Oct 26, 2012
Weird Beauty is a series by Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov, in collaboration with make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan, where the faces of female models are painted in unique and visually powerful black and white designs. For the project, Khokhlov says “…we decided to deny any color in our series except black and white to make more accent on forms and volume.” You can see the whole Weird Beauty series at Behance.
The experiment should prove that usual simple forms, familiar things or characters can be a main part of wonderful beauty looks. Model faces in this project are not just canvases for the face-arts – they play their own role in each photo with different parts.
Posted by the elegant ape at 3:59 PM
Last weekend at The New York Botanical Garden for their Haunted Pumpkin Garden event, master pumpkin, toy and sand sculptor Ray Villafane and his talented team from Villafane Studios brought their carving skills together to create an amazing Pumpkin Zombie scene out of three of the biggest pumpkins grown in the United States (one of which weighed in at 1,872 pounds). In the scene, the main Pumpkin Zombie (known as the Harvester) is shown pulling other pumpkin zombie minions out of the earth by their pumpkin vines. You can learn more and watch the process (captured in the videos below) as Villafane Studios talk and carve away at The New York Botanical Garden event. We have previously written about Ray Villafane and his amazing pumpkin creations.
Posted by the elegant ape at 11:49 AM
image via Baskin Robbins
For the holidays, Baskin Robbins is offering the Turkey Cake, an ice cream cake that looks like a (very glossy) roasted turkey. The ‘drumsticks’ are made with sugar ice cream cones. You could be the hit of the holiday party if you show up with this cake while dressed in the Gobbler the Turkey costume.
Posted by the elegant ape at 5:35 AM
Crucial Fiction solo art exhibition by influential New York contemporary artist and curator Ron English at Opera Gallery will display a series of new paintings by Ron that all collaborate with his former child self. The show will start on Thursday, November 1, 2012 and be on display until Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Opera Gallery in New York.
As stated in the Crucial Fiction publication :
The work address a fantastical question: What might happen if a 50 year old man at the height of his powers as fine artist and painter, could finally animate the elaborate visions constructed by his 8-year-old self, that boy who dug holes to China in the backyard while imagining every blade of grass as a green army soldier laid low by the advancing plastic hordes of cowboys, indians and assorted disposable heroes? What might result from the combustible alchemy of imagination and experience, of mastery and abandon? In “Crucial Fiction” Ron answers this question.
Posted by the elegant ape at 5:29 AM