"Such is our way of thinking—we find beauty not in the in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, the one thing against another creates." - Tanizaki
Both images from the artist's online portfolio, here.
These images are by Russian artist Vania Zouravliov (who created the cover art for The Night Circus, which I reviewed a while ago). They make me feel as though I've entered a freezing and frightening fairytale landscape... But they're so intricate and engrossing that I can't look away.