Posted in Art in Nature, Photography by Brittany on May 3rd, 2014
 

Animal Architecture

The title says it all! We want to take a moment to appreciate the things that are sometimes easily overlooked – architecture built by animals.

We humans base a lot of our architecture and design in general on things ¬†that occur naturally, or in the wild by our furry friends. And these photos show why — they are creative and smart builders!

The fact that they don’t have access to the tools, machines, and technology that we do and they still create these magnificent – and highly functional – works of architecture is very impressive. The photographs were all captured by Ingo Arndt¬†for the book, Animal Architecture.

Take a look at some of the awesome construction he discovered.

Animal Architecture

Australian Weaver Ants Nest

Animal Architecture

Coral Reefs

Animal Architecture

Buff-Tip Moth Larvae Web

Animal Architecture

Baya Weavers Woven Nest

Animal Architecture

Wasp Nest

Via AnOther Magazine

 
 
 
 
 
Posted in Cool Art Ideas, DNA Art, Just Cool by Brittany on May 1st, 2014
 

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

It’s not too difficult to see why we love this artwork by Nicolas Jolly.

Fingerprints! And we love fingerprint art.

These drawings are made up of thousands of fine lines, curving and swirling to create unique patterns within the image itself. It’s hard to tell when looking at the images, which he planned out first – what the drawing is of, or the “fingerprints” within them. Using only black ink, he works only with the width and pressure of the lines to illustrate the big picture.

We would love to see one of these images being drawn, to witness Jolly’s process.

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

Via Fubiz

 
 
 
 
 
Posted in Contest, DNA Art by Brittany on April 29th, 2014
 

Mother's Day Contest $100

To enter, just like us on Facebook and then submit your entry! You’ll get extra entries if your friends enter as well, so be sure to share the contest with your friends!

Contest closes on May 4th, 2014 at 11:59 PT.  Open to residents of Canada, the US and the EU only.

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Posted in Art+Science, DNA Art, Science by Brittany on April 25th, 2014
 

To celebrate, we wanted to share some things you might not know about DNA!

And take 20% off artwork made from your DNA  - use the promo code DNADAY
(not combinable with other discounts or promotions, valid through April 27, 2014)

National DNA Day

 
 
 
 
 
Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Photography by Brittany on April 24th, 2014
 

Physicist Takes X-Ray Photographs of Plants and Animals

These X-ray images reveal the tiny details within nature. As a physicist,¬†Arie van’t Riet specialized in radiation and low energy X-rays and eventually turned this part of his profession into an artistic hobby.

The stunning black and white images are first taken using X-ray technology, and afterwards he fills in the color using photoshop, as he sees fit. The combination and contrast between the X-ray image and the color is eye-catching and interesting. Van’t Riet says that approaching an image opportunity, “Each time it is challenging me to arrive at an X-ray photograph that represents the sentiment of the scene.”

Take a look at the colorful, yet black and white images below and let us know what you think! If you like this work, stop by DNA 11 to some more science-based art!

Physicist Takes X-Ray Photographs of Plants and Animals

Physicist Takes X-Ray Photographs of Plants and Animals

Physicist Takes X-Ray Photographs of Plants and Animals

Physicist Takes X-Ray Photographs of Plants and Animals

Physicist Takes X-Ray Photographs of Plants and Animals

Physicist Takes X-Ray Photographs of Plants and Animals

Via Fstoppers

 
 
 
 
 
Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Photography, Science by Brittany on April 18th, 2014
 

Photography Series of the Oldest Living Things Combines Science and Art

We love the intersection of science and art and that is exactly what this photography series by Rachel Sussman is all about.

These photographs capture some of the oldest living things in the world. As she explains in her TED talk, Sussman has been working for nearly a decade to research and track down these organisms, and it will take her about two more to track down the rest and complete the series.

The organisms included range from 2,000 years old (brain coral in Tobago) to 80,000 years old (aspens in Utah) to 400,000 years old (actinobacteria in soil from Copenhagen).

Check out some more of the oldest living things in the world below!

