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Incredible Environmental Art by Jaakko Pernu

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Nordic artist transforms strips of wood into expressive sculptures

Jaakko Pernu is a land artist and sculptor from the subarctic city of Oulu, Finland, a place that's surrounded by Boreal forest. With inspiration from the timber outside, Pernu creates expressive installations from wooden strips. The resulting works, which comment on the give-and-take relationship between humans and nature, are some of the most impressive examples of environmental art......read more

Paper Sculptures by Valerie Buess

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Stunning art objects resemble elements of an underwater world

Switzerland-born, Germany-based artist Valerie Buess takes sculpting with paper to stunning and surprising new places. For the better part of twenty years, Buess has been creating unique paper sculptures that are simultaneously abstract and representational, looking like alien objects from some mysterious underwater world. What you see above is just a small sampling; there's plenty of......read more

Flower Power: Azuma Makoto's Botanical Sculptures

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Japanese florist creates mindblowing plant art

At age 21, aspiring musician Azuma Makato made the unlikely leap from punk rock to petunias, leaving his guitar behind to explore the creative possibilities of flower arrangement. Fast-forward fifteen-odd years, and Azuma is not only a world-renowned florist and owner of Tokyo flower shop Jardins des Fleurs, but a globe-trotting artist whose medium is plantlife. "I......read more

'Sound Sculptures' Eulogize Old Growth Forest

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Tviga Vasilyeva's "Soundstills" would be pretty cool if we could understand them.

You know the feeling when you look at something and you're pretty sure it's awesome but you don't understand how it works or what it's all about? Such is the case with these "Soundstills" by Russian artist Tviga Vasilyeva. Apparently Vasilyeva recorded audio in the old growth forests along the Russia-Finland border, then went back after they were logged and photographed these......read more

John Grade: La Chasse

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Spooky sculpture haunts a French forest.

If you happened to be walking through the Scarpe-Escaut forest in northern France lately, you'd be forgiven for running away terrified when you came across 'La Chasse' (The Hunt), a Blair Witch-esque installation by Seattle artist John Grade. The wood-and-string sculpture cuts an eerie figure, like an architectural skeleton in the natural environment of the......read more

Bodies in Urban Spaces

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Human sculptures invade Wall Street.

Whoa, how neat is this? This week in New York City, a bunch of colorfully-clad performers invaded the Financial District in lower Manhattan, creating "human sculptures" by piling themselves on building roofs, construction scaffolding, benches, and pretty much any other structure they could find (including the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange). Led by choreographer Willi Dorner,......read more

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