Artist Michael Grab of Gravity Glue is incredibly skilled at achieving beautiful harmony in the most surprising rock formations. His delicately assembled stacks, entitled Balancing Rocks, seem to defy gravity. However, he says that gravity is the only "glue" that holds his structures together.
The creative stone…Continue
This sweet installation, Sugar Metropolis, is a traveling project developed by professional sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels that promotes community collaboration through sugar cube constructions. Within designated space, the artists set up…
Added by katie hosmer on February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Anyone who has the chance to venture inside this String Prototype will have great fun navigating through the complex arrangement of blue lines. Created by Croatian-Austrian industrial design group Numen/For Use, the inflatable concept is like a large jungle gym for kids and adults alike.
The installation consists of a geometric configuration of ropes that are secured to the…Continue
Barcelona-based artists Javier Jabalera and Mon Castel worked in collaboration with 3D Neighbors to create this interactive project entitled Everything is Ending. The pair worked together to build the flammable design because, Jabalera explains, "We were thinking of the best way to say goodbye to the earth if finally this 2012 is the last year before the…
Upon quick glance from a distance, you might think a young girl is standing dangerously close to the edge of this cliff. In reality, though, the figure is a wonderfully detailed painting created by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in his signature style.
After his solo exhibit opened in Malaysia, entitled Art…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on February 1, 2014 at 10:22pm — No Comments
New York City-based artist Timothy Goodman was recently commissioned to help AirBnB develop a creative space in their new office. The company, a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, wanted a concept that would fit and function well within their team culture.
Goodman was handed a blank canvas and left to his own devices…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 24, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Keeping Up Appearances is an ongoing, site-specific installation project by Ashley V. Blalock in which she strings up huge crocheted, web-like doilies throughout different gallery spaces. The American artist uses bold red cotton and yarn to create forms that burst from corners and walls, and cover the floor. Although the project changes from one location to the next, the consistent theme is an exploration of domestic living and the concept of how people…Continue
As much of the United States continues to experience an insanely cold winter, many artists are making the most of it by documenting spectacular icicles dripping from a frozen lighthouse or by transforming…
Added by katie hosmer on January 12, 2014 at 9:32am — No Comments
In the spirit of the holiday season, architecture and design studio Brut Deluxe, led by Ben Busche, developed these festive light installations along Kurfürstendamm, a famous avenue in Berlin. The project consists of three parts located at different intersections, and each piece adds a little sparkle to the neighborhood.
First, a huge light dome spanning almost 25 feet in…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on December 22, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Inside, it's raining a rainbow of colors in this installation by Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer. Installed at the Sadie Coles HQ in London, Melodrama consists of 3,000 plaster raindrops suspended from the ceiling with barely visible monofilament. Movement throughout the space is guided by the…
Added by katie hosmer on December 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
For the first time in 25 years, performance, sculpture, and installation artist Chris Burden is presenting a collection of his work, entitled Extreme Measures, in the United States. As part of the exhibition at the New Museum in New York, Burden installed All the Submarines of the United States of America, filling a room with 625 hand-painted cardboard…
Added by katie hosmer on December 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
For the past 20 years, New York-based artist Wenda Gu has created site-specific installations across the world as part of his ongoing project entitled United Nations. His most recent piece, Bable of the Millennium, was installed as part of the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and fuses concepts of language and culture…
Added by katie hosmer on November 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Designed by French artist Benedetto Bufalino, this picnic table will make any adult feel like a kid again. The oversized sculpture, entitled La Table de Pique Nique, looks just like the real thing but at a much larger scale, standing six and a half feet tall. From a distance, the optical illusion creates a confusing distortion that is hard to understand…
Added by katie hosmer on November 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Designed by Mexican architect Iván Juárez of X-Studio, Cactaceae is an otherworldly construction that blends a human-made structure into nature. Juárez developed the piece as a tribute to the land and, located somewhere in the desert of Tropic of Cancer in Mexico, it was inspired by the surrounding, flowering cacti.
Through his continued exploration of the relationship…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on November 9, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
This incredibly realistic, rippling installation, entitled Mizukagami (Water Mirror), was created by Japanese art director and designer Rikako Nagashima in collaboration with designer Hideto Hyoudou. The true to life forms are actually made out of acrylic and were installed by the two artists throughout a small room. Dripping down the sides of a table or…
Added by katie hosmer on October 28, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima's amazing skills with hand-cut paper sculptures continue to impress us! Her Cloud Leopard was quite a sensation and, more recently, she designed this large, life-sized swimming polar bear entitled Byaku. Originally suspended…
Added by katie hosmer on October 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada takes landscaping to an entirely new level with his enormous portrait art. His latest work, WISH, was recently revealed as part of the Belfast Festival in Northern Ireland. Across four weeks, Rodriguez-Gerada and…
108 life-sized female sculptures stand at attention in this powerful exhibit created by multi-disciplinary artist Prune Nourry. Recently exhibited at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanghai, the installation was created to explore the gender preferences that exist in China and to "bring awareness to women’s seemingly unchangeable…
Added by katie hosmer on October 14, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Hand of God is a visually symbolic piece representing a life journey filled with all kinds of strong emotions. Created by Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, the large-scale public installation features a giant hand reaching out from the ground and supporting a slouched, possibly downtrodden, figure resting atop the palm.
The piece encapsulates moments of self-doubt and…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments