18.08.10 by Jeff

Air Whale

Bertrand, an air whale made of garbage bags, by Matt Jones.

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones













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



  • Uli

    Wow, this is beautiful!

  • MarlenePB

    haha! thats insanely cool ;D

  • Karen

    Ah, yes! I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for someone to use garbage bags this way.

    • Am

      LOL

      Seriously though, I hope there was some purpose other than “artistic merit” in using the garbage bags for this. Like maybe they could have used it to send the message across to stop littering the ocean, or save the whales, or campaign for marine life, etc etc.

      Just saying.

      • gabriel

        If they did, it would be a rare case of sending a message through art that is actually pretty cool. If they didn’t, the fun factor alone does it for me!

      • JCD

        I’ll agree with AM on this. Anyone can make a whale out of garbage bags, using only the smallest amount of energy and a little bit of thought.

  • wow this is awesome!

  • Joshua allen did this in NYC… But he used the subway air vents to inflate them… Google his name to see some amazing video of it

    • Joshua Allen’s sculptures are phenomenal. Thank you for the resource.

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  • This is great. We’ve made a post with Matt Jones & Florentijn Hofman.
    If you want to check it:
    http://fessolsnaps.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/air-whale-oversized-toys/

  • greg

    haha thats really garbage!!!!!

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements, which will be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.

 

OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram

 

 

22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Erik Svetoft

Drawings by illustrator Erik Svetoft. More images below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Grace Milk

A selection of work by artist Grace Milk, originally from California and Hawaii, now based in New York. More images below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Frederik Van den Stock

Illustrations by Antwerp, Belgium-based Frederik Van den Stock. More work below.

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19.05.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

If you missed them, the last two 5 Questions posts are HERE and HERE. Quite a variety of responses to the question about whether Instagram is helping or hindering your creativity. Here are this weeks questions for you to answer! Feel free to leave comments on other people’s answers! My answers are there too.

 

The Questions

1 – What is the number of unread emails currently in your inbox?

2 – Describe a piece of art in your home.

3 – Do you/Did you have a nickname? Explain it.

4 – Share a link to a video that cheers you up.

5 – Appetizer or dessert?

 

LEAVE A COMMENT / ANSWER THE QUESTIONS