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Michelle Peterson-Albandoz: Salvaged Wood Abstraction

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Rhythms and patterns created from discarded wood

For Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, dumpster diving is just part of her creative process. The Chicago artist trolls for discarded pieces of wood around her North Side neighborhood, then shapes them into abstract sculptures featuring patterns and textures inspired by nature.  The large, striking works reflect Peterson-Albandoz's environmentalist ideas. "I'm involved with a lot of......read more

Henrique Oliveira: Tridimensionals

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Stunning installations created from recycled wood

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira gives trashed pieces of wood new life with these sweeping installation works he calls "Tridimensionals". To create the works, Oliveira gathers weathered plywood from streets and construction sites in Sao Paulo, then separates the layers and reconstitutes them as massive mixed media pieces that combine sculpture, painting and architecture. The......read more

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood

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Surreal long exposure shots offer subtle comment on light pollution

When nature and technology collide in the name of art, you can color us interested. Ohio artist Barry Underwood does a masterful job of juxtaposing the two. Taking inspiration from film, theatre, land art, and painting, Underwood creates LED light installations in natural settings, then takes long exposure photos of the scenes. The results are dramatic, to say the least. The works provide some......read more

Extraordinary Environmental Art by Cornelia Konrads

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German artist creates gravity-defying land art installations

The always-great Colossal tips us off to the work of German artist Cornelia Konrads, who creates mind-bending site specific installations that defy the laws of time, gravity and space. "I like to challenge what is supposed to be 'reliable' about reality: the laws of gravity, the solidity of walls or the ground under our feet… my installations can be seen as a filmstill, pointing backwards......read more

A Tokyo River Glows With 100,000 LED Lights

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A solar-powered light installation illuminates the Sumida River

Occasionally, in our constant search for cool and interesting stuff to show our faithful readers, we come across creative projects that literally blow our minds. This would be one such occasion. As part of last weekend's Tokyo Hotaru festival, 100,000 LED lights were sent flowing down the Sumida River, commemorating the now scarce fireflies ("hotaru" in Japanese) that used to bring the river to......read more

Doug Aitken: Song 1

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A mesmerizing video of the recent outdoor installation at Hirshhorn Museum

With Song 1, New York artist Doug Aitken transformed the drab concrete exterior of Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. into a panoramic canvas for a mesmerizing audio-visual spectacle. The site-specific installation, which ran until May 20, featured 11 high-def video projectors working in tandem to blanket the building’s entire surface with video. The song in question is the 1934 standard......read more

Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume

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An illusory mountainscape installation 'invisibly cast' in draped plastic

Entering Houston’s Rice University Art Gallery, you'd be forgiven for wondering whether you'd walked into some weird, icy landscape where all matter was negative. Made from nothing more than plastic sheeting and black hot glue, reverse of volume RG is the latest -- and largest -- of Yasuaki Onishi's "reverse of volume" series, in which the Japanese artist creates monumental forms that......read more

Bookyard: Massimo Bartolini's Urban Garden Library

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Outdoor book installation in Belgium offers reading material in open air

If one gauges the success of a public art project by its ability to make people think, then this one from Italian artist Massimo Bartolini is definitely a win. Erected in Ghent, Belgium as part of TRACK art festival, "Bookyard" consists of a a set of twelve green bookcases installed on the grounds of a vineyard, mirroring the grapevine rows. All books are for sale and visitors can bring home a......read more

Ellie Davies: Dwellings

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Fort-like forest interventions explore man's relationship with the land

There may be no activity that better exemplifies a child's sense of creation and play than building a fort. Whether constructed in the living room from cushions and furniture, or in the outdoors from sticks or snow, the fort invokes nostaglia in all of us. London-based photographer Ellie Davies, whose work we spotted at Arkitip, nicely taps into that vibe with her wistful and dreamy Dwellings......read more

Light: LED Installations by Bruce Munro

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British artist trips the light fantastic at Longwood Gardens

If these pictures are any indication, Bruce Munro's first-ever large-scale solo show won't be his last. In "Light," the British artist fills 23 acres of Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens with six outdoor installations, two interior projects, and a collection of illuminated of illuminated sculptural works. Subtle environmental commentary informs the entire project, from the "Waterlilies" piece......read more

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