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Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

It’s September. In Japan that means rice is being harvested across the country. It also means straw art.

After the grains are harvested, rice straw (“wara” in Japanese) is left behind. In Niigata Prefecture, however, locals have been turning that rice straw into art with a yearly Wara Art Festival.

Bringing these giant beasts, not all of which are dinosaurs, to life is not easy!

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

[Photo: tan_makoto]

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

[Photo: Ruki40788274]

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[Photo: Ruki40788274]

While not a dinosaur, this does appear to be a giant enemy crab.

Twitter user agedashi0210 captures the wonderful detail that goes into each sculpture.

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

[Photo: agedashi0210]

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

[Photo: agedashi0210]

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

[Photo:agedashi0210 ]

Back in 2013, Kotaku first introduced these festivities, and this year’s straw sculptures are as impressive as ever. Maybe even more so!

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[Photo: satoshi700203]

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[Photo: amymauscd]

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

[Photo: yuko_vitzksp90]

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

[Photo: amymauscd]

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

[Photo: kiyukatawani]

Top image: amymauscd

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Amazing Topiary Art

Sculptures made from living plants for your enjoyment…

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I Create Giant Sculptures From Scrap Wood

by Thomas Winther

I’m a Danish artist Thomas Dambo. Everyday I scavenge wood and other materials in my home city Copenhagen, and create different sculptures.

I truly love working with scrap wood. There’s so much of it everywhere so I can pretty much build what ever I can imagine. I hope my sculptures will inspire others to recycle.

More info: thomasdambo.com | Facebook

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It’s hard to believe these photos are just miniatures

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Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner

 

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Piet Mondrian

Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
René Magritte

Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Vincent van Gogh

Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Pablo Picasso

Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Jackson Pollock

Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Georges Seurat

Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Andy Warhol

In this fun series of photos titled Thanksgiving Special, San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein imagines Thanksgiving dinners as plated by famous artists throughout history. Gravy, corn, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, and even the plate itself is used as a medium for edible artworks in the style of Jackson Pollock, Cindy Sherman, Georges Seurat, and Vincent van Gogh. To see all 10 artworks head over to Rothstein’s website. Prints of the artistic plates are available, and Rothstein is donating 10% of the profits to the SF-Marin Food Bank. (via Coudal, Quipsologies)

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Artist Wife Takes Sharpie to Husband’s Car

When the owner of this Nissan Skyline GTR decided that he didn’t like the silver color of his car, he had his wife take a sharpie to it. Luckily his wife was a talented artist, and after over 100 hours of work and a layer of clear coat to protect it, he had himself a work of art on wheels.

Read more at http://thechive.com/2014/10/21/artist-draws-on-car-with-sharpie-and-produces-incredible-results-14-photos/#iRB6cWBvE01vuDof.99

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Ani-Humans by Lennette Newell (Warning: Body Painting Contains Artistic Nudity)

  scream itarticle-2034342-0DBC9C2B00000578-803_964x661zebra and zebra lady communicatingLennette_Newell_19_CoultiqueThis amazing, truly awe-inspiring series was envision and brought to life by Lennette Newell, an American photographer, based in Los Angeles. Ani-Humans is the name chosen by the artist for her exhibition and it can be considered a lifelong dream come true.

Born and raised on the high plains of Western Nebraska, as the daughter of a veterinarian, she used to fantasize of becoming one of the animals her father took care of.  Lennette Newell’s personality was influenced by this, combined with the environment she grew in, The Great Plains, shaping her character and determining her conceptions: greatly involved in nature’s preservation, she supports the changes needed by our planet in order to survive.

ani-human cheetahimages323ani-human cheetahThe photo shoot, Ani-Humans, took place at the famous Smashbox Studios, in L.A., featuring six different exotic animals and three rather brave models. The animals were brought from in and around Los Angeles, the cast consisting of an elephant, two zebra and tigers, a baboon, a cheetah and, finally, a python. Lennette Newell made sure that the animals were treated as good as their human counterparts, every one being closely monitored by their own personal trainer, as they interacted with them.ani-human AFRICAN ELEPHANT131467141_71nThe life of the models, Jasmina, Paolo and Kaela, weren’t easy either, undertaking over seven hours of makeup, for the four days needed to complete the Ani-Humans series.  Although naked and sometimes posing in quite amusing and funny postures, Lennette Newell tried to underline the seriousness behind the idea of her project. Beside the attempt of creating a connection between the two species, the artist also struggled to remind us of our humble origins. After all, we are all animals and as a society, we should make an effort to rekindle the bond with nature, coming ever closer to our distant brothers.

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The Ani-Humans series is Lennette Newell’s latest project. Nevertheless, her photos appealed to the public, creating a real buzz and finally granting her an honorable mention at the International Photography Awards.

http://www.daily-art.com/ani-humans-lennette-newell/

http://www.lennettenewell.com/

 

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