Chinese artist Li Wei from Beijing started off his performance series ‘Mirroring’ and later on took off attention with his ‘Falls’ series which shows the artist with his head and chest embedded into the ground. His work is a mixture of performance art and photography that creates illusions of a sometimes dangerous reality. Li Wei states that these images are not computer montages and works with the help of props such as mirror, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics.Link
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"It is a vice of second-rate art to come with its own eloquent explanation attached. If an artist can translate the meaning and purpose of a work into easily understandable words, it means one of two things. Either the artist is lying, in order to ease the way with patrons and funders; or the artist is a fool. And if dishonesty is the reason, that too is something that vitiates art. No serious art is easy to interpret. Nor is there ever a single valid interpretation of art. If art is good, there are many things to be said about it and much that will remain unsayable."
Hitler Moves East: A Graphic Chronicle, 1941-43 is a unique photography project from US artists David Levinthal and Garry Trudeau that was originally published in 1977. But the book, which documents the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II, isn’t quite what it appears to be at first glance. While all the images are photographs, they’re actually all of toy soldiers arranged upon a series of intricately modelled dioramas.
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Every year for 17 years, researchers asked hundreds of thousands of people in 52 countries the same two questions: "Taking all things together, would you say you are very happy, rather happy, not very happy, not at all happy" and " All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?" And despite the current tough economic outlook, they found that happiness is actually on the rise around the world. link
Jim Denevan is a chef from california, USA, but not all of his handy work fits easily onto a plate. denevan also creates huge freehand sand drawings using a combination of tools and a truck. one of his more recent pieces has been dubbed the 'largest freehand drawing in the world' and it certainly is big at 3 miles (4.8km) across! the circular work took 100 (160km) miles / eight days of walking to complete and was washed away in a rainstorm the next week. link designboom
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