December 11, 2017

Intricate Golden Labyrinths Created From Fallen Leaves of a Gingko Tree

A post shared by Joanna Hedrick (@joanna_hedrick) on Dec 8, 2017 at 8:18pm PST Every year since 2013, Joanna Hedrick, a counselor at the Sacramento State University Student Service Center, celebrates the fall season in a special way. She rakes the golden leaves of the campus' gingko trees into elaborately artistic patterns, creating stunning pieces of environmental art as her gift to students studying for exams.

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October 27, 2017

Tokyo Greenhouse Turns into Multisensory Experience When You Touch the Plants

As part of Tokyo’s 2017 Design Touch event, design studio PARTY has created a technicolor greenhouse installation in the middle of Tokyo Midtown’s Grass Square. As part of the month-long festival—which focuses on “enjoying design through all five senses”—the interactive event combines colorful LED lights with seven different kinds of touch-sensitive Digital Vegetables. Visitors are invited to observe and learn about horticulture using touch, sight, and sound.

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October 5, 2017

Moving Public Art Installation Tells the Story of a City’s Immigrants

Home. This simple word can take on greater resonance when people are forced to uproot and make their way to a new country. And while immigration is often associated with cities like New York or Los Angeles, it's happening all across the United States, where people leave behind their homes to take up life as new Americans. It was these people, and their stories, that inspired artist Nancy Ann Coyne‘s public art installation Speaking of Home.

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September 26, 2017

Dreamy Lamp and Book Installations Bring Norway’s Desolate Forests to Life

For years, artist Rune Guneriussen has enchanted us with his forest installations. Returning to Norway's natural woodlands, Guneriussen has continued to place everyday objects among previously untouched areas of nature. Vintage table lamps mimicking wild mushrooms, adjustable work lamps resembling spiders scurrying across the forest floor, and towers of books enveloping the trunks of trees are just some of the creative nature art he produces.

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