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Chicago’s Mobile Garden Needs Help

October 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Mobile Garden is a great example of what we like here on Colossal: a mobile art installation comprised of an enormous garden in a flatbed CTA el car that would launch on Earth Day 2011 and travel for three weeks. We’ll take two.

The project is the brainchild of UIC Art and Design student Joe Baldwin who hatched the idea as part of a graduate seminar last year. One of the biggest hurdles was getting approval from the CTA which was obtained in January. The next big step is finding a corporate sponsor to sign on with Mobile Garden to fund the its construction and maintenance.

Via email Joe says that normally crowd-sourced fund-raising efforts like Kickstarter and GiveForward could be a good resource for a project like this, however the CTA is requiring a corporate partner to carry the contract for insurance and liability reasons.

So, all of you Colossal readers that happen to be CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and are interested in sponsoring an incredible project that explores urban stewardship, now is your opportunity. In all seriousness this sounds like a great opportunity for Target who seems to be sponsoring every other major art initiative in Chicago lately.

 

 



Zimoun: Sound Sculptures & Installations

October 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Sound sculptures by Swiss artist Zimoun.

 

 



Floral Sculptures by Makoto Azuma

September 23, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Makoto Azuma is a florist in Tokyo who creates incredibly unusual botanical sculptures and arrangements with organic material.

 

 



Tomáš Libertiny Works with Bees to Build a Honeycomb Sculpture

September 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Unbearable Lightness by Slovakian-born Tomáš Libertiny is a large figure covered in honeycomb produced “naturally” by a swarm of 40,000 bees. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in awhile. (via beautiful decay)

 

 



Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy’s Growing Grass Sculptures

September 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Work by Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy now showing at the Invisible Dog Gallery in NY. (via My Modern Met)

 

 



The Mobile Mobile by James Theophane Jnr

September 13, 2010

Christopher Jobson

It’s never too early for Christmas.