Artist Creates Incredible Portraits With the Palm of His Hand

California-based artist Russell Powell combines traditional oil painting techniques with experimental body art to create detailed portraits using his own palm as a stamp. First painting a picture onto the palm of his hand, Russell then makes an imprint onto paper while the paint is still wet. The result is a delicately textured, one-of-a-kind print....

Artist ‘Gifts’ an 800-Pound Drug Spoon to a Powerful Opioid Company

Fernando Luis Alvarez knows how to make a point. Earlier this week, he sent his message of disapproval to Big Pharma in the form of an 800-pound complaint. Alvarez was arrested after leaving a massive sculpture of a heroin spoon at Purdue Pharmaceutical’s headquarters, as a symbol of the company’s role in the United States’...

This Young Cancer Fighter Redefines Beauty in Inspirational Photo Shoot

“Cancer doesn’t stop me being from being a princess.” Last month, 17 year-old Andrea Sierra Salazar made this empowered statement on Twitter to accompany a series of beautiful photographs. Image source: gerardogarmendia.com The brave Texas teen posed barefoot, radiating in a flowing blue-green gown, to send a message to young girls battling cancer just like her. Soon...

Artist Creates Incredible Portraits With the Palm of His Hand

California-based artist Russell Powell combines traditional oil painting techniques with experimental body art to create detailed portraits using his own palm as a stamp. First painting a picture onto the palm of his hand, Russell...

Artist ‘Gifts’ an 800-Pound Drug Spoon to a Powerful Opioid Company

Fernando Luis Alvarez knows how to make a point. Earlier this week, he sent his message of disapproval to Big Pharma in the form of an 800-pound complaint. Alvarez was arrested after leaving a massive...

This Young Cancer Fighter Redefines Beauty in Inspirational Photo Shoot

“Cancer doesn’t stop me being from being a princess.” Last month, 17 year-old Andrea Sierra Salazar made this empowered statement on Twitter to accompany a series of beautiful photographs. Image source: gerardogarmendia.com The brave Texas teen posed...

What if World Leaders Were Refugees? Check Out These Striking Portraits

In June this year, the Ayyam gallery in Dubai exhibited a series of controversial oil paintings that caught the attention of the world. The ‘Vulnerability Series’, created by Syrian artist Abdalla Omari, depicts powerful world...

These Half Human, Half Plant Portraits Look so Real it’s Disturbing

French photographer and creative retoucher Cal Redback has released a haunting new series of manipulated portraits that will make your skin tickle. ‘Treebeard’ is a series of human-botanical hybrids. Each portrait shows a person whose...

We Live in a Sad, Sad World According to This Artist’s Satirical Illustrations

Steve Cutts is a London-based illustrator who uses his talents to comment on the dire state of today’s world. Inspired by ‘the insanity of humanity’, his work shines a spotlight on the complacency of humankind, the...

These Photos Offer a Glimpse Into Hermits’ Captivating Hidden World

For the majority of us who live in cities and towns, the idea of living alone, completely cut off from society can seem intimidating and perhaps terrifying. Yet, there are people who have chosen to...

This Painter Explores Pleasure With Dripping, Sensual Portraits

Ivan Alifan is a Russian-born artist who is fascinated with sex and sensuality. Growing up in a culture where sex was very much taboo, Ivan now always works to celebrate sexual freedom in his decadent, candy-colored paintings....

This Sleep Paralysis Sufferer Recreates his Dreams in Haunting Photos

Nicolas Bruno is a New-York based photographer who has been haunted by sleep paralysis most of his life. For some, this could lead to insanity – but Nicolas uses his unusual condition as fuel for...

A Haunting “Dead Whale” Has Washed Up in Manila

You probably know that plastic pollution is a big problem for the oceans. But most of us don’t see its detrimental effects and truly grasp just how dire the situation is. Single-use plastic is an...

This Artist Wants to Save the Bees by Using Them in His Music

The environment continues to evolve, and as climate change is concerned, it’s not necessarily for the better. Bees are just one of the casualties in our use of pesticides and global warming. Billions of the insects...

A Brutal Look at Society Through 15 Thought-Provoking Illustrations

It’s difficult not to get pulled into the illustrations of artist Al Margen and find yourself contemplating the flaws of modern society. If good art is supposed to make one think and a little uncomfortable,...

This Instagram of Meticulously Arranged Objects is Like a Feast for the Eyes

There is no doubt the human eye loves symmetry and order. That could be why 22-year-old New Jersey-based artist Adam Hillman has hit viral fame for his simple yet carefully arranged images. Adam takes everyday objects, from candy...

Artist Gives History’s Most Infamous People a Hilarious Makeover

Scott Scheidly is an Ohio-born artist who wants us all to take life a little less seriously. In his website biography, Scott begins by telling us of his first ever artwork: “At age four, I...

This Artist Can ‘Paint’ Your Favorite Songs Because of a Rare Neurological Condition

Melissa McCracken is a visual artist who doesn’t paint what she sees. Instead, she paints what she hears. McCracken has an incredibly rare neurological condition called synesthesia, which means that the brain mixes up its...

MIT’s Version of Ancient Death Masks Are Like Something From a Sci-Fi Movie

Designer Neri Oxman and her team at MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have created an eerily beautiful series of death masks called Vespers that are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Like something from an Alien movie,...

The ‘Googly Eye Movement’ is Taking Over the Streets All Around the World

A new and adorable movement has erupted quite unexpectedly in recent times, and it’s making the streets a whole lot friendlier. Novelty googly eyes have been popping up on trash cans, cracked pavement and tree trunks across the...

Japanese Master of Balloon Art Makes the Most Elaborate Animals Ever

Masayoshi Matsumoto is a Japanese balloon artist who will put any other balloon animal in the history of kid parties to shame. Forget the humble balloon dog or giraffe – Matsumoto has twisted inflatables into...