Artist John Franzen creates textured drawings reminiscent of wrinkled fabric, or waves of water, by drawing tediously placed rows of lines with black ink. 'Each Line One Breath': Morphogenetic Freehand Drawings By John Franzen. Click through for videos.
These intricate paper collages are the work of California based artistDavid Adey. He uses fashion magazines, and found google images as the starting point for his work… and then laser cuts, and craft-punches them into zillions of tiny fragments. He then meticulously pins each bit onto foam board, creating stunningly beautiful, and insanely elaborate mandalas.
Damien Hirst is no fan favorite of animal rights activists, so you can imagine how they reacted to the butterfly massacre that was his recent exhibit.Titled "In and Out of Love," was shown at the Tate Modern early 2012. It consisted of 2 white and windowless rooms filled with live butterflies whizzing about but the absurd Tate show resulted in the total death toll of over 9,000 butterflies. Stepped on or violently swatted, the 23 week-retrospective led to approx. 400 winged deaths per week.