Thursday, October 17, 2019

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An Everyday Ritual Becomes a Zoological Tour with a Japanese Company’s Animal Tea Bags

Japanese tea company Ocean Tea Bag elevates an everyday ritual into an animal adventure. Intricate tea bag designs range from giant squids and otters to red pandas and cephalopods. Layers, folds, and perforations help to create...

Empowering Messages and Site-Specific City Names Grown from Salt Crystals and Succulents by Danielle...

Columbus, Ohio-based typographer Danielle Evans uses her studio as a garden and lab. Previously she has planted hundreds of shrubs and succulents to spell messages of kindness, and grown text-shaped crystals as an ode to poet Nayyirah...

A Collaboratively Painted ‘Mural of Brotherhood’ Stretches for Over a Mile on Mexico’s Border

Over the past two and a half years, nearly 4,000 volunteers have converged on the US/Mexico border to assist artist Enrique Chiu with painting a mural. Chiu began the project on Election Day in 2016, and...

A Massive Wooden Wave Surges From a Gallery Floor in an Installation by Wade...

In a gallery at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) this spring, an all-encompassing wave of wood surrounded visitors as they walk across gangplanks that bisect the space. The installation, Hubris Atë Nemesis, was by Maine-based...

New Kinetic Floral Sculptures by Casey Curran Blossom Through a Series of Wires and...

Seattle-based artist Casey Curran builds sculpture environments from wire, laser cut acrylic, aluminum, sculpted brass. His works appear in a constant state of growth and bloom, opening and closing with the assistance of motors or hand-cranked...

Light Shines Through a Rainbow-Tinted Geometric Panel Installation by Art Duo Luftwerk

Chicago-based art duo Luftwerk recently opened a site-specific exhibition titled Parallel Perspectivesinside of the McCormick House, the Elmhurst Art Museum‘s contemporary art center and historic house designed by Mies van der Rohe.  In collaboration with Iker Gil, Petra Bachmaier...

Cloud-Like Clusters Form THEVERYMANY’s Pillars of Dreams

A new cloud-like collection of bulbous towers stands on a building campus in North Carolina. The sculptural creation, titled Pillars of Dreams, is by Marc Fornes and his New York-based studio THEVERYMANY. Located outside county...

10,000 Porcelain Birds Create a Calligraphic Landscape at the National Gallery of Victoria

As part of a new large-scale exhibit at Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang has created a swarm of 10,000 porcelain birds, titled Murmuration (Landscape). The multi-part winter exhibition at the museum...

Radiant Flowers Overlook Lyon, France in New Mural by INTI

For the Peinture Fraiche Festival, Chilean street artist INTI recently painted a large-scale mural on a building in Lyon, France. Titled “SOLEIL” (Blinded by the Light), the piece features a sun-shaped bouquet of flowers framing, obstructing, and...

Pejac Partners with Inmates to Transform a Prison Into a Gold Mine

Pejac recently spent some time inside one of the oldest continuously running prisons in Spain. The prison, El Dueso, is a hulking structure built on the ruins of Napoleon’s fortress. True to his efforts to...

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