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Ethereal Paper Sculptures and Large-Scale Installations by Ayumi Shibata Play With Light and Shadow

 Art #installation #light #nature #paper #sculpture #shadows February 18, 2022 Anna Marks All images © Ayumi Shibata, shared with permission Japan-based artist Ayumi Shibata (previously) designs intricate landscapes using layers upon layers of white paper. Some of her sculptures are miniature, whereas others are immersive installations, and all are brought to life with the …

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Have Your Bread and Read By It Too: PAMPSHADE Turns Leftover Loaves into Offbeat Lamps

 Design Food #bread #lamp #LED lights #light #toast January 19, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © PAMPSHADE Yukiko Morita works against the grain with her collection of bread-based home goods. The baker-turned-designer launched PAMPSHADE back in 2016 after nearly a decade of experimenting with the doughy material, and today, the brand creates a variety …

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Dramatic Light Illuminates Crosscut Melons, Citrus, and Other Juicy Produce Rendered by Dennis Wojtkiewicz

 Art Food #apples #fruit #light #pastel January 3, 2022 Grace Ebert “Citrus Series #33.” All images © Dennis Wojtkiewicz, shared with permission Artist Dennis Wojtkiewicz (previously) finds creative nourishment in succulent slices of melons, lemons, and apples that appear to glow under studio lighting. Rendered in pastels with slightly blurred lines, his works focus …

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Bars of Light Pierce a Dilapidated Sydney-Area Home in Ian Strange’s Illuminated Intervention

 Art #architecture #installation #light #public art #site-specific #street art December 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Ian Strange, shared with permission Tagged with graffiti and marred by a chipped facade, a stately Victorian home in a Sydney suburb is the site of a brilliant site-specific installation by artist Ian Strange. “Light Intersections II” …

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Wild Animals Occupy Suburban Nights in Nicholas Moegly’s Mysterious Illustrations

 Illustration #animals #drawing #light November 4, 2021 Grace Ebert “An Escape Plan.” All images © Nicholas Moegly, shared with permission In Nicholas Moegly’s shadow-laden illustrations, wild animals descend on backyards and unoccupied streets illuminated by artificial lights. The Cincinnati-based artist largely focuses on the quiet, mundane landscapes of Midwestern suburbia, although each of his …

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A Sleek Pool Reflects an Illuminated ‘Moon’ and the Rugged Landscape of China’s Mount Tai

 Design #architecture #light #moon #water October 29, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Syn Architects A lucent half-circle, “Hometown Moon” is nestled within the rugged topography of China’s Mount Tai. The glowing orb, which was designed by Syn Architects, radiates on a surrounding water feature, creating a dramatic, mirrored reflection that appears to …

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Neon Lights and Urban Loneliness Shroud Cities After Dark in Liam Wong’s Panoramic Photo Book

 Photography #books #cities #light #night #panoramic October 1, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Volume Co., shared with permission The foundational idea behind Liam Wong’s new book is that “real life is just as potent, bizarre, and interesting as things we can imagine.” Released by the crowd-sourced publisher Volume, After Dark is a …

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Lights and Painted Blocks of Color Intersect in a Perspective-Bending Installation by Luftwerk

 Art #color #installation #LED lights #light #site-specific August 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Luftwerk, shared with permission A deceptively trippy installation by Chicago-based duo Luftwerk (previously) immerses viewers in a distorted environment of color and sound. Relying entirely on physical properties for its illusions, Open Square connects two spaces that are painted …

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A Scorpion and Her Babies Emit a Fluorescent Blue and Purple Glow Under UV Light

 Science #animals #light #video July 26, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Artist Sarah Folts explores the vast world of insects and arachnids, and she recently captured extraordinary footage of an unusual phenomenon. Under UV light, a scorpion and the babies cradled on her back radiate a bright blue and purple glow caused by proteins …

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An Eclectic Group Show Features Sound Sculptures, Collages, and Toy Assemblages for the Annual BBA Artist Prize

 Art #collage #fiber art #light #painting #sculpture #sound June 18, 2021 Grace Ebert By June Lee. All images courtesy of BBA Artist Prize, shared with permission A broad, varied collection of work from 20 emerging artists converges in a group exhibition for the sixth-annual BBA Artist Prize. Living in ten countries and working across …

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