Owen is a 7 year old with a rare condition called Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, which causes his muscles to stay in a constant state of tension. Haatchi is an adopted dog that has seen his fare share of life’s shortcomings, losing a leg in a train accident. Together these two make an awesome pair of companions when they needed each other most.
South Africa-born artist Freya Jobbins collects discarded children’s dolls and toys to create bizarre humanoid assemblages of faces, heads and larger busts. “My work explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and the emerging recycling culture within the visual arts. Due to our society’s over consumption of plastic children’s toys, the materials I need for my assemblages are all very accessible,” Jobbins explains.
Amelia, a blogger and self-described “hard-of-hearing music and information systems double major,” went viral for a video in which she transcribes and records a 600-year-old musical piece found in Hieronymous Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights,” a painting he’d done back in the 15th century. The shocker? The notes were written on a tortured sinner’s butt.
In the Japanese island of Ōkunoshima is known as the Rabbit Island for its huge population of wild bunnies.
“Faerieland” is a dark fairytale, still being conceived, built, cast & shot four years after its inception. The idea and inspiration for this board came in 2010 while I was out one day walking in the woods with my dogs. During that walk, my cell phone’s camera began going off without being pushed. I didn’t look at my camera until later on that evening but when I did, I found a bright white picture of what looked like a fairy or pixie flying across the screen. | I used that accidental image as my inspiration for the following series. | To date, Faerieland has been shot on the balconies of NYC to a farm amidst Midwestern Fields to the Rainforest in the PNW of the USA. The youngest subject to date was 10 years old & the eldest was 82 a few months before she passed away. | The story in its entirety, including many images of the landscapes of the realm, hidden faces I place throughout many of my pieces & each character’s story, can be found within the album on my facebook fanpage of “Bottle Bell Photography”
Olympians are the best of the best when it comes to their sport, but those who jump on a sled headfirst going downhill on an icy track at 80mph up the ante when it comes to courage. Needless to say, a good helmet is a must and since it’s the first thing we see on a skeletoner, some choose to make it a memorable one.
London-based designer and illustrator Aled Lewis came up with a truly original way to honour the legacy of iconic “Star Wars“ saga. He invited his family and friends to team up for this one crazy idea – to cross stitch the 30 ft (914 cm) long canvas, depicting the story from Episode I to Episode VI. Yes, the entire story!
New York-based sand castle artist Calvin Seibert has recently returned from his holiday in Hawaii and uploaded some new pictures of his amazing sand castles on Flickr. “Building ‘sandcastles’ is a bit of a test. Nature will always be against you and time is always running out. Having to think fast and to bring it all together in the end is what I like about it” explains Seibert.