asylum-art:

Hubert Duprat: gold cocoon

To make gold cocoons with the help of caddisflies are insects adapted to life in freshwater … The larvae use to make their protective cases glitter of gold and semi-precious stones that the artist puts available to them in their aquarium.
video: here


This Mexican fire opal looks like a sunset above the clouds when illuminated just right.
Image credit: Jeff Schultz

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archiemcphee:

James Charles alters the portraits on American dollar bills, exchanging the original staid and solemn faces with those of famous pop culture icons. Sometimes Charles simply draws over the original portraits on the bills, giving the famous politico faces playful makeovers, while on others he completely replaces the original faces. In either case, the text at the bottom of every bill is also replaced with either the name of the new face or a quote or descriptive phrase.

The Bride of Frankenstein’s text reads “Runaway Bride” while Frankenstein’s Monster reads “Love Lorn.” And Willy Wonka’s bill reads “The Bossman” while an Oompa-Loompa on another bill reads “Working Class Stiff.”

These dollars were exhibited back in 2011 as part of the American Iconomics show at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.

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sixpenceee:

JOINTS IN MOTION

As said by IFL science

Cameron Drake of San Francisco has created a collection of magnificent images showing joints in motion. He was aided by orthopedic physician Dr. Noah Weiss and the finished product is completely amazing. If you’d like to know more about the project, please check out Drake’s blog.


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meowazaki:

The Wind Rises (2013)