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Paper Art of the Human Microbiome Mimics Textures Found in Coral Reefs

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Artist Rogan Brown's Surprising Exploration

Many of nature’s objects feature recurring patterns and motifs described as fractals, which can be seen repeating themselves at increasing levels of magnification. Inspired by this phenomenon, artist Rogan Brown creates intricately cut paper art that mimics and compares various organic formations such as cell structures, microbes, shells, and fossils. His latest series,......read more

Visions Of Earth

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National Geographic Wallpapers

A selection of the best images from National Geographic Wallpapers Gallery. All the photos are from the book Visions of Earth. Stunning stuff across a wide breadth of subjects. Go Nat Geo - keep em coming. First image: Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Photograph by Patrick di Fruscia second image: Scrap Yard, Canada, Photograph by Pete Ryan thrid image: Cave of Crystals, Mexico, Photograph by......read more

Ogami Makes Tree-Free Paper

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Italian company uses a revolutionary process to produce paper from stone

There are plenty of paper notebook offerings that make use of recycled materials or paper from sustainably-harvested trees. But Milan-based company Ogami takes eco-minded print materials to another level with a collection of notebooks that bypass trees altogether. Called Repap (yes, smartypants, that's paper spelled backwards), the Ogami-innovated paper makes use stone instead of wood. The......read more

Neil Dawson: Horizons

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A giant steel sculpture in New Zealand that looks like paper trash

In the picturesque region of North Aucklund, New Zealand, where lush green hills roll into the Kaipara Harbour, there sits Gibbs Farm, a private sculpture park with works from so many major artists it makes our heads spin. On the crest of the property's highest hill, surrounded by pieces from the likes of Richard Serra, Sol Lewitt, and Andy Goldsworthy, is "Horizons," an awe-inspiring sculpture......read more

Mia Liu's Mesmerizing Recycled Paper Sculptures

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Poetic works created from discarded Guggenheim Museum tickets

Taiwanese artist Mia Liu worked for a time at the ticket booth of New York's Guggenheim Museum, where she found material inspiration in the thousands of museum admission stubs that get thrown out everyday. Saving the tickets from their inevitable trashing, Liu recycles the paper into mesmerizing sculptures that play with the movement of light. "I wish to construct a new personal experience and......read more

Vik Muniz Recreates Famous Paintings with Recycled Paper

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New works reimagine celebrated paintings in magazine scraps

You might know Vik Muniz as the man who makes massive installations out of landfill trash. There is even a documentary about his compelling garbage art. Now the Brooklyn-based artist is back on the scene with a new collection of amazing recreations of classic paintings made from torn magazine scraps. For Pictures of Magazine 2, on display at Galerie Xippas in Paris, Muniz used fragments of......read more

Gregory Euclide: Relief Work

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Paper, found objects, and elements of nature integrated in complex landscape works

From subject matter to materials, nature informs the work of Minnesota-based artist Gregory Euclide. From his home outside of Minneapolis, Euclide makes mixed-media landscape works that incorporate paper, found objects, and natural elements. The pieces are based on his memories and experiences of the outdoors. Euclide explained his process to Paper Darts Magazine: "I think about nature and I......read more

Wrapping Paper and the Recycling Bin

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Eco-friendly ideas to wrap up the holiday season

If you're anything like us, Christmas present wrapping gets done on Christmas eve or, if we're lucky, the day before. For all us last-minuters out there, MNN has outlined some simple instructions for wrapping things in an eco-friendly manner. Here's the low-down on keeping your gifts gorgeous but green, from MNN correspondent Cy Tottleben: If you love the game of creating a beautiful mystery......read more

Joseph Smolinski's Climate Change Catastrophe

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Works on paper chronicle humans' impact on the environment

In the region surrounding Joseph Smolinski's childhood home in Minnesota, farms have been displaced by strip malls and suburban housing. Those land use changes and other environmental shifts inform his work as an artist. Working primarily with paint and pencil, Smolinski documents a global environment in flux. "I am interested in addressing the human effects on the landscape, such as pollution,......read more

Paper Reefs by Amy Eisenfeld Genser

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Elaborate mixed media works created from rolls of colored paper

Judging from these meticulously crafted mixed media works, Amy Eisenfeld Genser is one patient lady. For each piece, the Connecticut-based artist rolls up colored paper into hundreds of tubes, then adheres them to painted canvases. The results are stunning, polychromatic pieces of art that resemble undersea reefs. In fact, the natural environment inspires all of Gensler's work. As......read more

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