Artist Brian Lilla enjoys unusual turntables — here is one he made, almost entirely submerged under water.
That the movement leaves the label uncovered is amazing; that the needle stays in the groove, against the outward movement of water even moreso. On one hand, this is entirely possible: turntables are amazingly low-tech; the only reason for a plug-in is to make the platter spin, the needle produces it’s own ‘electricity’ and stays in place based on friction between the needle and the groove. On the other hand, it looks too good to be true; water is dense, causes friction in bad ways and lubricates in worse ways. Any which way, it’s hypnotic to watch. Via.
Artist Evelyn Bracklow, known on Etsy as LaPhilie, is a master in painting porcelain. While in the old tradition people painted flowers and other beautiful things, LaPhilie paints tiny, tiny ants.
I looked at the picture before reading what it was, and I was disgusted by the ants and intrigued by the beautiful photography, only to find out that the bugs are art, too. The artist will be exhibiting her work in a few different places over the next month, if you’re interested in seeing these first-hand.
Artist Maurizio Anzeri embroiders over old photographs, producing string-art like those gaudy owls in your grandma’s rec room, but more hypnotizing. More here.
See also, previously.
Artist Tyree Callahan has adapted an old Underwood typewriter by removing the metal type and replacing it with multicolored rubber stamp material. Using this Frankenstein of language, he paints pictures:
Unfortunately, it doesn’t actually paint.
Photographer Jared Lim wants to show you just how abstract a world you live in. More of Jared’s work at his website.
According to Redditor SquishyMcFee, this was made by a guy waiting for his car to be ready at a dealership. Talent plus boredom plus raw materials == awesome.
View it from all sides — including the interior.
Art student Jonathan Devis was told by his art teacher to “take art more seriously.” As a result, his senior art project was devoted to the Cult of the McRib.
via Reddit, and more info.
Andre Bergamin makes collages using 1950s-style imagery and advertisements, producing odd landscapes that look a bit like propaganda mixed up with Ladies’ Home Journal:
Artist Lauren DiCioccio sews the news. She begins by enshrouding the newspaper in thin muslim, then embroiders over the photos, changing the fleeting existence of newspapers into a three-dimensional, tactile, and longer-lasting piece of art.