Posts Tagged ‘Cool Picture’

Waterskiers Set New World Record

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Dozens of water-skiers have set a new world record after 145 people were pulled behind a single boat. These skiers from around the world gathered in Macquarie Harbour in Strahan on the west coast of Tasmania for the record attempt. They needed to stay upright for a full nautical mile in order to qualify for the record books~

[ via dailymail.co.uk ]

Jay Chou Coffee Stain Portrait

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This project was inspired by Jay Chou’s song, ‘Secret’. The singer tells a heartbreak tale of a lost romance with a girl from 1979 who time-traveled forward 20 years and met Jay in 1999, and they fell in love. She then went back to 1979 and sketched a portrait of him. This painting is meant to look like a sepia-toned old photograph to capture the essence of this story~

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Drawing With Fire

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Artist Steven Spazuk began his career as many artists do, a gradual transition from sketching and drawing to watercolor and acrylic painting. In the 1980s he began using an airbrush and found himself fascinated by the smooth gradients created by the finely sprayed paint. Then, in 2001 an idea struck: what would happen if he exposed a canvas to fire and controlled the imprint of soot left on the surface? Spazuk has hardly left the medium since. Though he creates many smaller pieces that look like smokey gesture drawings, I really enjoy his wall-sized fragmentation paintings made from hundreds of smaller works, each the result of a canvas exposed to fire and then gently etched to reveal finers details~

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Land Art

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Germany based artist Walter Mason has an affinity for pulling things apart and then putting them back in to place – but in a subtly changed way.  Chunks of ice can become upended, forming a chilly henge, elm leaves are stitched together then allowed to float away on the stream.  Beech leaves, torn asunder, find a new home on a lily leaf.  Yet the result is something quite extraordinary – intriguing but temporary, organic art which is recorded for posterity only on camera.  Following very much in the land art tradition, you can see more examples of Mason’s ingenious art at his Flickr photostream and on his tumblr page~

 

 

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