installation

02
AUG
2012

Colourful canopy made from repurposed umbrellas

Reminiscent of the Mary Poppins moment in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, this colourful street scene was photographed in Águeda, Portugal.  During the month of July hundreds of brightly coloured umbrellas float above the promenades, offering shade to pedestrians.  See... Read More →
23
APR
2012

Capturing Resonance installation by Soo Sunny Park

Capturing Resonance is a beautiful installation by sculptor Soo Sunny Park and composer Spencer Topel.  This is a multi-sensory space and ‘sculptural soundscape’ using chain-link fencing and plexi-glass. As the natural light shines in, the projected image shifts in... Read More →
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04
JAN
2012

RIP Traffic Light Tree by Pierre Vivant

Just as everyone starts thinking about taking down their Christmas decorations, the Traffic Light tree would ordinarily have gone on to twinkle all year round.  As of last month, the tree by French sculptor Pierre Vivant is sadly no more, having been removed for road... Read More →
06
NOV
2011

It’s a Rollover

Ever dream of what your house would look like if you won the lottery?  At first glance, this may look like a lavishly decorated interior. ‘Dream Home’ by Brooklyn architects Ghost of a Dream is in fact an installation made entirely from $70,000 worth of discarded... Read More →
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16
OCT
2011
Muhammed Ali portrait made from punch bags

Punch Bag Portraiture

Master of creative reuse Michael Kalish has spent the past 15 years perfecting the technique of twisting, cutting and riveting license plates to make iconic portraits.  Earlier this year he unveiled ‘reALIzed’ an incredible image of Muhammed Ali made of 1,300 punch... Read More →
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11
OCT
2011

Silk and Resin

These Light Pipes by UK artist Wendy Allan are made from dyed silk from reclaimed sari material. This is then woven and captured in resin resulting in a beautiful translucent amalgamation of colour, almost like stained glass.  The resin preserves the unexpected imperfections and... Read More →
22
SEP
2011

The Die is Cast

These fascinating works are by Korean artist Kim Hyun who makes figurative sculptures using wire and dice, moulding them into human forms.  In order to convey an authentic human like stance, Hyun uses plaster casts of people then runs wire through the dice to recreate the... Read More →
12
SEP
2011

Light Relief: Saatchi Gallery

Yesterday I ventured to the King’s Road Saatchi Gallery for the first time.  I think it’s fair to say that some of the artwork there is quite literally the stuff of nightmares.  Scary, oompa loompa-like creatures, contorted horse carcasses, angels having an orgy and... Read More →
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30
AUG
2011

Walking on Air

I’m easily impressed by anyone who can do something clever with a balloon, but these dresses by Japanese artist Rie Hosokai are quite literally mind-blowing (pun intended).  She began her career as a florist before venturing into the world of balloon design.  After setting... Read More →
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25
AUG
2011

Ctrl+Alt+Delete

A depiction of a night sky?  Get up close and personal with ‘Debris, QWERTY’ by Sarah Frost and you’ll see it’s made entirely of recycled computer keys.  The American artist works with waste materials which are taken out of context to become though... Read More →
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26
JUL
2011

Hanging by a Thread

New York installation artist Devorah Sperber certainly knows a thing or two about making magic from ordinary objects.  She is famed for her use of optical illusions, particularly in her Thread Spool Works pictured here.  Thousands of spools of thread are hung to recreate... Read More →
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20
JUN
2011

Canopy of Cups

This canopy is made of waste cups created by attendees of the Outside Lands concert in San Francisco.  The project by BIOS Design Collective involved stringing steel cable mesh above the Stable Cafe patio in equidistant lines. Designer Chris Chalmers created the layout for the... Read More →
21
MAY
2011

City lights: A house made from coloured plexiglass by Tom Fruin

Kolonihavehus is a stunning outdoor sculpture by American artist Tom Fruin. It’s constructed from a thousand pieces of reclaimed plexiglass salvaged from a closed down plexi distributor, a framing shop, the basement of the Danish State Art Workshops and skips outside the... Read More →