Artist Mary Ellen Croteau used different sizes, color and shapes of bottle caps to create this very impressive self-portrait.
A forest path lit at night to create this stunning mix of projections, installations and effects in this amazing storybook experience in Quebec's Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook: Foresta Lumina, created by Montreal-based Moment Factory through October 11th.
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We've seen the stunning anamorphic work of French painter, photographer and sculptor Bernard Pras before (A Room of Stuff Arranged to Create this Anamorphic Portrait). Here he has recreated a portrait of French postman Ferdinand Cheval from a carefully arranged pile of furniture.
Ferdinand Cheval, the man in the portrait, is most famous for spending 33 years of his life building Le Palais Idéal
Argentinian-based artist Elisa Insua creates this awesome pop culture images by assembling toys and coins and other bits of computers and electronics.
By Rusty Squid:
Book Hive is an interactive sculpture created to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of Bristol Libraries, and it will ultimately feature 400 animatronic books. Large wooden structures awash with honey light will engulf visitors in an immersive and atmospheric environment, where life-like animated books, inhabiting the cells will physically engage visitors, reacting to their movements in the space. Book Hive is a three month project, where the public gets the opportunity to influence its development. Rusty Squid will observe the public’s behaviour, and with the assistance of the Book Hive Keepers (exhibition stewards), collect feedback, in order to transform the shape of the hive and the way that the books respond. This evolution will take place over two months, between December and February, with the full 400 books installed by 7th February 2014.
The Rising Moon dome was constructed for Hong Kong’s Lantern Wonderland 2013 festival by Daydreamers Design out just of recycled plastic bottles and LED lights.
The 65-foot-diameter pavilion makes use of 4,800 five-gallon water bottles fitted with LED lights.
French artist Theo Mercier's piece, entitled Le Solitaire. Not really spaghetti, but instead silicone coated cords and two large, blue eyes
"He one who is showed, who is watched, he is unique and alone because he is a monster. It tells a lot about the idea of exposure."
From the video page:
Motoi Yamamoto is an internationally acclaimed contemporary Japanese artist from Hiroshima, Japan, who creates elaborate, site-specific installations made entirely out of salt. Often in the form of large-scale labyrinths or aerial projections of typhoons, Yamamoto takes one of the earth’s oldest, most sought-after mineral elements to cover the entire gallery floors.
Via Zimoun’s artist statement:
Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.
Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, working in Berlin, suspended eight HD video displays of water, accompanied by sounds.
Photo manipulator Lachlan Burrows, better known as Lockie, then made the animated gif above, in the spirit of the original.
1.4 million feet of rope found on hundreds of miles up and down the east coast, was taken by New York-based artist Orly Genger and covered in more than 3,000 gallons of paint, knotted it and then piled it into these bright undulations in Madison Square Park for the summer.
Atlanta-based installation artist Gyun Hur creates arrangements of materials.
“Narratives of labor, loss, and place are vital elements in [these] constructions of a specific visual and psychological space. Through the menial process of making, selective collections of found objects transform into a poignant residuum of the past and the present. A sentimental installment of materials and insertion of a physical body facilitate an occupied territory as a platform for opened dialogues, both internal and external.”
Artist James Nizam precisely cut the exterior of the house, employed small mounted mirrors on ball joints, and studied the summer sun's movement to create these light sculpture and capture these normal exposure images.
Augusto Esquivel, Miami-based artist creates 3-dimensional forms by simply attaching buttons to a fishing line, demonstration how “a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing.”
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