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100 Bizarre Art Projects

From Provocative Vaginal Knitting to Bird Feces-Produced Artistry

— March 6, 2014 — Art & Design
These bizarre art projects are strange, perplexing and use wacky types of media to get messages across — this includes creations made out of dead flies, vomit, urine and animal excrement. Although these are some of the more gross examples, some of these other bizarre art projects take a subtler approach.

Some of the most interesting and unusual types of art include wacky performance art pieces, such as carrying around and taking care of plants like children. A few of these strange pieces may make you scratch your head, but despite their unconventional presentation methods, art pieces like Valerie Hegarty’s—that appear to be decaying—communicate rather serious messages, such as what happens to fine art if it is not properly cared for.
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Ballistic Matchstick Map Art
Ballistic Matchstick Map Art
Everything is Ending Shows the World Literally Burning Down
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99
Rapper Performance Art
Rapper Performance Art
The 'Picasso Baby' by Jay Z Film Explores Musical Genre in Gallery Space
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98
Bird Feces-Produced Artistry
Bird Feces-Produced Artistry
Artist Fabrizio Lamoncha Uses Bird Poop to Form the Latin Alphabet
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97
Pollution Absorbent Ink Garments
Pollution Absorbent Ink Garments
Bowker Creates Iridescent Clothes That React to Climate Change
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96
Interactive Insect Installations
Interactive Insect Installations
Fly Colony Captures the Messages of Buzzing Flies on the Internet
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95
Energy Drink Art Performances
Energy Drink Art Performances
Ryder Ripps Counts Red Bulls Consumed vs. Ideas Generated
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94
Bizarre Art-Projecting Cats (UPDATE)
Bizarre Art-Projecting Cats (UPDATE)
Submit Artwork to Laser Cat & It Could Appear on the Moon
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93
Reflective Prison Art
Reflective Prison Art
The Art Installation at Rikers Island Prison is Thought Provoking
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92
Insect Vomit-Infused Artwork
Insect Vomit-Infused Artwork
John Knuth Uses Bugs' Regurgitated Vomit for His Insect Art
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91
Suspension Bridge Musical Instruments
Suspension Bridge Musical Instruments
The Human Harp by Di Mainstone Merges Art and Architecture
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90
Bizarre Art-Projecting Cats
Bizarre Art-Projecting Cats
Laser Cat Uses Its Eyebeams to Display Art onto Public Surfaces
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89
Skin Dress Paintings
Skin Dress Paintings
'Human Default' Stirs Thoughts of the Future and Introspection
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88
Inflatable Trash Bag Sculptures
Inflatable Trash Bag Sculptures
This Inflatable Sculpture Makes Garbage Bags Appear to Breathe
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87
Bacteria-Grown Celebrity Portraits
Bacteria-Grown Celebrity Portraits
This Science Art Project is Made from the Bacteria of Celebs
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86
Celebrity Pet Portraiture
Celebrity Pet Portraiture
Ruth Marcus Combines Your Cat and Favorite Famous Person
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85
Cutesy Collaborative Illustrations
Cutesy Collaborative Illustrations
These Drawings Were Done by an Artist and Her Young Daughter
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84
Ironic Fecal Installations
Ironic Fecal Installations
This Deviously Designed Cage Spells Out Phrases with Bird Poop
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83
Hairy Calligraphy Installations
Hairy Calligraphy Installations
The United Nations Project by Wenda Gu is Mind-Boggling
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82
Bizarre Beach Blockheads
Bizarre Beach Blockheads
The Giant LEGO Man Ego Leonard is a Shoreside Stumper
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81
Naked Baby Kites
Naked Baby Kites
Peter Lynn's Naked Baby Kites Are Functional and Fascinating
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80
Hairy Flora Art Projects
Hairy Flora Art Projects
Jenine Shereos Weaves Leaves Out of Human Hair
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79
Body Bending Circuses
Body Bending Circuses
CIRCA Noveau Cirque Troupe Allows the Human Body to Blow the Mind
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78
Random Material-Illuminated Animals
Random Material-Illuminated Animals
Pack Dogs is a Glow-in-the-Dark Exhibit That Uses Old Garbage
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77
DNA-Constructed Portraits
DNA-Constructed Portraits
Stranger Visions by Heather Dewey-Hagborg Relies on Forensic Techniques
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76
Distorted Image Illustrations
Distorted Image Illustrations
Jens Hesse Creates Mayhem with Altered Facial Expressions
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75
Monumental Makeshift Toilet Fountains
Monumental Makeshift Toilet Fountains
This Fountian Installation is Made of 10,000 Toilet Bowls
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74
Spreadsheet Program Paintings
Spreadsheet Program Paintings
These Incredible Paintings Were Created with Microsoft Excel
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73
Artistic Sewer Toppers
Artistic Sewer Toppers
The Milan Manhole Project Brings Sewage System Art to Italy
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72
Shudder-Inducing Squirting Eye Paintings
Shudder-Inducing Squirting Eye Paintings
Leandro Granato's Eye Paintings are Sprayed on the Canvas
