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Monika Thakur

Monika has been writing about trending artifacts across diverse platforms for over three years. Her all-time fascination with both traditional and non-traditional artworks led her to explore the world of art and humanities. She founded EdgyMinds in 2016 to discover emerging artists and indulge her passion for creativity. Connect with her at Facebook I Twitter I G Plus

Oregon artist turns metal objects into an array of metal sculptures
in Art, Offbeat

Oregon artist turns metal objects into an array of metal sculptures

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Proving this phase right, Oregon-based artist Del Loose turns scrap metal objects into stunning sculptures. Using old tools, farm equipment, as well as, kitchen utensils, he has sculpted an array of metal sculptures. So, far he has created metal art pieces in shape of birds and fishes and even built two custom cars.

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02 Sep 2017
Trash for Cash: Artist turns scrap into portraits or logos for charity
in Art, Design, Offbeat

Trash for Cash: Artist turns scrap into portraits or logos for charity

Trash for Cash is a sustainable advertising project started by Hamburg-based environmentalist Sönke Rosenkranz to turn scrap into beautiful portraits or company logos. With the help from refugees, their team collects trash from the environment to build corporate logos and famous celebrity portraits. Further, these artworks are sold and half of the money goes to a charity.

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01 Sep 2017
Indian artist creates Ganesha sculpture from 500 kg recycled car parts
in Art, Design, DIY

Indian artist creates Ganesha sculpture from 500 kg recycled car parts

Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu festival that reveres Lord Ganesha, is celebrated every year enthusiastically in various parts of India, especially in Maharashtra. This year, American multinational automaker Ford teamed with Madhvi Khaitan Pittie, who set up WorkshopQ that’s an innovative eco-product manufacturing company, to create a six-feet tall Ganesha sculpture made from over 500 kg recycled car parts – including clutch plates, disk brakes, fenders,...

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29 Aug 2017
Leaf Art: Filipino artist turns green leaves into eye-catching human faces
in Art

Leaf Art: Filipino artist turns green leaves into eye-catching human faces

Art is limitless and a talented artist can convert anything into a masterpiece. One such brilliant artist is Jeh Aquino from Philippines, who turns delicate green leaves into eye-catching human faces. Recently, Aquino displayed his impressive and unusual artworks on Twitter and his skills were appreciated on social media – due to the use of the unusual medium for creating art.

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26 Aug 2017
Tarun Jain: Delhi filmmaker talks about his latest short film ‘Amma Meri’
in Interview, Videos, Your story

Tarun Jain: Delhi filmmaker talks about his latest short film ‘Amma Meri’

Independent filmmakers do have to struggle a lot to raise funds and find an audience. But the interest of youth towards social media has boosted the Indie film market. All thanks to platforms like YouTube, short filmmakers are getting opportunities to showcase their vision and reach out to a wider audience base. Recently, EdgyMinds caught up with a Delhi-based independent filmmaker, Tarun Jain, who talked...

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24 Aug 2017
Art on Ukulele: Famed artists paint ukuleles to raise money for a charity
in Art, Instruments, Painting

Art on Ukulele: Famed artists paint ukuleles to raise money for a charity

Art on Ukulele is a new audio-visual project organised by the team behind Art on a Postcard, the annual charity event that sees artists and designers create anonymous postcard prints, which are then auctioned in aid of the Hepatitis C Trust. This time they have collaborated with famed artists including Mick Rooney, Cathy Pilkington, and Allen Jones to paint various ukuleles to raise money for...

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23 Aug 2017
Photographer captures beauty of 19 animals rescued from black market
in Photography

Photographer captures beauty of 19 animals rescued from black market

Over the years, humans have widely expanded into wild animal habitats for urbanisation. To save animals from ruthless human greed, Animal Tracks wildlife sanctuary in California has teamed up with Los Angeles-based photographer Natasha Wilson to throw a light on the ethereal beauty of 19 animals that they have saved from entering the black market trade.

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17 Aug 2017
Steampunk animal sculptures made from recycled metal parts
in Art, Design

Steampunk animal sculptures made from recycled metal parts

A true artist can breathe life into any material – be it canvas, wood or metal. Igor Verniy from Russia is one such artist that creates lively steampunk animal sculptures using recycled metal parts. A lot of work goes into the creation of every detail. Moreover, the moving parts make each structure come alive.

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16 Aug 2017
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