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Miguel Endara Draws His Dad With Dots

Miguel Endara made a drawing of his dad, called “Hero”, out of 3.2 million dots of ink, and documented the process so you can see what it looks like:

Mary Ellen Croteau Makes Bottle Cap Art

Bottle Caps

Artist Mary Ellen Croteau proves that recycling can be beautiful with her work, titled Close, made entirely of bottle caps.

According to Mary:

Plastic bottle caps – like bags, a plastic product that can’t be/isn’t recycled. I conceived of an “endless column” of these caps, after Constantin Brancussi’s iconic modernist sculpture. One became two, and two became many. While making these columns, I noticed the smaller caps tended to nest inside one another, and the color combinations reminded me of Chuck Close’s painted portraits. So I got sidetracked and started on a large self-portrait made entirely of bottle caps. The piece measures 8 feet by 7 feet. No paint is used, except to delineate a few shadows where white board was showing through. In a few cases, the caps are trimmed in order to fit a tight space.

See more detailed photos at her site.

[Mary Ellen Croteau]

LEGO Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 LEGO

Building detailed models out of LEGOs has always been an interesting hobby (though not necessarily one that I’d take on myself) which is why work like this set of Team Fortress 2 characters is so impressive.

Each character is made with genuine LEGO pieces, and from what I can tell, doesn’t use a ton of them either, which makes it even more impressive.

Click through to view the full set in all its glory.

[LEGO Team Fortress 2]

Desktop Dumpster – Trashy Street Art

Desktop Dumpster

SteelPlant is releasing a series of handmade desktop dumpsters that have been painted, inked, glued, printed and/or distressed by various street artists.

Each dumpster is unique, and the art and application methods will change with each release, so they’re guaranteed to stay unique as well.

Use it as a planter, a stationary holder, or just a cool piece of art to have around the house, because where else are you going to find an artified mini-dumpster?

[SteelPlant – Desktop Dumpsters]

Purdue Masters The Rube Goldberg Machine

This Rube Goldberg Machine, built by a team from Purdue, includes 232 steps, and once verified, will surpass the world record held by Ferris State University of 230 steps.

It’s called “Time Machine”, and catalogs the history of the world, from dinosaurs, war, and rock ‘n roll to a cataclysmic inferno and efflorescent renewal.

Check it out:

[Via: Engadget]