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71
Abstract Knitted Artwork
Abstract Knitted Artwork
Jayson Musson Strings Together Sweater-Based Abstract Paintings
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70
Penance Performance Art
Penance Performance Art
The Terence Koh Nothingtoodoo Piece is Painful to Watch
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69
Hairy Pet Depictions
Hairy Pet Depictions
These Animal Portraits by Sue Wurzel Are Made from Dog Fur
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68
Sleepless Giant Paintings
Sleepless Giant Paintings
In These Tran Nguyen Art Paintings She Paints Giant Women in the City
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67
Subway Expression Experiments
Subway Expression Experiments
Benz Thanachart’s Shouting Makes for Great Captures
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66
Fly-Formed Human Sculptures
Fly-Formed Human Sculptures
Shoes that Break the Silence by Antonio Paucar Represents Life
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65
Sacrilegious Steeple Exhibits
Sacrilegious Steeple Exhibits
Sue Kreitzman's St. Pancras Church Crypt Show is Contentious
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64
Disguised Performance Art
Disguised Performance Art
Duomo Chameleon Will Make You Do a Double-Take
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63
Plant-Babying Projects
Plant-Babying Projects
The 'Plant Pregnancy' Project by Alice Kim Nurtures Plants Like Children
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62
Violent Camouflage Exibitions
Violent Camouflage Exibitions
Artist Liu Bolin Became One with Weapons in the 'Gun Rack'
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61
Confessional Art Projects
Confessional Art Projects
Candy Chang Invites You to Share Your Secrets for Public Display
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60
Skeletal Performance Art
Skeletal Performance Art
'Breathing with Skeletons' by Marina Abramovic is Creepy
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59
Feline Fecal Art
Feline Fecal Art
Artist Creates Beautiful Collages of Cat Paintings with Urine and Poop
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58
Frozen Clothing Art Installations
Frozen Clothing Art Installations
This Frozen Clothes Artwork is Beautiful and Bizarre
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57
Sun-Stealing Art Projects
Sun-Stealing Art Projects
Martin Andersen Uses Heliostats to Bring Light to a Small Norwegian Town
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56
Knitted Cocoon Performance Art
Knitted Cocoon Performance Art
Enclosure by Bea Camacho Addresses Ideas of Isolation and Shelter
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55
Ritualistic Scrawling Performances
Ritualistic Scrawling Performances
The 'I Used To' Piece by Sarah Sanders Reveals Her Identity
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54
Escher-Inspired Art Projects (UPDATE)
Escher-Inspired Art Projects (UPDATE)
Endless Stair Brings M.C. Escher's Surreal Drawings to Life
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53
Urinal Cake Decorations
Urinal Cake Decorations
Carmichael Collective Transforms Urinal Cakes in a Literal Way
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52
Avian Crown Paintings
Avian Crown Paintings
Artist Amy Judd Creates Whimsical Images of Faceless Figures
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51
Meat-Dressed Porcelain Dolls
Meat-Dressed Porcelain Dolls
Mark Ryden’s Porcelain Meat Dress Revives One of His Paintings
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50
Anti-Bullying Art Projects
Anti-Bullying Art Projects
Lindsay Bottos' Tumblr Blog Calls Out Instances of Cyberbullying Online
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49
Dumpster Diving Studies
Dumpster Diving Studies
Blu Dot's 'Real Good Experiment' Tracks Chairs All Over NYC
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48
Umbrella Dancers
Umbrella Dancers
Geometry-inspired Choreographed Art by Julie Tremblay
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47
Graphic Meat Portraits
Graphic Meat Portraits
Artist Victoria Reynolds Has Created Victorian Style Paintings of Meat
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46
Fish Hugging
Fish Hugging
Slimy Performance Art Based on the Japanese Namazu Myth
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45
Bodily Fluid Masterpieces
Bodily Fluid Masterpieces
Vinicius Quesada Uses Blood and Urine as His Work Supplies
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44
Laundry Room Art
Laundry Room Art
The Lint Last Supper is Made Entirely Out of Laundry Lint
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43
Aqua-Activated Light Walls
Aqua-Activated Light Walls
The Water Light Graffiti Wall is a Shining Example of Interactive Art
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42
Faux Face Room Installations
Faux Face Room Installations
The Mae West Room at the Dali Museum Will Have You Seeing Stars
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41
Fearless Feminine Rituals
Fearless Feminine Rituals
Supernatural Conductor by Shana Robbin Explores Natural Phenomena
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40
Purposely Decayed Portraits (UPDATE)
Purposely Decayed Portraits (UPDATE)
These Portraits are Portrayed as Decaying Artworks
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39
Melting Iceberg Art Installations
Melting Iceberg Art Installations
Olafur Eliasson’s Melting Ice Art is Sustainably Kept Cool
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38
Superhero Rodent Photography
Superhero Rodent Photography
Artist Santiago Transforms One Forrest Dweller into an Epic Squirrel
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37
Striking Patterned Skull Art
Striking Patterned Skull Art
These Fantastically Freaky Skulls Have Been Carved and Patterned
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36
