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Human Organs Made from Flowers and Plants by Camila Carlow

eye-1 eye-2 eye-3 eye-4 eye-5eye-6Utterly amazing series of sculpted plants by Guatemalan-born artist Camila Carlow.
From Carlow’s statement about the project:

The most fascinating and intricate of biological structures, yet we rarely pay heed to the organs inside our body. Regardless of whether we fill ourselves with toxins or nourishing food, whether we exercise or not—our organs sustain us, working away effortlessly and unnoticed.

In a similar way, plants flourishing in the urban environment are a testament to nature’s indifference to our goings on. They grow out of the sides of buildings, in brick walls and between the cracks in concrete, despite of the traffic and pollution.

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Historical Fine Oil Portraits on Crumpled Trash Cans by Kim Alsbrooks

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Titled “My White Trash Family”  is the series of historical oil portraits on flattened beers cans and fast food containers by Philadelphia artist Kim Alsbrooks. She shares via a statement about the project: 

The White Trash Series was developed while living in the South out of frustration with some of the prevailing ideologies, in particular, class distinction. This ideology seems to be based on a combination of myth, biased history and a bizarre sentimentality about old wars and social structures. With the juxtaposition of the portraits from museums, once painted on ivory, now on flattened trash like beer cans and fast food containers, the artist sets out to even the playing field, challenging the perception of the social elite in today’s society.

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