Monumental land artwork by Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember. ‘As close as you can for as long as it lasts’ uses fire, smoke and sound — a call and response between two artists — as a reference to the well-known history of yodeling in this particular area.
The large-scale, site-specific sculpture has been created in response to the landscape of Gstaad. Upon visiting the beautiful but terrifying mountain site, Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember found beauty, fear, loneliness and a particular sense of melancholy. With these emotions in mind, the artists explored the idea of a lonely traveler who might seek companionship with another person in such a place, questioning whether this relationship is based on desire, fear or excitement of the unknown.
The fiery land art is on view as a part of Elevation 1049 through March 19, 2017.
All photos by Stefan Altenburger / courtesy of the artist and LUMA Foundation
Helsinki-based illustrator Antanas Gudonis created this fantastic images here as part of a personal project.
My style is a mix really.. I like classical painters for the mood and colors. I like children book illustrators for characters which are funny. Also old etchings for level of detail. Basically I try to melt everything I like into one:)
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Sculptor Ann Carrington’s Bouquets and Butterflies, an amazing series of flower bouquet sculptures made up of bunches of silver-plated cutlery.
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photos: Installations at The Royal College of Art 2016
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Northumberlandia (the “Lady of the North”) is a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, which was completed in 2012, near Cramlington, Northumberland, northern England. Made of 1.5 million tonnes of earth from neighbouring Shotton Surface Mine, it is 34 metres (112 feet) high and 400 metres (1,300 feet) long, set in a 19 hectares (47 acres) public park with free public access and 4 miles of footpaths on and around the landform. Far from being a rigid manicured art form Northumberlandia is a living part of the countryside that will mature over time and change with the seasons. Its creators claim that it is the largest land sculpture in female form in the world.
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Lee Samantha is a Malaysian mother and Food Artist who creates whimsical, colorful and healthy meals for her two young daughters. She started turning food into fun and unique artworks to help her eldest daughter eat independently and healthily back in 2008 and started posting on Instagram in 2011.
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The Force of Nature is a series of sculptures by Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn depicting mother nature as a woman rotating Earth around in circles with a piece of cloth. Made from bronze, stainless steel and aluminum, the sculpture has been installed at many places around the world from England and the United States to Monaco and Singapore.
“We live with a false sense of security only to be awakened by Mother Nature’s fury..After having seen the ravaged coast of Thailand and the Hurricane that affected the Southern States I decided to create a sculpture dedicated to Mother Nature,” Quinn explains on his website. “This would be reminiscent of the early statues made as peace offerings to the Gods in the hope of quenching their anger.”
Lu Chao was born in Shenyang, China and lives and works in the U,K. The blending of Chinese and Western cultures, of the traditional and the contemporary, is predominant in all of his works.
I like to watch and depict live crowds; this allows me to observe myself and my life from another angle. Each time I look at a crowd, I see that everyone is different, unique, and at the same time so small and identical. I love crowds, I fear them and I am curious about the life of each member. When I observe and depict them, I wish I were a spectator; however, I am one of them and I can never escape that fact. Our current environment is brimming with people’s desires, and through my art I try to capture this restless, helpless and confused mass of people. Sometimes, it is a bittersweet pill to swallow.