85 posts tagged Ephemeral Art
85 posts tagged Ephemeral Art
For an art installation entitled Ballroom Luminoso, artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock created and hung six awesome chandeliers from a concrete underpass in San Antonio, Texas. The chandeliers were custom-made using structural steel, recycled bicycle parts, and custom LEDs that project a field of silhouettes of sprockets, gears, and other shapes onto the blank slate of an otherwise unremarkable industrial surface.
From the artist’s statement about the project:
“Ballroom Luminoso references the area’s past, present, and future in the design of its intricately detailed medallions. The images in the medallions draw on the community’s agricultural history, strong Hispanic heritage, and burgeoning environmental movement. The medallions are a play on the iconography of La Loteria, which has become a touchstone of Hispanic culture. Utilizing traditional tropes like La Escalera (the Ladder), La Rosa (the Rose), and La Sandía (the Watermelon), the piece alludes to the neighborhood’s farming roots and horticultural achievements. Each character playfully rides a bike acting as a metaphor for the neighborhood’s environmental progress, its concurrent eco-restoration projects, and its developing cycling culture.”
Artist and Humanitarian collective Evoca1 recently completed this breathtaking mural in Miami, Florida.
It’s time for another dose of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork: Swiss artist Felice Varini uses projectors and stencils to create amazing large scale geometric art installations inside rooms and on exterior spaces. These photos show you his latest anamorphic creation at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. In addition to their impressive scale, what’s truly awesome about these pieces is that they only appear proportional when seen from a specific viewpoint. When viewed from any other spot, the piece breaks down into its component parts.
Follow Felice Varini on Facebook to learn about his other projects.
[via Street Art Utopia]
As part of the 2011 Art on Track festival, Joe Baldwin and noisivelvet temporarily transformed a Chicago Transit Authority railway car into an awesomely lush and verdant garden.
“With native plants covering the seats, windows and floors of the subway car, the mobile garden brought a welcome splash of colour to the urban transit system. The rail transport oddity ran for five hours around Chicago’s downtown loop. Meanwhile, Joe Baldwin, a UIC Art and Design graduate, continued to seek funding for his open-air public transit garden.”
Photos by noisivelvet.org
[via Urban Ghosts]
Meanwhile, in Norway a few brazen folks have disregarded the Law of Gravity and taken to walking on walls instead of the streets. City walls tend to be much less crowded. You just have to be careful not to walk across windows, trip on CCTV cameras, or fall into open doorways.
Or perhaps it’s the work of Norwegian stencil artist Anders Gjennestad, aka Strøk. This awesome new photorealistic stencil piece can be found on a wall in Porsgrunn, a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway.