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An Australian professor put an ear in his arm for art.
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Australian professor and artist Stelarc wants the world to hear him. He just has an unorthodox plan to get there.

The head of the Alternate Anatomies Laboratory at Curtin University is in the process of growing a human ear under his left arm, from a bio-polymer scaffold implanted there.

ABC plots the route of this project from conception to implant.

Stelarc first conceived the idea in 1996, but it took another decade to find the medical team willing to make it a reality.

They were recruited from around the world to insert a scaffold underneath his skin.

Within six months, tissue and blood vessels had developed around the structure.

"The ear is pretty much now a part of my arm, it's fixed to my arm and it has its own blood supply," he said.

The next step is to make the ear more three-dimensional — lifting it up off the arm and growing an ear lobe from Stelarc's stem cells.





After that, Stelarc wants to implant a microphone, recording all that happens around him as if it were a functioning ear. He wants anyone to have access to the live audio via Internet.

"There won't be an on-off switch," Stelarc told ABC. "If I'm not in a wi-fi hotspot or I switch off my home modem, then perhaps I'll be offline, but the idea actually is to try to keep the ear online all the time."

Art, y'all.



Lee John Phillips has big plans for all the little things his grandfather left behind in tool shed.

As the Welsh artist says on his personal website:

I am currently cataloguing the entire contents of my late grandfather's tool shed. I estimate the project to take around 5 years and will involve me illustrating in excess of 100,000 items.
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Instagram is a perfect place to discover the artists out there, some with talents you never thought possible.

User bernulia is a perfect example of this.

She uses spills and other food messes to create beautiful scenes and faces.

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Mind blown.

Watch artist/designer Jonathan Harris sketch an anamorphic optical illusion that makes it appear as if there's a 3-dimensonal hole in a simple sheet of paper.

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As part of an annual tradition, British photographer Peter Thorpe dresses his dog Raggle up in various costumes for his Christmas cards.

Each photo is created using elaborate props as opposed to Photoshop, and for 2014, they went with a mouse theme.

This year will be her last, however, as she will be retiring from modeling due to her old age, according to his blog.

Here are a few of the photos from previous years, and you can view more on his website.

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With just a pencil and some paper, 15-year-old João A. Carvalho can create cool, 3D effects that make his drawings pop out of the page through a combination of line manipulation and shading.

Here is some of his amazing work, and you can view more on his Facebook page.

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Via: oliviamuus
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Before there were iPhones, there were paint brushes.

Now, Olivia Muus, a designer and marketer from Denmark, has merged the two types of media into something new entirely: the portrait selfie.

Surely, this was the original artist's intent.

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