When Jason Wood allowed filmmaker Eliot Rausch to document the day he put his beloved dog, Oden, to sleep, he may not have realized that the result would be viewed over a million times. But thank goodness he did, because "Last Minutes with ODEN" is gorgeous. Photographed by Luke Korver and Matt Taylor, this six-minute piece weaves scenes from the sad day with Wood's story about life with Oden. Wood's tearful voice and open grief are incredibly moving, as is his gratefulness f
Oxford-based artist Chloe Giordano creates impressive tiny embroidered animals that have a 3D quality. From a hare to a sleeping fawn, most of her pieces aren't bigger than a thumbnail. Giordano, who has an illustration background, typically works from a detailed sketch and the embroidery is made by packing the stitches together. #oxford #embroidered #animals #chloe #quality #miniature
Caddisfly larvae are aquatic, and spin protective silk cases which incorporate bits of material from their surroundings, such as gravel, twigs or small pieces of shell. In this remarkable work, simply entitled Caddis, French artist Hubert Duprat (b.1957) has collaborated with caddis larvae by gently placing them in an environment full of gold, pearls and semi-precious stones. #larvae #aquatic #art #nature #silk #gold #perls #stones #french #artist
Claire Basler: Botanical Paintings (working in an old ironworks on the outskirts of Paris). My favorite botanical artist is Pierre-Joseph Redoute who was also my grandmother's favorite. This lady comes second.
Osmia Avosetta are solitary bees that build their nests by biting petals off of flowers, flying them back one by one, and gluing them together often using nectar as glue. Each nest is a papermache work of art that houses a single bee egg. #bees #pretty #nectar #art #nature #wild