Art

Eerie Mirrored Sculptures by Rob Mulholland

April 12, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland creates these eerie mirrored sculptures out of Perspex, a kind of acrylic glass. The pieces create the uncanny effect of blending into their surroundings, at times appearing almost completely camouflaged and yet jumping out at you suddenly as your perspective shifts around them. Mulholland’s largest installation of six figures, Vestige, is currently installed at David Marshall Lodge in Scotland. The artist, via his website:

The essence of who we are as individuals in relationship to others and our given environment forms a strong aspect of my artistic practise. In Vestige I wanted to explore this relationship further by creating a group, a community within the protective elements of the woods, reflecting the past inhabitants of the space. […] The six male and female figures represent a vestige, a faint trace of the past people and communities that once occupied and lived in this space. The figures absorb their environment, reflecting in their surface the daily changes of life in the forest. They create a visual notion of non – space. A void as if they are at one moment part of our world and then as they fade into the forest they become an intangible outline.

Mulholland will be exhibiting at the 8th Godington House Sculpture exhibition in July of 2012, and you can see much more of his work on his website.

 

 

 



Art

Anamorphic Graffiti by TSF Crew

April 11, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’m loving these anamorphic pieces by TSF Crew, especially the sequence with the tree, brilliant. See much more over on Flickr. (via street art utopia)

 

 



Art

Book Igloo

April 11, 2012

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 



Colossal

Colossal Nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards

April 11, 2012

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



Craft

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

April 10, 2012

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 

 



Art

Tree People on the Streets of Uruguay

April 10, 2012

Christopher Jobson

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)