Cross-Section Illustration of a Portal Sentry Turret
Australian artist Alex Gabbott made this cross-section illustration of what’s inside those annoyingly-deadly Sentry Turrets from the Portal 2 game. Unlike his previous cross-section piece–Bob’s Burgers–which was mostly digitally-painted, Gabbott wanted this piece to be as authentic as the ones in the Incredible Cross Section books. He drew and painted this piece mostly by hand, with some additional post processing on the computer.
You can buy prints and T-shirts of the illustration, here and here.
• 22 August 2012 • 123 notes
More wacky robot sculptures created by Tal Avitzur (previously), an artist based in Santa Barbara, California. Tal makes the robots using parts of discarded household appliances and other machines, which he salvages from scrap metal yards in South California.
• 20 August 2012 • 2 notes
LA DOUBLE VIE | Double exposures
Photographer Michel Assaad
I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of double exposures that i recently decided to give it a go . Unfortunately my DSLR doesn’t support in camera exposure blending , so i did it in Photoshop .
I wanted to keep things as natural as can be , that’s why you’ll find spots that could’ve been cloned out , healed or burned to get a perfect shot but perfection wasn’t something i was going for , it was complete opposite that i seeked . - Michel Assaad
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• 17 August 2012 • 1,681 notes
“SEAT” is an installation in Atlanta’s Freedom Park produced by E/B Office (Ju Lee and Brian Brush). The piece involves 400 chairs assembled in a sine wave formation “drawn into an agitated vortex rising from the ground.”
The “SEAT” pavilion was organized in part by Flux Projects, an Atlanta based public arts organization. (by Aaron Berger)
• 16 August 2012 • 366 notes
Doppelgängers: A Series of Paintings by Mark Wojahn
For his solo exhibition titled “Shadow Walker”, at the Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis-based artist Mark Wojahn will display works from his”‘Doppelgängers” series of photo paintings.
Born a fraternal twin himself, the artist’s long fascination with the alter egos of humans has manifested itself in his paintings. Wojahn transforms select photos from his portfolio (both old and new) into antique style images of our evil twins, by adding multiple layers of paint and texture on them. The results are eerie and disturbing, yet quite beautiful.
The exhibition will be on show at the Rogue Buddha Gallery from Friday, September 7th, 2012 to Saturday, September 29th, 2012.
• 16 August 2012
National Geographic’s Real-Life ‘Up’ House (2011)
“Inspired by Pixar’s animated film Up, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16’ X 16’ house 18’ tall with 300 8’ colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high, reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, and flew for approximately one hour.”
• 10 August 2012 • 22,140 notes