Elsewhere by Stefaan De Croock

Belgian artist Stefaan De Croock (aka Strook) created these beautiful mural made with old furniture and doors, titled 'Elsewhere'.

Strook retain each material's original state. He doesn't repaint the salvaged doors and wooden materials that he finds.

"I always keep an eye open for wood. The ‘harvesting’ is almost as important as the making of the artwork. Sometimes I see doors or wooden planks on a construction site and if they look interesting, I ask the construction workers if they still need it. If they don’t need them anymore, I come back with my van. I'll also search in deserted factories or houses just before they're going to be destroyed. Sometimes people send me a message or tell me where I can find some old floors or doors. I just look everywhere."

"It always starts with a drawing of a face. It’s really interesting to make a face with the discarded wood. It gets a new life and a new story."

"Every recycled sculpture or mural has it own story. In this case, the wall on which I constructed the installation was also an inspiration. You can see the relics of an old roof and house on the wall, so in the past there was a house next to the furniture factory. The melancholic, fragile pose of the figure symbolizes a person in the comfort of his home, where he is truly himself. A person who reflects… It's really difficult to explain this in English :-)"

"Wood & Paint is a kind of conversation between different materials, a contrast and a similarity at the same time. That’s what it’s all about; we are all so different and yet so identical. It’s a contrast but at the the same time a similarity. The two parts of this piece are a bit the same, but the making is completely different. It took a lot longer to construct the wooden part because I had to search for the right wood and textures. The wood comes from one big abandoned factory and, like in Elsewhere, I didn’t add any paint to the found wood."

"The whole process of making a recycled artwork is really interesting—the search for wood, cutting, and making the pieces; placing and building it. I really like to work with the old patina of discarded wood. It’s like a footprint of time. Every piece has it own story and comes together in a new composition and forms a new story."

Check his website: http://www.strook.eu/

Source: mymodernmet

Bizarre Shoes by Kermit Tesoro

Filipino designer Kermit Tesoro designed these bizarre heel-less high platform shoes.

"I'm always torn between several disciplines. My design sensibility is always inclined beyond my references, so I guess it's fun to be curious."

“I want to translate people’s deviations into my own creations. It’s like a fashion interpretation of the biological or psychological deviation of a person. I’ve always been driven to create clothing articles based on inner conflicts or the inability to control one’s inner impulses or failure to structure one’s behavior in an orderly way.”

Check his instagram

#ComboPhotos by Stephen McMennamy

Creative art director Stephen McMennamy created #ComboPhotos, a series of surreal photos that upon first glance, the images may look like photo-manipulations created using Photoshop.

They’re actually the result of two photographs with simple backgrounds that creatively arranged side-by-side to create imaginative new scenes.

“It’s really just from looking around and seeing what things are out in the world might make for an interesting fit or what would make for a nice contrast once combined. As far as process, it’s just a matter of me hunting things down and aiming for the cleanest shot possible.”

"Wherever I need to get my shot I go get it.”

Check his website: http://www.stephenmc.com/ and instagram

Lost In Infinity Split by Alex Markow

South Florida based freelance photographer Alex Markow and artist Magnus Sodamin collaborate in this amazing project called 'Lost In Infinity Split' where body painted women, covered in fluorescent paint, blend with the environment under the black lights.

Magnus Sodamin’s 'Infinity Split' is an explosive installation of floor-to-ceiling tableaus occupying more than 3000 square-feet of gallery walls. Where Sodamin’s application generously invades all surfaces of Primary Projects's space, he poetically captures the fluidity of paint, suggesting to the viewer that “forever is what we make of it.”

"Magnus Sodamin’s Infinity Split might be compared to an acid trip. With the building of Primary Projects in Miami being knocked down for development it was the perfect opportunity for Magnus Sodamin to take over the space. As a photographer I knew I had to take advantage of the space while it lasted."

Below are some shots of “Infinity Split” by Magnus Sodamin at Primary Projects in Miami.

Check his website: http://www.alexmarkow.com/

Terracotta Sculptures by Paola Grizi

Italian artist Paola Grizi created these beautiful terracotta sculptures.

"Sometimes the faces emerge from the material are as epiphanies of the consciousness." 

"After graduating from high school in classical studies and earning a degree in literature, I worked for a long time in the journalistic and editorial fields until my [son's] arrival. That’s when I was 'induced' to quit my job. Such misadventure happened to be a possibility for change. I chose an activity – perhaps less safe yet, extremely creative and satisfying for myself."

Check her website: http://www.paolagrizi.com/

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