Northern Lights Over Impressive Landscapes

Finnish self-taught photographer and visual artist Juuso Hämäläinen, through his photos, shares the feelings he experiences in the nature and thus wants to inspire people to spend more time there and appreciate this planet more.

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Did you see the blood moon today? 🍎

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Alex Chinneck unzips the facade of a building in Milan in his new architectural illusion

For his first art installation in Italy Alex Chinneck plays with the concept of zippers. The installation sees one of the building’s 17-metre-wide facades peeling back, creating the illusion that the facade is being unzipped, and also creates openings in its interior walls and floor. A floor “unzips” to reveal a bright white light, and an internal wall is similarly disrobed to reveal another glowing light.
“Through the repeated use of the zipper, we have opened up the fabric of a seemingly historic Milanese building to playfully reimagine what lies behind its facade, floors and walls,” said Chinneck.
Chinneck’s installation is visible at via Tortona 31 in Milan until April 14, 2019.

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Intricate Woven Sculptures Into The Forests Of North Yorkshire

British artist Anna, known as Anna & The Willow has always had a passion for art and the natural world. Anna creates beautiful woven sculptures. She  uses steel frames and wraps them in willow.
“Working with a natural material opened up a new world and I consequently went on to learn the different techniques of basketry. I enjoy using the traditional skills of basketry and adding my own flare to the process,” says the artist on her website.
The most impressive work of hers is the 9-foot figurative sculpture, titled The Huntress of Skipton Castle Woods, depicting a woman shooting a bow and arrow,, placed among a woodland environment

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Artistic Water Fountain Sculptures by Malgorzata Chodakowska

My fountains spread the pure joy of life, combining the element of water with the raw material – bronze.” Malgorzata has been sculpting for 30 years. It takes her up to 2-6 months to complete each sculpture.  The creation of this stunning artwork starts by modelling it out of clay. Then to turn it into fountain, the sculptor pours these sculptures into bronze. Finally, water adds the element of motion.

Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven meters in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programs their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon.

Gems of the ocean: Glass fishing floats

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Glass fishing floats were once used by fishermen in many parts of the world to keep the nets from sinking. Though the floats are often associated with Japan, they were invented in Norway in 1842. Christopher Faye, a Norwegian merchant from Bergen, is credited with their invention and many of them can still be found in local boathouses. From the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s, floats were made of colorful blown glass. These glass floats are no longer used by fishermen, but many of them are still afloat in the world’s oceans, primarily the Pacific.
Although the number of glass floats is decreasing steadily, occasional storms or certain tidal conditions can bring them ashore. They most often end up on the beaches of Alaska, Washington or Oregon in the United States, Taiwan or Canada.
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