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FM.Marche.Itani Si Che BELLISSIMA✪Le ❙t e Amo<3

The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Enormous Horse Head Sculptures Illuminate the Scottish Skyline at Night

Enormous Horse Head Sculptures Illuminate the Scottish Skyline at Night | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Towering 30 meters (nearly 100 feet) above the ground, The Kelpies consists of a pair of enormous horse head sculptures installed by artist Andy Scott in Falkirk, Scotland. Scott spent a total of nine years designing and then assembling the sculptures on-site, crafting steel parts into intricate busts that allude to the legendary Scottish water spirit that takes the form of a horse.
When we first shared news of The Kelpies ten months ago, the project was still undergoing construction in The Helix park, but as these stunning shots by photographer dswain show us, the canal site has been transformed completely to complement the dynamic grace of the sculptures since the installation was opened to the public in April. Colorful lights around and inside the steel works illuminate their magnificent shapes in the darkness, further enhancing the beauty of the Scottish landscape.
For Scott, the project's location in his father's hometown of Falkirk, the cultural tale of kelpies, and Scotland's…
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Miniature Paper Architecture That Moves by Charles Young

In his spare time, Edinburgh-based Charles Young creates these miniature paper scenes that move. With a Bachelors and a Masters in Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art, he studied the way buildings are constructed for six years. Though he's been using different materials and techniques to form his miniature models, he always comes back to watercolor paper. "In my design projects I used model-making as a way of sketching and developing ideas," he said.
Collectively, he calls these models, Paperholm, a growing paper city. His project was started in late August, as a way for him to make something every day. Depending on how complex his pieces are, they can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to make. "Over the last three months I really got to know the material that I'm working with a lot better," he tells us. "By trying to make different shapes with the paper you get to learn its limits in terms of how much it will bend and how finely you can cut it. The paper that I've been…
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Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World’s Happiest

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World’s Happiest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy, and sustainable lives for their citizens. The index measures three components: life expectancy, experience well-being, and Ecological Footprint. Those results are then compiled into one score.
The scale ranges in colors that correspond to low and high numbers. A deep red hue indicates a least-happy score that's between 20 and 30. It then transitions from orange to a light green, meaning a that's score between 61 and 65 on the HPI. According to this infographic, it appears that Costa Rica has everyone beat in terms of contentedness, and Vietnam is a close second.
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Pregnancy Book Changes in Size with the Expectant Mother

Pregnancy Book Changes in Size with the Expectant Mother | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Pregnancy is a special time for a woman, and Mother Book created by the advertising firm Dentsu Naoya documents it in an extra meaningful way. The beautifully designed publication is intended to promote Kishoka, an obstetrics medical service network in Japan, and it takes expectant mothers through the 40 weeks of their pregnancy.
This isn’t just your average book. As the weeks go by, it physically changes in size just like the soon-to-be mother. The beginning of every volume features small, concentric circle designs, and as you flip forward, they stack on top of each other until they form a baby bump. By the last several weeks, you see a whole belly emerge from the previous pages in the book. It’s a subtle and stunning piece that incorporates other minimalist images along the journey.
Women are encouraged to write their personal feelings on the pages and to consider it as a gift to their children. The thoughtful book has, not surprisingly, received recognition and accolades. Earlier…
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Regularly Proportioned "Lammily" Doll Promotes Realistic Beauty Standards

Regularly Proportioned "Lammily" Doll Promotes Realistic Beauty Standards | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
From a young age, many girls are exposed to the unrealistic beauty standards that traditional Barbie dolls set as a nearly unattainable ideal: tall, blonde, blue-eyed, heavily made-up, and extremely slender. With model-like proportions, these dolls are often difficult for young children to relate to. Digital artist Nickolay Lamm offers an alternative with his creation of the Lammily doll, the first fashion doll made according to typical human body proportions in order to promote more realistic beauty standards.
With a wider waist, shorter stature, rounder curves, and a kind smile, Lammily is much easier to identify with. Not to mention, she comes with clearly formed elbows, hands, knees, and feet; a wide variety of girl-next-door fashions; and a collection of stickers to mimic natural body marks such as acne, freckles, cellulite, and more. Highly customizable and more representative of a larger percentage of girls and young women, Lammily is a terrific alternative for those looking to…
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18 More Photos of People Awestruck by Nature

