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27

Aug

fromgrapevine:

Truly remarkable sand sculptures
A vivid sunset is no longer the most artful thing you’ll see on a walk along the beach. Intricate sand sculptures dot coastlines across the globe, both for recreation and for competitions. Sand, water and hours of work go into shaping these incredible works of art, which go way beyond your average oceanside sand castles…

20

Aug

Kids’ drawings may paint a picture of later intelligenceResearchers ranked a child’s drawing of a person based on whether or not the picture included a head, a body, and facial features.

Kids’ drawings may paint a picture of later intelligence
Researchers ranked a child’s drawing of a person based on whether or not the picture included a head, a body, and facial features.

18

Aug

Imagine a tree that grows 40 kinds of fruitUsing a common technique called grafting, artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that bears a variety of different fruits.

Imagine a tree that grows 40 kinds of fruit
Using a common technique called grafting, artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that bears a variety of different fruits.

fromgrapevine:

Bringing street murals to life: Artists merge graffiti and animationThe eccentric, bright street art of Broken Fingaz Crew can be found all around the world.

fromgrapevine:

Bringing street murals to life: Artists merge graffiti and animation
The eccentric, bright street art of Broken Fingaz Crew can be found all around the world.

04

Aug

Wild animals, pop culture icons invade French streets
French artist Oakoak imbues his charming works of street art with a heavy dose of pop-culture whimsy. The city where he produces his quirky pieces is Saint-Étienne, France, a historically industrial hub that is seeing a shift in urban dynamics.

03

Aug

Exquisite oil paintings reflect on climate change consequences
In the “Losing Paradise” series, Canadian artist Eric Vanasse speculates on the figurative long-term consequences of climate change and habitat destruction. The thought-provoking collection of paintings pose important questions regarding the fate of our planet and the people and animals that live there.

30

Jul

Fantastical portraits bring trees to life
A walk in the woods is transformed into a whimsical wonderland with just a few photo editing tricks.

22

Jul

treehugger:

Artist creates intricate animal portraits from fabric and thread

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21

Jul

treehugger:

NYC gallery showcases art made with obsolete objects.

See more here: http://bit.ly/1mlhCy5

20

Jul

Meet Piper, the one-eyed bulldog with a passion for painting
This English bulldog was once known for her grumpy disposition, but these days she’s famous for her paintings, which benefit the dog rescue she once called home.