Photography Series of the Oldest Living Things Combines Science and Art

Photography Series of the Oldest Living Things Combines Science and Art

Photography Series of the Oldest Living Things Combines Science and Art

Photography Series of the Oldest Living Things Combines Science and Art

Photography Series of the Oldest Living Things Combines Science and ArtPhotography Series of the Oldest Living Things Combines Science and Art

Via Brain Pickings

 
 
 
 
Posted in Art in Nature, Graphic Design, Photography by Brittany on April 16th, 2014
 

Graphic Designer Victoria Siemer Creates Adjusted Realities

Depending on our expertise, we all see the world differently. As a graphic designer, Victoria Siemer sees the possibilities of manipulation within that world. As such, she has taken to adjusting images to reflect certain moods, thoughts, and feelings.

In the end they each express something different, and seemingly profound.

On first glance you would think there was a large mirror placed in the middle of the landscape, but upon further examination you can see that each of the images has a piece that has been highlighted, duplicated, reflected or adjusted in some way. The tricks these images play on your brain are interesting, and each one has a slightly different adjustment.

More of her work can be seen on her blog, and she follows a similar trend within her work but each series and each piece varies in some way.

Graphic Designer Victoria Siemer Creates Adjusted Realities

Graphic Designer Victoria Siemer Creates Adjusted Realities

Graphic Designer Victoria Siemer Creates Adjusted Realities

Graphic Designer Victoria Siemer Creates Adjusted Realities

Graphic Designer Victoria Siemer Creates Adjusted Realities

Graphic Designer Victoria Siemer Creates Adjusted Realities

If you’re a fan of abstract art, you’ll love DNA 11!

Via Colossal

 
 
 
 
 
Posted in Art in Nature, Photography by Brittany on April 15th, 2014
 

Macro Photography Reveals the Intimate World of Snails

It isn’t a new notion to focus on insects and water droplets and all things tiny when delving into the world of macro photography. However, Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko has revealed a new world to us through his macro photography: the world of snails.

His photographs seem to convey a quiet, peaceful and slow-moving world that we humans are just too big to understand. These delicate moments are captured in some of the most bright and colorful scenery. It’s almost as if these images are straight out of a fairytale movie.

Take a look at some of the moments Mishchenko has captured below, and try to imagine the moments in that snail’s daily life that you are witnessing.

Macro Photography Reveals the Intimate World of Snails

Macro Photography Reveals the Intimate World of Snails

Macro Photography Reveals the Intimate World of Snails

Macro Photography Reveals the Intimate World of Snails

 

Macro Photography Reveals the Intimate World of Snails

 

Via Demilked

 

 
 
 
 
 
Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Inspiration, Just Cool, Photography by Brittany on April 12th, 2014
 

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

We know that as humans on Earth our lives are a constant combination of organization and chaos. What we can’t always see, is the bigger picture.

Photographer Alex MacLean has taken it upon himself to capture just that. Leaning out of the window of an airplane, high above the organization, chaos, or organized chaos — as the case may be — he snaps photographs of the patterns, symmetry and asymmetry that our lives cause and create.

And the resulting images are what you see here.

MacLean is a pilot and a photographer, with a background in architecture. All of these elements of his amazing lifestyle are visible in his images, and seem to contribute to the way he sees and composes his shots. See more the collision of natural and constructed in his images below.

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

To see more of the natural patterns humans create, check out DNA and Fingerprint Art!

Via Wired

 
 
 
 
 
Posted in Art in Nature, Cool Art Ideas, Inspiration, Photography by Brittany on April 8th, 2014
 

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Sometimes all you need is a new way to look at your everyday surroundings. That is what photographer Bing Wright has accomplished with his series Broken Mirror/Evening Sky.

These images have the look of stained glass, and each one captures a different color combination and pattern – depending on where the cracks in the mirror break up the sky. It is a unique way to present something that we can see almost every day and it is visually captivating.

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

If you love unique artwork, check out our Fingerprint Portraits!

Via Colossal

 
 
 
 
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