18 More Photos of People Awestruck by Nature | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
After we published our first set of photos that showed people awestruck by nature, we felt as though we owed it to you to find more. Here, then, are 18 more photos of people taken aback by their surroundings - whether that's by land, sea or sky. This time around, we listed the exact places where these people had their awe-inspiring moment in hopes that you may want to visit these places yourself.
Photo above, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, by: Svetlana Bogomolova


Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Photo: Stephen Alvarez

Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland Photo: Robert White


Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley, California Photo: Nagesh Mahadev


Coastal Region, Oregon Photo: Chris Burkard


Alberta, Canada Photo: Chris Burkard


Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland Photo: Chris Burkard



Dettifoss Waterfall, Iceland Photo: tarek touma


Changi Beach, Singapore Photo: Ragstatic


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Photo: Michael Baynes


Norway Photo: Chris Burkard



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Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014

Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The best of the best! It's that time of year again, time to look back and list the Top 10 Breakthrough Artists of the Year. What does that mean? These are the artists, designer and photographers that took the world by storm. They're the ones who decided to push their creative limit, introducing a new form of beautiful, breathtaking or funny art. We admire these ten individuals for making a creative contribution to this world. From Chino Otsuka's heartfelt project that photoshops her present-day self with her past self, to Paul Cummins' beautifully tragic installation around the Tower of London, each project made us reflect on both ourselves and the world at large. Congrats to those who made the list! (See who made the list in 2011 and 2012.)


10. Jordan Mang-osan
Philippines-based artist Jordan Mang-osan harnesses the power of the sun to create striking pyrography drawings. The artist, who is an ethnic Igorot hailing from the mountainous Cordilleras region, stays close to his roots…
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Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design

Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Blending vivid colors, sleek geometric patterns, and minimalist elegance, American designer Travis Purrington offers up a bold new vision for US currency. As part of his design school Master's thesis, he set out to conceptualize a set of bills that shift the focus from enshrining long-deceased American leaders to highlighting America's modern scientific, economic, and environmental achievements.  Purrington's concepts feature such landmarks in the country's history as Chicago's Willis Tower on the ten-dollar bill, and its pioneering role in space exploration on the fifty-dollar note.

The Basel, Switzerland-based designer accomplishes this emphasis on modern America with an equally modern and adept combination of minimalist aesthetics and vibrant pallete, while still retaining some iconic features of currently circulated bills. Alongside the greater richness and prominence of the featured images influenced by the Swiss Franc, the concepts preserve the Federal Government and Treasure…
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Hilarious Mashup Reimagines Sloths on Famous Album Covers

Hilarious Mashup Reimagines Sloths on Famous Album Covers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Do sloths make everything better? Matt Tucker, the Picture Editor at Buzzfeed UK, thinks so. He’s the mastermind behind this hilarious series of sloths that replace humans on iconic album covers. With a mix of classic and contemporary favorites, these adorable creatures are transformed into musicians like The Beatles and Adele, as well as the naked swimming baby from Nirvana's album, Nevermind.
The Internet seems to love sloths, and the covers are a fun and silly pop-culture mashup. We enjoy seeing these sleepy-looking mammals take the place of mega stars, and how effortlessly their clawed toes stroke luxurious locks of hair. The sloths also look great wearing the musicians' costumes. It’s as if they were born for these roles!
Matthew Tucker on Buzzfeed via [Laughing Squid]
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Hand-Carved Wooden Sculpture of a Monk Distorted by Glitches

Hand-Carved Wooden Sculpture of a Monk Distorted by Glitches | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Perth, Australia-based artist Paul Kaptein explores themes of emptiness and time in his new sculpture titled and in the endless sounds there came a pause. Hand-carved from jelutong, a Malaysian wood, the work depicts a monk-like figure sitting in a meditative pose, his body and features distorted by a powerful and visually arresting "glitch" effect.
"My works in themselves are deliberations on time, mediated through the synthesis of divergent temporal phenomena," Kaptein tells us about this piece. His statement continues, "This work considers two strategies for disrupting the flow of temporal perception. The first can be seen as a mental process, as a way of sitting outside time (meditation), while the second refers to the kind of glitches encountered when pausing or stretching tape based media, as a method of controlling time. Both suggest the extension and distortion of a single moment, and point to the dichotomies between various models of time and and how these consider the…
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Luminous Modern Furniture Sculpted with Ancient Wood in Resin

