beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Kinetic Art

    Have you heard of “kinetic art”? It consists of any work produced from various types of materials that contain visible movement and requires the use of motion for its effect. Sounds cool and science-y, right? Great! Then let us introduce you to artist Bruce Shapiro. Bruce is the artist behind Sisyphus, which is his series of kinetic tables […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Hydraulic-Pressed Materials

    Remember all those times you used to tinker with Play-Doh? More specifically, making “noodles” out of the Play-Doh with their various presses and molds? If you do, then we are excited (and a little nostalgic) to introduce you to artists and factory owners Lauri and Anni! These ladies are based in Finland and run the Hydraulic […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Tin Can Historical Self-Portraits

    What do you do with an old soup can? Probably toss it in the recycling can and never think about it again, right? We’ll there’s one artist who has alternate plans for those used tin cans – high end art! Allan Rubin is the extremely talented artist behind the CANON collection, which is much more […]

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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