Art

Exhale: Mikyoung Kim’s Glowing Steel Serpent Breathes New Life into Chapel Hill

Exhale: Mikyoung Kim’s Glowing Steel Serpent Breathes New Life into Chapel Hill

Completed in April 2013, Mikyoung Kim Design's new art sculpture was unveiled as the main focal point of a new public plaza in downtown Chapel Hill. The misting sequence offers a welcome respite from hot

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Doug Aitken’s Station to Station is a Dazzling Art Festival Crossing the Country by Train!

Doug Aitken’s Station to Station is a Dazzling Art Festival Crossing the Country by Train!

Aitken designed the nomadic, site-specific art project in response to funding cuts faced by cultural programs and the arts across the nation. From September 6 to September 28, 2013, the train will travel

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Giant Neon Recycled Snails Will Invade Sydney’s Streets This Month

Giant Neon Recycled Snails Will Invade Sydney’s Streets This Month

This month, an invasion of snails will over take the streets of Sydney, but don't panic—these snails are not your common backyard pests. Giant, neon, and irresistibly fun, these colorful snails will be

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Greenpeace Unveils the World’s Largest Polar Bear – And It’s Bigger Than a Double-Decker Bus!

Greenpeace Unveils the World’s Largest Polar Bear – And It’s Bigger Than a Double-Decker Bus!

The three-ton marionette was created by Christopher Kelly and will be operated by  a team of over 15 puppeteers from the inside. 30 volunteers will help to haul the bear through London on a route that

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Sirènes Sylvestres Will Light Your Path Into the Woods But Not Back Out

Sirènes Sylvestres Will Light Your Path Into the Woods But Not Back Out

Sirènes Sylvestres, a progressive light path through the woods from Lab212 on Vimeo. Sirènes Sylvestres is an interactive installation that creates a progressive light path through the woods. Using

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World Trade Center “Tribute in Light” Returns for 12th Anniversary on 9/11

World Trade Center “Tribute in Light” Returns for 12th Anniversary on 9/11

It's hard to imagine - but this Wednesday will mark the 12th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attacks on Twin Towers. As a tribute, New York's night skies will be lit once again with those two

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BOOK REVIEW: Land/Art New Mexico

BOOK REVIEW: Land/Art New Mexico

If you're interested in art that uses nature as its medium, there's no better place to get your fill than Land/Art New Mexico. The event may be over but the gathering was commemorated with this vibrant

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The LEVEL 2013 Contemporary Art and Architecture Festival Kicks Off this Month in Chicago

The LEVEL 2013 Contemporary Art and Architecture Festival Kicks Off this Month in Chicago

This September 18-22, LERATA will showcase LEVEL 2013, a five-day, contemporary architecture and art event that explores the latest in design and technology through the presentation of innovative,

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John Grade’s Luminous Capacitor Sculpture ‘Breathes’ in Response to Weather Patterns

John Grade’s Luminous Capacitor Sculpture ‘Breathes’ in Response to Weather Patterns

Created for the Uncommon Ground exhibition in Wisconsin, John Grade's immense Capacitor sculpture responds to information from weather sensors located outside the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. It

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AluMosaics Artist Jeff Ivanhoe Replicates Famous Faces and Scenes Using Just Aluminum Cans

AluMosaics Artist Jeff Ivanhoe Replicates Famous Faces and Scenes Using Just Aluminum Cans

AluMosaics is an art form that transforms aluminium cans, hand-cut into tiles, into stunning works of art. Founded by artist Jeff Ivanhoe long ago, AluMosaics combines and inspires recycling with

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Demolition: an “Invisible” Walkway Disappears in New Zealand

Demolition: an “Invisible” Walkway Disappears in New Zealand

Spanning Colombo Street, the city's main artery, the elevated walkway was made defunct when one of the connecting buildings became marked for demolition. Drawing inspiration from the walkway's inoperative

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Solar-Wind Chime Lets You Listen to Weather on the Sun

Solar-Wind Chime Lets You Listen to Weather on the Sun

Designer Helen White has created a high-tech wind chime that uses real-time data from a NASA spacecraft to create otherworldly, ambient sounds based on the vibrations of solar wind. The Advanced

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Carlos Ayesta’s Photographs Highlight the Fear and Uncertainty of the Fukushima Aftermath

Carlos Ayesta’s Photographs Highlight the Fear and Uncertainty of the Fukushima Aftermath

Ayesta and Guillaume traveled to areas of Fukushima that are still off-limits today for fear of radiation poisoning. They went to dead zones that hold the most brutal traces of the nuclear accident.

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Zundert’s Bloemencorso Flower Parade Wows Visitors With Floats Made From Thousands of Blooms!

Zundert’s Bloemencorso Flower Parade Wows Visitors With Floats Made From Thousands of Blooms!

The tiny town of Zundert is most famously known as the birthplace of master painted Vincent Van Gogh, and the Bloemencorso parade honors his artistic spirit. With a population of just 20,000, the town

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World’s Largest Polar Bear Puppet to Lead a Global Day of Arctic Action

World’s Largest Polar Bear Puppet to Lead a Global Day of Arctic Action

As the ice sheets melt from climate change, Shell is poised to begin a new drilling campaign in the Arctic. That is, if they can make their way past a polar bear the size of a double-decker bus.