Luminous Modern Furniture Sculpted with Ancient Wood in Resin | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
At first glance, it's easy to mistake the ultra-modern furniture made by Italian design collective Nucleo for blocks of marble, translucent amber or cracked ice. But look closer: these gallery pieces are actually made by encasing household objects and organic materials in industrial resin. Submerged under the sleek, transparent exterior, chairs, tables and hunks of wood remain rough and natural, surrounded by glimmering suspensions of bubbles.
Resin, better known as the shiny floor coating ubiquitous in hospitals, elementary schools and cafeterias, is harder than concrete and comes with a perfectly smooth finish. "It’s not a fine material, and many people don’t like to work with it," says Nucleo director Piergiorgio Robino. "There is no guidebook for it, but that also means there is a lot of opportunity to be really creative." His series "Souvenirs of the Last Century" uses resin to create décor objects out of rustic old furniture, while the "Quartz" and "Jade" series transform…
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"Skeleton Flowers" Turn Beautifully Transparent in the Rain

"Skeleton Flowers" Turn Beautifully Transparent in the Rain | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary flower with white petals that turn beautifully transparent upon contact with water. During light rain showers, the delicate blooms transform into blossoms as clear as glass, fitting its common moniker "skeleton flower."
The plant can be found growing on moist, wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of Japan and China come late spring. The Diphylleia grayi is recognizable by its large, distinctly umbrella-like leaves topped with small clusters of pearly white blossoms that undergo a magical transformation in the rain.
To see the wondrous work of nature in action, be sure to check out the video below.
Above photo via Minkara
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Sculptor Masterfully Crafts Everyday Objects Out of Wire Frames

Sculptor Masterfully Crafts Everyday Objects Out of Wire Frames | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
What would everyday objects look like as the most minimal possible outlines? Berlin-born sculptor Thomas Raschke has dedicated his Wire Frames project to answer precisely this question. Using 3.8 mm steel wire, Raschke spends about six weeks molding and soldering each 1:1 scale sculpture. Even more impressively, each piece is patterned directly off of the object it models, with a sketch completed only after the sculpture is completed.
Raschke's inspiration to embark on the project came from the simplicity with which computer renderings captured shapes and forms. To reproduce this blueprint-like look, he challenged himself to employ the minimum essential number of strands needed to represent an object. This combination of economy and craftsmanship creates what Raschke describes as "drawings in space," bringing the simplicity of sketches to life in three dimensions.











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Damien Hirst's Aerial Cityscapes Formed with Needles, Pins and Scalpels

Damien Hirst's Aerial Cityscapes Formed with Needles, Pins and Scalpels | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
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Light glints off New York, Paris, Baghdad and fourteen other cities in Black Scalpel Cityscapes, the latest series by renowned UK artist Damien Hirst. These canvases may look black and white from a distance, but they're actually collages of steel surgical instruments and found metal scraps on black paint. Portrayed from a bird's (or drone's)-eye view, each image casts intricate metropolitan systems and patterns into sharp, shiny relief. 
Damien Hirst–the richest living artist in the world–made his way to fame by pickling whole sharks in formaldehyde, encrusting skulls with diamonds and filling museum rooms with thousands of live butterflies. Although more restrained than his previous work, Black Scalpel Cityscapes continues to play with the same themes of repetition, order, death, surgery, sterility and precision. This time, Hirst says he was inspired by contemporary warfare's "surgical strikes" and "surgical bombing" tactics, which pinpoint targets using remote aerial…
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Dramatic Portraits of Farm Animals Capture Them in a Different Light

Dramatic Portraits of Farm Animals Capture Them in a Different Light | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In photographer Kevin Horan’s series Chattel, he poses a question: what would it look like if his ungulate neighbors came into the studio and asked to have their portraits made? The Langley, Washington-based artist captured hoofed animals (also known as ungulates) that are on and around Whidbey Island. He depicts an up-close and personal view of the creatures that are part of farmland and nursery rhymes.
Horan’s subjects are set against a dark background, and his limited color palette washes the animals in warm gray tones. It gives the images a timeless feel and also highlights incredible details. Mounds of thick, textured fur and imposing antlers look unexpectedly stately, and when alone, their unique personalities shine. Horan presents these creatures in ways that we don't normally see, and he's removed them from places like a petting zoo to instead make them the focal point of gorgeous fine art images.
Kevin Horan website via [Dark Silence in Suburbia]
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Intricately Detailed Millennium Falcon Model Made From Cardboard Boxes

