Via: misterdodo Source: svdp
An installation by renowned artist Do Ho Suh - consisting of thousands of miniature plastic figurines holding up glass plates the visitors can stand on. (Installation at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York)
Harmless Weapons by Kyle Bean - A series of weapons made from harmless materials for a feature article in CUT Magazine , centered around the topic of ‘Guerilla Gardening’ and ‘Yarn Bombing’. Photography: Sam Hofman
Bloom by Sam Spenser
Yoan Capote: “Top Feminist,” 2008
Shoes, wood, and paint
Via: nugnug Source: nugnug
Nuit Blanche, City of Paris
Mirror ball, 1000 mirrors, 7.5 meters in diameter.
The spectacular view of the starry sky has long been a source of delight and curiosity, but the abundance of artificial light in urban areas produces a glow that covers the stars in the firmament. The largest mirror ball ever made (as of 2010) was suspended from a construction crane 50 meters above the ground to render the starry sky to the citizens of Paris for one night in the Jardin du Luxembourg during the Nuit Blanche event. (photo Émilien Châtelain)
Mushroom Cloud Playhouse By Dietrich Wegner. Dietrich turns an atomic bomb mushroom cloud in to a playhouse.
“The playhouse is a place of escape, imagination, and comfort. Often we have used bombs to preserve our playhouse, causing us to be stuck in limbo, between comfort and fear. I question how mindful we are of the consequences of our actions. I search for images that articulate the confusion between the intentions, outcomes and ideals of my nation, while focusing on the spaces between beauty, fantasy, and reality” - Dietrich Wegner
as one of the few viewers of The History Channel, I watch just about every program on that channel. and one of the shows, that I caught most of, was called Trashopolis. it’s basically about large cities, and their histories based on garbage. (which generally makes sense. what is archaeology but the study of what humans leave behind - ie garbage) so the episode I caught was on New York and I found it fascinating as they showcased this artist: Justin Gignac. he collects garbage off the streets of New York City and packages them in plastic square containers and sells them as art. it’s definitely a creative use for the garbage problem the city, and most other cities, face everyday.
if you want to find out more about his work you can google his name or go here.