May 5, 2021

Artist Uses Sand and Stones to Create Land Art Masterpieces at His Local Beach

A walk on the beach is one of life’s simple pleasures; but for land artist Jon Foreman, it’s a chance to get creative. The UK-based artist collects natural materials such as stones, pebbles, and shells and then artistically arranges them in mesmerizing swirling patterns. Once he’s finished, the sandy landscape is temporarily transformed. Each ephemeral installation will eventually disappear when it’s reclaimed by the earth or washed away by the tide.

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April 19, 2021

Japanese Artist Creates Over 100,000 Cherry Blossom Petals From Salt in Heartfelt Installation

Propelled by precious memories of loved ones lost, Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto creates in order to preserve and cherish those sacred remembrances too often forgotten with time. Best known for his painstakingly crafted salt installations which he often shapes into labyrinthine patterns, the artist has recently completed a piece for a solo exhibition at the Setouchi City Museum of Art titled Sakura Shibefuru.

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March 10, 2021

Beautiful Garden of “Transparent” Flowers Bloom in a Japanese Temple

The whimsical new flowers in Kyoto’s Sennyuji Temple may appear different from those found in a traditional garden. LUCENT by Takahiro Matsuo has designed a delicate garden of seemingly sparkling flowers floating in mid-air as part of the Rakuchu Kansei Art Exhibition 2021. This installation, simply titled Transparent Flowers, is made of steel wires and prisms blooming along a garden at the entrance of the temple.

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