With Just A Few Cut Paper Illustrations, One Artist Created An Incredible World.

Artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace‘s pieces are beautiful and mysterious. These works are even more incredible when you consider the detail in each one. Instead of drawing or painting, Wallace creates images out of layers of cut and folded paper, creating a three-dimensional, textured look. Extra details like faces and hands of figures are added in with watercolor and gouache. 

Wallace’s work has a mythical, dreamy quality to it. Her characters float in cloudy realms and wear fantastical costumes. They have a mysterious, powerful feeling, and are often accompanied by animals.

Mythologies from around the world inspire Wallace’s illustrations. They are at once simple and complex, much like the tales inspiring them. Wallace is less likely to provide the backstories for the images, leaving it to the viewer’s interpretation of what’s going on in each image. Wallace is known to use modern mythologies as well, including her image of Link from the Zelda games. The bright colors and crafty design is folksy and approachable, but the intricate layers and small details speak to a larger context. 

Images via Morgana Wallace

Read more: http://viralnova.com/cut-paper-illustrations/

Paint Exploding In Super Slow Motion At 15,000 Frames/Second

The popular Slowmo Guys are made up of two British teens with a super slow motion Phantom V1610 camera. In their latest segment, they drop a single firecracker into small, glass paint jars. As usual, the resulting slow motion footage is absolutely gorgeous.   

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/04/12/paint-exploding-in-super-slow-motion-at-15000-framessecond/

A Giant Whale…in Paris??

People Were Surprised to Find This Giant Whale on The Banks of The Seine River in Paris

  • On Saturday morning in Paris, a sperm whale appeared on the banks of the Seine river in Paris.

    Via: Huston Chronicles


  • Locals and tourists alike shared photos of the unusual phenomenon, trying to figure out how it got there:

    Via: Instagram


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  • The dead whale, although it looks incredibly convincing, is a completely fabricated art installation brought to the romantic city of Paris to stir feelings and raise awareness about sperm whales and humanity’s disruption of the ecological system.

    Via: Chron

    The whale, named Captain Boomer (inspired by the character from the novel Moby Dick) was brought to Paris by the Captain Boomer Collective, a Dutch art collective that uses the whale model as a means to spread awareness and educate people around the world about whales and the effects we have on their habitat.


  • Everybody just loved the idea!

    Via: twitter

    More details about Captain Boomer collective you can find here


  • Via: twitter

Read more: http://cheezburger.com/2834949/a-giant-whalein-paris

U-Ram Choe’s Breathing Sculpture (Video)

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Korean artist U-Ram Choe created a fascinating kinetic seal-like sculpture that appears to be breathing.

Guardian of the Hole (Custos Cavum in Latin) is the name of the piece, and it is currently on display at the Asia Society Museum in New York City through December 31, 2011.

via Laughing Squid

Optical Illusion Painting (Video)

This awesome painting by British artist Patrick Hughes (or Brian Weavers?) changes its perspective as you move around it. Definitely the coolest optical illusion you’ll see today:

H/T: Gizmodo

Street Art: Surrealistic Murals by James Reka (Picture Gallery)

James Reka is a contemporary artist from Australia. His art is heavily influenced by cartoons, comics and pop culture in general. Reka paints his world of mysterious creatures and characters in colorful, graffiti style murals on Melbourne street walls.

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Makes sure to visit the artist’s website and check out his more recent artworks. There’s an excellent interview here.

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