Friday, 29 January 2016

Tasty Rodin!

The original:

The (not quite) edible version:

Monday, 25 January 2016


These sheep, by artist Jean-Luc Cornec, live in the Museum of Communications in Frankfurt. Baaah!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

What's in a name?

There's a place in Newfoundland, Canada, with a funny name. This is real, peeps, and the inhabitants of said place don't want it changed!

The town was named after a certain Captain Dildo. I expect his surname precedes the object...

Friday, 15 January 2016

Promising young artist

I love the delicate colours in these paintings:

They are the work of this 5-year-old autistic little girl called Iris Grace:

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Hidden works of art

Queen of Sheeba sent us a link to an article about artwork hidden using a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book, called fore-edge painting. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned. When the book is closed, you don’t see the image because it is hidden by the gilding, the gold leaf applied to the edges of the page.

The article contains numerous photos and some videos. Please make sure you visit the site to see them all, and to learn further details about the books. Thanks QoS, I found it fascinating!

Here's a sample:

The first two photos are from the University of Iowa Library, the others were courtesy of Boston Public Library and  following photo is courtesy of Johns Hopkins Library. It's a bible with split fore-edge painting:

Link to article:

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Wire sculptures

These wire sculptures by artist David Oliveira are so delicate they look like pencil drawings:

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Questions, questions...

A mother and baby camel are talking one day when the baby camel asks, "Mom why have I got these huge three toed feet?" 

The mother replies, "Well son, when we trek across the desert your toes will help you to stay on top of the soft sand". 

"OK" said the son. A few minutes later the son asks, "Mom, why have I got these great long eyelashes?" 

"They are there to keep the sand out of your eyes on the trips through the desert", the camel mother answers. 

"Thanks Mom" replies the son. After a short while, the son returns and asks, "Mom, why have I got these great big humps on my back??" 

The mother, now a little impatient with the boy replies, "They are there to help us store water for our long treks across the desert, so we can go without drinking for long periods." 

"That's great mom, so we have huge feet to stop us sinking, and long eyelashes to keep the sand from our eyes and these humps to store water, but... Mom?" 

"Yes son?" 

"Why the heck are we in the San Diego zoo?"