Art of the Brick – Finally: A Lego Exhibition!

All you Lego fans get down to the Old Truman Brewery in London, as a range of unique Lego sculptures is exhibited at the Art of the Brick exhibition by Nathan Sawaya.

Art of the Brick

Art of the Brick Exhibition

Check out the timelapse video here:

 

If this doesn´t sound like a childhood dream…

You can buy tickets and find more information about the exhibition here: Art of the Brick.

Advertisements

Squidipity – A Short Film About Bioluminescence

Squidipity – sorry, what now?!

Bioluminescence is a chemical process that brings certain substances to glow. Or more specific: “Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism.” (Thank you, Wikipedia)

Now, as you can imagine, we’re looking at a very beautiful thing here – the only challenge for all of you who aren’t equipped with the cameras and filters of a Hollywood director is…how to capture it on camera?

A young and highly talented artist set herself the challenge to record it all on her phone. Oh, and she has also grown glowing bacteria by turning her house into a fishmarket. I bet the smell was amazing. (She’s looking for a new house mate as well – anyone?)

Reflecting a word play on serendipity, this video is a creation of real footage. The outcome seems as perfect as it could possibly be.

Enjoy!

 

And if you’re ‘gagging’ for more, here’s her blog, mixing all the beautiful and…not so beautiful aspects of arts & science: http://leannecd.tumblr.com/ (not for the faint hearted)

 

Here are some examples of bioluminescence occurring in animals.

Glowing Fish

Glowing Fish (Source: lifescienceconferences.net)

Bioluminescent Squid

Bioluminescent Squid (Source: tufts.edu)

 

Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Bioluminescent Jellyfish (Source: 72andrising.org)

A New Kind of Art.

Do you know what this is?

 

Digestive System Photo Print

Source: leannecd.tumblr.com

 

Indeed, two mythical creatures climbing an icy mountain in stormy winds.

Well…not quite. The impressive image above is actually taken from the human digestive system. Two artists swallowed individual frames of 35mm film and this is the outcome. Thank god images don’t “picture” smells as well…

You can find the whole article alongside more images here – worth taking a look!