Living chandelier with algae-filled leaves purifies the air

London-based designer and engineer, Julian Melchiorri, created the world’s first bionic chandelier that not only lights up the room, but also actively purifies the air. The ‘Exhale’ Chandelier features glass leaves filled with green algae that absorb CO2 and release oxygen.
Currently on display at the V&A Museum for London Design Week.
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Recycled Art – Whimsical animal sculptures by John V. Wilhelm

John V. Wilhelm is a prolific self-taught artist who works in acrylic, pencil, ink and scratchboard etchings, but most often in sculptures crafted from steel and stone. Cattle made from river rock, railroad spikes, railroad track, steel wire, and nuts.
As a native Arizonan, John’s artworks often depict the heritage, landscapes and animals of the region. These sculptures are frequently whimsical animal figures incorporating natural rock and rusty steel and are extremely durable as outdoor art. Thanks to the nature of the materials used, no two pieces are identical and every piece has a unique character which can rarely be duplicated. The techniques employed to build these pieces range from traditional blacksmith methods to modern welding practices.
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Jonty Hurwitz’ s Anamorphic Sculptures challenge our perception of reality

Jonty Hurwitz creates scientifically inspired artworks and anamorphic sculptures. He took an engineering degree in Johannesburg, South Africa where he discovered the very fine line between art and science. Each one of his pieces is a study on the physics of how we perceive space and is the stroke of over 1 billion calculations and algorithms. Jonty takes an abstract object and projects an image which we can recognize as reality, knowing that that reality doesn’t really exist.

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Booming metal flowers kinetic sculpture by Casey Curran

Seattle-based artist Casey Curran constructs  mesmerizing kinetic sculptures of copper and brass wire  relied on a motorized mechanism. “Bequeath these Seeds,” was created  in 2016 for the Bellevue Arts Museum biennial show “Metalmorphosis”.

Floral bouquet sculptures made of kitchen utensils by Ann Carrington


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

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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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The Force of Nature


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.”

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