November 22, 2021

Beautiful ‘Staircase to Heaven’ Sculpture Is Actually a Mind-Bending Optical Illusion

Are you afraid of heights? If not, you might be tempted to climb this staircase to the sky. South African land artist Strijdom van der Merwe is the creator behind Staircase to Heaven, an illusionary sculpture that looks like a set of endless steps that reach the clouds. However, once the viewer views the sculpture from a different angle, the visual trick is revealed. This piece is actually a vertical ladder that’s just 4.5 meters (14.

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November 11, 2021

For Over 40 Years, This Artist Has Used the Earth as a Canvas for Realistic Portraits [Interview]

For four decades, artist Stan Herd has been using the earth as his canvas. Inspired by his experience growing up on a farm in Kansas, Herd has taken his love and knowledge of the land to new heights with his incredible portraits. His latest, located in Atlanta, was created in celebration of International Day of the Girl and World Space Week. Featuring NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson, it stretches over 4,800 square feet.

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October 31, 2021

Bamboo Installation ‘Fish Trap House’ Captures People’s Curiosity Instead of Fish

Taiwanese artist Cheng-Tsung Feng uses his work as a means of exploring the wisdom hidden within traditional crafts and techniques. Often reinventing ancient crafts through design, he applies a diverse range of hand-built methods that are found in artifacts to create large-scale installations and sculptures. His aim is to preserve precious traditional culture—some in danger of being lost forever—through its rebirth in his art. Such aspirations inspired his Fish Trap House series.

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October 27, 2021

8 Museums to Visit in Boston for Art, Culture, and More

Boston is one of America's most historic cities. Once the epicenter of American revolutionary spirit, it now offers a wide range of museums for all tastes, ranging from cutting-edge contemporary art to living sea creatures. Travel back in time with the U.S.S. Constitution or immerse yourself in the vast collections of Harvard University, the country's oldest university.

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