Denver, Colorado-based artist Courtney Mattison unites art and advocacy in this intricately hand-crafted coral reef sculpture intended to raise awareness about rising sea levels and the threat of global warming. Beautiful yet foreboding, “Aqueduct” is currently on display at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art until April 17th. See more closeups of the intricate porcelain and glazed stoneware, photographed by Glen McClure, below.
“Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz” is a 17 image series of Richard Tuschman’s highly detailed dioramas. He shoots the models separately and composites them in post (more on his process here). While the Holocaust isn’t addressed directly, the sequence follows the daily routines of a Jewish family living in Krawkow in the 1930s, creating a beautiful mix of dreamy nostalgia and the looming threat of things to come. See more images below.
These large-scale artworks by Beijing-based artist Fu Xiaotong are the result of a painstaking process involving hundreds of thousands of holes hand-poked into massive sheets of handmade paper. Each piece is titled after the number of total pinpricks, for example: 300,800 Pinpricks, 2015 (above). You can see Xiaotong’s latest work on display in “Land of Serenity” at Chambers Fine Art in New York until March 26th. More images below.