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Embroidered Bread Slices by Terezia Krnacova Combine Food and Textile Art


All photos by Juraj Bartos Photography In this fun series of six embroideries, Slovakia-based artist Terézia Krnáčová brought needle to bread as a way to combine her need for food and textile artwork, a somewhat literal expression of things that sustain her.

A “Quick Perspective” on the Scale of the Manmade and Natural Marvels That Surround Us


If the Willis Tower (1,729 ft) was placed into Russia’s Mir Mine, the tip would only stick out 7 feet past ground level.

Embrace Your Creativity Anywhere With SVA


It’s now easier than ever to connect with innovative educational content and global communities. SVA’s fall 2016 online courses include: — Principles of Visual Language: Form and Color — Typography and Identity — Coding for Artists: The Web as Installation Site — Emergent Art Worlds: Alternatives to the Gallery System — The Pow!

New Kinetic Sand Drawing Tables by Bruce Shapiro


Bruce Shapiro (previously) has transformed the tools that create sculpture into the sculpture itself, using CNC machines to produce tables that trace beautiful patterns in thin layers of sand.

Elaborate Bronze Memorial Dedicated to Staten Island Ferry Octopus Attack Tricks Tourists


Monuments and vaguely descriptive plaques are commonplace around cities and heavily trafficked tourist areas, giving just enough insight into an historic event or landmark.

New Animalistic Trash Sculptures by Bordalo II Spring Up Around the Globe


Instead of contemplating a series of sketches or attempting to envision how an artwork will come together, Portuguese artist Bordalo II (previously here and here) begins each of his animal sculptures in a grimy hunt for raw materials in junk yards or abandoned factories.

Artist Christo Guelov Creates Dozens of Colorfully Alternative Pedestrian Crossings in Madrid


Seeing opportunity just under his feet, artist Christo Guelov wondered how a mundane street crossing could be turned into a thing of beauty.

Photographer Nicky Bay Documents Mirror Spiders Adjusting their Silver Plates to Appear More Reflective


All photos © Nicky Bay. For the last several years Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay (previously here and here) has been documenting the life of the mirror spider, an unusual arthropod whose abdomen is covered in bright reflective panels that appear almost metallic.

Czech Contemporary Art Center Builds 138-Foot Rooftop Airship for Public Readings and Performances


(AP Photo/Petr David Josek) All images licensed for use on Colossal. An enormous object resembling a zeppelin has just been built atop the Dox Center for Contemporary Art in Prague.

Unusual Geometric Cake Designs by Dinara Kasko


When looking at a case of pastries in a bakery it’s usually possible to intuit what something might taste like because of its familiar shape or color.

A Colorful Organic Blob Overtakes a 100-Year-Old Building Facade in Lodz


Hyperbolic, 2016. Wire armature, rip-stop water proof and UV protective nylon, cable ties. Artist Crystal Wagner just unveiled her latest site-specific installation titled “Hyperbolic” in Lodz, Poland, a piece that creates an unusual juxtaposition of an unwieldy organic growth against the backdrop of a 100-year-old art nouveau facade.

Fungi and Floral Sculptures Produced From Recycled Paper by Kate Kato


All images via Kate Kato Influenced by a childhood fascination with botanical illustrations and collecting bits of natural ephemera, artist Kate Kato crafts detailed sculptures of the various mushrooms, flowers, and beetles found within the Welsh valley where she currently resides.

Artist Annalù Boeretto’s Explosive Liquid Sculptures Cast in Resin Glass


Italian artist Annaluigia Boeretto (aka Annalù) imagines a world filled with liquid, where the pages of books or the petals of flowers seem to splash in every direction.

Stencil Art That Blends Graffiti and Decay by Martin Whatson


All images via Martin Whatson Norwegian born artist Martin Whatson produces stencil art that lashes out at the mundane, interrupting grayscale scenes with explosions of vibrantly painted graffiti.

Cosmic Hand-Painted Animal Gloves by Artist Bunnie Reiss


Artist Bunnie Reiss enjoys transforming the old into new, and has spent her life as a collector of weathered objects with rich stories.

Sponsor // Get 50% Off the Craftsy Online-Video Class ‘Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor’


Depict the world around you in fascinating detail using a relaxed, methodical approach. With artist and instructor Steven Reddy as your guide, capture highly detailed scenes as you learn techniques for creating contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, beautiful watercolors, and more.

Floral Cross-Stitch Street Installations by Raquel Rodrigo


Set designer and artist Raquel Rodrigo brings the macro details of cross-stitch embroidery to building facades around Madrid.

Ominous Storms Photographed in Black and White by Mitch Dobrowner


Regan, North Dakota, 2011 Photographer Mitch Dobrowner travels the U.S. and sets up his camera in front of apocalyptic storms that rise above rural fields in Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Dakota.

Densely Textured Sculptures Produced From Thousands of Porcelain Spines by Artist Zemer Peled


Using thousands of handcrafted porcelain shards, Israeli born artist Zemer Peled (previously here and here) produces large-scale sculptures that are densely textured.

Misshapen Glass Vases by Studio E.O Appear to Melt Atop Angular Stone Platforms


All photos by Gustav Almestål for Studio E.O Indefinite Vases is a recent project by multidisciplinary design practice Studio E.O based in Stockholm.


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