Beijing-based artist Huang Yan expertly emulates traditional paintings from the Song Dynasty of Chinese landscapes on the human body. While the style and art of painting is a traditional practice, the choice to use the human form as a canvas adds new meaning to the works. The contemporary artist’s series, aptly titled Chinese Landscapes, presents a visual relationship between man and nature through his expert application.
I’ve put this baby raccoon on all my wishlists for this year.
Materials: Real rose, real rose petal, resin
With ‘I Love You Not’ Matthew Williams has preserved a real rose stem and petal inside four blocks of clear resin, creating a chic, standalone rose stem sculpture. Each resin block is able to be moved and positioned accordingly
Amazing Everyday Objects Seen by a Scanning Electron Microscope
These amazing images are from the book Microcosmos by Brandon Brill, in which a scanning electron microscope takes images of common everyday objects. Above, from left to right, we see:
- An ant holding a microchip.
- Eyelash hairs growing from skin.
- The surface of a strawberry.
- Household dust, including: cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains.
- A razor blade.
- Rusty metal nail.
- Mushroom spores.