RGB Magic


Italian creative studio Carnovsky just created a new limited edition RGB series of lithographic prints. In each there are printed three different horsemen: The overlapping of colors mixes up the forms in a way that it is difficult to recognize which figure is represented, an enigma that can be solved just through the use of colored filters. Pure color magic!
Find out more about Carnovsky's work here.



 

Simple Science

Linda Dong's Simple Science is an ongoing photographic exploration of the beauty inherent in simple scientific concepts and experiments.
Find out more about Linda's work here.

Packhorses

 
Peter Cole 'Packhorse' series attempts to make sense of life's burdens, both actual and psychological. Their various burdens allude to the pressures we put on ourselves with our complicated lives, our nearly-inexpressable histories that form and inform us, and the things we own that we always drag from one place to another. 
Find out more about Peter's work here.

Wearable Foods

 
Korean artist Sung Yeon Ju created these amazing dresses out of real fruits and vegetables as part of her photographic series "Wearable Foods". Retail giant H&M loved her work so much that they decided to use the tomato dress for one of their campaigns.
Find out more about Sung's work here.

By a Show of Hands

Alright, it’s time to get your turkey on! Better yet, it’s time for Rule29 third annual turkey challenge. If you are unfamiliar, every year Rule29 sets out to find the most creative hand turkeys out there. It’s simple. Anyone can submit.
For more info visit their Tumblr site.
Have a fabulous holiday and I'll see you on Monday!
In the meantime, peruse through the Junkculture archives, and of course...Happy Thanksgiving!



Popcorn Portraits

 Shot as individual portrait heads, Susan Eder and Craig Dennis' Popcorn series presents serendipitous, abstract forms in which viewers commonly recognize very specific facial expressions. The kernels were all photographed in their original, freshly popped form with no physical or digital alterations of any kind. their portraiture is as accidental as the original explosion that brought them to life.
Find out more about the project here.

Rachel Bee Porter: The Joy of Cooking

Ironically entitled ‘The Joy of Cooking,’ this series by photographer Rachel Bee Porter captures the frustration and fun of food preparation. The vividly colorful series shows what plated food looks like after being smashed into the ground. Rachel Bee Porter successfully portrays the human emotion attached to food. Whether eating it, making it, or fighting with it, food is undeniably a monumental part of human nature. 

Strange New Worlds

 
Portland artist Jim Kazanjian creates these amazing panoramic visions by  manipulating hundreds of images before finding a dozen or so that can be piled together to, in his words, “create something new”. His crisply composed landscapes explore the surrealist side of space and architecture. drawing from literary influences such as H.P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood.
Find out more about Jim's work here

After Effects

Italian designer Daniele Del Nero's latest project 'After Effects' is a personal reflection on the passing of time. To create the illusion of old abandoned houses and buildings, Daniele built a series of scale models covered in white flour and mold spores and photographed them as still lifes.
Find out more about the project here.

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Untamed Interiors

 
 
Using dollhouse furniture, foam board, craft paper, and wood scraps leftover from home-renovation projects, photographer Jeff Friesen created miniature rooms populated by a host of amazing animals in their, um, natural habitats!
Find out more about Jeff's project here or visit his Etsy shop.

Things: Vitra Miniatures Lamp

Italian artist Paola Pivi created a series of pendant lamps made entirely out of miniature Vitra chairs. The lamps are part of her exhibition "What goes round - art comes round" currently being shown at  the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris.
Find out more about Paola's work here.

A Varied Palette


Jan Huling's beaded works draw inspiration from her travels to India and Mexico, as well as imagined, playful scenes reminiscent of childhood fairy tales and fantasies. Huling's sculptures are an unpredictable mix of forms ranging from Kewpie and Munny dolls to birds and tiny lifesized insects. She is liable to bead just about anything that stands still.
Find out more about Jan's work here.

Totems

Artist Denise Kupferschmidt uses photographs and pages from old books to assemble amazing totem-like paper collages. She creates images, idols, icons, and ceremonial items that are parts of her own personal mythology.
Find out more about Denise's work here .


Fallen Leaves



Brooklyn artist Jessica Baker started making artwork out of fallen leaves when she discovered that she could print on them much as one prints on paper. Jessica is fascinated by the transformation of the detritus of trees into art objects. By using leaves, branches and seeds that have fallen from a tree, she endeavors to capture a moment in the growth and life cycle of a tree and to convey its transient beauty. 
Find out more about Jessica's work here.

Collections: A Concorde Thing

For almost two years, between 2004 and 2006, Nathan Shedroff checked Ebay nearly every day for Concorde in-flight service items. In the interim, He's amassed a substantial collection, mostly from the last British Airways fitting, co-designed by Conran and Factory Design. His friends call it the "Concorde thing" and some joke about the size of the collection (service for 16, including full placesettings down to the official linen napkins and placemats, plus a bevy of serving utensils, a thermos, coffee pot, creamers, salt & pepper shakers, etc.). Although Nathan has collected a bunch of the official Concorde gift items,  the focus of his collection is on the in-flight food service. After all, that's really what the experience was about.
Find out more about the collection here.


Dust

Over the last two years photographer Klaus Pichler has been looking for accumulations of dust, fluff and grime in various locations in and around Vienna. He logged the ‘dust samples’ he gathered in an archive and took photographs of them in a studio, all under the same conditions. The result is 100 photographs of dust which offer an insight into its surprisingly varied appearances.
Find out more about Klaus' work here.

Balancing Act

French artist Daniel Firman's sculptures are always the results of complex conceptual elaborations. For his "Monochrome Series" Daniel placed anonymous characters and objects from everyday life in situations that seem
to be in precarious equilibrium.
Find out more about Daniel's work here.

Objects of Life

 
 
For his "My Things" series photographer Hong Hao's created images composed of thousands of scanned objects from his own life. These commonplace things are arranged by the artist using a computer. There is no traditional photo taken by a camera. The objects are shown life size and some represent over 20 years of accumulation on the part of the artist while others could have been part of that day's lunch. These micro universes, from afar like satellite photos, close up invite a moment of intimacy, a glimpse into the life of the artist, a discovery of contemporary China and a chance to pick out what we would find in our own homes.
Find out more about Hong Hao's work here.

Things: ImagineNations Globes

 
Artist/Designer Wendy Gold creates beautiful, whimsical artworks by decoupaging recycled materials on vintage globes. Most of her designs can be re-created in different sizes and using different color palettes upon request. With vintage globes at the core and recycled materials on the surface, Wendy is commited to making beautiful new worlds, imagined and real.
Find out more about ImagineNations Globes here.




Wild Things

 
 
Artist Troy Emery creates amazing sculptures by covering taxidermy foam bodies with felt, crystals, glitter and bright polyester pom poms. These non-descriptive predator animals with their playfully colourful pelts become hyper exotic specimens in a menagerie of art / animal objects.  
Find out more about Troy's work here.

Flying the Flag


Textile artist Sara Rahbar takes an open-eyed awareness to issues surrounding identity, patriotism, and the labeling of individuals or groups. Rahbar literally rips national, religious and cultural boundaries to shreds and reassembles them together, suggesting that we are all a collection of our experiences.
Find out more about Sara's work here.