Jason deCaires Taylor’s Stunning Underwater Museum

March 4, 2014
Underwater Museum Deep Meditation

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Jason deCaires Taylor is certified diving instructor, avid naturalist, and sculptor who creates underwater museums. The 39 year old artist spent his youth in Europe and Asia, exploring coral reefs scuba-diving in Malaysia. Taylor combines his interests and past to create the inspiring stone and sand scenes—sculptures that happen to aid in promoting future ecological sustainment.

Underwater Museum Tranquil Serenity

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In 2006, Taylor created the world’s first underwater sculpture park off the coast of Grenada in the West Indies. The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park houses contemporary sculptures that are literally living art. Since the installation has been open to the public, Taylor’s sculptures have served as a surface on which coral—previously damaged by hurricanes—and other sea life may grow.

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Felice Varini’s Incredible Illusions

February 26, 2014
Felice Varini Village

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Felice Varini Village Circles

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Art’s subjective nature grants it power, and Felice Varini’s unique perspective packs his work with a major punch. The Swiss artist who swapped the Alps for the Eiffel Tower has dedicated the last thirty years to inventing impressive illusions that challenge our perception of the space around us.

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The Great Barrier Reef’s Underwater Art Gallery

February 23, 2014
Underwater Art Gallery

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Close your eyes and picture an art gallery. If you’re anything like us, you might have pictured a museum-like room filled with paintings, sculptures and other artwork. What you probably didn’t picture is a wall-less, underwater space whose floor is not granite or wood but rather sand. To enjoy this 13-feet deep underwater art gallery, you’ll need a snorkel, an oxygen mask and a brief understanding of underwater diving.

Underwater Art Gallery I Think I Am

Source: Art Slant

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JeeYoung Lee’s Dreamy World Within A Room

February 17, 2014

Our imaginations are remarkable things. When we dream, our brains conjure up colorful cityscapes, carefully crafted characters and even entire worlds, the likes of which can only be found in fiction. But for Korean artist JeeYoung Lee, these fictions have found their real life home in a 3 x 6 meter room.

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What We Love This Week, Volume LI

February 7, 2014
Chinese New Year Fire

Source: The Atlantic

Incredible Footage Of The Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Chicks

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A week ago today, people around the world welcomed the Chinese New Year–or this year, the Year of the Wooden Horse. From China to the Chinatowns of the world, families crammed into temples and fireworks painted the night skies, all to welcome a year of patience and cooperation. In Chinese astrology, the horse is associated with kindness, strength and companionship. For more shots of how many ushered in the new year, The Atlantic has a fantastic spread.

Chinese New Year Tree

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Heather Hansen’s Kinetic Drawings

February 5, 2014

Utilizing the shapes, movement and physical constraints of the human body, artist Heather Hansen creates incredible charcoal-based portraits that reflect the physics and dynamism behind the human form.