29.10.12 by Jeff

Gollum installation by Weta

Huge Gollum installation by Weta
Weta has installed a gigantic 13-metre wide sculpture of Gollum catching a fish, inside the Wellington Airport. I love the detail of the air bubbles. Watch a video clip of the installation process below!

Huge Gollum installation by Weta

Huge Gollum installation by Weta

wetafx.co.nz

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



  • I thinks what’s most fascinating about this is the discussions I’m finding here and there in regards to the Lord of the Rings franchise basically eclipsing much of New Zealands culture (for instance they’re changing their coinage to LOTR themes as well). Not to say it’s even good or bad, but interesting nonetheless.

    • this is actually a really interesting topic, things like this happen all the time to small towns that are famous for certain shows/films – like Twin Peaks etc, but might be the first time it has happened on this scale? i’m trying to think of any other time and entire country embraced a film like this

      • I don’t think there’s such an example to this scale for a film, or at least nothing comes to mind (I’ll ask some of my film major friends), but it’s always interesting how countries have exploit only the shallowest of cultural aspects to attract tourism.

        But, on related note here’s a New Zealand LOTR themed airline safety video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBlRbrB_Gnc





23.02.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Gregory Euclide

New work by artist Gregory Euclide. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

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23.02.17 by Staff

Reader Submission: Adam Wilkoszarski

Lovely series by photographer Adam Wilkoszarski from Poznań, Poland. Discovered via our February Reader Submissions. See more images from “After Season” below!

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23.02.17 by Staff

An Elaborate Snow Drawing by Artist Sonja Hinrichsen

Another incredible snow drawing by artist Sonja Hinrichsen (previously featured here)! Made in the snow covering Lake Catamount in Colorado last year, the site-specific piece pays homage to the Yampa River which used to run through the valley.

Helped along by roughly 50 community participants, the group’s route not only coincides with the course the original river took, the abstract designs created from their tracks in the snow mimic the meandering flow of water. See more images of “Yampa River” below!

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22.02.17 by Jeff

Photo of Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia Looks Like a Painting

This is not a painting! The image above is a photo by Frank Krahmer (see the image larger). I saw this pop up on Reddit and had to investigate.

The image is from Namib-Naukluft National Park which is part of the Namib Desert (considered the world’s oldest desert according to Wikipedia). I found a similar image on National Geographic which gives you a sense of the scale of the dunes and camel thorn trees. The image below was shot by Frans Lanting.

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22.02.17 by Staff

“Black Drawings” by Artist Michael Aaron Lee

New York City-based artist Michael Aaron Lee covers paper with grease pencil before cutting through with a printmaker’s gouge, uncovering the white underneath. See more images from “Black Drawings” below.

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