Bizarre Fractal Paintings
Bizarre Fractal Paintings
Gustaf Lilliestierna's Fractal Artwork is a Strange Look at Repetition
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35
Comical Classic Painting Photography
Comical Classic Painting Photography
These Photos of Old Paintings are Recreated Using Objects
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34
Terrifying Royal Family Portraits
Terrifying Royal Family Portraits
Thomas Kluge’s Painting of the Dutch Royal Family is Troub
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33
Disturbing Performance Art
Disturbing Performance Art
Danielle Julian Norton Delves into the Bizarre Human Condition
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32
Glaring Octopus 3D Paintings
Glaring Octopus 3D Paintings
This Acrylic-Layered Sculpture Painting by Keng Lye is Squirming
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31
Ambiguous Body Collages
Ambiguous Body Collages
The UNTITLED # Image Series Distorts Human Faces and Figures
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30
Contemporary Surrealist Portraits
Contemporary Surrealist Portraits
I Am Not by Ruadh DeLone Redoes Dali Digitally
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29
Alien Cat Illustrations
Alien Cat Illustrations
Casey Weldon Paints Four-Eyed Felines
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28
Whimsical Humanimal Photoseries
Whimsical Humanimal Photoseries
The 'Cold Feet' Series Has Animals Taking on Human Activities
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27
Neon Illuminating Installations
Neon Illuminating Installations
The Topographical Light Paintings by Janne Parviainen are Vibrant
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26
Real-Life Abstract Paintings
Real-Life Abstract Paintings
Flora Borsi Breathes Life into Abstract Artworks
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25
Alarming Anthropomorphic Sculptures
Alarming Anthropomorphic Sculptures
Felix Deac Creates Unusual Art That Fascinates and Disturbs
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24
Lip-Locked Portraits
Lip-Locked Portraits
Natalie Irish Puckers Up for These Painted Beauties
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23
Cuddly Decomposing Critters
Cuddly Decomposing Critters
Zombified Stuffed Animals are Adorable Brain Eaters
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22
Paint-Splattered Burlesque
Paint-Splattered Burlesque
The Honda 'Live Every Litre' Campaign Teases & Titillates
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21
Wooden Lingerie
Wooden Lingerie
Unbelievable Unwearable Unmentionables That Are Meant to Be Seen
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20
Popped Pimple Jewelry
Popped Pimple Jewelry
Winona Johnson Creates a Ring That Showcases Her Love of Picking Zits
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19
Spray Paint Can Sculptures
Spray Paint Can Sculptures
The Propulsion Paintings by Evan Roth Showcase Hacker Culture
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18
Artiscally Ruined Murals
Artiscally Ruined Murals
These Portraits by Valerie Hegarty Illustrate the Beauty in Destruction
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17
Ghost Tribute Art
Ghost Tribute Art
Artists Pay Homage to Japan's 'Hanako of the Toilet'
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16
Object Collision Portraits
Object Collision Portraits
Kaija Straumanis Captures Photos of Hits to the Face
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15
Attached Animal Taxidermy
Attached Animal Taxidermy
The Strange Taxidermy Art by Les Deux Garcons Conjoins Animals
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14
Bug-Eyed Portraits
Bug-Eyed Portraits
Korehiko Hino Paints Some Seriously Freaky & Creepy Individuals
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13
Self-Mutilation Performance Art
Self-Mutilation Performance Art
Mary Coble's 'Blood Script' Reflects on Hate Speech
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12
Bruised Doll Art Projects
Bruised Doll Art Projects
Samantha Humphreys' Barbie Doll Art Series Addresses Adult Topics
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11
Provocative Vaginal Knitting
Provocative Vaginal Knitting
Casting Off My Womb by Casey Jenkins Places Yarn in Private Parts
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10
Pvc Performance Art
Pvc Performance Art
Victorine Muller Stands Within Her Clear Structures
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9
Odd Oil Artworks
Odd Oil Artworks
Alex Gross Creates Surreal Retro Japanese Oil Paintings
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8
Giant Skullball Machines
Giant Skullball Machines
Secrets by Marco Perego is Morbidly Playful
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7
Bizarre Feminine Ritual Art
Bizarre Feminine Ritual Art
Jessica Ledwich's Surreal Series Depicts Strange Beauty Rituals
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6
Creepy Evolution Artwork
Creepy Evolution Artwork
Alicia Martin's Digital Art Has a Disturbingly Foreign Feel
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5
Ghostly Furniture Installations
Ghostly Furniture Installations
The PLAY Project by Ka-Lai Chan Protrudes From the Wall Eerily
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4
Motley Manicure Fests
Motley Manicure Fests
The 2010 Nailympics Featured Freaky Fingernail Fashion
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3
Amusingly Morbid Fly Art
Amusingly Morbid Fly Art
'Flychelangelo' Creates Humorous Situations Out of Dead Flies
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2
Color-Coated Performance Art
Color-Coated Performance Art
Melodie Mousset's Amazing Technicolor Dream World
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1
Play Piercing Self-Portraits
Play Piercing Self-Portraits
Clare Foxcroft Williams' Pain Ritual Series is Intense
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