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myampgoesto11:

My Amp Goes To 11 Artist Submission: Medical diagram style sculptures by Edwige Massart & Xavier Wynn

Heads is a series of found object sculptures that husband and wife team Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn have collaborated on over the past year. They are explorations in identity and personality; surrealist portraits inspired by medical imagery and created using found objects. All heads are approximately 8” x 11” x .375” each. They are made using found objects, polyform clay, acrylic paints, gold/silver/bronze gilding, and resin. 

Check out the full collection on their website.

You can also find them on tumblr here and here.

Images from the Daily Overview Project

About the project:

Our project was inspired, and derives its name, from an idea known as the Overview Effect. This term refers to the sensation astronauts have when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole. They have the chance to appreciate our home in its entirety, to reflect on its beauty and its fragility all at once. That’s the cognitive shift that we hope to inspire.

From our line of sight on the earth’s surface, it’s impossible to fully appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things we’ve constructed, the sheer complexity of the systems we’ve developed, or the devastating impact that we’ve had on our planet. We believe that beholding these forces as they shape our Earth is necessary to make progress in understanding who we are as a species, and what is needed to sustain a safe and healthy planet.

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You can follow them on Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter

moshita:

real animal skull necklaces

Virginia the Wolf

moshita:

Skulls made of toy soldiers and flowers

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Ant Tales by Andrey Pavlov

mymodernmet:

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

Recent work by Nick Veasey

taktophoto:

DGT installs the citizen watch light is time exhibition in milan

skunkbear:

Scientists at MIT have developed a new simulation that traces 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. They start the simulation shortly after the big bang with a region of space much smaller than the universe (a mere 350 million light years across).  Still, it’s big enough to follow the forces that helped create the galaxies we see today, and correctly predict the gas and metal content of those galaxies.

At first, we see dark matter clustering due to the force of gravity (first two GIFs). Then we see visible matter — blue for cool clouds of gas where galaxies form, red for more violent explosive galaxies (second two GIFs).

Super massive blackholes form, superheating the material around them, causing bright white explosions that enrich the space between galaxies with warm but sparse gas (fifth GIF).

Different elements (represented by different colors in the sixth GIF) are spread through the universe.

We arrive at a distribution of dark matter that looks similar to the one we see in our universe today (seventh GIF).

The simulation is so complex it would take two thousand years to render on a single desktop. And it’s kinda beautiful.

Image Credit: MIT and Nature Video

fuckyeahmobydick:

Floating Whales by RHADS

mymodernmet:

Sao Paulo-based street artist Eduardo Kobra uses spray paint, airbrushing, and painting techniques to create vibrant and geometrical portraits of famous figures. Check out his solo show Peace from May 9 to June 25 at Rome’s Dorothy Circus Gallery.

Speaker Creatures bluetooth shower speakers by OnHand

Clever lawn ornaments from the martsart Etsy store.