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Belgian Artist Gets Stuck Chained To a Marble Block , Rescued 19 Days After

The artist does not see this as a failure.

Belgian artist Mikes Poppe initially planned to free himself from the chains attached to a giant block of marble – a feat that was supposed to show people the “burden of history” that artists cannot get away from. However, his plan somehow “failed” as Poppe had to be rescued and cut loose after 19 days.

Poppe had to endure 438 hours of the performance. He slept, ate, washed and drew while he was chained. He’d worked to chisel himself free from the stone but eventually, he realized “it’s not possible.”

Poppe’s performance was part of a live-streamed art exhibition, titled De Profundis.

His leg was attached to the chain buried in the three-ton block of marble in the Ostend courthouse.

Poppe washed, drew, slept and ate in the courthouse while being chained.

Poppe’s performance was live-streamed and then he realized he could not free himself.

Most people would consider Poppe’s inability to escape a failure. But for the artist, it’s anything but a failure.

The curator had to get him free using tools after 19 days.

Poppe said he had no regrets about the performance.

According to the artist, getting himself out of the marble block was not the ultimate goal. The most important thing is that he got his message across. He said, according to Flemish news, Het Laatste Nieuws daily:

“I don’t see the fact that I was freed as a failure. On the contrary, I was able to communicate with the public, a message of hope and despair has been expressed. The act of getting free in itself was not the main goal.”

As stated on the art exhibition’s official website, the block of marble that Poppe was chained to was a Carrarra marble. This high-quality marble is a type used by sculptors and it symbolizes “the great art-history traditions.”

“The artist experiences those traditions as both a blessing and a curse, Sometimes one has to break through the fixed mindset to find one’s own voice.”

But Poppe admitted that chiseling his way out of the block was more difficult than he had initially thought.

“I really underestimated that block of marble, because initially I thought I would only need 10 days. But you cannot win a fight against time, and you can never separate yourself from history.”

The exhibition will continue to have the marble block, as well as showcase Poppe’s performance and drawings in a video. Watch below to see Poppe’s performance.

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Mom Wakes Up at 4 AM to Create Antique Dollhouse Furniture by Hand

Both details and accuracy are well-implemented. This mother rocks!

Creating intricate miniatures is a very difficult task to do. It requires talent and dedication, and it is something you cannot just do overnight. However, a Japanese artist by the name of Kiyomi managed to make it her hobby. The mother of two - though she is very much unlike any mothers out there - is fond of creating miniatures and she wakes up as early as 4 AM to do this.

Kiyomi admits being inspired by the industrial age, which she wonderfully recreates with superb accuracy in her models. From tiny hats and sewing machines, to tables and chairs, her work is a dive into Victorian England or Revolution-era France. Above all, you will surely notice the dedication she puts into this project. There is no doubt you will love her masterpieces. Check them out below and get ready to be amazed.


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28 Inspirational Tattoo Designs That Turn Scar Into Beautiful Works of Art

You could barely see any signs of scars.

It seems safe to say that most human beings in this world has scars, one way or another. While some of them remind us of our happy childhood, others symbolize the pain we had in our lives. And although it is always possible to cope up and get stronger from these experiences, there are those who simply do not.

This is why there are people from across the world who decide to have their scars covered with tattoos. Not because they are ashamed of them - no, not really. But simply because they want to forget and let go. And for them, covering it with a tattoo makes total sense. Besides, giving it a splash of art is not a bad idea at all.

In this compilation, we will show you some masterpieces that beautifully cover scars. They are really, really beautiful! We also could not help but appreciate the artists who made these.

Well, without further ado, here they are. Enjoy!...

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Makeup Artist Creates Wonder Woman Costume Using Duct Tape and Yoga Mat

You will be surprised by the amount she spent on the entire project!

The thought of being a superhero has been ingrained in our hearts and minds as far as we can remember. Apart from the idea of having superpowers, we are interested in saving other people’s lives. But, of course, it is merely a wishful thinking.

Still, this does not stop us from wanting to be a real superhero. In fact, this obsession has made some of us crafty and creative. Take for example Rhylee Passfield, an Australian makeup artist and children’s party entertainer. She recently took inspiration from DC Comics’ beloved female superhero Wonder Woman.

Now what's really impressive here is that she only used a duct tape, a yoga mat, and a heat gun to create her wonderful costume.

Describing the process, she said:...

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