Ethereal characters emerge from large pieces of wood in the art of Akiko Mimasu. The Japanese artist carves tranquil, slumbering faces atop long chunks of timber, each of which appears to be safely wrapped inside the wooden log. Wearing plush hardware, these sleeping figures look completely at ease, reposing comfortably inside the block of wood. Each face is carefully carved to reveal a youthful, tender expression with closed eyes.
The traditional kimono is an iconic symbol of Japanese style and culture that has been around for centuries.
Growing and maintaining a garden can be a lot of work, but artist Raya Sader Bujana creates tiny plants that...
For many, learning how to draw a portrait is one of the most challenging endeavors. Artist Polly Verity, however, manages to render human features without ever reaching for a pencil or paintbrush. Instead, she cleverly folds and creases thick pieces of watercolor paper, canvas, and sometimes wire mesh to create a human visage (or two).
Open one of Bea Obcena‘s sketchbooks and you'll find a gallery of pencil drawings.
South African artist Daniel Popper is expanding his collection of sculptures at The Morton Arboretum.
Poland-based artist Dominik Wdowski creates realistic high-relief sculptures that emerge from a two-dimensional background. One of his most recent works of art depicts an emotional Mary of Nazareth who turns toward the viewer at the moment she realizes she will become the mother of Jesus Christ. Entitled Annuntiato (or annunciation), Wdowski spent over 18 months bringing this piece to life in plasticine clay.
Some works of art are realistic, while others appear so true-to-life that they blow your mind.
Ethereal women float across clear waters in Marissa Oosterlee‘s mesmerizing paintings.
What would you trade for your favorite meal? Back in the 1970s, a family-owned restaurant in Ontario, Canada, used their homecooked cuisine to make trades with other makers in their community—and unknowingly collected a valuable work of art in the process. In exchange for warm grilled cheese sandwiches, Irene and Tony Demas received a rare painting by Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. Today, that painting is worth over $250k.
Renowned artist Takashi Murakami has a portfolio that transcends a single genre of creativity.
Fallen leaves become the material for intricate carvings in the art of Lito.