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street art

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Today I’m going to share with all of you some awesome street art that was created by the German artist duo Zebrating. Their art is defined as anamorphic. Anamorphic art is basically art that is viewed one way and then upon moving or viewing from a different angle, the art looks completely different. Some examples of this have been going around the web lately. There are images of huge studios with what appear to be randomly colored lines, and then when you stand at just the right angle, a word forms. The art duo Zebrating creates their mural on fences or railings so that at just the right angle it forms a complete picture! It’s pretty awesome! Check out some examples:

I think these are so cool! I wonder if they paint on each individual post. Do you think it would work if they were to print out a large mural and cut strips of the mural and put them on each post? Do you think the dimensioning would be all messed up? Or do you think they have to paint on each individual post? It’s such a neat idea! So creative and inventive! What do you think?

Ran Hwang

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Today I’m featuring an artist named Ran Hwang. Ran Hwang is an artist that creates beautiful large scale pieces of art from items found in the fashion industry. She hammers pins into the wall and uses these to hold buttons which remain free to move. This gives the pieces of art a life of their own. In her artist’s statement, Ran says that she uses buttons because they are “as common and ordinary as human beings.” Check out some of her pieces using pins and buttons below.

I love these installations! I think it’s such a unique idea. She’s right. Buttons and pins are about as common as you can get–especially in the fashion industry. And I love the way she puts them together and uses them to create pieces that are anything but common on ordinary. I think my favorite part about the two red pieces is that there is a little pile on the floor. Can you imagine the life that must come into these pieces when a breeze passes by them? Like the ruffling of the birds’ feathers, or the blowing of the blossoms? I’m definitely a fan!

serene seascapes

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As anyone who frequents my blog my know, I am a fan of huge installation pieces that are made out of unusual items. I’ve featured a map made out of recycled computer parts, portraits made from trash, an entire mural out of rubik’s cubes, etc. I’ve found another one to share with all of you. This one is courtesy of my awesome friend and co-worker, Casey! (Be sure to check out her blog, here). This piece is called Serene Seascapes and was created by Yoan Capote. This 26 foot wide mural is made of 500,000 fish hooks and nails.

Serene Seascape by Yoan Capote

I don’t know about you guys, but when I think about serene seascapes, pretty much the last thing I think of is a ton of rusty fish hooks. I love how when you look at the mural from afar, you are bewitched by what appears to be a calm sea. There are waves, but no white caps. Imagine how peaceful it would be if you were out there watching those waves. However, when you get right up close on the mural, you see that it is not very peaceful at all. It is full of jagged hooks! How crazy is that? Such an interesting idea and a crazy concept. I love it! What do you guys think?

obsessions

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I saw this awesome installation on pinterest the other night, and knew immediately that I had to share it with y’all. Unfortunately, I can hardly find any information on it at all. It took an extensive google search, before I finally ended up at website with more images than the original and a bit more information. This is the image I orginally saw.

You’ll never guess what that is made of! Give up? Pennies!! Or Euro-cent coins. Two hundred and fifty thousand to be exact. From what I can tell from this website, (which is in a language I surely don’t understand) the piece was created in a square in Amsterdam by Stefan Sagmeister.

I love the very technical classifications of the penny colors: “light,” “darkest,” and “less dark.”

I eventually found another website that further describes this massive mural. The piece is part of a series called, “Things I’ve learned in my life so far.” Sagmeister’s statement about the piece is as follows:

I rarely obsess about things in my private life. I fail to care about the right shade of green for the couch, the sexual details of an ex-lover or the correct temperature of the meeting room AC. I don’t think I miss much.
However, I do obsess over our work and think that a number of our better projects came out of such an obsession. Doodling obsessively onto a poster depicting a headless chicken and an obsession with white angry monkeys that ultimately led to the giant inflatable animals all over Scotland are just two such examples.
From Bernd and Hilda Becher’s obsessive need to record every water tower to On Kawara’s date paintings and James Turrell’s Roden Crater, obsessions seem to be an important ingredient in the work of many of our favorite contemporary artists.
Obsessions make my Life worse and my Work better.*
*”Think dangerously, act safely” is a close relative – possibly its uncle – from mentor Tibor Kalman.

I love that. What a creative mind! Would you think to layout 250,000 pennies to create a beautiful work of art that creates both a figurative and literal statement? I sure wouldn’t! it amazes me what people come up with everyday! The creativity of our world will continuously astound me.