July 22, 2021

Artist Recreates Famous Works of Art on the Beach Using Colorful Pebbles

Seashells aren't the only thing that you can find on the beach. If you're lucky, you may stumble across one of Justin Bateman‘s carefully made works of art. The UK-based artist uses colorful pebbles to recreate masterpieces like Mona Lisa and Girl With a Pearl Earring as exquisite land art. All of these pieces are made on-site and survive for a short amount of time.

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June 21, 2021

Wooden Infinite Loop Installation Invites Public to Lounge and Play All at Once

Known for its innovative designs that challenge the limits of technology and materials, Paul Cocksedge Studio is an internationally acclaimed design firm that focuses on “simplicity and imagination in order to create unique people-centered designs.” In May, the Studio completed one of its latest projects—a public art installation titled Time Loop—in partnership with Sino Group, one of the most prominent property developers in Hong Kong.

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June 7, 2021

Enormous Sculptures Rooted in Nature Take Over Arboretum

South African artist Daniel Popper debuted his first major exhibition in the United States—and his largest ever—at The Morton Arboretum in Illinois. Human+Nature is a sprawling exhibition that sees five large-scale sculptures by Popper invading the 1,700-acre arboretum. Ranging anywhere from 15 to 26 feet tall, the sculptures “inspire awe as they connect people and trees.

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May 10, 2021

Japanese Town Uses Part of Its COVID-19 Relief Money on Giant Statue of a Flying Squid

A statue in Noto, Japan is stirring some controversy amongst the public. The fishing town in Ishikawa prefecture recently erected a giant 43-foot-long sculpture of a flying squid—a local delicacy. However, officials revealed that the town paid for the statue with part of its COVID-19 relief fund. The Japanese government tried to help regional areas affected by the pandemic by issuing national grants, intended as an emergency economic boost.

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