Gigantic Wooden Slat Animal Sculptures

Budapest, Hungary-born artist Gbor Mikls Szoke graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts only a few years ago, in 2010, yet he’s already made a name for himself in the contemporary art world. Throughout the past few years, he’s been creating massive sculptures by screwing wooden slats of various sizes together. To give you an idea of just how large his sculptures end up becoming, the dinosaur he created for the Hungarian Wood Festival in 2010, was 17 meters long (or 51 feet) while the whale he made for the CET Culture Centre measured an astounding 26 meters (or 78 feet long).

Just recently, Szoke was behind a giant interactive public art installation called “The Rocking Horse” which could accommodate 70 riders. Designed by Szoke in collaboration with Andrs Huszr, the 11 meters long and 6 meters high, 3.5 ton sculpture was displayed at several locations throughout Budapest. It then made it way to Vienna to be a part of the the World Harmony Run closing event held last week, on October 8.

Gbor Mikls Szoke’s website
Photos via [The Hungarian Girl], [Gabor Miklos Szoke], [MOME line]

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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