A £1million Egg for Tatler UK.
A gorgeous Fabergé-style egg - completely covered in cut gemstones rimmed with diamonds - and a perfect example of Ebu-Arts!
Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books / The Island of Dr. Mastrovito (2010) and The Island of Dr. Mastrovito II (2013) by Andrea Mastrovito.
Check out this wild Ebu-Arts installation by Andrea Mastrovito! This assemblage is like a 3-D collage, bringing all kinds of flora and fauna out of the pages of their books!
c.1970 - Manhattan Jeweler, Daniel Webb’s, Chinese Dragon Pin
18k gold, platinum, diamond, enamel, ruby
Another brilliant example of Ebu-Arts as jewelry: each segment of this gorgeous dragon had to be carefully cut and shaped: each a small work of art unto themselves, yet combined, they create a magnificent Ebu-Arts dragon!
We’re proud to announce the winner of the 2nd Annual Ebu-Arts Contest, RoByn Thompson of Paterson, NJ!
Artist RoByn Thompson designed and created a mask, a headpiece, wings and an elaborate 8 foot long tail, all composed of hundreds of miniature abstract paintings. Thompson body-painted and costumed a model, whom she then photographed.
The art is inspired by a story from the Native American tradition. The Rainbow Crow had beautiful feathers in every color of the spectrum. She flew back to Earth from the heavens bringing with her the gift of fire, in order to help warm the creatures of the Earth. But in doing so, her rainbow feathers were permanently charred black. She sacrificed her unique beauty for the greater good.
This story can be a powerful parable for artists, who must often sacrifice dearly in their pursuit of truth and beauty.
Medium: acrylics, paper, body paint, collage, construction, photography
Accretion by Beverly Rayner
photographs and ephemera, housecoat, fabric, 2009-2013
"Accretion lays out for investigation the evidence of a particular human behavior: the relentless accumulation of THINGS over time… things that matter to us as individuals, for whatever reasons. This artwork physically manifests itself in the exaggerated form of an ordinary object, a housecoat, covered with the residual ephemera carefully saved by one person. It sheaths the garment, chronologically layered like scales, expansively trailing out behind and amassing at the ends of sleeves in heaps. Massive numbers of greeting cards make up the bulk of the mementos covering this piece, accented with bills, receipts, notes, documents, etc. Inspirational quotes, prayers and poems are layered along the edges of the garment like a lyrical fringe. Hand written letters, albums and scrapbooks are heaped at the sleeve ends. The inside of the robe is entirely lined with personal photographs. These are the remains of day-to-day living, part of the material accretions of human activity."
While Ebu-Arts is typically composed of items of tangible value, sometimes we can make exceptions. Greeting cards, personal photographs and other nostalgic ephemera compose this work by Beverly Rayner. Would you make a compelling argument that this is an Ebu-Arts Masterpiece? We’re always looking for new judges for next year’s contest - if you’re interested, submit your argument for or against “Accretion,” as an Ebu-Arts masterpiece and submit to email@example.com
Inside the Palace - The Nymphenburg Palace (Munich, German)
The baroque palace in the west part of Munich was the summer residence of the Bavarian monarchs. In 1664, Prince Ferdinand Maria had the castle built as a present to his wife, who had borne him the long-awaited heir, Max Emanuel. The Nymphenburg Palace is one of the largest royal palaces in Europe. Some spaces have their original Baroque decor intact, while others were later remodeled in Rococo and Classical styles.
Even architecture can be an Ebu-Arts masterpiece! The Nymphenburg Palace, pictured above, shows how the careful design of each room, including hand-carved woodwork, mosaics, and frescoes, combine to create a work of art, and each room’s work is combined as a Palace of Ebu-Arts! Even as rooms are re-worked in different styles, the overall Palace remains an Ebu-Arts masterpiece!
More brilliant Ebullient Artwork by Seung Hoon Park. Interesting to see how strips of interwoven photographs completely change the original image.