Serene Photographs of Isolated Landscapes and Lone Animals by Petros Koublis

Subtly influenced by Greek mythology, photographer Petros Koublis waits for scenes to unfold rather than push preconceived concepts onto the natural environments that surround him. This patience gives him access to moments of complete serenity on the outskirts of Athens, snapshots of wheat being pushed softly by the wind and singular…

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Dense Mixed-Media Sculptures Depict a Poignant Collision of Urban and Natural Worlds

From This Distance: Sound Pearls, 2014. Edition of 30, Signed/Numbered, Heavy 308 gsm photo rag paper, 12″ x 12″. In a fantastic collision of natural and human-made elements, Minneapolis-based artist Gregory Euclide explores aspects of nature, impermenance, and the human experience in unusual relief artworks that seem to grow and…

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Harvard’s Colorful Library Filled With 2,500 Pigments Collected from Around the World

Photos courtesy Zak Jensen & Andrea Shea/WBUR The Harvard Art Museums, during renovation and expansion, showing the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. Photo: Zak Jensen. The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard Art Museums is different than many other departments of its kind—its visible to the public….

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Wood Blocks Carved and Painted into Glimmering Gemlike Objects by Victoria Wagner

Artist Victoria Wagner works with large pieces of reclaimed wood sliced into geometric forms and painted to resemble large gemstones. Titled Woodrocks, the cut facets of each piece are covered with delicate oil paint gradients that evoke mostly natural tones found in sunsets, water, or outdoor landscapes. The incongruous nature…

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Fantastical Paintings of Animals Within Post-Apocalyptic Environments by Martin Wittfooth

Martin Wittfooth transposes the temperament we typically associate with large animals to those much smaller, painting foxes and birds as the heroic victors of this works while making larger animals much more passive and calm. Each of his paintings feature these creatures in environments that deviate from the peaceful surrounding…

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