Whoa. Optical illusion? Nope! This is all made by hand using nylon threads and charcoal pieces. Fascinating? Definitely! Check out the rest of the images of this awesome installation:
The Shenyang Gallery is currently showing a series of interactive 3D paintings where the audience is encourage to be part of the art work. Kicking it with Bruce Lee? Dione!
This is an awesome way to introduce people to art and culture; it's like a science museum, for grown ups. I And let's face it, it kinda sucks that we can't touch most of the art (and for a good reason), so being this up close to original paintings is quite the privilege.
And hey why not taking this as inspiration for a photo booth? Perhaps looks for an image and print it on a huge poster, use it as a background, add a few props and bam! Your guests will definitely
Designer studio Letterproeftuin - a "traveling open-source...neo-craft workshop that emphasizes the creative process and exhibits its results" has created "The Smallest Printing Company," a tiny but fully functioning installation that produces tiny posters and books.
These "prehistoric beasts" are one of the coolest things we've seen. Craftsmanship, creativity, and passion, all come together in this epic, interactive work of art.
This video by interactive design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast is a much deserved escape from reality. It's a grown-up version of laser tagging, so buckle up, doc!
Newton's cradle (otherwise known as that swinging, hanging ball thing that people put on their desks and kids play with at the novelty gift store at the mall) demonstrates Newton’s third law of motion - "when two bodies interact by exerting force on each other, these forces are equal in magnitude, but opposite in direction."
Dutch artist Edwin Deen had an idea. Like, an entirely genius, space program-worthy idea...What would happen if one armed an oscillating sprinkler with a ROY-G-BIV collection of water-based paint?
And so he built it...and the results are colorfully spectacular.
Sara Cwynar, a designer at the New York Times magazine, is an admitted hoarder. Well, maybe not a category-level, unhealthy amasser, but certainly someone on the spectrum with some significant "hoarding impulses."
She recently sorted her collections in her Brooklyn apartment and for a new series called "Accidental Archives." The installations feature only items Cwynar actually owned (no new objects purchased), arranged by color.
German designer and art director Bartek Elsner makes this incredible, complex scultpures using corrugated cardboard. Some pieces work as street art, and others as gallery installations and decor.
Anyone who has ever meticulously stacked a wood pile knows that there's an art to stacking logs, but can a wood pile itself be a work of art? You betcha. Hungarian artist Gyula Várnai created this wonderful installation that depicts a man crouching down made entirely out of logs.
Mexican-born artist Margarita Cabrera has created this compelling line of "soft sculptures," in which she replaces the parts of everyday items such as cars, appliances, and backpacks with fabric and thread. In doing so, the "threads left exposed serve as a reminder of the labor involved in the manufacturing of this subject matter. Sagging vinyl imbues the work with an anthropomorphic quality that references the harsh nature of worker’s realities."
Thai design studio Farmgroup. created this fantastically fun and colorful hanging installation using standard plastic drinking straws. The project was
Artist Lee Baker used 10 meters (that's 32,808 feet) of colorful yarn to create this incredible installation called Refractive Monolith. Filling the corner of a room in a gallery, the colored yarn almost creates a sort of "three-dimensional drawing" against the gray walls and floor.
Artist Ana Soler suspended more than 2,000 tennis balls throughout the halls and rooms of the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain.