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Ellie Davies: Dwellings

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Fort-like forest interventions explore man's relationship with the land

There may be no activity that better exemplifies a child's sense of creation and play than building a fort. Whether constructed in the living room from cushions and furniture, or in the outdoors from sticks or snow, the fort invokes nostaglia in all of us. London-based photographer Ellie Davies, whose work we spotted at Arkitip, nicely taps into that vibe with her wistful and dreamy Dwellings......read more

Light: LED Installations by Bruce Munro

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British artist trips the light fantastic at Longwood Gardens

If these pictures are any indication, Bruce Munro's first-ever large-scale solo show won't be his last. In "Light," the British artist fills 23 acres of Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens with six outdoor installations, two interior projects, and a collection of illuminated of illuminated sculptural works. Subtle environmental commentary informs the entire project, from the "Waterlilies" piece......read more

Pertaining to Things Natural

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Art and environment connect in exhibition at London's Chelsea Physic Garden

Founded waaaay back in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanical garden, a place that today plays host to over 5,000 edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants. That, at least for garden nerds like us, is sufficient reason to visit the place. With Pertaining to Things Natural..., a big sculpture show currently underway on the garden's grounds,......read more

Fantastical Salt Sculptures by Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese artist creates breathtakingly complex works from a simple household material

To us brutish North Americans, salt is just a spice that makes food taste good. To the Japanese, it carries deep symbolic meaning as an essential element for purifying body and soul during death rituals. Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto starting making his intricate, maze-like "saltworks" after the untimely passing of his sister due to brain cancer. Traces of brain scans and......read more

Stockholm's Splendid Subway Art

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Swedish capital's subway system gets an artistic makeover

We tend to think of subway stations as drab, functional spaces that exist to serve one purpose: moving humans from A to B. But as we recently saw with Nick Frank's beautiful, eerie photos of the Munich subway system, that's not necessarily the case. But the subway station beautification game belongs to Sweden's largest city. Over the last 55 years, Stockholm has commissioned 150 artists to fill......read more

Ephemeral Snow Art by Simon Beck

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Recent work from Europe's famous snow walking artist

Simon Beck dons snowshoes before walking around in freshly falled snow to create these massive, ephemeral art installations. The British artist, whose  work spotted on Colossal, has been making the installations since 2004: Each work takes the 54-year-old artist anywhere between 6 hours and two days to complete, an impressive physical feat aided from years of competitive......read more

Airy Feather Installations by Isa Barbier

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French artist creates elegant floating works using gull feathers

French artist Isa Barbier brings the practice of environmental art indoors with these suspended installations made with seagull feathers. Spotted on Colossal, the works feature huge quantities of feathers hung by filaments to create abstract geometric volumes. Because the filament is transparent, the feathers seem to defy gravity as they hang suspended in mid-air. Elegant and airy, the massive......read more

Suspended Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen

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Finnish artist creates hanging environmental art from recycled clothing

Kaarina Kaikkonen, a leading environmental artist from Finland, uses second-hand clothing to create hanging installations in open spaces. Suspending the clothing above roadways, in parks, or in large warehouses, the works are often made to resemble certain shapes. For her most recent exhibition, called "Are We Still Going On?," Kaikkonen used hundreds of dress shirts donated by people from......read more

Found Concrete Installations by Lizzie Buckmaster Dove

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Australian artist finds inspiration--and materials--on the seaside

It's not unusual for creative types to go for walks to find inspiration. But for Australian artist Lizzie Buckmaster Dove, daily walks also serve the purpose of uncovering the materials she uses in her work. Walking along the seaside  near her home in Coledale, New South Wales, Lizzie collected concrete fragments from an old swimming pool which has been claimed by the to-and-fro of the......read more

Warped Interpretations of the Natural World by Letha Wilson

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Brooklyn artist combines photography, sculpture, and installation in fascinating landscape works

Using images of the natural world as a starting point for her work, New York-based artist Letha Wilson warps, distorts, and builds on them to explore our relationship with the environment. Blurring the line between landscape and architecture, Wilson's photos, sculptures, and installations show both reverence and skepticism for historical representations of American landscapes. Currently an......read more

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