beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Sculptures That Disappear

    Now you see them, now you don’t… These sculptures created by artist and scientist Julian Voss-Andreae have the ability to disappear into thin air, thanks to a little thing called Quantum Physics. Yes, you read that right! Quantum physics (and science in general) plays a huge role in bringing Julian’s sculptures to life. In fact, […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Disco Ball Reflections

    We know that the 90s are coming back in style in the fashion world, but today we’re bringing the Disco Inferno style from the 70s into the light once again! When you think of a ‘disco,’ we’re pretty sure you’re conjuring up images of reflective lights, bell bottoms, and some crazy upbeat music. Are we […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Stitched Sculptures

    Last week, we discussed using piano wire as a medium to blur the lines between 2- and 3-dimensional objects. But today, we’re upping the ante with some really unique stitchwork! Artist Amanda McCavour uses just simple thread, her hands, and a sewing machine to create unbelievably detailed sculptures that alter our dimensional perspectives. With her […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Architectural Sculptures

    At first glance, the image below appears as a super detailed, meticulously created sketch, doesn’t it? Would you be suprised to learn that it’s actually a sculpture that just appears as a 3-D drawing? If we tricked you, then that’s good! That’s exactly what artist David Moreno is going for with his architectural sculptures. He creates his […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Tangled Objects

    Imagine seeing ordinary, everyday objects in a new way; as if they were not so common or “just there”. That’s what artist Mauricio Alejo has done as a way to spruce up his living conditions and to challenge gravity. Mauricio hasn’t always quite liked the various apartments he lived in. So, he decided to begin […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: The World’s Largest Hanging Garden?

    We’re going to assume you’re familiar with the ancient Babylon Hanging Gardens – one of the original 7 World Wonders, right? Well, we are excited to show you a new and ambitious work of art that aims to become the largest and grandest hanging garden in the world! L’Arbre aux Hérons, meaning “The Heron’s Tree” […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Street Art Puns

    It’s becoming increasingly difficult to be upset about street art painted on the sides of buildings, structures, or the ground… Especially when they make you laugh! French street artist Oakoak creates pieces that possess a unique, “punny” charm! Admit it, you giggled! Oakoak is known for taking pre-existing (and super common) urban architectural details in […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Fiberglass Resin Skulls

    Do you remember learning about the French catacombs in Paris in your history classes? We’re introducing you to artist Ron Mueck this week, whose latest work is reminiscent of the many skulls and skeletons one would encounter in the catacombs. Only his are larger than life… We also probably should have mentioned that Ron’s skulls […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Ocean Waves Fabric

    There’s not much we find more calming than the slow, undulating rolls of the ocean’s waves. But unless you live along a coastline, experiencing the beauty of those soothing ocean waves first hand is probably isn’t very easy. That is unless you’re fortunate enough to be around Elegy instead. What’s Elegy? Elegy is the title for Miguel Rothschild’s latest […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: Public Restrooms in Japan

    Here in Cleveland, and the majority of the United States, it’s pretty hard to find public restroom stops… let alone public restrooms featuring extraordinary designs! If you’re looking for this type of convenience, you’re just going to have to travel to Okinawa, Japan. But it’s not really that surprising that Japan has cool public restrooms, […]

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