Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'public art' (8)

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Cast Spectacular Shadows



Ballroom Luminoso is a public art installation consisting of six sculptural chandeliers created by technologist Joe O'Connell and sculptor Blessing Hancock. Each luminous globe includes a custom designed LED light fixture encased in a spherical cage made of recycled bicycle parts that have been collected from bike co-ops from across the country. The…

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Added by Pinar on June 2, 2013 at 5:11am — No Comments

Spectacular Tree Hole Paintings Brighten Up China's Streets

In China, public trees have been transforming into beautiful works of art thanks to 23-year-old art student Wang Yue. With her friend Li Yue, aka Belladrops, documenting her progress, the artist has garnered much attention for her creative public art which has turned the streets of Shijiazhuang into a…

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Added by Pinar on March 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Giant Keyboard Installation Embedded in the Ground

Russian artist Anatoly Vyatkin installed a giant replica of a Cyrillic QWERTY keyboard made of 86 stone blocks, each weighing up to 1,000 pounds. The Keyboard monument (which in some circles also goes by the name "Claudia") is a permanent outdoor sculpture located in Yekaterinburg, Russia, where it remains a prominent tourist attraction.

The landmark,…

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Added by Pinar on March 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

10,000 Helmets Represent Lost Construction Jobs in Italy



In the last decade, the construction industry has taken a hard hit in Italy; so much so that several associations in the field of construction have sponsored a protest at the steps of the Milan Stock Exchange. According to the Center for Economic Research and Market Sociology, there has been a loss of 157,000 companies and 893,000 employees over the last five years. Due to these…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

1,000 Beautiful Bioluminescent Leaves Radiate at Night



Using her own resin and non-toxic phosphorescence concoction, artist Miya Ando has coated 1,000 leaves and set them afloat in a pond in Puerto Rico. We've seen bioluminescent bodies of water radiating a brilliant sapphire hue against the night sky in the past, but Ando takes this natural…

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Added by Pinar on January 15, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Intriguing Stacked Man Statue in the Netherlands



In 1985, Dutch artist Frans Carlier created this intriguing statue of a man holding his hat with both hands titled De Wiekeneer. The sculpture, which is located in the Netherlands at the Wijcker Brugstraat in Maastricht, is especially fascinating because of the artist's choice to divide it into horizontal sections. Each slab of the bronze sculpture is set slightly askew making it seem…

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Added by Pinar on November 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Giant Laboratory Flask Emits Fog and Drizzles Water

Vancouver-based artist Bill Pechet of Pechet Studio has teamed up with lighting co-designer Chris Pekar of Lightworks and Montreal-based LED lighting manufacturer Lumenpulse to create one remarkable public art installation called Emptyful. The towering structure, which mimics a mammoth sized laboratory flask, stands 35-feet tall and 31-feet wide, weighing…

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Added by Pinar on October 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

100 Artists Uniquely Design Phone Booths in São Paulo

Pay phones may not be as prevalent as they used to be, but who's to say that they aren't staples of our environments? In the metropolitan region of São Paulo, Brazil, phone booths serve as more than just obsolete stands due to the creative public art project titled Call Parade. The ongoing group exhibition, which is sponsored by phone carrier Vivo, has transformed 100 telephone…

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Added by Pinar on August 7, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

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