28.08.15 by Jeff

Kinetic Sculpture built from 14,000 Eyeglass Lenses

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sea/see/saw is a kinetic sculpture by Caitlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garrett, constructed from 14,000 used eyeglass lenses. The piece was installed on the Pera Museum in Istanbul, and designed to mimmick a shimmering surface. The lenses were all donated by Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC) which helps visually impaired people around the world. These were lenses they were unable to recycle. To donate glasses in Canada, head over here.

Watch the video below.

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28.08.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: David Cortes

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A selection of portraits by photographer David Cortes. More images below.

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28.08.15 by Staff

Unconventional Sandcastles by Matt Kaliner

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Harvard University lecturer, Matt Kaliner, combines his talent for building unconventional sandcastles with his research background in the sociology of art. However, while fascinated by the different ways people respond to his work depending on where they’re built, Kaliner admits to not having “worked up anything particularly deep about sandcastles” and ultimately being drawn to do what he does by “the sheer joy of playing on the beach.”

Whether or not you can read anything deeper in them, these sand castles are stunning to look at. See more of Kaliner’s amazing creations below!

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28.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Alex G

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Alex Gardner was doing amazing things when we posted about him a couple years ago. Clearly nothing’s changed in that regard. Currently based in Los Angeles, see more of Alex G’s fantastic paintings below!

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28.08.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Sam Bebbington

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Photos by San Francisco-based Sam Bebbington. More images below.

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Mike Giant

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Enjoyed this thorough profile on legendary graffiti, tattoo, and fine artist Mike Giant. I’m sure he cringed when he saw the titles in this video though, they’re so bad! Watch it below.

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Day: 12-Year-Old Kid Falls in Museum and Punches Hole Through $1.5 Million Painting

If you’re having a bad day today, just be glad you aren’t this kid. At an art exhibition in Taipei called “Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius”, a 12-year-old Taiwanese boy tripped and fell into a 350-year-old oil painting by Paolo Porpora, putting his hand right through the artwork. The painting called “Flowers” is valued at $1.5 million. (source)

Hopefully the gallery staff have some duct tape! Photos of the damage below!

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27.08.15 by Staff

Music Video: Sheep, Dog & Wolf “Breathe”

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Fantastic job by directing duo, Thunderlips, for New Zealand musician, Daniel McBride a.k.a. Sheep, Dog & Wolf. Similar vibe to The Mercadantes’ work but a little edgier. Watch various people, in various states of breathlessness, in the video for “Breathe” below!

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