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See a NASA Physicist’s Incredible Origami – Great Big Story

Twenty five years ago, physicist Robert Lang worked at NASA, where he researched lasers. He has also garnered 46 patents on optoelectronics and even wrote a Ph.D. thesis called “Semiconductor Lasers: New Geometries and Spectral Properties.” But in 2001, Lang … Continue reading

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New Miniature Post-Apocalyptic Environments by Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber

Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber (previously) collaboratively produce detailed dioramas caught in the throes of natural or manmade chaos. From 2005 to 2015 the pair created a series titled The City, which imagined the post-apocalyptic interiors of abandoned violin shops, malls, and natural history … Continue reading

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Anonymous Figures Struggle Against Nature in Porcelain Sculptures by Claudia Fontes

Since 2013, artist Claudia Fontes (previously) has been investigating the use and meaning of the word “foreigner” in a series of small figurative sculptures. Each sculpture, which is about the size of Fontes’ hand (about 23 x 5 cm / … Continue reading

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James Brunt Organizes Leaves and Rocks Into Elaborate Cairns and Mandalas – Colossal

James Brunt creates elaborate ephemeral artworks using the natural materials he finds in forests, parks, and beaches near his home in Yorkshire, England. This form of land art, popularized and often associated with fellow Brit Andy Goldsworthy, involves detailed patterns, textures, … Continue reading

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The Subverted Architecture and Twisted Objects of Alex Chinneck – Colossal

British sculptor Alex Chinneck (previously) upends the steady, reliable nature of banal structures that we interact with every day through his architectural interventions. Overturned swaths of car parking lots, twisted broomstick handles, and inverted building facades are executed with such precise detail … Continue reading

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Japanese-Designed Public Restrooms in the Shape of Fish, Crabs, Tree Stumps – Colossal

Flickr user and photographer Okinawa Soba (Rob) has been documenting the obscure designs of public restroom facilities on the Japanese island of Okinawa for the last six years. Rob has lived on the island, which is home to 1.3 million residents, for nearly … Continue reading

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Fairy Ring Exhibition – Spacecadets Air Design

Spacecadets exhibition ‘Fairy Ring’  opened at Bishop Auckland Gallery, County Durham, in NE England and ran from 8th July – 9th Sept 2017. “Fairy rings (naturally occurring circles of mushrooms) are anchored in folklore as portals to other worlds. This … Continue reading

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Amanda Parer’s Giant Inflatable Rabbits Invade Public Spaces Around the World

Amanda Parer examines the relationship between humans and the natural world in her massive inflatable artworks. The Tasmania-based artist works with a team including New York based co-producer Chris Wangro. Together, Parer Studio realizes her larger-than-life versions of translucent rabbits, a … Continue reading

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Writhing Organic Sculptures Formed from Nails by John Bisbee – Colossal

Over the past three decades, artist John Bisbee (previously) has dedicated his creative work to the medium of nails. Recent artwork includes several large installations that transform the stiff, architectural material into writhing organic shapes. “Out of the Garden” seems to reference … Continue reading

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Abandoned Street Sculptures by David Mesguich – Faith is Torment

Experimental installations made from recycled plastic taken from street advertising by contemporary artist David Mesguich. From his background as a graffiti artist, Mesguich wanted to confront his past practice by questioning the concept of control of beings and spaces, visual … Continue reading

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