October 20, 2017

80-Foot Kraken on Old WWII Ship Becomes Artificial Reef in the British Virgin Islands

With more and more natural reefs dying due to climate change, people are increasingly turning to artificial reefs to provide safe ecosystems for aquatic life. And while we've seen everything from subway cars to underwater sculptures used for this purpose, nothing is quite as evocative as the BVI Art Reef. Structured to promote the growth of transplanted coral, the artificial reef is composed of a WWII fuel barge topped by an elaborate 80-foot mesh kraken.

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September 26, 2017

Kaleidoscopic Installation Lets Visitors Experience What It’s Like to Step Inside a Diamond

Multimedia artist Chris Cheung and his creative team (collectively known as XEX) have just debuted their impressive audiovisual installation, titled Prismverse, in Shanghai, China for Dr.Jart+. The installation invites visitors to enter a energetic playground for the senses, as they're met with what seems to be an infinite number of geometric mirrors. Essentially, it's like walking into a giant gem.

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September 17, 2017

Ethereal Beauty of Flowers Floating Like Ballerinas Under Water

Dutch artist and product designer Anne ten Donkelaar arranges and photographs flowers underwater, thus capturing a “silent image of a spirited dance.” In this series, titled Underwater Ballet, the artist’s floral “ballerinas” dance and seemingly float around in still waters. They dreamily pose and sway, thoroughly hypnotizing us all. This stunning picture is just a glimpse of ten Donkelaar’s magical reality.

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August 2, 2017

7 Most Spectacular ‘Mirror Room’ Installations by Yayoi Kusama

For decades, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has experimented with multiple mediums and styles of artistic expression. While her experience spans drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and performance art, she is perhaps best known for her immersive—and seemingly infinite—Mirror Room installations. Introduced in the 1960s, these interactive, large-scale pieces invite viewers to wander through surreal environments. Some, like Phalli's Field, Dots Obsession—Love Transformed into Dots, and Love is Calling feature soft sculptures covered in repeating patterns of polka-dots.

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