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Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers

Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers street art mosaic flowers Chicago

Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers street art mosaic flowers Chicago

Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers street art mosaic flowers Chicago

Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers street art mosaic flowers Chicago

Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers street art mosaic flowers Chicago

Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers street art mosaic flowers Chicago

Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers street art mosaic flowers Chicago

Artist Jim Bachor (previously) continued his guerilla effort to remedy Chicago’s pothole problem by creating a number of flower mosaics in streets around the city. Bachor installed four mosaics through this fall while the weather cooperated, but as things get wet and cooler we’ll probably see a bit less of his, uhm, street art. I’m not sure if any of these are still around, but he keeps a list of photos and addresses where each piece was installed. Bachor opens a new exhibition of mosiac art at Packer Schopf Gallery titled “Jentaculum” early next month.

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Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Tiggelaar with Atlas 2.0 (10th place) / Photo by Malou Evers

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Klein-Zundertse Heikant with Horsepower (1st place) / Photo by Werner Pellis

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Klein-Zundertse Heikant with Horsepower (1st place) / Photo by Malou Evers

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Molenstraat with 737 (13th place) / Photo by Malou Evers

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Poteind with Proud (11th place) / Photo by Werner Pellis

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Yes, it’s that time of year again for the world’s largest flower parade, Corso Zundert in the Netherlands! Located in the small town of Zundert at the Belgian border, the annual parade features 20 giant floats created by various districts within the city. To encourage a wide breadth of creativity the parade never has a theme, leaving teams free to design whatever they want as long as the floats fit the within 20 x 10 meters and are completely adorned with dahlia flowers.

This year the parade saw everything from a deconstructed 737 airliner to a guitar-playing cephalopod, with the first place prize awarded to the brawny flexing horse float, Horsepower.

If you want to explore a bit more, there are more photos of the 2014 event courtesy Omroep Brabant, and you can also see our Corso Zundert coverage in 2013 and beyond.

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Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe food flowers color

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe food flowers color

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe food flowers color

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe food flowers color

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe food flowers color

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe food flowers color

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe food flowers color

Color Coded Food and Flowers Photographed by Emily Blincoe food flowers color

Photographer Emily Blincoe (previously) continues to make us smile with her arrays of food and plants perfectly organized by color. Blincoe collects every color permutation of tomatoes, oranges, eggs, and even candy and then sorts them into groups and gradients for each image. Her wildly popular photos have attracted a huge following on Instagram and Tumblr, and many are available as prints.

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Cosmic Flower Unfolding: An Abstract Metaphysical Animation by Ben Ridgway

Animator Ben Ridgway creates abstract animations that explore organic and metaphysical imagery, relating to aspects of life and interconnectedness. His latest film, Cosmic Flower Unfolding, recently won several awards and has been touring film festivals around the world since late last year. He shares about his work via his website:

My abstract animations investigate the metaphysical features of reality. They are designed to stimulate archetypal associations and invite the viewer to make personal connections to the visual and auditory experience without any reliance on narrative or spoken language. [...] My work is abstract by nature and uses non narrative film making techniques. The undercurrents of my work point to themes centered around time, cycles, the concept of infinity, and the similarities between artificial and natural systems. In a world where technology and artificial systems are becoming more prevalent, my films are a reminder that they are both a product of nature.

(via Vimeo Staff Picks)

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888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

To commemorate the centennial of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper conceived of a staggering installation of ceramic poppies planted in the famous dry moat around the Tower of London. Titled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” the final work will consist of 888,246 red ceramic flowers—each representing a British or Colonial military fatality—that flow through grounds around the tower.

Volunteers began placing the poppies several weeks ago and the process will continue through the summer until a final flower is symbolically planted on November 11th. You can read more about the project over on the Historic Royal Palaces website, and see the volunteers’ progress by following the #TowerPoppies hashtag on Twitter.

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces / Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

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Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Exquisite Japanese Floral Hair Ornaments Handcrafted from Resin by Sakae resin Japan hair flowers fashion

Based in Narita City, Japanese artist Sakae creates exquisite hair ornaments known as kanzashi. The traditional hair pieces have been around for quite some time in Japan, but these pieces—each hand-crafted from resin with a delicate brass wire around the edges—are startlingly realistic and the most beautiful we’ve ever seen. Depending on the complexity of the pieces they can take anywhere between 3 and 30 days. If you’re trying to get your hands on one of these, don’t get your hopes up. Sakae only occasionally puts one up for sale. And when she does it’s through Yahoo Auctions in Japan. Her latest auction just closed earlier this week. It attracted 215 buyers and finally sold for 400,000 yen. You can keep up with her (and her auctions) on her Facebook page or see her previous work on flickr. (via Mister Finch)

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Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art space plants photography flowers

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art space plants photography flowers

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art space plants photography flowers

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art space plants photography flowers

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art space plants photography flowers

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art space plants photography flowers

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art space plants photography flowers

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art space plants photography flowers

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art space plants photography flowers

Last week Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma attempted to go where most artists only dream of going: to space. In a project titled Exbiotanica, last week Azuma and his crew traveled to Black Rock Desert outside Gerlach, Nevada. In the dead of night Azuma’s project began. The team launched two of Azuma’s artworks – a 50-year old pine suspended from a metal frame and an arrangement of flowers – into the stratosphere using a large helium balloon. The entire project was documented, revealing some surreal photographs of plants floating above planet earth. “The best thing about this project is that space is so foreign to most of us,” says John Powell of JP Aerospace. “So seeing a familiar object like a bouquet of flowers flying above Earth domesticates space, and the idea of traveling into it.” (syndicated from Spoon & Tamago)

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