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Africa’s Lake Natron Turns Animals into Stone

Quickly making its way around the web are these photos by Nick Brandt that show an eerie lake in Africa turning animals into stone. According to Brandt’s new book, Across the Ravaged Land, Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is a death trap for birds and bats who appear to crash into the lake due to the “extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface” that confuses them, “and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake.”

Temperatures in the lake can reach up to 60 °C (or 140 °F) and the water has an extremely high soda and salt content which causes “the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry.”

These deceased birds and bats were found on the lake’s shoreline and then Brandt arranged them in “living positions” to bring them back to life, albeit for a few seconds before they died. “Reanimated, alive again in death,” he morbidly states.




MAGNIFICENT AND INCREDIBLE SCULPTURES BY ARTIST KRIS KUKSI

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.


Kris Kuksi is a phenomenal sculptor/artist from Springfield, Missouri. He has won countless prizes and awards and has been featured in hundreds of galleries and exhibitions all around the world. His work is unbelievable and can serve as inspiration for us all… Enjoy! :-)

 

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi. It's of a church on a tank's wheels.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

Very detailed and intricate scupture art by Kris Kuksi.

For more of Kris Kuksi’s work, visit his website at Kuksi.com.

Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo

Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo street art Brazil

Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo street art Brazil

Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo street art Brazil
Mariane Borgomani

Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo street art Brazil
Mariane Borgomani

Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo street art Brazil
Mariane Borgomani

Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo street art Brazil
Wally Gobetz

Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo street art Brazil

Call Parade is an ongoing public art project in São Paulo sponsored by Brazilian telecommunications firm Vivo, that paired 100 artists with 100 street-side phone booths giving them free reign to transform the peculiar hooded fixtures into anything imaginable. The exhibition has proven to be extremely popular and Brazilian photographer Mariane Borgomani set out to capture a number of the phones, my favorite of which is the painted day/night treatment above by artist Maramgoní. You can see a gallery of all 100 phones here. (via lustik)

Barry McGee & Phil Frost “Mind The Gap” Exhibit

Although it only officially opens next week, there was a special preview event last night for Barry McGee’s and Phil Frost’s new exhibit, Mind the Gap at Los Angeles’ newly opened Prism gallery. Thanks to Arrested Motion, we can share some images with you of last night’s event, and the art work on display.

More after the jump.

Evolution of Type, Fig. 23, 24, 18, 31

Evolution of Type, Exhibits 10, 11 & 13

Waves - Daniel Palacios

Synopsis
A long piece of rope represents three dimensionally a series of waves floating in space, as well as producing sounds from the physical action of their movement: the rope which creates the volume also simultaneously creates the sound by cutting through the air, making up a single element.

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A New Turk: Whitney Biennial 2012: GO SEE IT

anewturk:

I thought it’d be much better if I just let the art stand on its own and provide no commentary, except for particular cases. I really enjoyed the Biennial. There are 4 floors to check out, and you’d need an entire afternoon(or at least a couple of visits) to take in the entire collection. The…