Gifted Planet

Earth's got Talent

(Be Inspired!)

Earth is home to a vast legion of truly gifted artistic beings, people who can uplift worlds with a poem's magic staves or unlock tyranny with the bars of a song. So I present here some of those talented artists from around the world.

Dimitris Kyrsanidis (Greece)

Speaking as someone who recently put his back out getting out of bed, I regard Free Running as an art as well as a sport. Dimitris Kyrsanidis is arguably the world's best living exponent of this breathtaking art.

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Tanaka Tatsuya (Japan)

See the incredibly imaginative work of art director and photographerTanaka Tatsuya. He has challenged his imagination (and delighted ours) every day for the past SEVEN years. In April 2011 he started creating surprising miniatures, in which tiny human figures interact with everyday objects . His “Miniature Calendar” project lets you view all of his daily creative projects in one place.

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Christy Lee Rogers (Hawai)

Christy Lee Rogers is renowned for her beautiful and innovative underwater photography. which has been exhibited in the United States, France, and Monaco. She has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Eyemazing, The Independent, Casa Vogue (Italy), and Photo Technique magazine In 2013. Her rising popularity is hardly surprising. Her photography is captivating.

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Yap Kun Rong (Singapore)

Yap Kun Rong is a freelance concept designer and illustrator working in the game and film industry. His list of projects include video game titles such as Metal Gear Rising, The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2.

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Karim Waris (Nigeria)

Karim Waris is a 10-year-old artist from Nigeria whose stunning work marks him as a child destined for greatness. How does someone just 10 years old come by so much talent and technical ability? Ogbonge by the way means Superb, extremely good, magnificent, gorgeous, outstanding.

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Michael Murphy (USA)

Sculptor and pioneer of the Perceptual Art movement. He challenges the viewer’s boundaries using multidimensional techniques in to create three-dimensional renderings of flat images. His inventions of "Expanded Graphics", the "3D Halftone"[3] and "Suspended Narrative Mobiles" have established an entirely new formula for rendering images.

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The Magic of Street Art

Where better for art and creativity to thrive if not on the streets where life is lived? That it has begun to do so is a positive indication that our culture is heading in a healthy direction - its detractors and defamers to the contrary. Around the world, street artists are demonstrating a level of imagination, creativity, originality of thought and technical skill that is quite breathtaking. Enjoy some examples thereof in these videos

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Giant Marionettes of Royal de Luxe (France)

Stunning art! Based in Nantes, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe gives grandly creative performances around the world, using gigantic, elaborate marionettes ...

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Sam Alfano (USA)

Sam Alfano is a master and teacher of the art of hand engraving, a craft requiring almost superhuman precision, patience, persistence and skill.

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Andrea Wan (Canada)

is a Visual Artist and Illustrator born in Hong Kong, raised in Vancouver, BC and now based in Berlin. Her art combines traditional narrative aesthetics with eerie and surrealist qualities, depicting a world with great sensibility.

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Amber Spiegel (USA)

Cuisine is an art form. Amber Spiegel's cookies exemplify that truth - and then some! I don't know whether anybody actually eats them. They are no doubt as delicious as they are aesthetic to look at but eating them would would surely be a crime on . . . more info/video

Alan Williams (England)

Introducing the immensely talented sculptor Alan Williams, from Brighton, England. He turns scrap metal into incredibly aesthetic animal figures.

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Kieron Williamson (England)

Kieron Williamson was born 4 August 2002. He is an artist from Holt in Norfolk, England. By the age of 6, his paintings

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A World of Unusual Sculptures

Rather than feature a particular artist, I thought I'd have some fun sharing with you the many bizarre and unusual sculptures that are springing up all over the world. To me they . . .

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Akiane Kramarik (USA)

Akiane Kramarik is an American poet and artist. She began drawing at the age of four. Her best-known painting is Prince of Peace, which was completed at the age of eight (yes, eight). And if you think that her work was powerful at eight . .

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Sonny (South Africa)

Sonny is a British-born, self-taught street artist now living in Johannesburg South Africa. He is best known for his large-scale street murals and over recent years has quickly gaining attention for his distinctive and imaginative style.

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Victoria Ellis (England)

Victoria Ellis is a full-time artist, living and working in Norfolk. Her studies in fine art, with a concentration on life drawing, gave her a classical background for the design process of her ceramic creations.

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Noah Deledda (USA)

It never ceases to amaze me the variety of ways that people find to inject a powerful aesthetic into the most mundane aspects of the material universe. Noah Deledda, for instance, makes common or garden aluminium cans into breathtakingly precise works of art using only his thumbs.

