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It’s no secret that we’re really taken with work of Minneapolis-based art director/photographer/designer/creative genius Brock Davis (see previous posts here and here). Davis has an uncanny ability to transform everyday objects into something unexpected. Sometimes playful, or funny, or irreverent, or random, or plain silly… always a stroke of brilliance. This time, though, we stumbled upon his Instagram account, rather than his portfolio site. Davis delights his over 175,000 followers with semi-frequent visual gems… creative and thought-provoking mini installations sure to at least invoke a smile.

Via Instagram

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This is the time of year when people the world over carve pumpkins. But for UK-based photographer Ilian Iliev, carving produce is a practice that takes place all year long. Iliev is a food photographer by trade, having dabbled in journalistic photography at the start of his career, and eventually making his way into commercial photography. His artistic aspirations and love of food led him to this terrific project… a series of creative food carvings. Not only are his carvings beautifully detailed, but Iliev’s photography skills really shine. Well done!

More food-inspired posts here and here and here.

Via ilian.co.uk

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Pumpkin carving can really be an art. It seems that over the past few years, the bar has been raised. The traditional jack-o’-lantern has given way to intricate masterpieces. RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is a consortium of expert carvers who join efforts to put on incredible displays of over 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack-o’-lantern in New York and Los Angeles around this time each year. These gorgeous gourds feature carvings that depict everything from deceased celebrities to dinosaurs, video games to venomous snakes, fictional characters to fantastic “underwater” displays. Some take a few minutes, others take up to 20 hours, and, as magical as it all looks, they have not figured a way to keep the pumpkins from rotting… they replace them weekly as needed. Wow!

Via therise.org

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California-based artist Hoang Tran creates a really intriguing and intricate brand of art. Though he’s not the first to create art on this scale (here and here), or with crayons (here and here), Tran is certainly innovating. His painted details are really something. Not to mention his relevancy: Tran has carved characters from Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Adventure Time, among others. Some are even available for purchase.

Via Tumblr

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With the Easter holiday upon us, thought it appropriate to share this amazing artwork by Chinese artist Wen Fuliang. Over ten years ago, Fuliang applied his skills as a wood carver to sculpt various eggshells, including chicken, goose and duck. These photos probably don’t even do his work justice, but the intricate designs, achieved by sketching the design on the shell, then carving using a fine diamond bit on an electric rotary tool, are really impressive.

Via culturainquieta.com

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