FLOWER SCULPTURES PARADE IN ZUNDERT, NETHERLANDS
Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers in Zundert. Despite the relatively small nature of Zundert (a small town with a population of about 20,000) the variety of and ingenuity of these sculptures seems to know no bounds. [via thisiscolossal]
These are amazing!
People ask why I want to have an exhibition in the streets, but have you been to an art gallery recently? They’re full.
For an ongoing series entitled Out of the Bowl, Cambria, California-based designer Thad Markham creates awesome sculptures depicting vibrantly-coloured pieces of anthropomorphic fruit that have snuck out of their bowls, bags, and crisper drawers to have a bit of fun. Some of them dance, wrestle or spar with each other, others mediate, and some simply lounge about holding hands.
"It all started with the bananas. One bright sunny morning he was sitting at breakfast and his glance fell on a bunch of bananas on the table. “That’s funny,” he said to himself, “it almost looks like they’re dancing.” Thus began his preoccupation with the secret lives of fruits and vegetables…he began haunting the produce department of the grocery store, his mind captivated with a single burning question… What do the fruits and vegetables do at night when no one is watching?"
[via Sweet Station]
i would love to do something like this, but less gritty/dirty, more glam/chic.
Have you ever seen a more melancholy pile of pasta? Entitled Le Solitaire, this surprisingly emotive sculpture of an enormous anthropomorphic heap of noodles slumped on a little chair is the work of French sculptor Theo Mercier. In 2010 it was exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris.
In reality, the surreal figure is nothing more than a pile of silicone coated cords. Using two large, blue eyes and an intentional body gesture, Mercier has created a sense of vulnerability, saying that this sculpture is “The one who is showed, who is watched, he is unique and alone because he is a monster. It tells a lot about the idea of exposure.”
We hope at least one brave person went up and gave this awesome sculpture a great big hug, because we sure want to. Sometimes even noodles need a little love and reassurance.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
For this week’s Saturday Safari I’ve chosen Nick Brandt. Nick’s photography is immediate and passionate. It resolves a sense of awe to the viewer and also imparts a sense of urgency over the protection of wildlife habitats. Check out more of Brandt’s work:
Thompson continues to play with the elements—submerging himself in lakes and muddy puddles, exposing random limbs poking out from the earth, and setting himself on fire. His images have a beautiful sense of movement to them, especially in the recurring presentation of the fluidity of windswept fabric, which often complements his serene expression. Many of the photographer’s images alternate between presenting a visual interpretation of inhaling a breath of fresh air and being suffocated by some unnatural force. However, both of these approaches offer something surreally exquisite.
Requiring over 30,000 folded components, the artist relied on help from school children and people living in nearby “leisure centers” to help complete all of the pieces in time for installation. Hundreds of additional volunteers were on-hand to help cover a stairwell leading to Montée St-Maurice which was completed on May 31st.