Author - Mary Luoma

Ornate sculptures made of bone by John Paul Azzopardi

Maltese artist John Paul Azzopardi creates hauntingly dark sculptures constructed from bones. At once, they have a classically gothic and modern design. The bones themselves create intricate curlicue shapes with a highly crafted look. Included in his works are animal skulls, bats, axe-wielding men from mythological stories, and menacing...

The double exposure portraiture of Andreas Lie

Norwegian artist Andreas Lie overlays subtle pictures of landscapes on top of the bodies of animals to create muted but spellbinding portraits of nature within nature. He places scenes of forests, water, mountains, and even the Northern Lights inside the animals to create the effect that they carry a world inside as they walk across the...

Splattered ink animal portraits by Hua Tunan

Chinese-born artist Hua Tunan combines traditional Chinese painting with Western street art in his highly energized splattered ink paintings of animals. A mess of lines come together to form portraits that appear to leap off the canvas in each of Tunan’s paintings. Born in 1991 in Foshan, Guangdong, Tunan has been gaining notoriety over the last...

Nespoon creates new street art she calls Public Jewelry

Any surface is fair game for Polish street artist, Nespoon. She takes traditional lace patterns and turns them into large-scale murals, stencils, ceramic installations, and even embroidery. And she places them everywhere. One can see pieces from around the world in places like Perth, Tunisia, and Portugal and they decorate walls, tree trunks, even...

The Magical World Of Mecaniques Discursives

Has there been anything as breathtaking in scope and reach since Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel than Mecaniques Discursives, an audiovisual installation collaboration by Fred Penelle and Legoman? Probably, but few will have taken a graphic designer, an engraver, a scaffolder, a video artist and a fully qualified electrician to make it...

The Macabre Animal Ceramics of LEM

LEM is an art collective of-sorts that was formed at a Finland petrol station in 2008. En route to Helsinki, three art graduates, Saara Kaatra, Lotta Veromaa and Laura Itkonen decided to form the collective during a pit stop, with Animal Series the first fruit of their loins. Animal Series has been described as consisting of “sweet fairytale...