Artist Maria Lujan thinks big. So big that a simple knife was not enough to kill her friends. She needed an 8 foot long butcher knife to leave her friends lying in blood throughout the street of Spain. Her massive cardboard knife is missing a tip and has flowing fake blood oozing from the blade. Maria Lujan staged friends and assistants on the streets with the knife appearing to be piercing their body with blood flowing onto the streets. Residents walking by stared in confusion and horror seeing these “dead” bodies pinned to the ground by the massive blade. This creative idea by Maria Lujan illustrates how death can become larger than life when a life is taken prematurely. Her intriguing use of cardboard and paper to produce the knife showcases her artistic talent which can be observed in her other impressive works.
It’s the biggest time of year for the small town of Zundert in the Netherlands. Twenty gigantic floats were paraded through the city as part of Corso Zundert (previously), an annual flower parade that sees teams of designers and artisans compete to build the most original sculpture covered almost completely with dahlia flowers.
Several floats appearing in Corso Zundert this year contained moving parts, including the winner, Crazy Gold, that had some 53 moving components. You can see a ranking of this years competitors over on Croso Zundert, videos on YouTube, and many more photos courtesy Omroep Brabant.
In a obsessional way David Mesguich travels cities and develops an atypical mapping by focusing his interest for all which,in those spaces of passage separates and divides up.
New York artist Jason Hackenwerth, known for his organic and biological forms made from latex balloons, just unveiled his latest work at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland. Titled Pisces the sculpture is the artist’s interpretation of the legend of Aphrodite and Eros: in Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and her son, Eros, escaped the fearsome monster Typhon by transforming into a tightly woven spiral of two fish, a figure which later became a constellation called Pisces. The spiraling form is made from 10,000 balloons which took three staff members nearly six days to blow up, after which Hackenwerth and his assistant Leah Blair wove carefully into this three dimensional structure.