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Bob Ross Remixed — I find this inspiring

As inspiring as the man himself.

This is the kind of thing  auto-tune is best for, imo.  Making music of inspiring things people said, but did not sing…  I saw another one of these once made with Carl Sagan.  (More of that.)

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Artist: Cyriak Harris

Wow.  Cyriak Harris does some really amazing stuff.  That’s about all I can say.  I’m stunned.  It’s stunning.  Enjoy!

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Check out teh lunch sketches!

My IRL friend Joseph sketches most days ’round lunchtime.  His work is really cool.  He has a thematic penchant for octopus and other cephalopods, which I share.  For this one he took a joke I think I made, as a request (about a cuttlefish with a jet pack) and produced this awesomeness!

Scuttlefish!

Scuttlefish! Joseph Toschlog, pen and ink, July 11, 2012

I love the eyes.

Check out LunchSketches.com!

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This is amazing – Dalton Ghetti

Tiny sculptures carved from pencil lead! Click to see more!

Miniature Art On the Tip of Pencil by Dalton Ghetti

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Bravo Danica Phelps!

Artists do art.  When life gave artist Danica Phelps a load of crap, she turned it into art.  I say Bravo!

Danica Phelps

Shrugging off legal setback, artist Danica Phelps turns court ruling into new work

The story.

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Artist: Jean Luc Cornec, and his phone sheep

Ba-a-a-a!!!  Brrrrring!!

Ba-a-a-a!!!  Brrrrring!!

Ba-a-a-a!!!  Brrrrring!!

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That’s what I hear when I look at these sheep made from antique (‘antique’?  Really??  Yeah, antique!) phones.  This is an installation by artist Jean Luc Cornec in the the Museum für Kommunikation in Frankfurt, Germany.  Created in 2006, they’re, uh, sheep.   Made out of phones.  Clearly.  The heads are pretty obviously phones, but the hooves are also telephone handsets with one end melted and bent backwards, and the wool is made of phone cords.  So but for a sheepishly hidden internal framework, they’re all phones.  (Click the first three pictures for more phone sheep!)

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Artist: Daniel Wurtzel

Daniel Wurtzel is a kinetic sculptor who has been doing frankly amazing things with air.  I never thought you could “sculpt” air.  His explorations into the interaction of wind and gossamer films — often plastic films — give me a new appreciation for the profound beauty of what I used to dismiss as just “trash blowing around a parking lot”.  One of the best functions of art is to do just that — to take an everyday thing and show us the beauty it has that we’ve been missing or have learned to ignore or dismiss.   Have you ever seen a plastic bag blowing in the wind and just thought ‘meh’?  I certainly never will again!  This is amazing stuff — I think you’ll want to watch these full screen.

Ballet de Plastique:

 

Magic Carpet:

 

And then there’s packing foam.  Wow.

Snow:

 

Read what he says about his art here, then check out his other cool stuff!

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