Some mothers use their infant's nap time to catch up on house chores, but this Japanese mother uses it as an outlet for her creativity. Using only things such as clothes, towels, socks and vegetables, Mami Koide turns her daughters dreams into art. A cartoonist by trade, Koide wasn't sure if her husband would find her new art style amusing.
[Mami Koise, 41-Year Old Cartoonist and Mother]:
"At the beginning, I wasn't sure whether the illustration crafted with clothes would really look like a picture, but after I sent it to my husband, I was very pleased to hear that he really got it and that it was interesting. It made him chuckle."
Koide's husband explains that when he has to work late, the photos are a nice reminder of what's important.
[Katsunori Sunami, Bar Owner and Father of Nuno]:
"When I look at these pictures during my work at night, I'm assured that she's fine, and I think that I should work hard to make this girl happy."
Three months ago, Koide published a collection of her 200 sleeping infant art photos. She was surprised when her book became a best seller on Amazon Japan just a week after it was released. Sadly, Koide says that she will soon have to retire her sleeping infant art career. Nuno is outgrowing her canvas, and with 200 photos, she says she says she thinks its enough. If you want to see more, you can join the 50 thousand fans who are enjoying more of sleeping Nuno on Koide's blog.
At the first exhibition of the sculpture, artist Jamie McCartney talks to Latest TV about his work, how the show is going and the souvenirs people are buying...
To buy the BOOK of the project on AMAZON click here.
Also checkout the mini documentary.
These early Tim Burton shorts are currently playing along the entrance leading into the Tim Burton gallery at the Museum of MOdern Art (MOMA) in New York... the exhibit is only available for a limited time and closes April 26th, 2010
â€œBad Apple!!â€ is a magical piece of stop-motion animation made from 6,566 still photos of printed bitmaps.
The creator, Nico Nico Douga user â€œã†ï½ä¸»,â€ says he made the video without using photo-editing software. The images were captured with a webcam, and the effects were achieved by changing the camera position and adjusting the focus, brightness, zoom, exposure and gain.
This man can't read or write but he can carve out the Statue of Liberty inside the eye of a needle. His sculptures are so small that he even thought he may have accidently inhaled his Alice in Wonderland piece. His life's work was sold to a collector for $20 million. Especially impressive was the Charlie Chaplin sculpture that was balanced on the tip of an eyelash.
TED Talks -- Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics -- like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day.
TETRIS played by real human-beings sitting in an auditorium: TETRIS is the 4th video performance of the GAME OVER Project, directed by the Swiss artist Guillaume REYMOND (NOTsoNOISY creative agency). This stop-motion video was shot and played for "LES URBAINES" Festival at the Palais de Rumine (Lausanne, Switzerland) on November 24th 2007.
You can find more information and also SPACE INVADERS, PONG and POLE POSITION on our website NOTsoNoisy