July 30, 2020

1,200-Pound Floral Installation Invites Viewers to Observe 10,000 Blooms in Rotation

Wife-and-husband duo Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz (together known as Waterlily Pond) push technical and artistic boundaries to create extraordinary floral installations. The artists were recently invited by De Young Museum in San Francisco to create a piece for the Bouquets to Art exhibition. Taking inspiration from the geometric forms of Matt Mullican’s mural, Between Sign and Subject, Lisitsa and Schultz created Eclipse, a rotating, 1,200-pound (540 kg) deconstructed sphere made of 10,000 flowers.

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July 3, 2020

Sublime Installations Made From Thousands of Beads and Buttons Celebrate Korean Architecture

Korean-born artist Ran Hwang is known for her ingenious use of materials to build up contemporary installations. Using beads, buttons, and pins, she works meticulously to create textural artworks that are stunning from both afar and up close. With her Palace Series, she applies this technique to traditional Korean architecture and the results are astonishing. Hwang was inspired by the five grand palaces of Seoul—Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Gyeonghuigung, Deoksugung, and Changgyeonggung.

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June 10, 2020

13 Astounding Sculptures That Look They’re Sinking Into the Ground

There are many artworks that will make you do a double-take, but few create the type of astounding illusion that sinking sculptures do. Artists and designers make homes, cars, and even people look as though they are quickly slipping in quicksand or going underwater. This visual element produces both a striking sight and is conceptually alluring. We can’t help but wonder: what draws them under the surface? Will they ever escape?

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May 31, 2020

Dazzling Outdoor Mirror Installations Reflect Our Connection to the World Around Us

Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad installs mirrors in unexpected places to explore our relationship with nature. Her imaginative exhibitions have sprouted around the world—from Italy to Australia to Iran—in various and exciting forms, like an open door trapped in the sand or reflective stepping stones leading a path across the desert. “For me, the use of mirrors is integral to creating a paradise,” Abedinirad explains on her website.

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