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Sweet Spot #7: Smart Art from the Start

We are far from the days of legendary artists Monet and Michelangelo, Picasso and Warhol. Those artists broke new ground and their innovation made them memorable. So many artists have tried new mediums, new techniques, and new obscenities at an attempt to stand out, but few have made comparable impressions. It seems like nowadays, what is there left to do? Are all the new ideas gone? Not necessarily – these two artists have succeeded in finding new interpretations, check them out!

Bill Guffey paints landscapes, not from memory, but from Google Maps: Street View. You’d never know it from the painting, they are very realistic and have the depth and detail of someone who has experienced that scene. Catch Bill Guffey, featured on ABC News.

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Willard Wigan is a micro sculptor. What’s a micro sculptor? Pretty much what you expected, he sculpts very very tiny things. Sounds pretty lackluster, until you see these for yourself. Not to be seen with just the naked eye, you need a microscope! What makes these sculptures so extraordinary, is the detail. Imagine the whole scene of Alice at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party inside the eye of a needle! Catch Willard Wigan on the Conan O’Brien Show.

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