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Phoebe Washburn's Living Environments

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Repurposing materials like wood and cardboard, a Brooklyn artist turns gallery spaces into architectural experiences

You wouldn't be faulted for thinking there is some environmental commentary in Phoebe Washburn's work. The Brooklyn artist builds large scale landscape installations using repurposed detritus she collects from the street, from cardboard boxes and old newspapers to construction materials and discarded plastic. But it's her hoarding instinct, not eco principles, that drives the work. "I’m......read more

Once Upon a Climate Change

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Marty Kaplan on the role of storytellers and artists in the global warming fight

Marty Kaplan for the Huffington Post: Those who tell the stories rule the world, it's said, but it's hard to tell a story unless you know the ending. We don't yet know the ending of the climate change story. The beginning of the ending, though, happened in Kyoto, Japan in 1997, where delegates from 37 industrialized nations and the European Union agreed to the binding greenhouse gas reductions......read more

Moby: Innocents

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Moby explores his other artistic obsession in post-apocalyptic photo exhibit

We all know Moby as the smooth-domed musician and electronic producer with an interest in environmental causes. But you may not know (we didn't) that he's also an avid photographer. After moving from New York to a landmark Hollywood Hills castle, Moby became fascinated by the hidden history of the place and was inspired to explore it on camera and in the recording studio. The results are......read more

Giant Urban Murals by Rimon Guimaraes

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Brazilian artist goes big in the streets

25-year-old Brazilian artist Rimon Guimarães is gaining legions of fans for his massive, multicolored murals popping up in cities around South America, Europe, Africa, and beyond. One quick glance through these photos and it's easy to see why. With inspiration ranging from nature to comics, botanical illustration to primitive art, the self-taught artist depicts organic forms and bold......read more

Salvaged Wood Reliefs by Ron van der Ende

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Dutch artist creates masterful illusions of three-dimensionality

Ron van der Ende's work begins in the streets of Rotterdam, where collects salvaged pieces of wood like doors and construction materials. This reclaimed wood he strips to create veneer with the paint layers still intact, then, using a mosaic technique, the Dutch artist assembles the small pieces of wood to create super-realistic bas-reliefs that are both painterly and sculptural. His range of......read more

Beautiful Frost Pattern Photos

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Icy designs show off nature's artistry

For more proof that the world's greatest artist is Mother Nature herself, may we present you with these dreamy images of frost patterns (via the Telegraph). People from northern climates are familiar with window frost, but these photos present the phenomenon in a surreal new light. Frost forms on windows when there's cold air outside and moist, warm air inside. The different patterns can be......read more

Underwater Dreamworlds by Susanna Majuri

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Reality and fiction collide and combine in fluid, sensual work from a Helsinki artist

Finnish fine art photographer Susanna Majuri invites viewers into surreal underwater worlds that provide settings for strange, open-ended narratives. In Majuri's photos, female subjects writhe and dance beneath the water, in front of background landscapes that the artist designs herself. With the dimensions blurred, the resulting images are fluid and sensual, creating the impression of masterful......read more

Lucid Stead by Phillip K. Smith

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Artist transforms Joshua Tree homesteader shack into luminous installation

On California artist Phillip K Smith III's five-acre property in Joshua Tree, there sits an old homesteader's cabin, a plain Jane structure with a history that dates back seventy years. For "Lucid Stead," a week-long project in October, Smith added a new chapter to the cabin's history, transforming the building's exterior into a large-scale light installation. By day, the shack’s......read more

Ai Weiwei: Forever Bicycles

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Dissident Chinese artist showing famous bike installation in Toronto

Superstar contemporary artist Ai Weiwei unveiled the latest rendition of his incredible bicycle sculpture last weekend in Toronto. "Forever Bicycles" is the centerpiece of this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night art event that takes over the streets of the city. This marks the first time that the Chinese dissident artist has shown the installation in public, outdoor space. With......read more

Sand Prints by Ahmad Nadalian

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Artist creates ephemeral environmental works using a primitive printing technique

Iranian environmental artist Ahmad Nadalian uses an ancient printing method to create fascinating ephemeral works on sand. To make the Sand Prints, Nadalian carves cylinder seals (in stone, glass, or clay) featuring his own designs--fish, snakes, crabs, flowers--then rolls the cylinders on beaches or in deserts, creating repeating patterns in the sand. The resulting pieces naturally blend into......read more

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