Over the last three months photographer Thomas Herbrich snapped some 100,000 individual photographs of smoke, looking for unexpected anamalies and fortuitous coincidences where familiar shapes emerged.
The Kelpies are 30-metre high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. The sculptures form a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland. The sculptures opened to the public in April 2014. As part of the project, they will have their own visitor centre, and sit beside a newly developed canal turning pool and extension. This canal extension reconnects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the River Forth, and improves navigation between the East and West of Scotland.
Mark Gmehling's 3D-rendered creations are instantly recognizable for their playful textures: rubbery legs that weave and stretch; gummy bodies that bounce off the floor; goo that drips and metal that glimmers.
There, but not really. That’s the context for Barcelona-born artist Jaume Plensa’s public sculptures. They might seem like intrusions. They’re large. They’re set where people congregate. And the figures themselves are huge monumental heads.
Has a writer ever inspired as many adaptations and references as William Shakespeare? In the four hundred years since his death, his work has patterned much of the fabric of world literature and seen countless permutations on stage and screen.
Jan Huling transforms ordinary objects into curiosities, creating whimsical creatures out of knickknacks and found objects. Her elaborate bead sculptures invoke bright, ornamental patterns found in folk art across the world. The radiating, circular motifs recall the tessellating patterns of African textiles while her incorporation of jewels and ornamentation pays homage to Southeast Asian Buddhist architecture
Artist and curator Nathan Spoor takes over Copro Gallery in Santa Monica this month for another iteration of his “Suggestivism” group show, an annual exhibition with a rotating roster of contemporary artists. Spoor coined the term “Suggestivism” during his graduate studies to describe the type of ambiguous, fantastical figurative art he was creating
Beautiful dolls made out of paper by talented Ukrainian artist Asya Kozina. Intricate paper sculptures: Paper dolls wear historical costumes, wedding dresses, and stylish modern outfits that were all crafted out of paper.
A UK photographer Martin Kimbell has created breath taking images of swirling light tornados. UK photographer Martin Kimbell creates stunning images by using LED light hoops. (All photos courtesy belong to Martin Kimbell via hisofficial website.) Instead of using LED lights and drones..
ometimes, in daily life we pay attention to the little things . And they are the ones who can change our day in a positive direction . street artists constantly experimenting with new ways of making various public surfaces in beautiful art . In the shots below you will see master stained stairs in different cities around the world that are really pretty..
How many artificial animals can you encounter on a seaside walk? More than one if you frequent the Dutch coastline where Theo Jansen's moving artworks amble along with the help of their rudimentary senses. The complex wind-powered skeletal constructs that Jansen calls "Strandbeests..
Annie Brightstar's insight:
Theo Jansen's mesmerizing moving artworks have to be seen to be believed. Over 55 pictures and 2 videos in this comprehensive article
French artist Marc Giai-Miniet has been creating for over 50 years, and over that time has accumulated a variety of titles from hobbyist, painter, printmaker, draftsman, and a “pipe puller” of symbols. His never-ending large scale dioramas which he calls “boxes” are almost Escher like. They take us through theatrical stages of industrial rooms; dusty libraries, attics, and winding, nonsensical machinery. These creepy post-disastrous events or crime scenes are beautiful in their destruction, similar to Lori Nix (covered here