Titled Wake the installation was originally installed back in 2006 at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minnesota. McGillis lined 95-foot long trench of cut trees, with the ends painted purple and facing inwards to the visitors, to create this striking pubic piece of art.
Windspiral II, sculpture in the landscape, by Bronwyn Berman.
Stainless steel frame, aluminium, timber support. Sculpture by the Sea 2006.
The inspiration for this work came from living high on a cliff in the Australian bush. It was a very wild and windy place. I made the prototype with a friend of mine who was visiting from America, we were experimenting with things we found around the place. It was one of the most windy days and we were having fun, we laughed and laughed all day. I think the work has that gesture, a certain freedom that comes from being with a good friend and being happy.
The shape is that of the wind, the colour and texture are of the Australian bush where things are silvery and scratchy.
Visual artist Claire Morgan, has a strong interest in the organic, in natural processes, and in the bodily connotations of natural materials. Morgan uses common materials like lead, nylon, acrylic, she also spends countless hours arranging thousands of pieces of everything from dandelion seeds, leaves and fruits to organic materials including animal taxidermy and fruit flies.
“My work is about change and the passing of time, and the transience of everything around us,” “For me, creating seemingly solid structures or forms from thousands of individually suspended elements has a direct relation with my experience of these forces. There is a sense of fragility and a lack of solidity that carries through all the sculptures. I feel as if they are somewhere between movement and stillness, and thus in possession of a certain energy.”
Oscar Oiwa is globally recognized for his large-scale installations. “Oiwa Island 2” depicts a detailed island landscape created completely with a black marker. An air dome with a radius of approximately six meters, looking much like a spaceship, has been installed in a former soy sauce storehouse. A painting of a door on the side of the dome turns out to be the actual door through which visitors can enter the dome. The dome interior depicts the Setouchi landscape, unfolding in a 360 degree panorama.
The installation was created for the 2016 Setouchi Triennale, which begins on March 20, 2016.
The Beach is an interactive architectural installation designed by Snarkitecture for the National Building Museum in Washington DC. Taking cues from the familiar experience of a summer day at the beach, Snarkitecture has abstracted both the natural and cultural elements of the beach to create a monochromatic environment inside the museum’s Great Hall. Standard construction materials like scaffolding, drywall, and mirrors are utilized to create the enclosure that leads to an ocean of 750,000 recyclable plastic balls. Visitors were welcomed to ‘swim’ in the ocean, or spend an afternoon at the ‘shore’s’ edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier.
The UNFRAMED Ellis Island is an installation, by French artist JR, which brings Ellis Island’s abandoned hospital, its patients and staff members to life. From 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered USA through the portal of Ellis Island in New York Harbor.
The artist’s intent is to evoke a sense of time and place and give context to the human lives that were touched by their time at Ellis Island.
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Italian photographer Matteo Mezzadri starting from the basic element of construction, the brick, built an entire model city in his studio and then photographed the buildings in primarily static, symmetrical compositions. The project “Minimal City” explores architectural density and the spatial components of the modern metropolis.
Jorge Mayet is a Cuban refugee now living and working in Mallorca, Spain, internationally known for his sculptures and installations . His most important works are his fantastic trees installations, depicting uprooted trees suspended by invisible threads, that seem like a metaphor for his yearning for his homeland.
Japanese artist Kohei Nawa used a mixture of detergent, glycerin and water to create the bubbly forms of his installation, entitled Foam. Visitors were allowed to walk through this giant cloud-like installation filled with ever-evolving foam shapes that, in Nawa’s own words, “should feel like [you’re] walking through clouds.”