Artist Collabs with Bees on Honeycomb Sculptures

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You could say artist Aganetha Dyck creates her sculptures as much as she fascilitates them.  Dyck uses honeybees to decorate these figurines.  The bees create graceful lines and countours that seem compliment the existing shapes of the figures.  Their honeycomb patterns don’t seem like strange additions but rather enhancements. –BEAUTIFUL DECAY

Hallucinations have Changed in 21st Century

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Thanks to that whole “mental” part, mental illnesses are often heavily influenced by the cultures and societies in which people live. Case in point: The way people with schizophrenia interpret their own hallucinations has changed over the course of the 20th century, keeping pace with changes in technology. Where people once believed that demons were speaking to them, they came to think of those voices as emanating from secret phonographs. Today, people with schizophrenia are likely to imagine hidden cameras taping them for a reality show. The paranoid delusions are always there, but the context changes.

Surreal Paintings Of The Human Anatomy

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The highly detailed paintings of Valerio Carrubba offer an unexpected combination of styles that strangely complement each other.  His scenery and figures seem to emerge from a Renaissance and Baroque tradition.  Mysterious hands pull and cut at the flesh revealing each subject’s inner anatomy in a nearly cold way very similar to modern anatomy atlases.  The scene as a whole, however, bears the definite influence of surrealism. Carrubba works these various styles and aesthetic sensibilities as skillfully as the oil paint.  The boundaries are seamless and carefully worked. VIA: –BEAUTIFUL DECAY

Dragonflies Take their Daily Shower

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Stunning images of dragonflies and flies frozen in time as they appear to by crystalised by the morning dew. The tiny droplets of water magnify the dragonflies’ beauty and reveal the details and bright red, orange, green and blue colours of the flying insects.

Macro photography requires a decent light-source – and in this case it is the jewel-like droplets which capture the light so essential for these works of art. VIA: –PRESURFER