For almost six years, photographer and artist Cara Berer has been taking a very unique approach to book art. She thoughtfully bends, folds and occasionally soaks old pages of discarded catalogues, outdated dictionaries, dated instruction manuals and rejected telephone books, transforming them into marvelous works of art. And don’t worry, bookworms – Cara has assured us that no important books have been injured during the making of any of her photographs.
I’m in absolute awe of San Francisco based artist Tobias Tovera‘s richly saturated paintings. The calming hues, fluid movements and visable energies in his pieces are reminiscent of elements in nature like wood, ocean waves and clouds. Take a moment and get lost in them with me, won’t you?
With some clever camera trickery, artists Lucie & Simon have captured some of the world’s most populated cities completely devoid of any human activity. The result is a series of unimaginable, apocalyptic-like photos – honestly eerie yet incredibly compelling and cool.
How cool are these sculptures constructed from international bills? Canadian artist Kristi Malakoff skillfully folds, cuts, and pastes paper money from all over the world to create three-dimensional polygons. I’m envious of her talent and would just kill to have an oversized version for my bookshelf!
Dame di Cartone, Cardboard Ladies, is a series of portraits where women mimic 17th Century, cubist, and fifties fashions - only they’re wearing dresses made of cardboard and paper instead of fabric! Swiss-Italian photographer Christian Tagliavini takes complete control of the entire creative process, including making the patterns, constructing the outfits, and photographing the subjects. He aims to invent, create, and ultimately produce innovative images that blend fine art and craftsmanship. Just looking at the details, you can see what a labor of love his method truly is.
I’m loving the smeared, marbled, and vibrant strokes in artist Yago Hortal‘s acrylic paintings . . . they’re so wild and dynamic yet wondrously controlled. What visual eye candy!