John Ellis -
Artist studying at California State University Channel Islands.

I post, blog, and reblog what appeals to me, either artistically, or otherwise.


Beautiful sunset at Rock Creek Lake this weekend.

#camping #california #sunset #rockcreeklake #norcal #mammoth #sierramountains

Beautiful sunset at Rock Creek Lake this weekend.

#camping #california #sunset #rockcreeklake #norcal #mammoth #sierramountains


 Amazingly Delicate Paper Art Hand-Cut by Akira Nagaya


Japanese artist Akira Nagaya creates insanely intricate paper cuttings called kirie that look like delicate pencil drawings or wire sculptures.

Nagaya discovered his talent in his early 20s when he was learning sasabaran – a technique for cutting food decorations from bamboo leaves at sushi shops. When he practiced on his own using paper and a utility knife, he realized that he was good at it and that he enjoyed it. Only later in his life, though, did he start to look at his paper cuttings as art and display them to the public.




fun fact the opening song tells the entire plot of the movie, but everyone is always too distracted by the amazing animation to notice the lyrics. job well done, Disney.

(Source: miniclaws)


Street Artists Cover Mexican Island In Murals To Help Save Sharks And Manta Rays - PangeaSeed

In collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, World Art Destinations and Juxtapoz Latin America, PangeaSeed are pleased to share with you the results of “Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition”. The week-long mural festival resulted in 14 amazing large scale ocean-themed murals on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Our goal was to raise awareness for the conservation of the ocean and greatly needed protection for the whale sharks and manta rays off the Yucatan peninsula, by means of art and creativity.

For this pioneering project, we collaborated with a select group of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists who were given the opportunity to swim with and study whale sharks and oceanic manta rays and experience these majestic giants in their natural environment. Both of these iconic ocean animals are listed as species threatened with extinction on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.

Inspired by their personal animal encounters, the artists created the murals to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities as well as to highlight the benefits of ecotourism and the long-term sustainability of natural resources.

Photo courtesy of Tre’ Packard | 2014

1..2.Tatiana Suarez (USA)

3. 4.Smithe (Mexico)

5.6..Nosego (USA)

7.8..Saner (Mexico)

9.Pelucas (Spain)

Via  boredpanda


New York city camouflage series by Trina Merry

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Her models meld into the grey Manhattan skyline as if they’re made of mirrors and glass.

Now body artist Trina Merry has spoken about her head-turning technique, painstakingly painting women so they blend in with New York’s landmarks, after her incredible creations made headlines around the world.

The 33-year-old shuns studios and canvases, instead letting her nude models camouflage seamlessly into the world around them.

Art imitates life: New York body painter Trina Merry’s models blend into the Manhattan Bridge (left) and Guggenheim museum (right) wearing coloured shoes and bikini bottoms. The 33-year-old began her inspiring project after moving to New York from San Francisco because she wanted to provide a ‘reflective view within the landscape’