Odani Motohiko’s Disturbing Beauty

by Jenna Austinon July 27, 2015
   Japanese artist Odani Motohiko is known as a multimedia artist, but of all of his work, his sculptures remain his most well-known and fascinating.    Motohiko’s inspiration is drawn from the possibilities that lie in the future while using both modern and traditional sculpting techniques.    Beautiful and haunting all at once, Motohiko draws […]

Words of Wisdom from Oscar Wilde

by Chelsey Grassoon July 24, 2015
There is perhaps no author that can give a wittier, truer statement (of any kind) than Oscar Wilde. He was a man of brilliance, and his sense of humor is one that still manages to be enjoyed decades after his passing. Here are some of our favorite words of wisdom from the man himself. Take […]

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Nicoletta Ceccoli: Sweet Macabre

by Jenna Austinon July 24, 2015
When it comes to Nicoletta Ceccoli’s work, her illustrations are part macabre and part Willy Wonka with a twist. There’s a sweetness to the portrayal of creatures and little girls that inhabit the imaginary landscape. But underlying all that is a darker meaning that pairs so well with what otherwise might be considered innocent scenes. […]
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Antony Gormley’s Man vs. Cosmos

by Jenna Austinon July 23, 2015
    Since the 1960’s, English artist Antony Gormley has been observing and exploring how the human body interacts with nature and the space around it. Using a multitude of media, Gormley’s sculptures make room for new thoughts and actions to be born, while also question where man stands in relation to the immediate scenery […]

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China’s Wooden Orchid

by Jenna Austinon July 22, 2015
   Eco-responsibility and shopping might not seem to go hand in hand. But for Vincent Callebaut Architectures, it’s not as much of a pipe dream as it seems. The group entered their designs for “Wooden Orchid” to the International Union of Architects’ Mont Lu Estate of the World Architecture Competition. “Wooden Orchid” was meant to […]

A Coloring Book for Adults: I Love My Hair

by Chelsey Grassoon July 22, 2015
   Remember the days of staying in the lines and using your 12 pack of crayons to brighten every page of your coloring book? If you don’t, Andrea Pippin’s latest book is sure to remind you. Does it reminisce about the days of childhood? Not quite — in fact, it’s much simpler than that: it’s […]


Want some MØ?

by Ieshia McDonaldon July 21, 2015
   When you Google MØ, the first thing that pops up is the state of Missouri if you do not use the right symbol. If you use the correct symbol upon searching, questions about the pronunciation of her name will be the top result. This Danish synth-pop artist, is emerging onto the mainstream radar to […]
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The Escapism of Steve Smith

by Jenna Austinon July 21, 2015
British artist Steve Smith’s paintings are vibrant, hyper-realistic works. Having pursued painting for over twelve years with no formal training, he draws his inspiration from his own fantasy and escapism, a kind of rose-colored-glasses approach to his art creates a feeling that reverberates through the audience. Some images are provocative while others remain in the […]

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Explore the Ultimate Painting

by Ieshia McDonaldon July 21, 2015
   Jack Cooper and James Hoare make up Ultimate Painting, an indie-pop band from London. They are extremely reminiscent of The Beatles with the same tone and quality, as well as instrumentation. They are an emerging band that were separately apart of bands, Mazes and Veronica Falls, but were joined together through jam sessions and […]

‘Repainting’ Starry Night—With Dominoes

by Ash M. Richteron July 21, 2015
      It takes a lot of patience to recreate a classic work of art. It takes even more patience if you’re re-creating that work of art in dominoes.     Youtube artist Flippycat spent 11 hours painstakingly arranging 7,000 dominoes to fall into the familiar patterns of “Starry Night.” Dubbed “Vincent Van DomiGogh-Starry […]