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.
Japanese artist Azuma Makoto explores the lifecycle of flowers with two incredible botanical sculptures exhibited at the Oi Futuro museum in Rio...
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.
For years, artist Rune Guneriussen has enchanted us with his forest installations.
For three days, New York City’s iconic Grand Central Terminal is showcasing a dazzling display that celebrates brilliant women.
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.
Using unraveled rope as a sculptural medium, Janaina Mello Landini creates intricate art inspired by branches.
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.
In his ongoing series of contemplative and conceptual Layer Drawings, Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi continues to artistically explore perspectives and alter perceptions.
For this year's i Light Marina Bay Festival, a sustainability-focused, Singapore-based spectacle, Choi+Shine Architects created The Urchins, a series of 3 interactive installations.