There’s one thing in common among almost all exhibits all over the world – they expressly prohibit anyone from touching the artwork. They even put up barriers and signs that loudly proclaim, “Please don’t touch the art!” In a way, it’s such a shame because art is more than just a visual medium. The emotion artwork evokes can be brought out with more than just the sense of sight.
Andrew Myers has found a way around this connundrum. He is an artist who wishes to bring the sense of touch back into the whole art experience. Using cleverly arranged screws, oil paint, charcoal, bronze, cement, and other found objects, he creates various stunning tactile paintings.
Here are some of his artworks.
Another Long Day
I’m Letting Go
Acrylic Cubes (made with 1,200 hand-painted 1-inch acrylic cubes, 800 yards of stainless steel rods, and wood hanging rods)
But aside from creating art for the regular art lover, Myers also has a heartwarming motive in mind.
Myers has also created a portrait that specifically caters to those who can’t see. He has made a portrait of blind craftsman George Wurtzel from screws and paint. Wurtzel is a woodworking teacher whose students are primarily blind or have limited vision. Knowing Wurtzel’s desire to appreciate a portrait of himself, Myers created a 3D tactile painting of Wurtzel.
George Wurtzel touches his portrait for the first time
This inspired Cantor Fine Art to open a fully tactile exhibit, wherein guests can get up close and touch the artwork. The “Please Touch the Art” exhibit showcases the talents of 17 artist from all over the world, each using different mediums and subjects.
The “Please Touch the Art” exhibit is currently at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California until August 31st.
So for those of you looking to literally feel the art, head on over to the Pacific Design Center where you can appreciate the artwork of Andrew Myers and various other artists.
Can You Figure Out How These 3D Optical Illusions Work?
Do you love mind games? Challenge your brain by trying to figure out how these amazing 3D optical illusions work!
Optical illusions are lots of fun to look at. They trick and confuse the mind in a way that we find intriguing and entertaining. If you're a huge fan of illustrated optical illusions, you'll definitely love these 3D optical illusions!
At first glance, these sculptures seem like your typical flat illusions recreated in 3d form. Others look like everyday objects or attractions at a playground. But once you add other objects into the mix, you'll see that nothing behaves the way that it should!
Take note that none of these sculptures use magnets or invisible wires. The secret is all in the angle you're seeing the object. When seen from a certain perspective, these 3D illusion sculptures look absolutely normal, but once the camera pans around it, you'll see that they're strategically crafted!
You’re Not Seeing Double! This Two-Face Look is All Makeup!
Make people do a double take whenever they see you with these mind-boggling makeup illusions! Here’s how to achieve these looks.
Some people say makeup is used to fool people into thinking you look better than you actually do. Others would say makeup simply enhances one's natural beauty. In the case of YouTube makeup guru Promise Phan, makeup is used to create amazing illusions that might literally make you think you're seeing double!
Promise Phan, makeup illusion expert.
Promise's trippy makeup look starts off with her regular makeup look. She then starts drawing eyebrows on her cheeks, followed by eyes complete with the same eye shadow, eye liner and lashes she has on her eyes. To draw in her second set of eyeballs, she uses a white eye shadow pencil, and some gel liner.
Thai Wedding Photographer Turns Couples Into Cute Miniature People
So adorable! Wish I thought of these concepts when I got married!
I really feel like wedding photographers have gotten extremely better this past few years. I was married in 2012 and while I think our pictures were lovely, I’ve been seeing a lot of new awesome wedding photos on my social media feed which kinda makes me green in envy. They’re really great and creative!
Case in point, the snaps below are so adorable they make me wish I thought of these concepts back then. Taken by Ekkachai Saelow, these awesome photos have recently taken the internet by storm making it to popular websites such as PetaPixel and BoredPanda, among many others.
The couples are turned into miniature creatures and then placed in whimsical situations where they interact with common objects such as toy cars, plants, insects, pencils, animals, and more.
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