Cellograffiti in order to paint murals out in nature

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Most street artists and graffiti artists use urban buildings as their canvas, but Russian artist Evgeny Ches uses a technique called “cellograffiti” to create his art in a natural environment. Ches stretches cellophane around two trees, and spray paints his murals onto the transparent film so that it looks like the subject is there in […]

Making furniture from plastic garbage found in the ocean

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I heard about an interesting project today, where two designers known as “Studio Swine” made a chair using plastic garbage pulled from the ocean. Studio Swine is a collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves, and in this case, “Swine” is an acronym for “Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers” … love […]

Using bacteria, ants, and scents in the making of art

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I happened upon this interesting video about Anicka Yi, who was the winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize. In this clip, she discusses the materials in her installations – in this case, three different art works where she has used cultivated bacteria, ant colonies, and a custom scent. One comment that stood out as […]

Incredible Papier-mâché sculpture made with toilet paper, by Marvin Francis

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I saw this incredible papier-mâché sculpture at the Outsider Art Fair, and wanted to learn more about it. The artist is Marvin Francis, who made it while incarcerated at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Facility, using toilet paper and glue. Marvin was convicted of murder in 1986, and at the time he was twenty-five years old, a […]

Science experiment sculpture shaped by chance

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Here’s a series of sculptures by artist Dylan Lynch that have an interesting process. They are smashed-up 55-gallon oil drums, but there’s something unusual about the process in which they are crushed. It’s a very scientific process, not accidental at all … scroll down for more. Lynch refers to these as “imploded drums” — and […]