These incredibly realistic critters are hand-made by self-taught sculptor Lee Cross, aka Wood Splitter Lee, from Alaska. After creating a skeleton for each of the animals, Lee wraps it in soft stuffing and them covers them with cloth.The life-like appearance is achieved by decorating the cloth with synthetic fur and paint.
Crazy Groomsmen Photos
Wedding photos can often times be pretty boring. With that being said, it’s refreshing to see some of these groomsmen make wedding photos fun again.
Steal Snacks At School
If you’re going to go down for a crime you might as well go down with a full stomach.
Iranian artist Omid Asadi uses delicate cutting techniques to create impressively intricate leaf artworks. The beautiful cuttings depict icons of the past, such as John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, as well as dreamy abstractions.
Turkish graphic designer Tolga Girgin is an impressively talented modern calligraphy artist who has brought this ancient art to a new level – 3D. Using shadows, clever perspective and brilliant skills, he makes his writing leap off the page, making the letters look more like paper cut-outs.
Japanese designer Takayuki Fukusawa, who leads Japanese design firm EkoD Works, has a simple concept behind his work – making a world full of humorous art and design. These pendants are little human and animal figurines that seem to be diving down into their wearers’ breasts.
Pennsylvania-based photographer Christopher McKenney creates composite photos of horror scenes filled with disturbing characters that seem to exist on the edge between the worlds of the living and the dead.
This giant kaleidoscope was built inside of a shipping container by Japanese designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki. The highly trippy installation, called “Wink Space,” is made from numerous mirrored sheets folded like origami and connected using zippers.
This magical-looking vine, which rains down pink and purple blooms, is called the wisteria, and this specimen is the largest of its kind in Japan. This extraordinary woody climbing vine is already 144 years old, exemplifying one of the wisterias’ most crucial features – its hardiness. Located in the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan, this wisteria’s vines cover as many as as 1,990 square meters.
The North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita sews, embroiders, and stitches multi-colored fabrics into gorgeous moths, butterflies, and other insects. They’re quite a lot bigger than their live originals – up to nearly a foot wide.
Urban environments and nature are usually held to be polar opposites, but even in the concrete jungle, street artists can find a way to incorporate nature into their street art.