Mexico City Artists Highlight Death’s Lighter Side Through Cemetery Cartoons

In efforts to foment creative activity in Mexico’s capital city, local artists have taken to an unlikely canvas: the gravestone. Through light animation, these artists turn death and its typical associations–the somber and morose–and turn them on their head, suggesting that death is not life’s end but another vibrant part of its continuation.

What We Love This Week, Volume LXXIX

Ice Cream Paintings Lion

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Artist Makes Sweet Portraits With Ice Cream

Ice Cream Paintings Portrait

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While popsicle sticks have been a choice tool for burgeoning artists for, well, as long as we’ve been alive, the popsicle stick itself has not. But Iraqi artist Othman Toma is here to change all of that. More Ben and Jerry’s than Hieronymous Bosch, Toma creates tasty works that are just as immaculate as his more traditional portraits. Not necessarily the most efficient way to use food, but maybe this will get more people interested in art.

Ice Cream Paintings Tiger

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What We Love This Week, Volume LXXVII

Small Man Nature Trees

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Scenic Self-Portraits To Make You Feel Wonderfully Small

Small Man Nature Canyon

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It’s easy to misunderstand our size and importance in the scope of the universe. Current natural events suggest that yes, people do have a knack for altering–and perhaps irrevocably so–our climate and ecosystems. And when you look at just how vast these systems and landforms are compared to our puny stature, it’s pretty mystifying that we can. The photos at 500PX highlight that stark contrast, and we encourage you to check it out.

Small Man Nature Desert

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Kumi Yamashita’s Complex And Brilliant Shadow Art Will Amaze You

Alphabet Shadow

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Kumi Yamashita is a sculptor of magic, building an invisible bridge between the material and immaterial, and often creating interesting juxtapositions along the way. In her series -simply but aptly titled “Light and Shadow”- Yamashita uses a single light source and myriad specifically placed everyday objects to attain the desired silhouette.

Shadow Art Exclamation

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The art is full of astute presentations; a head filled with letters, an exclamation that slyly morphs into a question, a shadow couple seeking shelter from the elements under a cloud-shaped piece of cut aluminum, the same cloud that calls this couple’s physical forms into existence. With great attention paid to fine details, her works are technically complex and precise, and yet they remain deeply human.

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