136 posts tagged Ephemeral Art
136 posts tagged Ephemeral Art
This awesome Gif-fiti mural is the work of Cheko, a street artist based in Granada, Spain. Follow him here on Tumblr to check out more of his beautiful artwork, created both on the street and indoors.
We’re always delighted by street art that makes use of its location. This piece is all about perspective. Created by an artist named Tabby, this example is particularly impressive for its cleverness, geekiness and the size of the actual art compared to the scale of the accomplishment.
Tabby carefully positioned a sticker of one the chompy piranha plants from Nintendo’s Super Mario series on the glass side of a bus stop so that it lines up perfectly to appear to be both absolutely gigantic and emerging from a nearby Flak Tower. Brilliant.
Visit Tabby’s website to check out more of their street art.
[via Twisted Sifter]
"I hope the Wall is high enough."
Today the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork pays a visit to Bishop’s Square in Spitalfields, London where HBO commissioned 3D Joe and Max (previously featured here) to created this spectacular anamorphic street painting of The Wall from Game of Thrones.
Visit Dailymail.co.uk for more photos of this amazing optical illusion.
We’ve seen the astonishing frozen Sea Caves on the shore of Lake Superior. Now let’s check out a manmade winter wonderland on the other side of the continental divide. This fantastic frozen fortress is the Ice Castle located in Midway, Utah. These enchantingly photographs were taken by Salt Lake City-based photographer Ben Kuhns.
Handmade from over 20,000,000 pounds of ice, the Ice Castle is a network of carved footpaths that wind through towering glacial formations, caverns, archways, and maze-like tunnels. At night the castle is illuminated by multicolored LED lights, which serve to heighten the already mysterious and magical atmosphere.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
It’s been a while since we last checked in on the playful artwork of Roadsworth (previously featured here). The Montreal-based street artist continues to create clever large-scale pieces that turn city streets into an urban wonderland. Flocks of geese migrate in v-formation down the middle of a street while a school of sardines swims into a net and then turns up packed into a can at two crosswalks. The dividing lines of a parking lot are the stems from which saplings sprout as giant flowers grow up out of the gutter.
"This year marks a decade since Roadsworth was charged with 53 counts of public mischief, after which he received considerable public support and was let go with a slap on the wrist. Since then the artist has created artwork for municipalities, exhibitions, and arts festivals around the world."
Visit Roadworth’s website to check out more of his awesome street art.
We’ve seen all sorts of awesome things made of ice, from ice sculptures and ice hotels to ice cliffs, caves and frozen bubbles. But this is the first time we’ve seen ice couture. This striking pair of ice-glasses was created by Sapporo, Japan-based artist and illustrator Baku Maeda (previously featured here.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
Each year for the past 15 years, Swedish artist and musician Tim Linhart carves violins, violas, cellos, guitars and marimbas out of solid ice for his Ice Music ensemble. A single instrument can take him up to one week to build. Aside from the strings and frets and so on, Linhart’s beautiful, otherwordly instruments are entirely made of ice and fully playable. They’re also illuminated by LEDs, which lends an additional dreamy quality to the performances.
Each winter Ice Music plays dozens of concerts inside a concert hall that’s also made of ice. In addition to classical pieces, they also perform country and bluegrass numbers. Because their frozen venue is kept at a constant chilly temperature of 23 °F (-5 °C), audience members are advised to dress warmly.
Australia is in the midst of a scorching summer, but this snow kangaroo isn’t feeling the heat. She’s so cool that she’s using her pouch to chill a couple six-packs of beer. Stefan A. Slater from That’s Nerdalicious! informs us that this is a North American Snow Kangaroo, capable of carrying “approximately fifty times its own body weight in beer.”
That’s very impressive, but we’d like to suggest that, if your Snow Roo has been hopping about, you may want to wait a little while before opening any of those cans…
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
The 65th annual Sapporo Snow Festival (previously featured here) began just a couple days ago and runs through Tuesday February 11, 2014. Once again the streets of Sapporo are lined with awesome snow and ice sculptures ranging in size from small and intricate to jaw-droppingly huge. We even saw one containing frozen fish. Many of the smaller pieces are carved by local residents while others are the work of competitive ice and snow sculptors from all over the globe. Some of the larger pieces, pristine and white during the day, are beautifully illuminated at night by stunning projections or vibrantly coloured lights.
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Artist Joe Mangrum travels to cities around the country laden with bags of vibrantly coloured sand which he carefully sprinkles on the ground, one handful at a time, to create awesome ephemeral sand paintings.
"Each work is spontaneous in its design and evolves as Mangrum works, spending upwards of 6-8 hours hunched over the ground to complete each piece. The artist estimates he’s completed nearly 550 paintings over the last few years."
Click here to watch an entrancing time-lapse video in which Mangrum creates the sand painting pictured at the top of this post.