Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A Houston based multi-media artist Natalie Irish creates beautiful portraits in a way that probably no one ever has before – she paints with her lips.
By varying the pressure of her kisses on the canvas she is able to create astonishing paintings which many of us couldn’t draw with a whole bunch of painting tools. Below are some images showing her work process, creating portrait of Marilyn Monroe.
21. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)
22. Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen) (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
23. Ideal Palace (France)
24. The Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland
25. Eden project (United Kingdom)
26. The Museum of Play (Rochester , USA)
27. Atlantis (Dubai, UAE)
28. Montreal Biosphere (Canada)
29. Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, USA)
30. The Basket Building (Ohio, USA)
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I get vertigo just looking at it, but if you have nerves of steel, then you should definitely try out this newly built glass walkway in China, called the Walk of Faith.
I hope the glass is as thick as the Popemobile’s because this Glass Plank Road has been added 1,430 metres (4,690ft) up the Zhangjiajie Tianmen mountain. The translucent floor guarantees the tourists some unforgettable sightseeing experiences.
The mountain is very popular with tourists and is located in the Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, five miles south of Zhangjiajie Village in the Hunan province.
Would you like to take the walk of faith?
Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi, also known as Red, used 750 pair of socks to create a rather unusual sock portrait of famous Chinese film director Zhang Yimou. Yi, which is famous for her Coffee Stain Portrait, spent over three weeks on the project and used black, white and grey socks.
Describing her inspiration, the artist said: “When I first moved to Shanghai, I stumbled upon an old residential alleyway and saw bamboo sticks poking out of windows with laundry hanging onto them, waving in the air. To me, that was incredibly beautiful. And the amazing thing is seeing something so traditional in a modern, pumping city like Shanghai“
“I ended up using 750 pairs of socks because shirts were too big and expensive, plus I found an interesting way to pin the socks together, creating a diamond-shaped piece of skin.”