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Eat LACMA: Orange Trees

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In the first installation of SHFT's Eat LACMA series, Fallen Fruit gifts mandarin orange trees to spread a community of food and culture.

A collaboration between LACMA and Fallen Fruit, Eat LACMA is a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics. The idea of the project is to promote a greater sense of community and culture by re-invigorating the relationship between people and food. It also seeks to highlight the idea of sustainability and bring it to the widest group of people possible. We showed up with cameras......read more

Indoor Clouds by Berndnaut Smilde

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Ephemeral installations made using 'frozen smoke' and moisture

With his artificial rain cloud installations, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has quite literally taken the art world by storm. The transient indoor clouds, spotted on Slate, are made by combining smoke machine fog with moisture. While the cloud puffs last only seconds -- just long enough to be photographed -- the process leading up to the creation can take days. “I’ll change the......read more

Spectacular Sand Drawings by Tony Plant

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These guerrilla beach installations go bye-bye with the rising tide

Since we spotted them on Faith Is Torment last weekend, Tony Plant's awesome ephemeral sand drawings have been popping up all over the 'net. No matter, they're a worth a triple look. Described by Surfer's Path as "[an] environmental artist, photographer and surf creature whose imagination stretches to the far and hidden corners of the coastline," Plant creates massive, swirling installations......read more

Michael McGillis: Wake

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Land art installation features a trench lined with colorful crosscut logs

Bright, synthetic color meets natural materials in "Wake," a land art installation by Michigan artist Michael McGillis. The semi-subterranean piece transforms the relatively mundane sight of giant wood piles into a surprisingly beautiful and interactive work of art. Originally installed at Minnesota's Franconia Sculpture Park in 2006, the installation consists of a 95-foot......read more

Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms

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Mexican-American artist recycles trash into neatly arranged installations at Guggenheim Museum

In his hotly anticipated new show at the Guggenheim Museum, Mexican-American artist Gabriel Orozco explores the fertile territory where nature and humanity intersect. The exhibition, entitled Asterisms, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of trash that he collected from a playing field near his home in New York and a protected......read more

Tasha Lewis: Guerilla Sculpture

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Butterfly street installations migrate across Indianapolis

There is a new invasive species swarming through the American Midwest. The as-yet unnamed species of butterfly, colored an electric blue, has been spotted gathering throughout public spaces in Indianapolis. But worry not, these beautiful creatures won't affect the local ecosystem. The colorful creations are the work of Indy native Tasha Lewis, who crafts guerilla installations featuring hundreds......read more

Solar Installations Surge

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Strong utility market drives Q2 spike in U.S. solar market

The U.S. solar market continues to grow at a record pace. According to a Solar Energy Industry Association report released this week, solar installations during the second quarter of 2012 spiked to 743 megawatts--more than double the wattage installed in the second quarter of 2011. Most of the growth came from from the utility sector. Over 20 large solar plants in key states like......read more

Benoit Paille's Alternative Landscapes

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Poetic light installations question the reality of landscape art

Alternative Landscapes is a captivating installation project from Canadian photographer Benoit Paille, who uses an interesting lighting method involving a suspended illuminated square to create his own version of landscape photography. Paille explains: "This is a photography of light installation (real light, real square 1×1 meter) I set in nature or where during the night you have......read more

Massive Fish Sculptures Made from Recycled Bottles in Rio

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Epic beach installation offers poignant comment on ocean pollution

In Rio de Janeiro, where world leaders are meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), two gigantic fish are rising from Botafogo Beach. The public art installation has been created entirely from discarded plastic bottles collected on and around the beach. By day, the plastic sculptures shimmer in the sun, against the gorgeous backdrop of Rio's mountains. By night, the big......read more

Tom Fruin's Kaleidoscopic Watertower Lights Up Brooklyn

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Striking sculptural installation made from 1,000 pieces of reclaimed Plexiglas

Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin has unveiled his latest structural installation, Watertower, a stunning multicolored water tower made from 1,000 pieces of salvaged Plexiglas. The work adorns a historic watertower that sits atop of Fruin’s Jay Street studio in Brooklyn's DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. This is Fruin's fourth architectural Plexiglas-and-steel project......read more

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