Belfast-born, Brooklyn-based artist Oliver Jeffers combines classical landscape and seascape paintings with technical measurements in a beautiful series. More images from Measuring Land and Sea below. Also, check out video of Jeffers discussing his wonderful Dipped Painting project over at Booooooom TV if you haven’t already!
San Francisco-based artist Tiffanie Turner creates incredible flower sculptures made up of tiny bits of paper carefully pieced together, with some pieces reaching up to 5 feet wide and taking over 200 hours to complete! See more images below or on display at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts from August 9th to September 18th.
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has set up a series of stunning installations in and around the Palace of Versailles in France. Utilizing the Palace’s architecture, the outdoor pieces explore different states of water (liquid, fog and ice), while the indoor series encourages visitors to participate in their own illumination with various interactive optics. See more images below or at Versailles until October 30th.
In partnership with the all-new Toyota Prius, The Creators Project has launched the Future Forward Event Series — an exciting, month-long program aimed at fostering artistic experimentation and cultural innovation. Commissioning three separate, ground-breaking installations that pair art with futuristic technology, with each piece being inspired by either Design, Technology, or Eco-heritage, all aimed at being applicable to our everyday lives.
For example, Doris Sung has developed “Drift”, a heat responsive chandelier, with the focus of the piece being on the technology of the thermobimetal and the implications about how this material can be used. The multidisciplinary creatives over at VT Pro Design have similarly worked with reactive tech with their project “Reach”, as their “living wall” responds to human movement and incorporates live plants. Lastly, illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect/musician Takami Nakamoto (aka NONOTAK Studio) challenged the limits of dimensionality with their light installation exploring the sensations and perceptions of infinite space.
The Future Forward event series takes place in Chicago on June 18th. Click here to RSVP to these events and check out some behind-the-scenes videos of the three projects below!