by Jenni Chasteen
Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori creates amazing 3D paintings of fish. The term 3D painting might lead you to imagine a painting that requires 3D glasses, but it’s actually much cooler than that. Fukahori paints on transparent layers of liquid resin after they’ve hardened, slowly building a three-dimensional shape with each new layer. After he’s added the final layer the fish can be viewed from different angles and cast a shadow on the bottom of the box. The finished pieces look as though real fish have been frozen in time. The best part is that you get to enjoy beautiful life-like fish without having to ever clean a fish tank or remember to feed them. Check out the video and watch the process, which is even more mesmerizing than the paintings themselves.