A YouTube user and Counter-Strike enthusiast who goes by the moniker "Nipper" finds beauty in unexpected places. Or rather, he finds unexpected places to put beauty. Counter-Strike, the first-person shooter video game from Valve is especially popular because of the susceptibility of the game to modification, cheats, and flexible modes of play. In this case, the artistically minded Nipper who dabbles in "stopmotion and other garbage" on YouTube, modified one of the maps to create a walkthrough of the major works of Vincent van Gogh, set to Bach's Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E, BWV 1006.

Published in Best of the Web
Friday, 23 November 2012 17:40

Kelly McCollam's Spice of Life


Kelly McCollam is an artist with a twist. Her interests in classical masterpieces such as Van Gogh's "Starry Night" inspired her to recreate them in her own way.

Her salt and spice formations pay homage to her favorite fine artists while conveying the visions of a young artist well on her way to success.

Published in Rising Star Interviews