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Mysterious Underwater Crop Circles Created by Puffer Fish

Using underwater cameras, researchers in Japan found that small puffer fish swim through the day and night to create these vast organic sculptures, that look like crop circles, using the movement of a single fin. The team found the circles serve a variety of crucial ecological functions, the most important of which is to attract mates. Apparently the female fish are attracted to the hills and valleys within the sand and traverse them carefully to discover the male fish where the pair eventually lay eggs at the circle’s center, the grooves later acting as a natural buffer to ocean currents that protect the delicate offspring. Scientists also learned that the more ridges contained within the sculpture resulted in a much greater likelihood of the fish pairing. This video shows a puffer fish in the process of making one of the beautiful designs.

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Jessica Drenk

Jessica Drenk is an American artist raised in Montana, where she developed an appreciation for the natural world that remains an important inspiration to her artwork today.  

Tactile and textural, her sculptures highlight the chaos and beauty that can be found in simple materials. Drenk’s work is also influenced by systems of information and the impulse to develop an encyclopedic understanding of the world.

Drenk has an MFA in 3D Art from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College where she was an art major. A working artist since 2007, Drenk’s home and studio are currently in Florida.  

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When an Artist transforms Solid Stones into soft and organic Sculptures

The creations of the Spanish artist José Manuel Castro López, who works with stone in a surprising way, managing to give it a soft and organic look. Like optical illusions, the sculptures of the artist seem to distort the marble and granite with an incredible ease. Discover all of his creations on his Facebook page.


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This tentacular typewriter is the work of Oakland-based artist Courtney Brown. Entitled Self Organization, it’s made of a 1938 Underwood typewriter and sculpted bronze tentacles. Brown won first prize for this awesome sculpture at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s annual California Sculpture SLAM, where it will remain on exhibit through November 15, 2015.

Visit Courtney Brown’s website to check out more of her fascinating creations.

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When an artist transforms Solid Stones into soft and organic Sculptures

The creations of the Spanish artist José Manuel Castro López, who works with stone in a surprising way, managing to give it a soft and organic look. Like optical illusions, the sculptures of the artist seem to distort the marble and granite with an incredible ease. Discover all of his creations on his Facebook page.