subscribe

Follow Me on Pinterest

Recommended books:

‘Homage to the Seed’ mixed-media works by Sophie Munns

tumblr_mxyxxno1g51t4tpfgo1_1280

‘Homage to the Seed‘ by Australia based artist Sophie Munns is an ongoing project to “inspire public awareness of the critical role of seeds and the human impact on global plant heritage.” It was initially launched in 2010 at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha for the 2010 Artist-in-Residence program. You can find more of . . . → Read More: ‘Homage to the Seed’ mixed-media works by Sophie Munns

A $500 cabin built from re-purposed windows in West Virginia by Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz

glasscabin1

I’d love to spend Christmas, Summer and Fall here with my two dogs.

Photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz built this charming cabin in the mountains of West Virginia. With only $500, the couple foraged most of the building materials from an abandoned barn. The main architectural feature is the enormous glass wall, a . . . → Read More: A $500 cabin built from re-purposed windows in West Virginia by Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz

“Untitled Billboards” a photo series showing delapidated billboards by Mark Hartman

Screen shot 2013-08-22 at 6.48.41 PM

Art is everywhere, even in the useless, decaying and dying, especially if you have the eye of photographer Mark Hartman. Hartman scans the peeling billboards of New York City for compelling abstract forms. In the series called “Untitled Billboards,” he composes images of interlocking fragments of pictures and text from colorful weather-beaten layers of . . . → Read More: “Untitled Billboards” a photo series showing delapidated billboards by Mark Hartman

Land art by Walter Mason

Land-Art-Walter-Mason-1-1

It’s undeniably fall. The leaves have turned and fallen. For me this work by Berlin based artist Walter Mason captures the essence of the season. Using the materials of nature – leaves, berries, water, grass and trees – Mason creates beautiful yet fleeting and fragile pieces. Artfully arranged leaves lie on a pond. Drops . . . → Read More: Land art by Walter Mason

A life-size human figure composed of tree bark

tastetherain03

As if being a sculptor isin’t challenging enough, UK-based artist Anna Gillespie works only with material that has fallen from trees: acorns, beechnut casings, leaves, bark, sycamore keys. Her latest piece entitled “Taste the rain” is composed from the bark of a fallen tree near her home in the south west of England. The bark creation . . . → Read More: A life-size human figure composed of tree bark

“(POP) culture” takes 1500 used soda bottles filled with colored water to create a parking canopy

pop-culture-garth-britzman-2

Sometimes the best designs come from the simplest ideas. Take 1,500 used soda bottles, fill with different hues of colored water, and hang each from a parking canopy. Magic happens! Created by Lincoln, Nebraska based designer Garth Britzman, “(POP)culture” is a stunning installation which uses the effect of the water pooling at the bottom of . . . → Read More: “(POP) culture” takes 1500 used soda bottles filled with colored water to create a parking canopy

A dead whale in the forests of Argentina by Adrián Villar Rojas

whale-3

The image of a large sea creature stranded inland, far from the comforts of its native habitat, the ocean, has got to be one of the most heart-wrenching sights imaginable. Created by Argentinean sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas for the 2009 Biennial of the End of the World, the life-size blue whale lies stretched in . . . → Read More: A dead whale in the forests of Argentina by Adrián Villar Rojas

Snow drawing by Sonja Hinrichsen

6785748133_a6ab8d5d6d_z

Check out this enormous snow drawing created by landscape artist Sonja Hinrichsen. Hinrichsen and a team of 5 volunteers tracked a series of circles into the snow at Rabbit Ears pass in Steamboat, Colorado.

What happens when the temperature rises? The San Francisco based artist said, “I’m not so into making art . . . → Read More: Snow drawing by Sonja Hinrichsen

“Clear Cut” mirrors the forests deep inside of Sweden

JoakimKaminskyandMariaPoll-1

This summer, artists Joakim Kaminsky and Maria Poll traveled deep into the Medelpad forest of northern Sweden to undertake their land art installation. Based upon observations about how the sun set and rose, how the mist came in, the intensity of the dark night, Kaminsky and Poll tied mirror-coated fabric around the trunks of a . . . → Read More: “Clear Cut” mirrors the forests deep inside of Sweden

“Gravity Glue” rock sculptures by Michael Grab

rocks

I’d love to go rafting down a river and pass by one of these installations! They are part of the ongoing Gravity Glue series created by Colorado artist Michael Grab. All the rock sculptures in Grab’s work are created without glue or any other mechanism to hold them upright, ergo the name Gravity Glue.

. . . → Read More: “Gravity Glue” rock sculptures by Michael Grab