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Installation Art

Jen Stark Art

Oh my quivering greatness.

I have a small obsession with paper art.  I think it is so beautiful, and is such a versatile material.  Would I be able to do it?  Nope.  I’m a clumsy oaf that will dirty, crumple, sit on and tear anything that even smells this delicate.

Jen Stark is a master of her craft - her meticulous craftsmanship and her apparent endless patience allows beautiful items like these to find a place in the world.  Colorlovers.com very aptly describes her work as “an amusement park for the eyes.”  Apparently “the recurring geometric patterns in each piece reflect many elements of life, including the passage and intervallic rhythm of time.”  I can’t quite get that far - I just keep staring at it all, trying to absorb the awesomeness.

Michael Elion's urban rainbows

This is so incredibly cool. SA artist Michael Elion was inspired by a perfectly circular rainbow he saw while surfing, and decided to find out how to create a man-made rainbow to be used as an installation artwork (as you do). After a year of trial and error, he’s worked out how to create a stunning rainbow that’s on display every afternoon. We need more artists like this.

http://mg.co.za/article/2012-10-12-00-thing-of-beauty-elusive-art-for-man-in-the-street

Luzinterruptus

There’s a group of anonymous artists in Madrid whose goal is to show up things within the city that need fixing or simply some attention using “light intteruptions”. They’re called Luzinterruptus and I read about them on This Is Colossal.

I am all down with art-based awareness campaigns and the sculptures that these artists have created are stunners. I think my favourite is the one with the light flowing out of the fire hydrant.

This is a quote from the Luzinterruptus website, also quoted on the This Is Colossal post:

We began to act on the streets of Madrid at the end of 2008 with had the simple idea of focusing people´s attention by using light on problems that we found in the city and that seem to go unnoticed to the authorities and citizens. But everything that we do does not have a subversive aim. Sometimes we simply want to embellish, or to highlight anonymous places or corners that seem special or objects to which we think extraordinary artistic value, although they have been left on the streets for unknown seasons, with artistic intention, by anonymous people.

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