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Línea de Horizonte: An Installation of 60 Morphing Heads by Javier Perez

Línea de Horizonte: An Installation of 60 Morphing Heads by Javier Perez sculpture multiples

Línea de Horizonte: An Installation of 60 Morphing Heads by Javier Perez sculpture multiples

Línea de Horizonte: An Installation of 60 Morphing Heads by Javier Perez sculpture multiples

Línea de Horizonte: An Installation of 60 Morphing Heads by Javier Perez sculpture multiples

Línea de horizonte is a 2006 sculpture by artist Javier Perez depicting a sequence of 60 heads as they gradually morph into (and out of) detail. The multidisciplinary artist frequently explores aspects of mortality through anatomical forms in sculpture, painting and other mediums. Perez has upcoming solo shows at both the Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art in Austria and the Centre d’Arts des Pénitents Noirs in France later this year. You can follow his work on Tumblr and over on Facebook. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

Metropolis II: A Kinetic Sculpture That Circulates 100,000 Miniature Cars Every Hour

Metropolis II: A Kinetic Sculpture That Circulates 100,000 Miniature Cars Every Hour multiples installation cars

This is a lovely video about Metropolis II, an impressive kinetic installation that circulates 100,000 toy cars every hour through a vast network of 18 tracks. Created by conceptual artist Chris Burden, the piece has been on view since 2011 at the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Via the museum:

Chris Burden’s Metropolis II is an intense kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one six lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings. According to Burden, “The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars produce in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st century city.”

Video by Supermarché.

Citrus Fest by Emily Blincoe

Citrus Fest by Emily Blincoe multiples fruit color

Love this new photo from Emily Blincoe whose work you might recognize from her color coded candy arrangements. You can find more of her work over on Flickr.

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens sculpture multiples collage
Dutch specimen MT1639, 2013. 28″w x 34″ h x 3.5″ d. Photographic prints, insect pins, pinning foam, gelatin capsules, glass vials, painted canvas, cast resin, pill organizer, plastic specimen bags, cotton thread, costume jewelry, sequins.

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens sculpture multiples collage
Dutch specimen MT1639, detail.

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens sculpture multiples collage
Dutch specimen MT1639, detail.

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens sculpture multiples collage
Dutch female specimen: J, 2013. 28″w x 34″ h x 3.5″ d. Photographic prints, insect pins, pinning foam, gelatin capsules, glass vials, test tubes, paint samples, cast resin, magnifying boxes, plastic specimen bags, cotton thread.

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens sculpture multiples collage
Dutch female specimen: J, detail.

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens sculpture multiples collage
Case no. 1627, female-Dutch, 2013. 29″w x 13″ h x 3″ d. Photographic prints, insect pins, pinning foam, gelatin capsules, glass vials, optometrist lens, paint samples, modeling clay, dried botanical matter, fabric, magnifying box, plastic specimen bags, cotton thread.

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens sculpture multiples collage
Case no. 1627, detail.

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens sculpture multiples collage
Case no. 1627, detail.

With hundreds of tiny photographic fragments, gelatin capsules, magnifiers, plastic bags and insect pins, New York artist Michael Mapes (previously) creates collages that are equal parts portraiture and scientific specimen. For his latest works Mapes used photographs of paintings by Dutch masters Rembrandt, Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy and others as inspiration for large scale specimen boxes. The deconstructed photos along with myriad other materials have effectively been transformed into a collage of a painting of a person. Of the work Mapes shares:

The samples are part of my most recent series of work examining Dutch Master Portraiture. In this work, I deconstruct the original subject, in both a figurative and literal sense by dissecting photos of a painting and considering ways in which the parts might serve to inspire new parts within the reconstruction to suggest unique and complex meanings. I’ve done these works with the use of a visual metaphor suggesting a pseudoscientific method specifically working with materials and processes signifying entomological, biological and forensic science.

Three of these works will be on view as part of an exhibition titled ‘Face to Face’ at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Montana starting March 20, 214. (via Juxtapoz, Designboom)

Ephemeral Rays: Hundreds of Suspended Light Bulbs in a UK Dockyard

Ephemeral Rays: Hundreds of Suspended Light Bulbs in a UK Dockyard multiples light installation

Ephemeral Rays: Hundreds of Suspended Light Bulbs in a UK Dockyard multiples light installation

Ephemeral Rays: Hundreds of Suspended Light Bulbs in a UK Dockyard multiples light installation

Ephemeral Rays: Hundreds of Suspended Light Bulbs in a UK Dockyard multiples light installation

Ephemeral Rays: Hundreds of Suspended Light Bulbs in a UK Dockyard multiples light installation

Installed earlier this summer at the Chatham Historic Dockyard, Ephemeral Rays is a new work by artist Charlotte Smith. The piece consists of several hundred lights on filaments that fill a large window of a galvanizing shop. Of the work she shares:

Originally installed at Chatham Historic Dockyard, Ephemeral Rays depicted the volume of a fleeting ray of light beaming through a window of the Galvanising Shop. Reinstalled at Turner Contemporary the work evolved into a new form; drawing on the stunning expanse of sea and sky, the infinite horizon line was the focal point of the composition.

You can see much more over on her website. (via My Modern Met, Lustik)

Squiggly Figures Congregate on a Building in Spain

Squiggly Figures Congregate on a Building in Spain street art Spain multiples

Squiggly Figures Congregate on a Building in Spain street art Spain multiples

Squiggly Figures Congregate on a Building in Spain street art Spain multiples

Squiggly Figures Congregate on a Building in Spain street art Spain multiples

Squiggly Figures Congregate on a Building in Spain street art Spain multiples

Visual artist SUSO33, known for his abstract human forms comprised of quick gestural lines, recently painted this large-scale mural in Madrid depicting a hundred or so of his figures gathering to form a large one. If you liked this, also check out the work of Craig Alan. All photos courtesy Vandal Voyeur. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson multiples
Cups No. 2 / Courtesy Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson multiples
Glow Sticks No. 2 / Courtesy Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson multiples
Marshmallows No. 1 / Courtesy Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson multiples
Plates No. 3 / Courtesy Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson multiples
Post-Its No. 2 / Courtesy Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson multiples
Straws No. 2 / Courtesy Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson multiples
Thank You Bads No. 1 / Courtesy Thomas Jackson

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson multiples
Yarn No. 2 / Courtesy Thomas Jackson

Though we’ve featured these amazing swarm photos by Thomas Jackson here on Colossal several times in the last few years, the photographer continues to perfect his technique and has published many new images since we checked in last year. In the past, Jackson suspended the multitudes of paper Post-It notes, plates, or neon glowsticks on a framework of monofilament lines which he would then digitally erase in Photoshop in post-production (the marshmallow photo above is the last photo he created using that method). Jackson shares via email that he’s now discovered better materials that are nearly invisible at normal viewing distance and just barely discernable when viewing prints close-up, ensuring Photoshop only comes into play for standard color and contrast adjustments. Even the blurring you see is created by the wind.

See much more of Jackson’s latest work over on his website.

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler sculpture multiples geometric currency

Artist Robert Wechsler (previously) was recently comissioned by the The New Yorker to create a series of coin sculptures for their October 14th money-themed edition. Wechsler used a jeweler’s saw to cut precise notches in coins from various currencies and then joined them together in several geometric forms. While nine pieces were selected for the magazine, a total of 22 were created, all of which can be seen in his Money gallery. (via Colossal Submissions)

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