French artist Bernard Pras created this anamorphic portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté using items found around the installation site. Pras arranged items such as wood, articles of clothing, and more across the floor and a wall of a single room. When viewed from the precise angle where the camera is setup, the full portrait […]
Andre Martins de Barros started painting at the age of 15. After serving time in the military, he decided to pursue his passion full-time to devote all of his time and energy to his art. In his painting titled “Le Libraire” (or “The Librarian”) below, a collection of books is arranged in such a way […]
In the past, we have featured images made from thumb tacks, sea shells and even Post-it Notes. Sarah Rosado, a photographer and artist based in New York, creates her images using something that you might not expect – dirt. She calls this series of photographs “Dirty Little Secrets”.
Have you ever wondered what you could do with 2,646 post-it notes and a free weekend? You could consider making a giant portrait of Elvis on a wall in your office like Charles Mangin did. Mangin recalls that: My boss decided that we needed to do something fun and creative in one of our conference […]
A photographic mosaic uses a series of smaller photographs to create a larger recognizable image. The example below uses hexagon-shaped photographs of birds and other nature-related imagery. When put together in a special way (with the help of a software program), they form a larger image of a seagull. The seagull can be seen more […]
According to Ken Knowlton, he has been many things. He cites being a student, teacher, speaker, mathematician, physicist, electron microscopist, computer scientist, researcher, inventor, author, artist, and a critic. He also creates portrait mosaics of famous people using real seashells. As you would imagine, this is a tedious process that involves a lot of trial […]
British artist James Hopkins transforms everyday items into sophisticated illusions. His work below, titled “Shelf Life”, was created in 2006 for a private collection. Does the bookshelf resemble something else? To learn more about James Hopkins and view more of his works, please visit JamesHopkinsWorks.com.