De antieke lichtsculpturen van Thomas Wilfred staan opnieuw in de schijnwerpers. Vanaf het begin van de twintigste eeuw maakte de Deense kunstenaar kleurrijke en bewegende projecties van natuurlijke fenomenen. Hij gebruikte daarvoor een techniek genaamd ‘lumia’ om mechanische sculpturen te maken die de magie van het noorderlicht naar binnen haalden. Zijn kunst is inmiddels antiek, maar Yale University heeft ter ere van de lichtkunstenaar een aantal van zijn werken opnieuw tentoongesteld.
To celebrate the arrival of spring, artist Miguel Chevalier has created three new projection mapping installations at the Jing An Kerry Centre in Shanghai. Located next to Chairman Mao’s house, the building’s exterior plaza, tunnel, and glass bridges burst with colorful virtual flowers.
Digital Water Lillies, the mapping project that fills the center’s square, is a lush pasture of flowers and plants. Activated after sunset, the flower garden is filled with varieties rich with symbolism and good auspices during China’s spring season, such as African lilies, orchids, camellias, and peach tree flowers. As visitors walk the garden, it transforms
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Japan has a rich tradition of food carving called mukimono. If you’ve ever eaten at a fancy restaurant in Japan you might have found a carrot carved into a bunny, garnishing your plate. But in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations.
One constraint to carving fruits and vegetables is that sometimes you must work fast. The moment a peel is removed, oxidization will start to discolor your artwork. So, depending on the variety, Gaku’s carvings are probably created within several minutes. Armed with
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Throughout the years, artist Andrew Myers has made a career out of the ubiquitous screw. We’ve marveled before at his stunningly realistic portraits of people that were all created with the ordinary building material. When you look at them straight-on, his screw art looks like a pointillist painting. But when viewed from another angle, Myer’s pieces reveal their sculptural side. His latest work deviates from the straightforward portraits and focuses instead on man-made objects.
Part of the awe that comes from viewing one of Myer’s works is the meticulousness that goes into their construction. Each of the
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