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Ribbonesia – Sculptures by Baku Maeda

Baku Maeda is the imaginative artist behind Ribbonesia. It all started when he took note of the the gross under-appreciation of the beauty and simplicity of ribbons and decided to do something about it. Combining artistry and his love of animals, Maeda created an entire menagerie out of folded ribbons. Pretty soon, his work expanded […]

Nicked Nickels – Hobo Nickel Art by Paolo Curcio

Hobo nickel art is a broad term that refers to miniature bas relief sculptures carved into coins, often nickels. Nickels became the go-to medium of choice for their cheapness and malleability. Paolo Curcio is one of the savants in this particular genre, carving out skulls, E.T., Frankenstein’s monster, a deranged clown, and even Moby Dick […]

Pieces Left Behind – Bronze Sculptures by Bruno Catalano

There is no conceivable angele where you can look at Bruno Catalano’s bronze sculptures and see a complete figure. All of the of them have mastered the trick of holding on to a piece of luggage so they can support their hollowed-out upper halves. All of the sculptures are part of Bruno’s series “Les Voyageurs”, […]

Magnum Opus – A Carved Masterpiece by Zheng Chunhui

This intricately carved tree trunk is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest continuous wooden sculpture in the world. It’s over forty-feet long and took over four years of dedicated carving to complete. Zheng Chunhui, the artist responsible for this extraordinary piece of art, based his carvings on a scroll painting by […]

Beautiful Bettas – Awesome Fish Photography by Visarute Angkatavanich

Visarute Angkatavanichis the photographer behind these exceptional close-ups of Siamese fighting fish. Scientifically known as betta splendens, they have been selectively bred for over a hundred years for their aggressiveness, color, and finnage. Today’s specimens are a far cry from the drab brown fish found in the rice paddies of Cambodia and Thailand. Visarute kept […]