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.

DNA-Portrait

Watch the short film “DNA Portrait,” featuring the work of the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. She spent time collecting hairs shed in public spaces … and then sequencing their DNA to print 3D sculptures of what those hairs’ owners might look like.