The Luminarie De Cagna is an imposing cathedral-like structure that was recently on display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The festival was host to almost 30 exhibitions including plenty of 3D projection mapping , fields of luminous flowers , and a glowing phone booth aquarium , however with 55,000 LEDs and towering 28 meters high the Luminarie De Cagna seems to have stolen the show. ( via stijn coppens , sacha vanhecke , sector271 ) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
China should launch "decisive action" against the Philippines to reinforce Beijing's claim on the disputed Scarborough Shoal, a hardline Chinese army general said Friday. People's Liberation Army (PLA) Major General Luo Yuan, in a commentary published by state-owned website china.org.cn, said China has not abandoned the idea of "war at all costs" to protect its interests. "'Peaceful rise and 'period of strategic opportunity' preclude war," said Luo, who has been described by Western media as "hawkish" for his ultranationalist views. "It is incorrect to assume that China will completely rule out military action in any event during this 'period of strategic opportunity,'" he said, referring to Beijing's dispute with Manila. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
What happens in Vegas... 2012 As they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - but what if we could share with full discretion? Confessions is a public art project that invites people to anonymously share their confessions and see the confessions of the people around them in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. As Art Production Fund Artist-in-Residence at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Candy lived in the The Cosmpolitan for a month and turned its P3 Studio gallery into a contemplative place for people to anonymously share their confessions. Inspired by Post Secret , Shinto shrine prayer walls, and Catholicism, she created a place where people could write and submit their confessions on wooden plaques in the privacy of confession booths. Candy hung the anonymous plaques on the gallery walls each day and painted select responses on large canvases.
What do you get when you put together neon glow sticks and the majestic natural beauty of Northern California's waterfalls? The coolest collection of photographs you've ever seen in your life. "Neon Luminance" is a series of long exposure photographs by Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard from the multi-media group, From the Lenz .
As part of our ongoing partnership with Feature Shoot , Beautiful/Decay is sharing Alison Zavos’ article on Matthew Albanese. “DIY Paradise” was constructed from cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers & canvas. My work involves the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes. Every aspect from the construction to the lighting of the final model is painstakingly pre-planned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle.
first image '+81 magazine' cover design by lo siento spanish graphic design studio lo siento conceived the cover for japan's +81 magazine , where the artist injects bubble wrap blisters with colored water to spell out the issue's subject 'next creativity'. the work is amongst a diverse range of typographical explorations - moving beyond the traditional realm of 2D to design for various identities and projects. '4D type' is one concept that sees the idea of lettering to become viewable from all angles, or 'empo', which is an alphabet created as part of an identity for an osteopathy office informed by the human body. the artist injects colored water into the blisters to spell out 'next creativity' - the subject for that months issue promotional example of the concept process image of the bubble wrap typography
Streeter Seidell explained the history of the pumpkin made into a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern yesterday in 7 Burning Halloween Questions: Answered! Once it became a tradition, the carving of the pumpkin has evolved into an art form, and in many places, a competition. Everyone knows who the best pumpkin carver in your neighborhood is. Many communities have pumpkin carving contests. And on the internet, all you have to do is post a picture and your jack-o-lantern will be judged and compared to the best in the world. Here are some of them.
Lighting designer Benoit Deseille and artist Benedetto Bufalino transformed this phone booth in Lyon, France, into an aquarium, as part of the city's annual Festival of Light . In an accompanying statement, the artists explain the inspiration behind the piece: With the advent of the mobile telephone, telephone booths lie unused.
Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The best part is that you can easily create something similar at home – all you need is one or two lamps and some items from your desk. The stunning light painting below, made with an array of colored airplanes has found its way to exhibitions like the Fly to Baku at De Pury Gallery in London. Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light.
Paint Wars & Painted People
Hmm ... I think it would have been better in earth tones ;-) by Jul 21