Intricately Detailed Millennium Falcon Model Made From Cardboard Boxes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Instead of tossing out a basement's worth of cardboard boxes, animation artist Thomas Richner gave them new life as an immaculately detailed model of the Millennium Falcon. The final product measures five feet in length, and was made entirely from cardboard, glue, and a little tape. Modelled after original photos, concept drawings, and memorabilia from the Original Trilogy era, Richner reproduced the enormous replica with precision detail such as the six rear vents, the wiring running around the side, and even functioning retractable landing gear.
The photos seen here were taken in front of a green screen at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where Richner is an Associate Professor of Animation. Relishing the 140-hour project, Richner took it as a chance to increase the challenge and scale of the model work he enjoyed as a kid. As a final touch, Richner captures the awe and wonder of the legendary vessel by adding computer rendering to some of the shots, setting a scene of…
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Photographer Captures Inner Clockwork of Old Calculators

Photographer Captures Inner Clockwork of Old Calculators | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In his series Low Tech, photographer Kevin Twomey gives us a glimpse of the convoluted inner workings of decades-old calculators. The San Francisco-based Twomey brings the countless levers, springs, and motors of these machines to life by employing theatrical lighting techniques. In addition to this keen application of lighting effects, each image is composed of multiple shots at different distances that are then layered using a digital tool called Helicon Focus.
Twomey first took on the project at the behest of collector Mark Glusker, who owns the pictured calculators. Over the course of this project spanning several years, Twomey's series of photos has accumulated dozens of pieces. As Twomey writes on his website, he "delights in raising the most mundane objects to an iconic level," and by getting underneath the coverings of these old devices, he affords the viewer an exquisitely produced and awe-inspiring look at the computer's early ancestor.








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Newborns Resemble Innocent Angels in Photography

Newborns Resemble Innocent Angels in Photography | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Erin Elizabeth has a knack for taking adorable photos of newborns. In fact, the award-winning photographer is also one of Australia's most recognized for newborn photography. Since 2008, she's been capturing babies from a few days old to a few weeks old in her studio using only 100% natural light. Her photos could rival those of another Australia photographer Anne Geddes, but they have a more timeless feel to them. This Perth, Australia-based photographer likes to swaddle her subjects in cloth or place them on a warm wooly blanket.
The ideal time to capture newborns is during the first 14 days of their lives (between 5 to 10-days-old), Elizabeth states on her website. After they pass the 14-day mark, the newborns become less sleepy and much harder to pose.
As the proud mother of two little girls she understands that youth is fleeting. "I’m constantly amazed at how quickly they grow and change," she states, "and forever thankful that I continue to take the time to capture…
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Mother Documents the Strange Objects Found in Her Baby Son's Mouth

Mother Documents the Strange Objects Found in Her Baby Son's Mouth | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As anyone who's ever watched over a toddler for more than ten minutes knows, babies will pick up just about anything and put it in their mouths. British conceptual artist and full-time mother Lenka Clayton explores this adorable yet exasperating behavior in 63 Objects Taken From My Son's Mouth, a project documenting all the miscellaneous objects that that she's been forced to remove from her son's mouth for safety reasons from the time he was 8 to 15 months old.
An astounding list of those items: acorn, bolt, bubblegum, buttons, carbon paper, chalk, Christmas decoration, cigarette butt, coins (GBP, USD, EURO), cotton reel, holly leaf, little wooden man, sharp metal pieces, metro ticket, nuts, plastic “O” polystyrene, seeds, slide, small rocks, specimen vial, sponge animal, sticks, teabag, wire caps, wooden block, and (not pictured) rat poison, of all things.
Clayton's work represents much more than just a catalog of different things. She completed the project over the course of…
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Breathtaking Photos of Wild Foxes in Russia's Snowy Landscape

