Thinking outside the canvas…literally

It’s that time again, folks.  You know, when I point out the incredible genius of other people and make you feel insufficient at life?  You’re welcome.  Since my last post was forever long, I’ll keep this one short, sweet, simple, and straight to the point.  (Catch what I did there?)  Let’s get started, shall we?

Out of Bounds

Recently I stumbled across an artistic technique that quite literally takes the fine art outside the canvas and right off the wall.  Well, kind of.  It’s a bit of an illusion achieved by manipulating photos with programs like Photoshop, but it blows my mind and I wanted to share it, so now it is shared.  Check out this gallery that’s full of some pretty incredible examples.

American Gothic - Out of Bounds

King of the jungle

This artist takes face painting – err hand painting, to a whole new level.  Guido Daniele has conquered the wild since mastering his body painting masterpieces.  He has brought such a bright spotlight onto his work that even global corporations have recognized his skills and talent.  AT&T (among others)has started a commercial campaign that capitalizes on Guido’s visions!

Crocodile? Alligator? Awesome!

More than meets the eye

From junk to giant Transformers.  It’s time for the blockbuster summer movies, so it might as well be time for gigantic blockbuster inspiration.  The conclusive Transformers film has already hit theaters, and  this Thai sculptor is cashing in on it all the way to the bank!  From scrap to skyscraping robots, although I seriously doubt that they actually transform.  More likely, they probably just stand there and look FREAKING AWESOME!  She has done movie models from Predator, Terminator, Robocop, and more

Optimus Prime

Now you see it, now you don’t

Have you ever taken a picture of something, placed it in front of the original object, then taken another picture?  No?  Sounds kind of redundant and pointless, right?  Well, I thought so too until I caught a look at this Yahoo! article and gallery that puts an interesting perspective on doing just that.  With Elise Windsor‘s vision, these photos uniquely incorporate pictures strategically folded and placed in front of a background (their own background) to give the illusion of transparency…brilliant!

I purposefully chose an image where you can kind of see how she pulls off her magic. Click the links for pictures of her astounding work.

Easy Rider

Vyacheslav Voronovich has been a biker his entire adult life.  Within the last year, he placed that passion into sculpting.  In a year’s time, he has made several masterpiece motorcycles completely out of wood carvings…and he leaves no detail undone.  What I wouldn’t give to have a replica of my bike sitting on my desk in my office.  Simply astonishing!

Wooden motorcycles - minus the splinters!

So there you have it.  The latest collection of mind-boggling art.  This edition has been brought to you by the letters “M” and “E.”  Don’t mention it!  Check back soon for an update regarding my projects.

Thank you, that is all.

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