Monday, November 28, 2011

Ron Mueck's Incredible Sculptures

Ron Mueck is a London based photo-realist artist whose parents were toy makers. He was conducting children's television shows for 15 years. After that he started working on special effects for films in Labyrinth, a 1986 fantasy epic starring David Bowie.

Mueck turned to fine art and sculpture thinking that photography destroys the presence of the original object. In the early 1990's, Mueck was commissioned to make something highly realistic, and started doing sculptures with Fiberglass resin and designed many wonderful and beautiful sculpture.

Creative Typewriter Art by Paul Smith

Paul Smith, the man with extraordinary talent was born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1921 with severe cerebral palsy. Not only had Paul beaten the odds of a life with spastic cerebral palsy, a disability that impeded his speech mobility but also taught himself to become a master artist as well as a terrific chess player even after being devoid of a formal education as a child.

'When typing, Paul used his left hand to steady his right one. Since he couldn't press two keys at the same time, he almost always locked the shift key down and made his pictures using the symbols at the top of the number keys. In other words, his pictures were based on these characters .... @ # $ % ^ * ( ) _ .

Across seven decades, Paul created hundreds of pictures. He often gave the originals away. Sometimes, but not always, he kept or received a copy for his own records. As his mastery of the typewriter grew, he developed techniques to create shadings, colors, and textures that made his work resemble pencil or charcoal drawings.'

This great man passed away on June 25, 2007, but left behind a collection of his amazing artwork that will be an inspiration for many. Can you believe that these art below was created using a just the typewrite...?

Cloud covered island of Litla Dimun - A Rare Site...

Litla Dimun is a small island between the islands of Suouroy and Stora Dimun in the Faroe Islands. It is the smallest of the main 18 islands, being less than 100 hectares (250 acres) in area, and is the only uninhabited one.

The southern third of the island is sheer cliff, with the rest rising to the mountain of Slættirnir, which reaches 414 metres (1,358 ft). The island is only inhabited by feral sheep and seabirds. Getting ashore is difficult, and can be performed only in perfect weather. The cliffs can be climbed with the aid of ropes placed by the owners of the sheep. Clouds often cover the island and thick snow can also be seen on it during winters.