Artist Joel Harris charged himself with the awesome task of envisioning what our favourite superheroes would look like if they were manatees. Here you see “Captain Amanatee”, “Supermanatee”, “Batmanatee”, “Spider-Manatee” and “Green Lantern Manatee”. They might be a bit slow and somewhat drowsy, but their superpowers are still nothing to be trifled with and, we can only hope, also include an invulnerability to boat propellers.
Visit his deviantART gallery to view more of Joel’s Super Manatees.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
Barbara Steinberg’s paintings are both monumental and compellingly strange. Charged with an energy drawn from the Western tradition of landscape painting that informs them, they speak to us with a contemporary directness. Bathed in intense crimsons, and quenched with midnight blue, their mysterious vistas seem to invite us in to places of shared memory.
The paintings speak to us of dreams, legends, and myths, of wild woods and pagan groves. They do not simply depict figures or places; rather, with the abstract, Steinberg is able to distil the energy of these primal myths into fresh forms. One might even say that nature itself is distilled in these works. The pattern of nature and the seasons dictates Steinberg’s working practice: the cycle of the year is written into her paintings, and underpins the integrity of her abstract forms and vistas. She uses the winter months when it is colder and darker just to draw, to explore ideas. Her painting is begun each year only once the season changes in early spring, and there is enough sun to light the canvas. In the layering and contrast of tones, Steinberg creates frames, opportunities to glimpse. One is tempted to look in the works and through, rather than simply at, their surfaces. The paintings draw us in to a world disrupted: unpredictable but exhilarating.
Grass-covered juice bar by Kacey Wong: The 3 x 4 foot juice stand has been built from re-purposed wood, the natural planks joined in such a way to create planters with wheat grass growing from the rectangular boxes. These greenery growing containers are connected to the vertically elongated shop by a wheel-in-track drawer system and in this way, are able to extended from the main structure with ease to maximize sunlight from all angles to aid the growth of the grass. Wong developed the bar for he, himself to stand inside of — mixing apple and wheat grass juices within the confines of the structure in order to raise awareness of the food source system and what the artist sees as ‘extending art appreciation to the sense of taste and consumption’.