21.07.10 by Jeff

Helmut Smits

Various works by Helmut Smits. Rotterdam.

helmut smits artist sculptures public installation

helmut smits artist sculptures public installation

Rainbow (2010)

helmut smits artist sculptures public installation

Paddling Pool Fountain (2003)

helmut smits artist sculptures public installation

helmut smits artist sculptures public installation

helmut smits artist sculptures public installation

Dead Pixel in Google Earth (2008-2010)

helmut smits artist sculptures public installation

Mickey (2005)

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Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Gabe

    what? he couldn’t do a Double Rainbow in the first pic?

  • The last image is pretty clever when it’s put with the title he choose. Made my laugh.

  • 1

    WOOAah! Half rainbow across my windshield!!

  • mario

    Hahaha! Loved the ideas!! Amazingly simple work!

  • haley


  • lapetitefaon

    oh my gosh, I love love love that kiddie pools made into a fountain!!! its so silly/lovely!

  • i didn’t even realize they were kiddie pools.

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  • LIZ

    wheeeeeere do you get those little paint packets ?

  • Ruth

    So creative and entertaining! Great work!

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Pictoplasma is headed to Mexico and New York! Pictoplasma Academy will be in Mexico City October 25th – November 1st! Hosting inspirational lectures and daily workshops revolving around the theme of character development, the week-long program is designed to help a select group of participants further their personal style across a variety of mediums – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling. The deadline for applications is September 1st!

Following the Academy, Pictoplasma heads to New York City for a one-day art and design conference. Held on November 4th, the jam-packed program includes animation screenings, panel discussions and inspiring talks by artists like renowned illustrator Jean Jullien and GIF-wunderkind Julian Glander.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the NYC conference! So if you can get yourself to New York (or you already live there) simply hit the “Read More” button and leave a comment below! Tell us about your favourite animated character, and why you like them. We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

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