Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Mid-Century Modern Perches Offer a Minimalist Haven for Backyard Birds

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Accented with wood-slatted porches and bright water dishes, these mid-century modern birdhouses by Douglas Barnhard give avian neighbors with particular aesthetic sensibilities a reason to flock home. Barnhard, who’s behind the Santa Cruz-based company Sourgrassbuilt, builds...

A Massive Wave Crashes in a Seoul Aquarium as Part of the World’s Largest...

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An enormous aquarium with perpetually crashing waves has popped up amidst an urban landscape in South Korea, but don’t expect to hear the water sloshing around if you walk by. Designed by District, the elevated...

Unspun Wool Sculpted into Intimate Portraits by Artist Salman Khoshroo

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For Salman Khoshroo, carefully fashioning thick fibers into masculine portraits has a therapeutic effect. The Iranian artist, whose impasto paintings we’ve written about previously on Colossal, says his Wool on Foam series is born out of recent trauma and...

An Unnerving New Film by Paul Trillo Imagines Earth Moments Before It’s Sucked into...

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A new film by New York-based director Paul Trillo lingers for just a moment on a serene body of water before plunging into a dizzying series of landscape transformations. “Until There Was Nothing” considers how Earth’s...

Chicago Potholes Are Filled with Pandemic Essentials in Humorous New Mosaics by Jim Bachor

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All images © Jim Bachor, shared with permission One Chicago driver got a little too excited about Jim Bachor’s recent tribute to one of humanity’s preferred coping mechanisms. In a COVD-19 themed series, the Chicago-based artist...

Aerial Views of Switzerland Capture Saype’s Massive Artwork Painted on the Alpine Terrain

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Although many of us won’t be flying over Leysin, Switzerland any time soon, French artist Guillaume Legros, who’s better known as Saype, has painted a hopeful new work on a grassy hillside that’s best seen from...

Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

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Jon Foreman arranges his seashell coils and stone gradients knowing that they’ll be washed away by the tide or kicked over by passersby. The artist’s ephemeral land art is hypnotic and entrancing in its precision,...

Tiny Metal Plants, Animals, and Buildings are Liberated From Coins by Artist Micah Adams

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Toronto-based artist Micah Adams uses a jeweler’s saw to cut out the embossed animals, figures, and objects from coins of different sizes and denominations. The metal cut-outs are used to create tiny readymades and fun...

A Graffiti-Covered Mural by PichiAvo Converts a Pipe into Cupid’s Arrow

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French artist François-Joseph Bosio notably left his iconic marble sculpture Cupid with a Bow (1808) without the actual weapon. In a recent rendering by Valencia-based duo PichiAvo, though, the Roman god is outfitted with a long arrow fashioned out...

Suspended Hourglasses Visualize the Complexity of Time in ‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’

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One-hundred five hourglasses dangle from the entranceway ceiling at cSPACE King Edward in Calgary. Every day at both noon and midnight, the sand-filled vessels flip in tandem and reset. They’re part of a 2018 project called...

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