Fresh Art: Henry Hargreaves & The Gelatinous Presidents

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Barack Obama

Artist Henry Hargreaves crafts American presidential silhouettes out of jello, compiling all 44 portraits into a festive infographic. In addition to the red and blue colors of the Republicans and Democrats, the key also indicates that left-facing presidents served one term only, the smaller silver stars indicate they died in office and the jell-o splatters signal their assassination.


Richard Nixon

Jimmy Carter

Abraham Lincoln

See more HERE, including photos of just how Mr. Hargreaves crafts the portraits.

Fresh Art: Adam Makarenko & The Miniature Hives

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Artist Adam Makarenko crafts tiny backdrops for his photo project entitled ‘Green Refuges’ – a series of miniature dioramas focusing on ideas of preservation. Mr. Makarenko’s love and concern for honeybees inspired these images here – look at just how tiny these beehives are:

Find more of Adam Makarenko’s award winning miniatures HERE

Fresh Art: Kristen Cumings & The Jelly Bean Masterpiece

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Kristen Cumings is a talented artist of many mediums – you’ve likely seen her spectacular works of art using thousands upon thousands of jelly beans. Here are just a few of the pieces that Mrs.Cumings has created for the Jelly Belly Candy Company:

Recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (4′ x 5′)

Recreation of Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night (4′ x 5′)

Recreation of Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (4′ x 5′)

Recreation of Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (4′ x 6′)

See more on including a video of the artist in action.

Fresh Art: Edible Flags

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Hot dogs, ketchup, and mustard or cheese

Rambutan, lychee, starfruit

Banana leaf, limes, pineapple, passion fruit

Pittaya/dragon fruit and star fruit

Basil, pasta, tomatoes

Curries, rice, pappadum wafer

Tuna and rice

Sweet chilli sauce, shredded coconut, blue swimmer crab

Lavash, fattoush, herb spring

Meat pie and sauce

Kalamata Olives and feta cheese

South Korea
Kimbap and sauces

United Kingdom
Scone, cream, jams

Too pretty to eat? These national flag-inspired food designs were designed by Whybin/TWA for the 2009 Sydney International Food Festival.

Fresh Art: Butterflies Liberated

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In his installation A Butterfly’s Eye View, artist Eiji Watanabe “frees” carefully cut butterfly images from field guide books and pins them in mass around the room.

Fresh Art: Dots

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Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama transformed a completely white room, including furniture, into a spectacle featuring her signature dots, helped by children who visited the exhibition over two weeks and placed brightly coloured stickers throughout the installation at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.(via The Guardian)