An ongoing series of suspended installations by San Francisco-based artist Thomas Jackson. “Emergent Behavior” involves manufactured objects arranged in configurations resembling natural groupings like swarming insects and flocks of birds. See more images below or on display at Jackson Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston November 18 – December 23.
A selection of intricate sculptures by artist Kate Kato. Inspired by botanical illustrations and a love of nature, her pieces are constructed out of recycled materials and natural dyes. See out more images below or at Confluence Gallery (in Washington) October 15 – November 19.
More playful projections from artist duo Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga aka VJ Sauve (click here for previous post). Part of their Walk & Talk art residency in São Miguel Island (Azores, Portugal), each animation interacts with the natural landscape of the area its projected onto. More images below!
Spanish photographer Xavi Bou combines a series of photographs taken in succession to create one glorious image! More from “Ornitographies” below.
Toxic Seas is a passion project started in 2005 by academics and artistic partners Margaret and Christine Wertheim. The series of handmade coral reefs are meant to raise awareness about environmental issues (such as the fragile state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) by creating a greater appreciation for the complex design of natural formations (demonstrated through the algorithmic art of crochet). See more images below or on display at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York from September 30th until February 5th.
Japanese painter Takumi Kama imagines what would happen if natural habitats were destroyed to the point where insects were forced to adapt to entirely urban environments. The “Hide-mushi” is a leaf insect Kama imagines would feed on and hide amongst Japanese currency. The “Comi-mushi” is similarly imagined as taking on the patterns of comic strips in bookstores and convenience stores. See more images below.
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.
Australian photographer Tim Samuel stumbles upon a fish trapped inside a jellyfish while free diving in Byron Bay. Gotta love how the fish just keeps swimming! More shots of the bizarre occurrence below.