France based artist Benedetto Bufalino creates humorous public art installations. A car turned upside down and planted with bamboo. A telephone booth sealed and filled with fish. Bicycles enclosed with sheets of recycled cardboard.
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This year at the Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, there is a staircase that lets adventurous climbers reach the clouds. Surreal.
The sculptural installation by artist David McCracken only looks like a never-ending staircase from certain angles. Playing with perspective, McCracken crafted a replica of a staircase that decreases in size as . . . → Read More: An infinite stairway to heaven by David McCracken
Working with the monks from the Chung Tian Temple in Brisbane, Charwei Tsai inscribed Chinese text onto living mushrooms for the installation called ‘Mushroom Mantra.’
From her website, the Paris and Taipei based artist writes, “… Tsai grounds her self and art practice in a sense of (national / Taiwanese) identity and the consequent implications. Geographical, social . . . → Read More: Chinese text written on living mushrooms by Charwei Tsai
‘CIRCLE OF DOGS’ (200×32 cm) 2013
As if dogs aren’t comforting enough, here is a circle of them, aptly called “Circle of Dogs.”
This installation, by Netherlands based artist Karianne Kirsten, was shown at the 2013 Graduation Show at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
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Artist Keri Muller gives books “another chance to tell a story.” Splaying them open into fan-like shapes, Muller mounts clusters of books together to form a chicken, a taxidermied animal head, even the continent of Africa!
Read and see more about Muller’s sources of inspirations on her blog Simple Intrigue.
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This year at the Rokko Meets Art Festival in Japan, Jun Kitagawa presented a series of 3-dimensional zippers in various public spaces. On a wall. Across a river. Across the ceiling, sides, and floor of a room. What does this all mean? We can only guess (assuming you, like me, can’t read Kitaawa’s . . . → Read More: Installations of giant zippers in public spaces by Jun Kitagawa
Grief and longing. Iglika Krasimirova Georgieva evokes these emotions in her photographic installation called “Rooms.” Using wire and paper, Georgieva creates miniature replicas of antique furniture. After attaching them to a wallpapered backdrop, the Chicago based freelance architectural designer photographs the furniture with a light source casting dramatic shadows across the scene. The result is a series of moving . . . → Read More: Miniature wire sculptures of “the things we leave behind” by Iglika Krasimirova Georgieva
“twist” 2005 combs
The black plastic comb. Thin enough to stick in your back pocket. Brittle enough to have broken teeth after only a few uses. Buy 3 for less than a dollar. Virginia-based artist Sonya Clark creates installations and sculptures using hundreds of these ubiquitous items. Clark especially likes to play with the . . . → Read More: Installations and sculptures using the common black comb by Sonya Clark
Like broken people, broken houses tell more interesting stories. Just look at these miniature houses by Savona and Milan based artist Daniele Del Nero from the “Brockenhaus” series. Using black paper, Del Nero constructs architectural scale models of deserted towns. To create the effect of neglect and abandonment, the artist covers the black paper . . . → Read More: Installations of broken miniature paper houses by Daniele Del Nero
There’s something primal about scribbling on walls. I did it decades ago in my childhood home. Prehistoric people did it 40,000 years ago in the caves of Lascaux. Recently Cologne-based artist Heike Weber did it in a cafe in Prague. Using only the common marker, Weber floods spaces with energy using expanding and contracting lines. Rooms . . . → Read More: Scribbles on walls by Heike Weber