Miya Ando - Obon
Miya traveled to Puerto Rico where she floated 1000 resin and (non-toxic) phosphorescence-coated leaves in a small pond. During the day the phosphorescence collected and absorbed energy from sunlight, giving them a soft, blue glow at night.
Obon [Puerto Rico] 1000 hand painted (resin and phosphorescence) floating Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) skeleton leaves.
Sun K. Kwak draws with tape.
Cai Guo Qiang - Endless, 2010
“Two machines—one for making gentle waves, the other for creating atmospheric fog—are used to create the high tech exhibit Endless.
In contrast, three traditional wooden boats sway eternally in an extensive pool of water. One is a fishing boat used for countless centuries around Qanzhou; the other two are Gulf-region Houri vessels. Are they travelling, or are they at rest? Are they real or imaginary? A mirage?”
Mary Temple’s subject is doubt. This, Northwest Corner, Southeast Light, is acrylic on the floor and walls of a room.
Public Face I is a giant neon smiley face mounted high over Berlin that uses analysis of the faces of people in the street to reflect the mood of the city in real-time. Creator Julius von Bismarck’s current job title is, incredibly, artist-in-residence at CERN.
David Stark is an event designer, which, he didn’t even know there were such things when he was in high school.
L/B stands for Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann. The pair painted the streets a fifth time.
Lord Whitney (Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney) make whimsy out of the everyday.
Yayoi Kusama’s installation Fireflies on the Water (2002) consists of a small room lined with mirrors, with a pool in the center of the space, and 150 small lights hanging from the ceiling, creating an effect of direct and reflected light emanating from the mirrors and the water’s surface. To see it in video, watch this.
Florentijn Hofman’s Big Yellow Rabbit is exactly what it sounds like, on temporary display in Örebro, Sweden.
Take a look at this large and beautiful piece currently on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)! The suspended ocean goddess, entitled Thalassa, is the newest installation from street artist Swoon.
Thalassa by http://www.swimmingcities.org/