There are literally millions of park benches across the world and all of them are fairly standard structures – plain, blocked supports with a horizontal surface to sit on. But some cities have thought out of the box and turned their park benches into beautiful, sometimes stunning, works of art. Check out the collection of unusual park benches from around the world.
The guys over at Anthill Art are creating some very interesting art pieces by using molten aluminum to fill the vast tunnels and chambers of an ant nest. What you end up with is a beautifully intricate aluminum sculpture which is then mounted on a wooden base for display. Each piece is of course, a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that you have to see to believe.
It’s one of the more bizarre brain disorders, schizophrenia, a challenging disorder that makes it difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is fantasy. People with schizophrenia have an altered perception of reality, and it shows in their artwork. Below are several works of art, rendered by schizophrenics, that might possibly provide us the best “look” inside a schizophrenics head.
Thanks to Reuters, The Rolling Stone, and the users at Huffington Post for once again bringing us the amazing sights from the 2013 Burning Man event to those of us who were not able to attend. Check out the photo gallery below featuring the most beautiful (and unusual) shots from this years' Burning Man event.
New York City barista Mike Breach creates beautiful portraits in coffee drinks using nothing more than coffee, milk, coffee foam, and a toothpick as a paintbrush. Breach said he was bored one day and began passing time drawing on coffee drinks. Over time, his skill grew and now he is able to create detailed celebrity portraits in the drinks. The fact that his artworks only last for a few minutes only makes them more personal. Check out the photo montage below.
Japanese twitter user @Kya7y recently unearthed an incredibly detailed maze that her father created. After questioning him, she found that he create the maze over 30 years ago and that it took him 7 years to complete. The maze was created on A1 size paper, which is about 33 x 23 inches. The pictures below show an incredibly complex, detailed, hand-drawn maze which begs the question, “What sort of tenacious man would be capable of creating something this complex?”
Is it weird that this makes me hungry? For his ongoing celebrity portrait series, San Francisco-based artist Jason Mecie has created a portrait of Kevin Bacon (Footloose, Apollo 13, Stir of Echoes, etc.) made out of bacon. Yeah, I know – who would have ever thought you’d feel compelled to eat Kevin Bacon’s face…
Justin Gershenson-Gates, typically sells steampunk-like jewelry made from old watch parts on his A Mechanical Mind website but occasionally he reveals odd, but beautiful, machine-like insect thingies made from tiny light bulbs, electronic circuitry and yes, old watch parts – and people can’t get enough of them. Gates has created mechanical mantises, scorpions, butterflies, and insects with each design a tad bit different than the previous one. Each intricate design may require cutting, sanding, shaping and soldering of more than 52 soldered joints.
Japanese artist Chooo-San, a student at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan, has created a series of hyper-realistic illusions painted with acrylic paints on the bodies of models. The illusions include a model with zippers on her back, light switches and electrical outlets attached to the skin, buttons on a belly, a mouth growing on the side of a face, and a laced up bare-foot. Check out the crazy photo montage below.