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Amazing work with Toothpicks

January 28th, 2010

Miniature city made by toothpicks

A miniature city made out of millions of toothpicks

Stan Munro works at the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse, New York USA. The above “toothpick city” took him 6 years to complete, using some 6 million toothpicks and 170 liters of glue.

Munro can take 6 months to create a building, while each piece of art work is built to 1:164 scale. Just marvel at some of these amazing works of great patience and skill. Read more…

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Message in awesome artworks

April 4th, 2009

People think of graffiti as arbitrary little squirlies and what not, don’t they?

Alright, so we’ve all come across a bit of street art that made us stop in our tracks and say “Haha, so-and-so does have a big nose, doesn’t he?” But what about those fantastic stencil/spray paint graffiti that makes you go “Whoa!”. Or whip out your camera, whichever comes first.

1. It burns!

It burns

This one is sure to be controversial. It’s a comment about Dalai Lama that would make most people squirm in their seats. After all (and don’t get me wrong, I also stand by this), he advocates peace and stands for human rights.

What caught my eye was the figure in the fire. As detailed on the photographer’s Flickr page, parts of the burning figure is made up of continents or nations.

For instance, that bit above his head is Iraq. And that piece near that marshmallow is Africa.

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