We encounter thousands of stones—big or small—throughout our lives, but I bet only a few of us think of using them for art. That’s exactly what this Japanese artist named Akie Nakata has been doing for the last decade. She turns the tiny stones and rocks she finds into cute animals you can hold in
If you’re looking to spruce up the ambiance of your living room, one of Derek Pearce’s mesmerizing “water tables” should do the trick. Pearce is a person who wears many hats. He has worked in theater—both onstage and backstage—and has a wide breadth of experience as a performer, stage carpenter, musical director, lecturer, and teacher.
Leaves, flowers, twigs, and berries. These are all artist Hannah Bullen-Ryner need to create fascinating bird portraits. People often disregard these gifts from Mother Nature but for Hannah, they are more than just plants and flowers. They give her peace of mind and make the artist in her even more passionate and creative. By finding
They say we eat with our eyes first, and if that’s true, we’d be so full already just by looking at Karin Pfeiff-Boschek’s spectacular pies. This talented artist, cook, and photographer assembles sweet pies using her own homemade pastry and embellishes them with intricate designs, making the baked goods almost too pretty to eat. The
When it comes to botanical illustrations, one of the world’s best is England-based artist Helen Ahpornsiri (pronounced Ahh-pon-si-ree). Her exceptional artwork is made from humble elements of nature – pressed flowers and leaves. Through her intricate compositions, she is able to present the diversity and beauty of the natural world. Some of her works include
Paper is a favorite medium among artists because it’s one of the easiest materials to work with. Even non-creative folk can manipulate it to produce modest art, such as paper planes, boats, origami pieces, and paper-mache models. Folding, cutting, and styling paper in a certain way may seem like simple actions, but they could result
One of the most admirable traits of a multimedia artist is their ability to use anything as a medium. For Andoni Bastarrika, a multimedia artist from Basque Country, Spain, he found that sand was the best material to express his creativity. While most of us feel really proud of ourselves after building a sandcastle on
This quarantine had many people finding creative ways to lift each other’s spirits. For this mother and daughter duo, they turned to art to brighten up their sidewalk and make their neighbors smile. A neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas, is bursting with color, all thanks to the creative talents of Jan Riggins and her 13-year-old
World-renowned artist Banksy is the antithesis of commissioned art; he makes street art. And he dedicates his most recent work to the NHS staff who had been working hard amid the coronavirus pandemic. His latest creation is an almost fully monochrome painting he called Game Changer, which depicts a young boy playing with a toy.
Some of the most renowned sculptors we know today use raw materials such as wood, ceramic, clay, and marble to create marvelous pieces of art (such as portraits) that imitate reality. For Romanian sculptor Darius Hulea, industrial metals became the medium that allowed him to craft recognizable portraits that show his contemporary and classical artistry.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, beloved children’s author Mo Willems is encouraging kids all over the country to participate in his online drawing classes. From his studio at home, the artist will be teaching kids to draw cute doodles via live stream once a day. “I know a lot of you guys are not in school.
Bonsai is a widely known Japanese art form that dates back centuries. While there are many practitioners around the globe, only a chosen few become world-renowned masters in this field. One of them is Masahiko Kimura. The word “bonsai” translates to “planted in a container.” It involves cultivation techniques to yield miniature trees that resemble