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Kitchen Stitching: Pies, Pastries, and Chicken Wings Are Crocheted into Delectable Fiber-Based Cuisine

Sports and Art History Team Up in a Playful Twitter Account That Matches Life and Art

An Enormous ‘E.coli’ Floats Through the National Museum of Scotland at 5 Million Times Its Actual Size

Delicate Lace Patterns Overlay Facades in Ornate Large-Scale Murals by NeSpoon

Glass Pitchers and Vessels Encase Architectural Paper Sculptures by Ayumi Shibata

Balloons Inflate Around Copper Forms in a Playful Reinterpretation of the Enigmatic Venus Figures

Painted with Mesmerizing Precision, Innumerable Dots Cloak Stones in Hypnotic Patterns

Double-Exposure Photos by Christoffer Relander Superimpose Everyday Scenes onto Human Silhouettes

Amorphous Ceramic Vessels by Julie Bergeron Merge the Shapes and Textures of Organic Matter

Division of Birds: A Group Show at Paradigm Gallery Celebrates Feathered Life

Human Ears and Animals Emerge from Dense Fields of Porcelain Foliage Sculpted by Melis Buyruk

UV Light Unveils the Extraterrestrial Luminescence of the American West in Cody Cobb’s Photos

Bewildering Inconveniences Trap Subjects in Uncomfortable Scenarios in Ben Zank’s Surreal Photography

In Roberto de la Torre’s Documentary Photos, Yearly Masking Rituals Celebrate the Change of the Seasons

In ‘Colonial Ruptures,’ Artist Sharif Bey Defies the Constraints of Time through Fragmented Figures

Animator Anna Samo Scripts a Love Letter to Artists in Her Short Film ‘Conversations With a Whale’

Olafur Eliasson Designs a Conical Structure with 832 Vibrant Glass Panels That Reflect Sonoma’s Weather

The First Video of an Extremely Rare Jellyfish Captures Its Striped Tentacles and Spotted, Pulsing Body

August 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

Gleaming Sculptures by Ann Carrington Examine the Underbelly of Historical Extravagance

Interview: Swoon Speaks to Finding Compassion Through the Act of Looking and Unearthing Her Own Vulnerability

Dense Cross-Hatching Adds Deceptive Volume to Albert Chamillard’s Geometric Drawings

Digital Collages by Beto Val Splice Vintage Illustrations into Surreal Hybrid Creatures

A Bold, Architectural Installation Recreates an Ancient Roman Gatehouse with Messages of Belonging

A New Book Plunges into the Vast Diversity of the World’s Oceans Across 3,000 Years

Enchanting Vignettes Illustrated by Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou Nestle Inside Small Wood Cuts

Bees Wrap Ava Roth’s Intricately Beaded and Embroidered Motifs in Golden Honeycomb

Bizarrely Flexible Wildlife Twist into Acrobatic Poses in Bruno Pontiroli’s Perspective-Bending Paintings

Dried and Pressed Flowers Are Molded into Delicate Sculptural Vessels by Shannon Clegg

Movement and Instinct Inform Taquen’s Murals of Migrating Birds and Human Touch

Systems Evoking Roots and Veins Sprawl Across Raija Jokinen’s Organic Flax Figures

Two Curtains of 30,000 Prescription Lenses Cast a Distorted Water-Like Glimmer Across a Beijing Gallery

Join Us for A Colossal Workshop on Paper Scaling with Hollie Chastain

Interview: Sho Shibuya Discusses Ritual, His Impulse Toward Minimalism, and His Love for Ubiquitous Objects

Adorably Emotional Creatures Comprise Nosey Mungo’s Playful Ceramic Menagerie

Energetic Markings in Charcoal Delineate Nelson Makamo’s Candid Portraits of Childhood Joy

Figures and Events Are Transfixed by Time in Pep Carrió’s Extensive Daily Visual Diaries

In ‘Cowspines,’ the Bony Topographies of Bovine Backs Appear Like Rugged Landscapes

Great Women Painters: An Enormous Volume Surveys the Work of 300 Artists Across 500 Years

An Elaborately Designed Book on Weaving Opens to Reveal a Fully Functional Loom

A Satisfying Stop-Motion Tutorial by omozoc Effortlessly Slices and Assembles a Wooden Box Entirely by Hand

Wildly Expressive Masks by Karolina Romanowska Freeze Contradictory Emotions in Ceramic

Set Against a Backdrop of World Events, Tim Okamura’s Bold Portraits Emanate Commanding Energy

A Stunning Double Rainbow Frames a Lightning Bolt as It Strikes the Mountainous Virginia Horizon

An Elegant Timelapse Captures an Oak from Acorn to Tree in 196 Days

Realistic Bird Busts and Portraits Slot Pieces of Wood into Jigsaw-Like Sculptures

A Diverse Array of Textures Cloak Abstract and Figurative Ceramics by Artist Carlos Cabo

Gears and Architectural Structures Emerge from Michael Velliquette’s Meditative Paper Sculptures

Mystery and Disquieting Stillness Pervade the Surreal, Conceptual Photos by Oleg Oprisco