11.08.15 by Jeff

Cai Guo-Qiang’s Dazzling 1,650ft “Sky Ladder” Made of Fireworks Climbs into the Heavens

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Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, known for his use of gun powder to create art, recently used a whole lot of it pay tribute to his grandmother’s 100th birthday with a stunning art piece, “Sky Ladder”. The pyrotechnic art piece lit up the sky above Quanzhou, south-eastern China on Monday, utilizing fireworks and a giant balloon to create the effect of a fiery ladder building itself 1,650 ft up into the sky.

According to Yahoo News, this was the artist’s third attempt, following a failed attempt in 1994, and a postonment in 2001 due to the events of 9/11. Originally from Quanzhou, the artist now lives and works in New York. Watch the dazzling video below!

 

firework-sky-ladder-09Image via Cai Guo-Qiang

 

firework-sky-ladder-05Image via Dailymail.co.uk

 

firework-sky-ladder-06Image via Dailymail.co.uk

 

firework-sky-ladder-04Image via Dailymail.co.uk

firework-sky-ladder-07Image via Dailymail.co.uk

firework-sky-ladder-08Image via Dailymail.co.uk













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



  • .::Psyched Blog::.

    Impressive

  • Suzanne Werman Oakley

    very cool!





22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Hongmin Lee

Some killer work from South Korean artist Hongmin Lee, a member of the art collective Goo For Brothers. See more paintings below.

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21.06.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Roman Tolici

Paintings by artist Roman Tolici (previously featured here). See more images from below.

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21.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Nick Flatt and Paul Punk

These works by Nick Flatt and Paul Punk are spray paint and acrylic on either coated mdf or polystyrene panels. More images below.

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21.06.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Akika Kurata

Paintings by Japanese artist Akika Kurata. See more images below.

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