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Louise Durham (England)

Louise Durham creates beautiful driftwood and stained glass sculptures that are stunning when back-lit . She works from her workshop in Shoreham-by-Sea, England where she lives on a houseboat.

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Icheon South Korea)

Today, instead of presenting a gifted person or gifted group of people, I would like to introduce you to an entire village. This is the pottery village of Icheon in South Korea.

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Ong Yi Ting (Singapore)

Ong Yi Ting, 10, began playing the piccolo at age 6 and the flute at age 7. She won First Prize at The 11th International Russian Rotary Children's Music Competition, which was held in Russia in 2013.

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Marina Bychkova (Canada)

Canadian-Russian artist, Marina Bychkova started making her unique enchanted - and enchanting - dolls at six years old. Twenty five years later, her dolls sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Joyous String Ensemble (Korea)

The Joyous String Ensemble started out as the Joyous String Quartet, added a fifth member and became an Ensemble. They are truly sensational. Enjoy!

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Alma Deutscher (England)

Alma Deutscher (born February 2005) is an English composer, pianist and violinist. At just six years old she composed her first piano sonata. When she was just seven she wrote the opera The Sweeper of Dreams, her first major composition. . .

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Grace Kelly (USA)

American musician/Saxophonist/singer/songwriter, Grace Kelly, recorded her first album at 12 years old.

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Alyssa Suede (USA)

Alyssa Suede is from a family of musicians and has been singing and performing since she was three years old. Add "champion figure skater" and "actress" to her broad range of talents and you have a "must" for inclusion in the DoubleDare"Earth's got Talent" feature.

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Mahiro Takano (Japan)

When Australian singer-songwriter Sia’s excellent music video “Alive” (featured here) was released in 2015, the show was somewhat stolen by the little 9-year-old who starred in it – the martial artist Mahiro Takano.

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Estas Tonne (Ukraine)

Estas is a "modern day troubadour" who plays the classical guitar (he also plays the flute) in a style derived from Gypsy music. He was born in Ukraine in 1984.

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Li Hong Bo (China)

Here is a wonderful, innovative art from that stretches the limits of imagination. Li Hongbo makes stretchable sculptures out of paper. Enjoy!!

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The Jive Aces (UK)

I could not help but include the Jive Aces in Gifted Planet because I have been a fan for many years.

They are a six-piece UK-based, high energy, jive and swing band, who are tremendous fun.

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Riverdance Antarctica

This planet is truly, copiously gifted with artistic talent!

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Hiromi Moneyhun (Japan)

Paper-cut artist, Hiromi Moneyhun (Japan) is a masterful exponent of a beautiful art form.

Kirie is the Japanese art of paper-cutting. Hiromi Moneyhun, who moved to Jacksonville USA in 2004 from her hometown of Kyoto, Japan, is a practitioner of this form of art.

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Heilung (Denmark)

Spectacular live performances creating "Amplified History".



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Olena UUTAi

(Yakutia, Russian Federation)

Olena is an ethnic musician, performer on the Jaw Harp (Khomus) virtuoso, singer and composer.

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Tina Guo (China/America)

Tina is a celebrated Chinese-American cellist and erhuist. The video shown here and so many others like it on her channel are beautiful on so many levels.

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Peter Dahmen (Germany)

Peter is a graphic designer from Germany, who creates mind-blowing pop-up sculptures.

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B-Boy Junior (France)

Someone should tell the French B-Boy (= Boy Breakdancer) Junior, you are not supposed to be able to do this with a a human body.

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Giuseppe Del Grosso (Italy)

I am pleased to introduce the fine artist Giusseppe Del Grosso from Italy.

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Hossam Ramzy (Egypt)

Hossam Ramzy is an Egyptian percussionist and composer who has worked with Western artists like Jimmy Page and Robert Plant as well as with Arabic artists such as Rachid Taha and Khaled.

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Liu Pinxi, aka Yoyo (China)

I can barely hum in tune but I am in total awe of the out-of-this-world precocious skills of Liu Pinxi, who is also known by the nickname Yoyo. . .

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Martina Stipan (Croatia)

Enjoy the breathtaking creations of 20-year-old Martina Stipan from Croatia.

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Lindsey Stirling (USA)

The track featured here is called Master of Tides. It is on the album "Shatter Me", which is available . . .

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Gerald Davidson, Mosaic Artist (Zimbabwe/USA)

Gerald Davidson creates contemporary architectural and fine art mosaics using stained glass as his primary medium. . . .

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British artist Benjamin Shine makes incredible sculptures out of fabric.

In the windows of New York’s elegant Bergdorf Goodman department store, British artist and designer Benjamin Shine has realized a five piece installation using his signature material — tulle. . . Find more/watch video