March 22, 2018

Gigantic Crocheted Doilies Take Over Gallery Walls Like Beautiful Spider Webs

Since 2011, Californian artist Ashley V. Blalock has been creating site-specific installations filled with gigantic, hand-crocheted doilies. Back in 2014, Blalock’s ongoing Keeping Up Appearances installation series was sprawling across gallery walls, stairwells, ceilings, and floors. Today, the red cotton crochet doilies continue to grow in size, as they spread across indoor and outdoor locations. Resembling giant spider webs, Blalock’s textile installations sometimes reach as high as 15 feet.

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February 20, 2018

Incredible Installations Suspend Stormy Ocean Waves Indoors

Berlin-based Argentinian artist Miguel Rothschild’s latest installation art captures the often stormy nature of the ocean and sky. Taking inspiration from poetry and biblical references, his installations titled Elegy and De Profundis are made by suspending large reams of printed fabric with transparent fishing wire. Both pieces cleverly play on perception, appearing as both the ocean or the sky, depending on the viewer’s position.

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February 8, 2018

450-Year-Old Wood Column Tied Into a Knot Is a Logic-Defying Art Installation

Known for his mind-bending installation art, Alex Chinneck has moved indoors for his latest art installation, tying a 450-year-old wood column into a knot. With Birth, Death, and a Midlife Crisis, the British sculptor has conceived another stunning piece of optical illusion art, one that sees him installing an indoor sculpture for the first time in five years.

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