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Marco Casagrande’s Solar Powered Fishermen Attract Oysters in Taiwan

Marco Casagrande’s Solar Powered Fishermen Attract Oysters in Taiwan

Guarding the trail that appears at low tide outside of Great Kinmen, two fishermen line each side of the tidal road, welcoming visitors to walk to the island of Xiamen. Each of Casagrande's sculptures are

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CityHEART is an Interactive Sculpture Made from Upcycled Bicycle Wheels

CityHEART is an Interactive Sculpture Made from Upcycled Bicycle Wheels

Architect and artist Casey Milbrand wrote a love letter to his hometown of Buffalo by creating a gorgeous upcycled sculpture called CityHEART. Made from twenty five disused bicycle wheels, the

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On Show in London: Sebastião Salgado’s Stunning Photographs of Earth’s Last Untouched Wildernesses

On Show in London: Sebastião Salgado’s Stunning Photographs of Earth’s Last Untouched Wildernesses

Sebastião Salgado's exhibition of breathtakingly poetic images at London's Natural History Museum is a must see for both  environmentalists and fine art photography lovers. The exhibit is comprised of

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Beijing’s Cola-Bow Turns 17,000 Plastic Coke Bottles Into a Curvaceous Shelter

Beijing’s Cola-Bow Turns 17,000 Plastic Coke Bottles Into a Curvaceous Shelter

As its name suggests, Penda's fantastic plastic arch was designed for Coca-Cola China (unfortunately and ironically). The creative studio collected used bottles from universities around Beijing to make

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Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Perhaps the most badass villain in this universe is Darth Vader, and that's the reason why DIYers have created so many projects revolving around this Star Wars bad guy. Above is one creation that turns

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Jim Denevan’s Ephemeral Sand Illustrations Briefly Decorate Californian Beaches

Jim Denevan’s Ephemeral Sand Illustrations Briefly Decorate Californian Beaches

Based in Santa Cruz, CA, Denevan's art brings an appreciation for natural environments and the passage of time. His large-scale drawings have been accomplished on ice, earth, and now sand. Using a rake or

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Ole Ukena’s Barbed Wire Rainbow Asks You to Look, But Not Touch

Ole Ukena’s Barbed Wire Rainbow Asks You to Look, But Not Touch

At first glance, the piece “Protected Paradise” looks like a typical, even child-like rainbow. But take a closer look and the rainbow’s innocence fades just as quickly as a real one does after a

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EcoSmart World’s Refillable Markers Won’t Make Your Kid Funny in the Head on Art Days

EcoSmart World’s Refillable Markers Won’t Make Your Kid Funny in the Head on Art Days

Remember when you were a kid and the worst thing about art day was those terrible Magic Markers. They gave you all those crappy off colors, smelled funny, and scratched terribly against paper when they

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Knitted Replicas of Forest Fungi Help Fabric Artist Commune with Nature

Knitted Replicas of Forest Fungi Help Fabric Artist Commune with Nature

When's the last time you got up close and personal with a mushroom? Or stopped to consider the beauty of fungus growing from the base of a tree? For Leigh Martin, an Oklahoma fiber artist and

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Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

New Yorkers who weren't able to catch the mysterious, floating Harvest Dome before it crashed into Riker's Island now have a second chance to view it. Harvest Dome 2.0 is a new, improved version of the

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Parkcycle Swarm’s Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

Parkcycle Swarm’s Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

The awesome bike-mounted parks were the brainchild of Rebar Group’s John Bela and N55’s Till Wolfer, who sought to find a new way to engage the community with public art and the power of the bicycle.

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New 3D Printing SwissPen Lets You Draw Any Design You Can Imagine

New 3D Printing SwissPen Lets You Draw Any Design You Can Imagine

Move over Swiss Army Knife, there's a new tool in town. Hot on the heels of the 3Doodler, hailed as the world's first 3D printing pen, is a new hand-held 3D printer called the SwissPen. Like its

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LED Fish Bellies Celebrate Biological and Human Diversity in Texas

LED Fish Bellies Celebrate Biological and Human Diversity in Texas

The fish bellies installed on campus are made with layers of frosted acrylic. During the day they are translucent but at night they are illuminated with a rich palette of colored LED lights. The

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Vote Now in SXSW Eco’s “Place By Design” Competition!

Vote Now in SXSW Eco’s “Place By Design” Competition!

Today, SXSW Eco’s first ever Place by Design Competition will be live and open to public vote. The competition, launched last month, honors visionary design work that produces positive community impact

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FABnyc’s 12×12 Pop-Up Project Brings Art to the Public Al Fresco-Style

FABnyc’s 12×12 Pop-Up Project Brings Art to the Public Al Fresco-Style

FABnyc, in partnership with the World Policy Institute, NYC Parks, and First Street Green, present WPI’s installation of The 12x12 Project at First Park in Manhattan’s East Village. This year's 12x12

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