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Intricate quilled paper anatomy pieces by Sarah Yakawonis. They remind me of Lisa Nilsson’s beautiful filigrees of CT scans:

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Yaaay! It’s time for another round of ‘cool things done by hateful people’… a.k.a. where I find work I like, only to end up wanting to punch the artist in the genitals when they drown it in pretension .

Yup, it’s Fun with Artist’s StatementsThis week’s winner is Ashkan Honarvar for his Faces series, where he recreates horrific war wounds with confectionery…

Ashkan says his work, “constitutes a search for a universal representation of the evil latent in every human, providing an opportunity for reflection. His aesthetic dissection has an intriguing macabre nature, which opens the images to interpretation.

And I say he’s a tosser.

It’s fairly shocking imagery, and the fact that it’s supposedly based on war wounds make me a bit uncomfortable, but it definitely stops you in your tracks:

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He’s not angry

 Hercules confuses a stage direction on how to read his line, with it being part of the line itself:

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Burning ring of fire

This is pretty awesome – strategically placed fans turn a campfire into a raging  flame tornado:

(For those short of attention, it really kicks off at 1:45)

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Fabulously evil

After the superheroes, the villains…

Scott Scheidly’s portraits are “a series of ‘fabulous’ depictions of tyrants, dictators and popes.” I’m not really sure what the message is, but the execution – frame and all – is delightful:

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As part of their contract, hospital window washers at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London dress up as superheroes to clean the hospital’s windows.

For both the bedridden, very ill children and for the window washers themselves, these visits are reportedly the highlight of their week:

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Plastic beach

As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

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