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Herds of Life-Sized Elephants Roam Through London’s Parks for a Global Conservation Project | Colossal

JUNE 17, 2021 GRACE EBERT Sixty migrating elephants pass between Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace in London’s Green Park in one of nine herds roaming throughout the city. The lumbering creatures are part of an ongoing collaboration between two nonprofits, CoExistence … Continue reading

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Nine Massive Waves of Deadwood Surge Across a Forest Floor Near Hamburg

As the fear of a second wave of COVID-19 swept through Germany in the fall of 2020, photographer and artist Jörg Gläscher decided to channel his own worry into a project that felt similarly vast and domineering. “I was working (with … Continue reading

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A Butterfly Sipping Moisture from Puddles, Sculpted Entirely in Wood by Toru Fukuda | Spoon & Tamago

MAY 30, 2021 / JOHNNY Butterflies can sometimes be found sipping moisture from puddles or wet soil after a rain. The process, seen here in the image above, is known as “puddling.” Except this image is not a real-life butterfly, … Continue reading

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This Restaurant Is Nestled Within a Cluster of Brick Structures

It’ll feel like you’re dining in another world. Atmosphere is an important part of any restaurant experience. This is especially true for a new restaurant called 50% Cloud Artists Lounge by Cheng Chung Design. The Hong Kong-based design studio has … Continue reading

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Five Towering Figures Sculpted in Wood by Artist Daniel Popper Loom Over The Morton Arboretum

“Sentient,” 18 feet. All images © Daniel Popper, courtesy of The Morton Arboretum Spread across the 1,700 acres at The Morton Arboretum just outside of Chicago are five enormous figures by Cape Town-based artist Daniel Popper (previously). Constructed mainly of … Continue reading

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Beautifully Meditative Faces Emerge From Billowy Lengths of Tulle

By Arnesia Young on May 25, 2021 “A single length of tulle is manipulated to literally and metaphorically represent mindfulness, meditation, and the notion of finding clarity out of chaos.”   Since he began experimenting with tulle over a decade … Continue reading

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Miniature Architectural Spaces Nestle into Carved Chunks of Raw Marble | Colossal

GRACE EBERT “Tetraconch II” (2019), Faxe limestone, 38 centimeters. All images © Matthew Simmonds   Since antiquity, marble has been a preferred material for sculptors and architects alike because of its relative softness and the unlikelihood that it’ll shatter. British … Continue reading

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Book Highlights the Experimental Genius of Contemporary Paper Art

Diana Beltran Herrera “We know that this material is the same as the one we use to package pasta or even blow our nose, yet here it comes, taking on a magical transformation that art gifts every material.”   Artists … Continue reading

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Gravity-Driven Marble Run Sculptures Are Comprised of Precisely Soldered Copper Pathways

LittleBall Creations matches the inventive spirit of Wallace & Gromit’s titular character with an elaborately constructed rolling ball sculpture shaped like the rocket ship that headlined the classic animation’s first episode. Complete with mechanisms inspired by the show, the four-track … Continue reading

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Assembled Sculptures by Artist Willie Cole Cluster High Heels into Expressive Masks | Colossal

GRACE EBERT “Shine” (2007), shoes, wire, washers, screws, and shelf 16 x 15 x 16 inches. Photo by Jason Mandella   Artist Willie Cole juxtaposes readymade footwear and African tradition in his series of sculptural masks. The figurative assemblages stack … Continue reading

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