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I recently came across the Russian nesting doll art of Irina Troitskaya and thought I would share. Also called matryoshka, matreshka, or “those things are freaking awesome” in Russian, nesting dolls are a traditional artform from the town of Semyonov, where the land was terrible for farming, but the trees were great for nesting dolls.…

Cornholing with Izzy and Mathman

In the Midwest they have a game called “cornhole” which involves throwing bean bags into holes in boards. Growing up on the East Coast, cornhole had a completely different meaning, but living in Chitown for three years now, I am doing my best to blend in. As a patron of the arts, I recently had…

Ring in the holidays with yuletide logs… courtesy of the reindeer at the Miller Park Zoo. By combining two Christmas classics, reindeer and ornaments, and adding a twist – fecal matter – the zoo’s marketing department may of stepped in retail gold! In a nutshell, or a nugget if you will, keepers collected reindeer poop…

Banksy Opens Pet Shop in NYC

The pseudo-anonomous British grafitti artist known only as Banksy unveiled an installation in Greenwich Village this week entitled The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill. Included are chicken nuggets that dip themselves in sauce, fish sticks that swim round an aquarium and smoked meats that slither around their tanks. Better knwon for his murals, the…

I stumbled into a meeting my brain and experience are wholly unqualified to report on, so instead, I will tell you about this much more exciting piece of information. Today, from 4PM-7PM, the AZA will be holding a live auction of paintings created by animals. Anyone can join the auction online but be aware you…

Animal Sand Animations

Interesting sand animations done by Sigrid Astrup.

Amazing Rare Things

A new exhibition of nature drawings, paintings and renderings has just opened at Buckingham Palace. The event focuses around four artists and a collector (Leonardo da Vinci, Cassiano dal Pozzo, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian and Mark Catesby) who lived from the mid 15th century to the late 18th. As an added bonus the exhibit,…

Robotic Hunting Trophies

“Hunting Trophies” is an art project designed as a sort-of protest against hunting while also raising “questionings on the relation between Human and Animal and Human and Non-Human.” The aptly named French artist, France Cadet, states that she is also trying to “grant them back for a moment the right to life, to free expression…

Elephant that Paints Other Elephants

Ridiculousness! Special thanks to NK for sharing.

Wind-Powered Animal Sculptures

The Maman sculpture inspired some American Mountain Dew drinkers to share their motorized spider vehicle with us. Well our Belgian friend, LonelyFatGuy, has answered in typically understated Flemish fashion and politely pointed us towards Theo Jansen, a remarkable Dutch artist who creates incredible mobile, wind-powered, animal-inspired sculptures. The first video gives you a taste of…