The Eastern screech owl (Megascops asio), no bigger than a pint glass whose spooky sounds can fill the night. They are common east of the Rockies, found wherever trees are, and love to hide in nooks and tree crannies.
This one was photographed by George McGeorge at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, on the Georgia/Florida border.
Justin Gibbens’s Twisted Wildlife Paintings
by Nastia Voynovskaya
Based in Thorp, Washington, Justin Gibbens describes himself as a nature boy. The various creatures that abound in the Evergreen State as well as his imagination find their way into Gibbens’s paintings, which often combine media such as watercolor, gouache and tea. Gibbens has formal training in both Chinese painting techniques and scientific illustration — two influences that do not seem so disparate when combined in his sparse yet impactful artworks.
“It’s probably no surprise that much of my inspiration comes from all things that scamper and poke about in the thickets and undergrowth, inhabit the tide pools and ocean depths and fly through the ether,” said the artist in an email to Hi-Fructose. “Field guides, natural history museums and David Attenborough documentaries are also good.”…
(read more: Hi-Fructose)
$245,000 only! Midnight Planétarium features six bejewelled planets in our solar system accurately rotating around our Sun:
- Mercury: every 88 days
- Venus: every 224 days
- Earth: every 365 days
- Mars: every 687 days
- Jupiter: every 12 years
- Saturn: every 29 years
New painting for my show on April 4th at La Luz De Jesus #headsonsticks #oilpaint #charlie#blue #blood
1 & 2. Geode.
4 & 5. Bloom
6. Valley of the Sirens
7 & 8. Overgrowth
Where Science, Art and Photography Intersect byCaleb Chaland
Artist Caleb Charland Uses Fruit Batteries to Illuminate Long-Exposure Photographs
Mike Hollingshead ‘s Amazing Storm Photos
Storm chasing photographer Mike Hollingshead makes a living following the worst storms in America, from snarling tornadoes chewing up the Kansas farmland to supercell thunderstorms massing over the Dakotas.
A Nebraska-native, Hollingshead used to watch the Midwest’s extreme weather from hills that overlooked his town. After seeing some “crazy storm photos” on the Internet, Hollingshead knew he had to track down the powerful storms. Armed with only a map and a video camera, Hollingshead drove his sedan out to Iowa, where he lucked into a tornado on his first day.
Rebecca Stevenson’s Surrealist Macabre Sculptures
Rebecca Stevenson’s figurative sculptures are both eerie and beautiful. Using primarily polyresin and wax, her concept usually begins with a human or animal figure cast in a subdued monochromatic color that then appears to blossom or decay with varieties of multi-colored surreal compounds. These blossoms almost consume the figures, resulting in provocative, surreal sculptures. Her work embodies the process of creation and destruction, revealing the beauty that emerges from this organic cycle. Some of it reminds me of walking around farm pastures when I was younger, and discovering various animal skulls that the grass had begun to climb through. If her work is disturbing, it is only because it doesn’t try to mask the macabre beauty of the growth/decay process. ”My work is concerned with the visceral and the sensual. It draws upon anatomical drawing and botanical illustration, but occupies a liminal territory between scientific enquiry and the subjective, imaginary body.”
Alain Bellino was born in Nice in 1955. In the 80’s, he discovered the world of metal and ornamentation in his father’s workshop where he learnt gold and silver plating and bronze restoration.
After many years of practice and technical research dedicated to rehabilitating and re-composing objects, he engaged in an artistic way around 2010. The ornament that is torn from its original support then becomes the very structure of his sculptures.
Bronze ornamentations assembled by extremely precise welding are the base material.
Giuseppe Agnello Sculptures
Sicilian sculptor Joseph Lamb Gives new meaning to the expression “one with nature.” His surreal sculptures of bodies with roots, branches, or tree trunks emanating from the heads, feet, or chests, are at once intriguing and disturbing. Working in plaster, polyester resin, clay and bronze, the Palermo-based artist plays with the idea of metamorphosis, much of the time incorporating tree-like morphing, though not limiting Himself to vegetation, as in the case of His Body clouds (Clouds Bodies) or zipped up bodies in His Body and soul (Body and Soul). Lamb currently Has an exhibit of 40 works titled Memories: Lateral and Oblique Views at the Carlos V Tower in Porto Empedocles, Sicily through the end of the year.
Discover Yoan Capote a very talented Cuban carver
‘Yoan Capote, a young Cuban artist who came to international notice in the 2001 Havana Biennale, creates paradoxical images with political and psychological overtones. In sculptures and beautifully crafted academic drawings (all 2004), he merges human organs with inanimate objects, rearranges the human body and reinvents the purposes of everyday things. (…) Capote’s work is both thought-provoking and humorous. He brings to mind the absurdist impossibilities of Rene Magritte, overlaid with a sense of nostalgia for physical experience in an increasingly digital world’
Beautiful illustrations by Anna Dittmann aka Escume
Anna Dittmann aka Escume is a digital illustrator from San Francisco currently studying in Georgia who primarily draws portraits in beautiful translucent ways.
Ice Castles by Brent Christensen
This spectacular winter wonderland is a frozen labyrinth of caverns, archways, glacial formations, and tunnels in Colorado, Utah, and New Hampshire. Creator Brent Christensen began building these insane designs when he and his family first moved to Utah. A combination of artistic endeavor and cabin fever led to his first at-home attempt which his kids dubbed the “Ice Castle.” He gradually developed his idea and has since moved from the backyard into much larger spaces where everyone is welcome to purchase tickets and wander through.
A frozen labyrinth of caverns, archways, glacial formations, and tunnels in Colorado, Utah, and New Hampshire built with 20,000 pounds of ice and snow.