64 posts tagged Cephalopod
64 posts tagged Cephalopod
Using the long exposure setting on his camera and an LED light, Pasadena, California-based artist Darren Pearson, aka Darius Twin (previously featured here), spends his nights creating awesome light paintings depicting a host of wonderful creatures which look like ghosts made of light. Each piece takes between two and five minutes to create.
Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli (previously featured here), master of capturing miniature human figures interacting with life-size food, has a new book of his work coming out in September entitled Big Appetites: Tiny People in a World of Big Food.
Visit My Modern Metropolis to get a peek at more images from Christopher’s Big Appetites series.
Moms = Awesome
We think this spectacularly tentacular painting perfectly illustrates that fact. Entitled Contessa with Squid (oil on panel, 2011), this is the work of Omar Rayyan, a gifted artist and illustrator based on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
All of us here at the Geyser of Awesome would like to wish all of you awesome moms out there a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for all that you’ve done and all that you do.
[Image via SteampunkOrama]
For a series entitled Bottom Feeders, New York-based ceramic artist Mary O’Malley created a variety of wonderful porcelain teacups, saucers, teapots, and vases adorned with and inhabited by a variety of “porcelain crustaceans.” Mary’s pieces don’t appear to be made by hand. Instead they look as though they spent ages on the ocean floor where they were overtaken and inhabited by all sorts of undersea creatures before being brought to the surface for display.
If you head over to Mary O’Malley Etsy shop you’ll find many original pieces from the Bottom Feeders series available for purchase. They’re perfect for your next underwater-themed high tea or a meeting of your local Lovecraftian
cult book club.
To Ellen, sculpting has always been about life; biological narratives, emotions, movement, balance and observations about life’s subtleties and overtures. Her aesthetic ranges from the hyper-real, to the surreal,fantastic, and the grotesque. Ellen’s creative process is truly her own, she enjoys making and engineering original material combinations to suit her needs.
[via Laughing Squid]
For an awesome sculpture series entitled Alive Without Breath, Singapore-based artist Keng Lye creates incredibly life-like depictions of animals using little more than paint and resin.
“Lye slowly fills bowls, buckets, and boxes with alternating layers of acrylic paint and resin, creating aquatic animal life that looks so real it could almost pass for a photograph.”
“I started my first series in 2012 where all the illustrations were “flat” and depth was created using the layering of resin and acrylic over the different parts of the illustration. This year, I started on the octopus and it was purely an experiment; I just wanted to see whether I could push this technique to a higher level. After applying acrylic paint straight onto the resin, I incorporated a 3-D element in this instance, it was a small pebble for the ranchu and octopus. For the turtle, I used an egg shell for the turtle shell and acrylic paint for the rest of the finishing. The whole idea here was to give the art work an even more 3D effect therefore you can have a better view from any angle. I think there are still many other techniques to explore.”
Head over to Keng Lye’s DeviantART gallery to view more of his astonishing artwork.
Illustrator Itzel Najera (aka NEWS) and illustrator and animator DOZEREK, both of whom are based in Mexico, recently collaborated on an awesome 3D design project entitled Abismo (Abyss), which features an adorable pair of characters who appear to have found themselves inside the belly of a whale.
We’re crossing our fingers and toes in hopes that these characters might turn into actual toys some day. We’d love to add them to our collection and have no doubt that there are many other people out there who would happily do the same.
Malaysian artist-architect Hong Yi excels at the art of playing with her food. Being an artist who “likes to paint, but not with a paintbrush,” Hong Yi decided to create one new piece of food-based artwork for every day in March. That’s 31 days of delightful food paintings!
Everything she’s made so far has been awesome. As you can see from the examples shown above, some of her pieces are original creations while others are inspired by classic works of art.
We just found a relative of the awesome Octopizza Pie we posted about last month. This tentacular comestible was enjoyed by Redditor Chiefmon after being lovingly prepared by their friend’s (clearly awesome) mother. The tentacles are cheesy breadsticks with black olive slices for suckers. Yum!
[via Obvious Winner]