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Resurrected Trees – Paper Bag Tree Sculptures by Yuken Teruya

Pin It Yuken Teruya is a Japanese artist who has taken it upon himself to resurrect the trees from which each paper bags come from. His cuts out delicate and perfectly proportioned trees from common brown paper bags, used shopping bags, and even McDonald’s take-out paper bags. The trees themselves are still connected to the […]

Magnum Opus – A Carved Masterpiece by Zheng Chunhui

Pin It 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 […]

Sweet Street Art by Natalia Rak

Pin It Natalia Rak is a street artist whose ‘territory’ covers most of her native Poland. Her work is mostly large-scare and covers entire walls of buildings. Natalia is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz and has been a painter before she became a street artist. One of her most famous […]

Serene Aquascapes by Takashi Amano

Pin It Takashi Amano was born in Niigata, Japan in 1954. He is an internationally known landscape photographer who visited pristine forests in Japan as well as the untouched tropical rainforests of Borneo, Amazon, and West Africa. He introduced the Japanese nature style into aquascaping in the 1980s and the hobby hasn’t been the same […]

Bonsai Wire Trees – Sculptures by Ken To

Pin It Ken To made his first bonsai wire tree as a Christmas present for his wife. Poor material and craftsmanship notwithstanding, his loving wife was thoroughly impressed with the concept. He spent the next three years improving his wire-bending skills. In 2010, he made his wife a second bonsai wire tree for Valentine’s which […]

Underwater Bonsai by Makoto Azuma

Pin It Bonsai is one of the oldest artforms in Japan. Artist Makoto Azuma has taken it a step further by combining the elements of the bonsai with aquascaping. His latest work “Water and Bonsai” is a completely submerged bonsai made of waterlogged branches and creatively attached pieces of java moss. The whole thing is […]

Hung Out To Dry – Realistic Wood Carvings by Mary Leu

Pin It What looks like an unwashed pair of underwear is actually a wood carving by Mary Leu. Her laundry list of carvings also include: a filthy pair of socks, a lacy bra, a brown hand towel, a pair of gardening gloves, and a remarkably detailed handbag complete with wooden zippers. Leu’s attention to the […]

Willow Wand Wonderland – Installation by Patrick Dougherty

Pin It Patrick Dougherty’s latest installment to his ‘Stickwork’ series is a large-scale installation made entirely of willow wands. It sits in Melbourne’s Federation Square and can be entered and engaged with by the public. Patrick took into account the architecture of the nearby Flinders street station and St. Paul’s cathedral when he made his […]

Reaching For The Stars – Illustrations by FictionChick

Pin It Anyone with a spark of imagination can easily recognize FictionChicks digital illustrations. They’re simply stuff we imagined as kids: keeping a pet dragon, a painting coming to life, stepping into a book, and literally living in a tree. FC simply gave life to our childhood imagination in the most artistically accurate way. There’s […]

Tree + House = Pete Nelson, The Treehouse Guy

Pin It Treehouses are something you and your kid brother built in your backyard with little help from Dad, maybe. It’s usually made with a few discarded pieces of lumber and plywood. Pete Nelson’s tree houses on the other hand, are neither shoddily built, nor are they made with scraps of wood. These are first-class […]