11.08.15 by Jeff

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


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!

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03.10.12 by Jeff

Vis Viva

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Bmx bikes and a whole lotta fireworks. Actually this is kinda like a mellow version of this. Watch below!

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01.03.10 by Jeff

Rosemarie Fiore

Drawings created by exploding live fireworks, by Rosemarie Fiore.

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19.03.09 by Jeff

Extreme Sheep / LED Art

A great viral ad by Samsung. I am convinced parts of it are CGI (specifically the sheep walking and the Mona Lisa) but the idea and execution are great.

19.08.08 by Jeff

Spectacular photos from Beijing.

The Big Picture has some spectacular photos from the opening of the Beijing Olympics. With over 15,000 performers and a budget that made Water World look like my grad film I think it’s safe to say it was the most amazing Olympic opener to date. The fireworks may have been fake but these photos are 100% real.

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