Patrícia Almeida – Umbrella Installation Photos




Flickr photographer Patrícia Almeida recently shot these great photos of a wonderfully whimsical umbrella installation using her iPhone and camera. Like something out of a fairy tale, the umbrellas look almost like they’re magically floating in mid-air. As she writes, “In July in Águeda (a Portuguese town) some streets are decorated with colorful umbrellas. I felt like a kid, amazed by all that color!” Love this kind of outdoor art. (Bonus points that it provides nice shade for those strolling along the street!) Via My Modern Met.


Diens Silver – Dew Photography

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Diem Chau – Pencil Tip Sculptures

Diem Chau




Robert Buelteman – Glowing Plant Photography

Robert Buelteman

Photographer Robert Buelteman uses thousands of volts of electricity to create his photographs by zapping a little life and energy into already beautiful plants. The process, called Kirlian photography, was made famous in 1939 by Russian inventor Semyon Davidovich Kirlian who discovered the process accidentally through experimentation. To capture the glowing light through each flower, Buelteman first carves at the plants with surgical tools until they are thin and sheer. Next, he places a sheet of transparency film below a metal sheet floating in liquid silicone. He puts the plants on top of the film and connects them, with clamps, to a source of voltage. Buelteman then generates up to 80,000 volts through the plant to capture the resulting glow on film.

Buelteman works completely in the dark, so after he shocks the plants, he paints with light across the shape of the plant to add additional illumination and detail to the image. These glowing plants are an impressive example of photographic techniques that don’t require any digital manipulation.The artist says, “While I remain fascinated by the organic design of simple flowers and plants, I have become increasingly drawn to the power of abstraction made available through the manipulation of color, form, and light.” Via My Modern Met.

Lorella Paleni – Oil Paintings

Lorella Paleni






Lorella Paleni was born in 1986 in Casazza, Italy. In 2011 she moved to New York in to study painting at SVA and later Columbia University School.

Paleni describes painting as a necessary act, a process through which her experience of the world becomes comprehensible. In her work she attempts to to rebuild, in a figural way, the violence of life which strikes us every day and lies in the essence of ourselves. It is her ambition to depict an energy which is present in all events, incessantly changing and revealing the susceptible state of our being.

She attempt to preserve the power of her images before they become readable and coded. The event in the painting lives compressed in an endless time. All actions or situations represented recur in infinity but are never the same, like a river where the water flows incessantly, changing every moment but remaining of the same substance.

The core of her work lies in the idea of an existence without the constraint of linear time is which is composed of every instant of the past and present simultaneously.

Her work has won several awards and nominations, including most recently the Cut&Paste Pick prize from Artists Wanted, New York. Her work has been exhibited locally and in various countries across Europe. Via Artist A Day.