Breathtaking Photos of Wild Foxes in Russia's Snowy Landscape | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In the cold depths of Russia's northeastern Chukotka region, Magadan-based photographer Ivan Kislov captures colorful signs of life in the snow through his breathtaking images of foxes in the wild. Kislov, who enjoys hiking to distant spots and photographing wildlife in between his long shifts as a mining engineer, presents a stunning look at the foxes who live and hunt in the icy region.
Set against the vast, empty landscape, Kislov's furry subjects display a wonderful personality and spirit, simultaneously playful, mischievous, affectionate, and fierce. Although Kislov photographs all sorts of wild animals, from reindeer to bears to wolves, he says that foxes make for some very willing models, thanks to their curiosity and bold nature. He tells Bored Panda, "Foxes are curious and can come very close, and I shoot with wide angle and telephoto lenses."
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Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it appears slightly three-dimensional and is presented in surprisingly tactile formations.
Recently, Bordalo II was invited to produce an installation as part of WOOL, an urban art festival in Covilhã, Portugal. It took him a little more than one week to create Owl Eyes, a collaged owl composed of found trash and recycled materials. The piece towers high over pedestrians in a rusty compilation of metal, tires, and paint. Bordalo II then painted the background with a vibrant green and colorful polka dots. By transforming the otherwise dank, empty space into a work of art, the artist told WOOL that he intended to send a message "that culture and education are being neglected in this place."…
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Giant Head Sculpture is Covered with Wads of Chewing Gum

Giant Head Sculpture is Covered with Wads of Chewing Gum | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
So this is what it looks like when you give people free reign to put their chewing gum on a sculpture! Artist Doug Coupland created this seven-foot black, resin and polyester sculpture of his own head and then encouraged the public to engage in his work by applying their own chewed gum on it. The statue, called Gumhead, was put in place on May 31 and sat on Howe Street outside the Vancouver Art Gallery until September 1. Slowly but surely it was colorfully dotted with pieces of gum. Towards the end, you could hardly see the figure's face.
Metro conducted a funny Q&A with Coupland in which he said about the public's reaction: "I’ve been everywhere and I’ve never seen people interact so intimately and for such a long time as they do with Gumhead. And people who drive past it every day like to monitor its progress. It’s eight pieces in one: a self-portrait, a still life, a landscape, social sculpture, performance art, conceptual art and time-based art. And it wants to be your friend."
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Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjaðrá flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water from glaciers through rocks, the canyon has been hallowed out for millions of years. The walking path along the eastern edge offers stunning views over both the plains and the glacial brooks below. Here are some of our favorite photos of the must-visit destination.
Photo: Valter Joannes


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Photo: Guðjón Ottó Bjarnason


Photo: Jorunn Sjofn Gudlaugsdottir

Photo: Guilhem De Cooman


Photo: Guilhem De Cooman

Photo: Arnar Bergur Guðjónsson
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Pickup Trucks Digitally Manipulated to Look Like Pretzels

Pickup Trucks Digitally Manipulated to Look Like Pretzels | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In artist Chris Labrooy’s series Tales of Auto Elasticity, he depicts vehicles doing the impossible. Vibrantly-colored pickup trucks are stretched and twisted in unbelievable scenes. They are from Labrooy’s imagination, and he digitally manipulates the autos into the faux, shiny sculptures that we see here. With his expert skills, however, they look as though they’re real rather than only fantastical creations.
Using abandoned parking lots as his canvas, the artist sets up interlocking Fords, and truck beds are elongated, corkscrewed, and fit perfectly around each other. It’s as if they are two pieces from the same puzzle. Labrooy’s cerulean blue and sunny yellows make the vehicles look especially inviting, and the playfulness of this series is engaging. We can’t help but wonder what it’d be like to try and drive these trucks!


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Colorful Coils of Paper Sculpted Into Beautifully Ornate Rug Designs

Colorful Coils of Paper Sculpted Into Beautifully Ornate Rug Designs | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Lisa Nilsson recently began working on a new collection of finely detailed paper sculptures that, from a distance, look just like ornamental carpets. For the project, called Tapis Series, the artist crimps or curls long quarter-inch mulberry strips of paper into thick coils of color. Starting from the center and working outward, she arranges the sections together until beautiful, decorative patterns and designs begin to emerge.
Nilsson's process allows her to explore shapes and colors as the small-scale pieces develop. Throughout the very tedious and time-consuming process—some pieces can take months to complete—Nilsson creates interesting shapes within both the positive and negative spaces. The final results are visually captivating compositions filled with incredible swirling designs that are enclosed by a strong rectangular frame.
Lisa Nilsson's website via [Colossal]
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