Artist Daniela Forti from Italy specializes in creating surreal works of translucent art from glass, and his latest project is no exception. Called "Meduse" (Italian for jellyfish), these table sculptures are made with a process known as glass fusion, or a technique that consists of melting solid pieces of glass until they meld together, forming unique shapes. Next, gravity is used to form the tentacles. Continue reading for more pictures.
This is not an optical illusion, just a real pixelated sculpture made entirely from wood by artist Hsu Tung Han. The block-shaped details were all hand-carved separately from the other parts of the sculpture to create the eye-popping effect. His latest project depicts a snorkeler underwater, with the wooden pixels representing the water that surrounds the man. Continue reading for more pictures.
Jack Davis, a 9-year-old New Jersey describes himself as a "Guardian of the Galaxy", and is hoping to land a job at NASA as a "Planetary Protection Officer". In a letter the agency posted online , Jack said that he has seen all the space and alien movies possible, and is great at video games. "We are always looking for bright future scientists and engineers to help us. At NASA, we love to teach kids about space and inspire them to be the next generation of explorers," said NASA Planetary Science Director James Green. Continue reading to see both the original letter to NASA and their response.
It's only a matter of time before we see either another Back to the Future prequel / sequel, or an entire reboot of the series. Illustrator Jomar Machado has rendered some of the vehicles they may use, including a hovering Ford Mustang, using Mental Ray, HDR Light Studio, Photoshop and 3D Studio Max. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Taipei City is set to host the 2017 Summer Universiade, and what better way to promote the event, than by turning your metro trains into optical illusions. Subway cars running the Songshan-Xindian (Green) line received vinyl 3D stickers that resemble real-life swimming pools, soccer fields, running tracks, and basketball courts. This was all made possible with the help of the EasyCard Corporation and the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Your eyes aren't playing tricks, Jordan Griska used thousands of mirrors to create a life-sized replica of a Mercedes-Benz S550. The manipulations and curves you see are meant to evoke mortality, and were constructed with laser cut pieces that seamlessly blend together. One caveat: the car is not functional, but is on display at the Philadelphia Contemporary. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Self-taught makeup artist Alyson Tabbitha may not be a big Hollywood name (yet), but she specializes in transforming herself in famous pop culture characters, such as Overwatch's Talon Widowmaker. This journey all began with her mom, a professional character performer, who got her interested in dressing up by handcrafting Halloween costumes. Other characters include: Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, and Lestat from Interview with a Vampire. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.
Artist Luisa Azevedo has always been fascinated by the arts, but at the age of 15, Instagram was discovered, and then Photoshop. Since the first image Luisa edited on Photoshop was published in March, 2015, the rest has been history. "Every day I try to improve my skills and attempt new concepts. I found in photo manipulation a daily challenge to deconstruct and reconstruct my own reality which I post on my Instagram account," said the artist. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.
Officially titled "The Five Year Photo Project", it involves the same five friends from Santa Barbara, California going on vacation every five years since 1982, and photographing themselves in the same location (Copco Lake in Northern California) and in the same pose. Their photo project starts with them at the age of just 19 years old. Continue reading to see some of the highlights.
These drawings may appear to jump off the page, but it's all just a clever illusion by artist Nikola Culjic from Serbia. Completely self-taught, these illusions are made possible using a variety of animorphic techniques that only appear when an image is viewed from a certain angle. Believe it or not, these results were all achieved within 3-years. Unfortunately, none of his works are for sale, as he intends 'to make his name a brand for 3D.' Continue reading for more pictures and information.