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Photographer Christopher Rimmer spent a year studying the strange habits of cattle on South Africa’s wild coast. His exhibition Amapondo opens in New York in April.
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Criss-cross patterns deep in a Gibraltan cave suggest that the species had minds capable of abstract artistic expression. Archaeologists uncovered the engravings in Gorham’s Cave, a site overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
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Twenty of the best sand artists from around the world are creating massive, intricate sculptures using fine grains of sand to compete in the second annual Do AC Sand Sculpting World Cup.
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The anonymous art collective Luzinterruptus has realized a ‘Labyrinth of Plastic Waste‘ for Poland’s Katowice Street Art Festival. By using 6000 discarded water bottles artists created a 7 by 5 meter maze. The labyrinth speaks volumes about the large amount of plastic bottles that are wasted every day around the globe.
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San Franciscan Andres Amador, 42, is an “earthscape” artist, using beaches as his canvas.
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When art conservators in the United Kingdom were cleaning a 17th-century Dutch seascape, “View of Scheveningen Sands,”created by Hendrick van Anthonissen, they found a surprise: an image of a beached whale that had been hidden for at least 150 years.
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Mary Edna Fraser, an artist known for her large-scale batiks on silk and illustrations of geology and geography, was invited on the Research Vessel Atlantis, to capture the essence of discovery as scientists mapped the seafloor.
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A group of imaginative artists has shown magic can be made from a few simple lines in the sand.
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Washed up plastics and marine garbage pose a threat to the ecosystems and animal lives they invade, a problem which activists have worked to bring light to in recent years. While news and science are powerful mediums for conveying these messages, the work of artists has also played an important role in the sharing of concern…
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