DALeast is a Chinese born artist that lives and works in Capetown, South Africa. The 29-year-old, who keeps his real name a secret, has been making art since he was three. His unusual paintings, which are sometimes hundreds of feet across, looks three dimensional and appears to have been created out of thousands of tiny metal shards.
NYC Grid is a website run by Paul Sahner that explores and documents New York neighborhoods, “street by street and block by block.” One of the awesome reoccurring features on the blog is the before-and-after section, which features pairs of photos showing identical locations but shot decades — or sometimes over a century — apart.
Fairbanks, Alaska, is home to the World Ice Art Championships, one of the world’s largest ice sculpting competitions and exhibitions. From its beginning in 1988, the World Ice Art Championships has grown to a month-long event featuring more than 70 teams from around the world.
The 2013 event, which ran from February 26 – March 31 was a great success and scheduling has already begun for the 2014 event (Feb. 24 – March 30, 2014 – 10 am – 10 pm daily)
Below you will find highlights from the ‘Single Block’ category. 2013 saw 40 sculptures made by teams of one or two members. Each team was given one block of ice, approximately 8’x 5’x 3’ (244cm x 152cm x 91cm) and a period of 60 hours (2 ½ days) starting on the last Tuesday in February to create their works of art.
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