Category: Art

Towering Animals by ‘Irony & Boe’ Stalk the Streets of London 

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about an enormous dog mural by Smates in Belgium, here’s another great collection of humongous animals by UK duo Irony & Boe (aka. Whoam Irony and Placee Boe). The pair have collaborated on several large pieces in London over the last year including this wacky chihuahua that appeared on Chrisp Street in East London about a month ago. (via ordinatissimum chaos, Inspiring City)

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Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser-Cut Paper by Eric Standley 

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Either/Or Newmarch. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

Virginia-based artist Eric Standley (previously) brings a whole new meaning to the term “cutting edge” with his methodical stained glass windows created entirely from laser-cut paper. Standley stacks well over 100 sheets for many of his pieces which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly. The artist says his inspiration comes from the geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation which he somewhat jokingly calls “folk math.”

Standley currently has work as part of “Fold, Paper, Scissors” at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, and is an included artist in the upcoming book Mandala Masterworks by Paul Heussenstamm. You can see many new pieces from the last several years on his website.

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Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

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Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

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Zeno of Elea. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

standley-5Zeno of Elea, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

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Zeno of Elea II. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

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Zeno of Elea II, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

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Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

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Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1, detail. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

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A Swirling Willow Figure Rises from the Grounds of Shambellie House in Scotland 

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The Whirling Dervish was a willow sculpture by artist Trevor Leat that was installed in 2012 at Shambellie House, in New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Leat is known for his work with willow trees which he grows organically for use in furniture, baskets, and sculptures. Unfortunately, Shambellie House, which housed the National Museum of Costume, closed in 2013, so this piece may no longer be viewable. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand-Stitched Felt Products 

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British artist Lucy Sparrow has converted an entire abandoned corner shop in Bethnal Green, east London, into a temporary art exhibition titled The Corner Shop featuring 4,000 hand-sewn felt products. Chips, magazines, candy, frozen dinners, and even the cash register have been faithfully rendered in fabric, a process that took Sparrow about seven months to complete and began with a successful plea for help on Kickstarter. The shop is open to visitors every day this month, and almost all of the items are available for purchase online. (via My Modern Met, Laughing Squid, The Jealous Curator)

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A Brain-Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show 


As part of the New Media Night Festival last month at Moscow’s Nikola-Lenivets Art Park, one of the most unusual video-mapping projects we’ve seen took place against the backdrop of Nikolay Polissky’s (previously) brain-like Universe Mind structure. The twisting, serpentine building has been used for years as a centerpiece to many events at the art park which now boasts a collection of almost 30 architecturally-influenced artworks, including a 170-foot trampoline installed in the middle of a forest.

For this year’s New Media Night Festival, media design studio Radugadesign was commissioned to set ‘Universe Mind’ in motion with this 8-minute video projection. If you’d like to get a feel for what it’s like to step inside the building under normal circumstances, check out this interactive 360° panorama. (via The Creator’s Project)

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