Book Igloo

Home is a recent sculptural installation by Colombian artist Miler Lagos. The piece was constructed at MagnanMetz Gallery late last year using carefully stacked books to create a compact dome that is entirely self-supporting. (via chris moore, thanks megan)

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Colossal Nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards

Photo by cynthiak

I’m thrilled to announce that Colossal has been nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the Art category. You can vote for Colossal on the people’s voice award site through April 28th. Voting requires registration but you can use your Twitter or Facebook account to login quickly.

Colossal is among fantastic company in the Art category and I’d like to congratulate fellow nominees Dean West Photography, PhotoSeed, Walker Art Center, and Google’s Art Project. The winners will be announced May 1st and honored at a ceremony in New York on May 21st. Thanks for your vote!

Update: Voting appears to be down right now, stay tuned.

One Boy, a DIY Arcade, and the Most Uplifting Flashmob of All Time

This is the story of a nine year old boy named Caine who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his father’s used auto part store. A dollar gets you four plays, and two dollars gets you a five-hundred turn FUN PASS. Business was slow until independent filmmaker Nirvan Mullick spotted the arcade and plotted to change Caine’s life forever. Watch the short film and if you feel as weepy and joyous as I did, head over to his newly established scholarship fund. And can I just say, what an amazing dad to support, encourage, and allow his son to pretty much overtake his storefront for the sake of fun and creativity. (via mefi)

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A Stunning Watercolor Speed Painting by Agnes-Cecile

Since first discovering the work of self-taught Italian painter Silvia Pelissero aka Agnes-Cecile (previously) earlier this year, I’ve become a huge fan of her drippy, ethereal watercolor paintings. I just now learned that she’s recorded several timelapse videos showing how she creates each piece. The recent clip above shows a painting she completed over 1.5 hours as part of the 1000drawings project last month. How anyone can gain control over little pools of water like this is completely beyond me. (via booooooom)

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Guest Curator at Saatchi Online

Here’s something fun. I was just asked to be a guest curator over at Saatchi Online and we did a short interview covering things like how Colossal began and my lack of wall space at home. Head on over to see the collection I put together including some of the works included above. There’s so much great art on that site it’s easy to get lost.

Tree People on the Streets of Uruguay

These are the first photographs of a collaboration between Pablo S. Herrero and David de la Mano in Montevideo, Uruguay. My guess is that David was responsible for painting the figurative pieces while Pablo filled them in with his signature trees. (via street art utopia)

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Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person

Artist Chad Person, creator of the post-apocalyptic shelter experiment the Resource Exhaustion Crisis Evacuation Safety Shelter that managed to ruffle the feathers of the ATF when he built an improvised shotgun sculpture, has shifted focus to ongoing series of collages made from United States currency. Some of the earliest pieces are part of his TaxCut series, a tongue-in-cheek title stemming from his ability to write off the destroyed currency as part of his taxes. His most recent piece, the kraken shown above, will be on display as part of a group exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery starting April 19.

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