NOSIGNER’ s Lunar LED Lamp Places the Light of the Moon in Your Hands
“Every one of [the] Japanese who [was] wounded by the earthquake prayed to the super moon,” said Nosigner in a newsletter. The stunning lamp was exhibited at Dwell on Design this past weekend in Los Angeles. Using data collected from the the Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft Kaguya, the designer created an accurate model of the moon that glows with an LED lightbulb, ensuring that you’ll never see the dark side of the moon.
Egyptian Desert Sand Spiral Spans Distance And Time
In the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea stands Desert Breath a stunning land-art project comprised of perfectly-formed cones and a glistening pool of water. Nestled between the hills on the Egyptian desert floor, this site-specific installation was the work of D.A.ST. Arteam, made up of Danae Stratou (installation artist), Alexandra Stratou (industrial designer and architect), and Stella Constantindies (architect). They spent from 1995 to 1997 working on Desert Breath, relocating 8,000 square meters of sand to create what we see here. The curves of the two interlocking spirals are dotted with cones that create both positive and negative shapes, as some point up towards the sky while others extend below the surface. Everything radiates from its center, a vessel of water filled rim to rim. All told, this massive and impressive project covers 100,000 square meters (about 1 million square feet).
Walk into the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco from now till the end of February and you’ll find a gorgeous art installation that features 20 miles of ribbon cascading from the church’s vaulted ceiling arches. Artist Anne Patterson is behind Graced With Light, an installation consisting of nearly 1,000 satin ribbons with colors inspired by stained glass. It took the artist months to prepare, which she did in her art studio in Manhattan by constructing a 3/16-inch scale model of it with embroidery floss. Then, on site, it took Patterson and the Grace Cathedral community eight days to hand-assemble the project.
Carved Goose Shells Piotr Bockenheim
Unless you spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours with a tiny electric drill carving intricate patterns into eggshells the last few months, you may have yet to reach your Easter egg decorating potential. One person who clearly has is artist Piotr Bockenheim who uses a reductive drilling technique to transform goose eggs into slitherting tangles
Art, Science, & Soap Bubbles, According to Santiago Betancur Z
Photographer and painter Santiago Betancur Z explores the intersection between science and abstract art in his photographic studies of bubbles, as well as producing life-size figure painting. In his photographs and video recordings, Betancur Z captures imagery of soap bubbles against dark backgrounds, showcasing the random kaleidoscopic color and light effects produced by the delicate spheres, and the chance allusions that occur in their surfaces, such as in Scream (2013), whose ghostly forms recall Edvard Munch’s.
Thilo Frank :Vertical Skip,2009
A thin luminiscent EL wire is driven by an excenter. The modulation and speed of the rope wave can be controlled by the visitors through sensitive moving sensors.
A dynamical sculpture emerges which huge size lets us guess that matter in fact is only consistent of vibrating energy.
Photo: Anders Sune Berg
If Hieronymus Bosch took the blue pill instead and sat down to a mad hatters tea party with Marie Antoinette, a hookah-smoking Caterpillar & a couple of unicorns you may just open the curtain into Daniel Merriam’s theatre fantastic. A Master American Surrealist painter, his worlds speak to those of us who adored the movie The Labyrinth and found ourselves asking, Why the hell wouldn’t she stay with the Goblin King? It’s firmly the territory of a child’s bubblegum mind.
Artist Ed Chapman creates pop culture mosaic portraits images using broken pieces of tile, stone, torn paper, and in the case of David Bowie – shattered vinyl records. His Hendrix made from guitar picks might just be his masterpiece.