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Right Up Our Alley: Striking Drone Footage Flies Through Minneapolis’s Bryant Lake Bowl

 Photography #bowling #drones #sports #video March 10, 2021 Grace Ebert  After splitting from the nighttime cityscape, a drone descends into Bryant Lake Bowl in a fast-paced clip that rolls through the classic Minneapolis venue. The camera-strapped device trails a ball as it barrels down the lane and then winds past the gutters and …

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Meticulous Digital Works Layer Petals, Leaves, and Natural Textures into Fantastic Creatures

 Illustration Photography #animals #birds #collage #digital #flowers #leaves #plants March 9, 2021 Grace Ebert Detail of “Kulu.” All images © Josh Dykgaaf, shared with permission Melbourne-based artist Josh Dykgraaf has a discerning eye for matching two seemingly disparate elements. In his ongoing Terraforms series, autumn leaves become feathers, magnolia petals wind into scales, and …

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A Van Gogh Painting Has Been Unveiled for the First Time Since It Was Painted in 1887

 Art History #painting #Vincent van Gogh March 8, 2021 Grace Ebert “Street scene in Montmartre (Impasse des Deux Frères and the Pepper Mill)” (1887), oil on canvas,  46.1 x 61.3 centimeters. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s After spending more than a century in a private collection, one of Vincent van Gogh’s artworks has been shown …

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The New Issue of Create! Magazine Is Out Now

 Colossal March 5, 2021 Colossal Cover image by Patty Carroll We’re delighted at the release of Create! Magazine’s Issue #24, which was curated in part by our editor-in-chief, Christopher Jobson. Colossal readers might recognize some of the artists and photographers featured in the winter edition, including Patty Carroll (previously), Greg Olijnyk (previously), and Rose …

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Varied Patches of Color and Textured Stitches Delineate Expressive Embroidered Portraits

 Craft #embroidery #fiber art #portraits #thread March 5, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Brenda Risquez, shared with permission Brenda Risquez is deliberate in her use of texture, density, and color in her boldly embroidered portraits inspired by friends and pop culture icons. Varying patches of long, single-stitch rows and rounded tufts map onto …

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A Flurry of Feathers and Leaves Surround Spirited Birds in Fio Silva’s Vivid Murals

 Art #birds #flowers #mural #public art #street art March 5, 2021 Grace Ebert Castelar, Buenos Aires. All images @ Fio Silva, shared with permission Fio Silva tucks clusters of oversized birds and botanicals into otherwise stark urban spaces, creating striking murals awash in puffs of feathers, petals, and leaves. The Buenos Aires-based artist focuses …

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Countless Starlings Flock Together in a Miraculous Bird-Shaped Murmuration Over Lough Ennell

 Amazing Photography #birds March 4, 2021 Christopher Jobson Image © James Crombie, licensed for use After months of chasing starlings alongside his colleague Colin Hogg, Dublin-based photographer James Crombie captured a phenomenal shot of the flock as it swelled into an enormous bird-like murmuration. Hogg recorded the awe-inspiring experience in a short clip that …

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We’re Back! The Colossal Shop Is Restocked

 Colossal March 3, 2021 Colossal We just added a few fun goods to the newly reopened Colossal Shop, including these (reversible!) face masks featuring some of art history’s most iconic works. Head to the shop for pins, magnets, and pop-up greeting cards that’ll find a permanent spot on your fridge. Each purchase directly supports …

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Plants Embedded in Wax Sprout from Fragile Hands in Memory-Infused Works by Valerie Hammond

 Art #encaustic #flowers #hands #memory #plants #wax March 2, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Valerie Hammond, shared with permission In Valerie Hammond’s series of wax drawings, protection is two-fold: the artist (previously) encases dried flowers and ferns in a thin layer of wax, preserving their fragile tissues long after they’ve been plucked from …

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Swaths of Tulle Billow from Site-Specific Installations by Ana María Hernando

 Art #installation #site-specific #textiles March 1, 2021 Grace Ebert “Solo se escuchaba el aire (Only The Air Was Heard)” (2020), tulle, wood, metal, 125 x 120 x 258 inches. Installation at the Château de la Napoule, La Napoule Art Foundation, France. Photo by Sebastian Collett. All images © Ana María  Hernando, shared with permission …

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