Greg Klassen: Craftsman creating wood tables with a blue glass centrepiece emulating waterways

The Pacific Northwest is well known for its spectacular mountains, rugged coastlines, and green and wet expanse. Capturing this beautiful landscape on wood is artist and designer Greg Klassen, who makes one-of-a-kind wooden furniture featuring rivers and lakes made from blue glass. For the Pacific Northwest resident, Greg Klassen, the trees, the rivers and the fields, along with his family, provide a great source of inspiration. He … Continue reading Greg Klassen: Craftsman creating wood tables with a blue glass centrepiece emulating waterways

Water.Shapes.Earth: Aerial photography series documents the world’s waterways

Water.Shapes.Earth is an aerial photography series documenting water, which showcases the way in which the element shapes the planet. Hungarian photographer Milan Radisics gives an aerial perspective of the water element – how water flows, shapes its way, and passes off – through the rocky mountains, muddy marshes, tidal streams and estuaries. The aerial photographer captures the grace and elegance of water from above through photographs … Continue reading Water.Shapes.Earth: Aerial photography series documents the world’s waterways

Joining Bottles: When discarded plastic bottles and wood become pieces of furniture

London-based designer Micaella Pedros has found a creative use for plastic bottles by using them to bind pieces of wood together to create furniture. The designer’s upcycling project, Joining Bottles, is an experimental wood-joining technique using shrunk plastic bottles. Micaella Pedros cuts the top and bottom of a plastic bottle to make a ring and uses a heat gun to shrink the plastic onto wood, which can be … Continue reading Joining Bottles: When discarded plastic bottles and wood become pieces of furniture

Full Grown growing trees into unique pieces of furniture

Full Grown make unique pieces of furniture by growing trees and shaping them into one-piece chairs, lamps or mirror frames. British designer Gavin Munro uses ancient techniques combined with modern technology to grow, graft, nurture and harvest living trees into chairs, tables and sculptures. Trees are strategically planted, grafted, and shaped into specific structures. Gavin Munro’s designs use trees grown around plastic frames with the resulting chairs, tables … Continue reading Full Grown growing trees into unique pieces of furniture

“Recycle art activist” Thomas Dambo connecting people to nature through giant trolls made from trash

If you venture into Copenhagen’s surrounding woods, you are likely to you paths with six giant trolls all made from recycled materials and trash. Created by artist and designer Thomas Dambo, The Six Forgotten Giants, which are hidden throughout the forests of Copenhagen, can only be found with a treasure map or by stumbling upon nearby stones featuring poems riddled with clues. Each of the sculptures … Continue reading “Recycle art activist” Thomas Dambo connecting people to nature through giant trolls made from trash

Sunscribes: Michael Papadakis using sunlight as a tool to create sunlight art

Sunscribes, otherwise known as Michael Papadakis, harnesses the power of the sun as his artist’s tool to create sunlight art.  Dubbed Heliography, Sunscribes uses an array or mirrors and lenses to focus the sun’s powerful rays into art. Using reflection and refraction to focus the sun’s energy onto specific organic materials such as wood, Sunscribes creates etches with a unique tool. Armed with a magnifying glass in … Continue reading Sunscribes: Michael Papadakis using sunlight as a tool to create sunlight art

This Sinking Island: Performance sets out to raise climate awareness among New Yorkers

New York-based arts collective, The Anthropologists have set out to raise awareness of how climate change may impact the homes of New York residents in their most recent production, This Sinking Island. Set in a landscape of repurposed material, The Anthropologists’ This Sinking Island uses movement and live music to tell the story of a new York-based family who must leave all they’ve ever known in search of … Continue reading This Sinking Island: Performance sets out to raise climate awareness among New Yorkers

Colors of Change: Short film documents the intersection of art, culture and science forces in Greenland

Colors of Change is a short environmental film about Greenland seen through the eyes of an artist who documents climate change, an Inuit Elder and a NASA scientist. Artist Zaria Forman travels to Greenland for inspiration for her next body of work, and to visit the fjord where she spread her mother’s ashes. The planet has been shedding sea ice at an average annual rate … Continue reading Colors of Change: Short film documents the intersection of art, culture and science forces in Greenland

LDN WMN: Public art project celebrates London’s unsung women heroes

Tate Collective has curated a huge public art series, LDN WMN, to remember unsung women heroes from London’s history. The 21 murals and installations, which can be found in public areas across the city, were created by young artists picked by Tate Collective. The artworks can seen in Shoreditch, Lambeth, Ilford, Wood Green and Camden Town, among other areas. Among the artworks is Manjit Thapp’s work dedicated … Continue reading LDN WMN: Public art project celebrates London’s unsung women heroes

The Lore of the Land: Exhibition explores people’s relationship with the natural world

The Horniman Museum and Gardens opens its doors to a new gallery, The Studio, tomorrow. The first exhibition in the new arts space is The Lore of the Land, a multi-sensory exhibition dedicated to reimagining people’s relationship with the natural world. The collection is a mixture of original installations by artist Serena Korda, who is part of a Collective of eight artists working with the Horniman, and … Continue reading The Lore of the Land: Exhibition explores people’s relationship with the natural world