Montreal-based artist Roadsworth creates his art on public streets. That’s the actual street, mind you. In Roadsworth’s town, the crosswalk marks may actually be the skeleton of a fish. A lane divider line turns into a zipper. And don’t slip on that banana peel in the middle of the street!
In 2001 Roadsworth started painting . . . → Read More: Street art in Montreal by Roadsworth
In the midst of a crushing economic crisis, Spanish visual artists Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany and Pau Garcia use humor to examine the current political and economic climate. In the project called Hands, the artists strategically placed plaster cast hands in public spaces to provoke humor and discussion. See more photos of this project . . . → Read More: Plaster hands found in the streets of Spain
I love the city, but some days, everywhere I turn my head there are eyesores – sloppily tagged concrete, bar-laden windows, dumpsters.
Dutch artist and designer Roeland Otten has a personal mission to camouflage Rotterdam’s architectural blemishes. Using photographic prints, Otten covered large areas of unattractive concrete with high-resolution photographs that blend seamlessly into the . . . → Read More: Urban camouflage in Rotterdam by Roeland Otten
Embracing the spirit of the rain, yet not wanting to be drenched by it, I found another installation which uses the all-important umbrella as its medium. For this year’s Vivid Sydney light festival Australian designer Anna Meister strung together dozens of lighted red parasols to create this shimmering igloo. The structure shows off the . . . → Read More: “Underbrella” a lighted umbrella installation by Anna Meister
It’s been raining cats and dogs in San Francisco, enough to make me wonder whether I will ever feel the warmth of the sun on my skin again. The figures in the installation “Slight Uncertainty” (by Czech artist Michal Trpák) appear to be wondering where the winds in their world are lifting them away . . . → Read More: “Slight Uncertainty” installation of floating figures by Michal Trpák
Cake decorators will tell you that there is an awful lot you can build using cake icing alone. Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller would concur. Cake icing has been her medium of choice for creating ephemeral street art in places as diverse as Montreal, Brazil and India. Using a common pastry bag, Miller applies the icing to . . . → Read More: Street art painted with cake icing by Shelley Miller
If you are in Sydney, you don’t have to visit a museum or gallery to enjoy art. Sydney is flush with amazing public art and sculptures. Just wander up the alleyway in Angel Place and you’ll meet “Forgotten Songs,” a public art installation which features a canopy of empty birdcages hanging in the sky.
. . . → Read More: An alley of empty musical bird cages in Sydney
Can you hear the galloping of these horses? Last month they were on display for the “Lincoln Flower Festival” which took place at Lincoln Cathedral in England. Crafted by UK-based artist Richard Sweeney, the life-size animals are composed of paper mounted on wood and aluminum wire.
Sweeney says, “By exploring a process of manipulation, . . . → Read More: Paper horses in Lincoln Cathedral, England
“Great Hare” 2012, turf over armature, 8” at longest dimension
Alternate views of the above work
Ontario, Canada based sculptor Mary Catherine Newcomb has an uncanny affinity for hares. The shy long-eared woodland creature has been a recurring symbol in the artist’s work for more than 25 years. Earlier this year, in an . . . → Read More: “Great Hare” sculptures by Mary Catherine Newcomb
This is one of the cleverest public art projects I’ve seen in a while. Sponsored by the phone carrier Vivo, Call Parade is an ongoing public art project where 100 different artists transformed 100 telephone booths.
Because the public phone stalls were often unusable due to continual vandalism, Vivo’s goal was to transform the booths . . . → Read More: 100 decorated public phone booths in São Paulo, Brazil