For this eerie organism, Huang recorded eye movements up-close, and nestled a screen to show the footage among inflated plastic bags and other household materials. "The idea of taking existing objects, merging them and making something new and magical is wonderful to me," he says. EX-C-F 4 (YK-Eye), by Shih Chieh Huang, 2009. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Artist Shih Chieh Huang takes everyday objects—garbage bags, plastic bottles, food containers, old computer parts—and transforms them into surreal sea creatures. See his work, up close and personal.

Beijing-based artist Liu Bolin disappears into his works, silently making bold statements about consumerism, mass culture — even the Chinese government. See a gallery of previously unpublished works.

Heather Barnett makes art from physarum polycephalum, including a beautiful timelapse film of its growth. Check out some truly strange GIFs of the work.

We asked an international group of 12 artists, designers, photographers and activists to provide one image that encapsulates what inequality means to them — and to explain their selection. The results are stunning and thought-provoking. Warning: some of them might make you cry.

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Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. She has spent years researching and tracking down the world’s oldest organisms. Here, take a look at just some of her photographs, and watch her 2010 TED Talk on the topic.

Alice in Wonderland Garden Party by Maira Kalman, 2013. Photo courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery.

Who else but Maira Kalman would come up with a series of images dedicated to “girls standing on lawns”? Here, the artist explains her fascination with the subject matter, and shares some of her favorite paintings.

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Miwa Matreyek’s shadow weaves a complex path through illuminated buildings. Hot air balloons swirl around her.