Street Art by Sam3

Street Art by Sam3 street art

Street Art by Sam3 street art

Street Art by Sam3 street art

Street Art by Sam3 street art

Street Art by Sam3 street art

Street Art by Sam3 street art

Street Art by Sam3 street art

Street Art Utopia just posted an enormous collection of work by street artist Sam3 spanning the last few years but includes a number of pieces I’d never seen before. If you like what you see, also check out his blog and maybe pickup some stuff in his shop. (via street art utopia)

Update: He also made this fun stop motion video.

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Do Ho Suh’s ‘Cause & Effect’: A Vortex of Little Orange Men

Do Ho Suhs Cause & Effect: A Vortex of Little Orange Men toys multiples installation

Do Ho Suhs Cause & Effect: A Vortex of Little Orange Men toys multiples installation

Do Ho Suhs Cause & Effect: A Vortex of Little Orange Men toys multiples installation

Do Ho Suhs Cause & Effect: A Vortex of Little Orange Men toys multiples installation

This giant tornado of piggybacked men is an installation by Korean artist Do Ho Suh that is currently on display at Western Washington University (photographs above depict it in alternate configurations). Via Western:

“‘Cause & Effect’ evokes a vicious tornado. This vast ceiling installation is a composition of densely hung strands that anchor thousands of figures clad in colors resembling a Doppler reading stacked atop one another,” said Do Ho Suh, adding that the artwork is a “physical realization of existence, suggesting strength in the presence of numerous individuals. The work is an attempt to decipher the boundaries between a single identity and a larger group, and how the two conditions coexist.”

Suh has been all over the news lately with his recent Fallen Star Lands installation in San Diego, and his Floor piece in Singapore similarly depicting the might of many thousands of tiny men. See many more views of this piece and other works here. (via the stranger, korea.net, herry lawford)

Update: I received clarification from WWU, Cause & Effect is still being installed and will not be on view until June of this year.

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Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey

Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy

Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy

Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy

Using carefully cut fragments of printed skin from the photographs of celebrities in popular magazines, artist David Adey creates elaborate, pinned collages reminiscent of the most complex entomological displays. In some instances he reconstructs the original photos using component pieces cut into myriad geometric shapes and symbols, each placed perfectly on the canvas with a single pin. Other times he creates giant whirling textures as with his piece Swarm, a process that can take up to 200-300 hours. The patience required for all of this simply boggles the mind. Adley currently has a solo show at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (via lustik)

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Maddie On Things: A Project About Dogs & Physics

Maddie On Things: A Project About Dogs & Physics travel dogs

Maddie On Things: A Project About Dogs & Physics travel dogs

Maddie On Things: A Project About Dogs & Physics travel dogs

Maddie On Things: A Project About Dogs & Physics travel dogs

Maddie On Things: A Project About Dogs & Physics travel dogs

Maddie On Things: A Project About Dogs & Physics travel dogs

Maddie the Coonhound is an ongoing daily photo project by Atlanta-based photographer Theron Humphrey who’s traveling to all 50 states, dog in tow, over the next year. See Maddie deftly balance atop nation park signs, tractor trailers, tires, mailboxes and other roadside attractions on the Maddie the Coonhound Tumblr. Prints available here. Despite my best efforts my dog would be found on exactly none of these things. (via swiss miss)

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The World’s Largest Rope Swing

The Worlds Largest Rope Swing swings stunts

The Worlds Largest Rope Swing swings stunts

Some insane footage out of Moab, Utah where a couple of folks strung up this death wish of a rope swing at the naturally formed Corona Arch. The film was shot over the course of two days by Devin Graham, and here’s the making of if you’re interested.

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A Colossal Week in Art on Designboom

A Colossal Week in Art on Designboom designboom colossal

I’m thrilled to announce that I am now curating a weekly roundup of art over on designboom. The “Week in Art with Colossal” will be published each Saturday and contain the 10 most interesting things I’ve seen on Colossal, designboom, and elsewhere on the web over the past week. From high-speed photos of shattering porcelain figures to a double-dose of mirrored art installations, head on over to designboom to see what happened this week.

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New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

One of my favorite textile artists and Colossal regular Nike Schroeder (previously here and here) just finished this beautiful body of work entitled Berlin EG that captures moments from her everyday life there. I love the minimalistic quality of her line work and the unfinished strands that dangle from each piece giving it an off-balance sort of energy that really forces you to stop and consider each piece. A number of the works are currently on display at Urban Outfitters Berlin. Lovely work.

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