art

    If we throw a ball into the air, it must come down. It is unfathomable that the ball might simply float away or continue shooting upward instead. Thanks to the laws of motion and gravity, we know that what goes up must inevitably come down. But now we ask you to forget everything you learned […]

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  8. Meet the Makers: Literary Jewel Maker

    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 Jeremy May, the creative designer of literary jewel art. Jeremy […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Anthropomorphism

    As adults, its fun to reminisce on our childhoods and remember when our biggest responsibility was to play.  A lot of that play revolved around toys. But it was usually only a matter of time before tragedy struck and a toy was broken. (You would have thought the world was ending when Stretch Armstrong overextended himself, or when Barbie’s […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: Yarn Bombing

    The fall season is just a few short weeks away, and you’re probably shopping around for the perfect knit hat and matching scarf to sport. It is common to see knit goods like hats, scarves, gloves, and socks lining the shelves in our favorite department stores, but what if you saw your city’s iconic statue covered […]

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