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

The Tarot Garden: Life lessons at “a small Eden where man and nature meet” along Tuscany’s coast

Tarot decks come in all shapes, sizes, and artistic interpretations. Traditionally a deck of cards, one such artist took the art of tarot a step towards new heights by creating the Tarot Garden – featuring huge, colourful steel sculptures representing the major arcana. French artist Niki de Saint de Phalle realised her passion for the tarot by creating beautiful sculptures depicting the 22 Major Arcana of the … Continue reading The Tarot Garden: Life lessons at “a small Eden where man and nature meet” along Tuscany’s coast

Land/Sea: Exhibition explores tensions between humanity and the natural environment

Land/Sea is an exhibition which explores the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment. Land/Sea – which is a Ffotogallery Touring Exhibition and is currently on display at Aberyswyth Arts Centre – includes selected groups of work from artist Mike Perry’s series Môr Plastig (Welsh for ‘plastic sea’), in which he collects and forensically photographs plastic objects such as bottles, shoes and packaging washed up on the … Continue reading Land/Sea: Exhibition explores tensions between humanity and the natural environment

Jill Pelto: Creating “glaciogenic art” based on climate change data

Artist and scientist Jill Pelto is constructing new ways to communicate science through art, covering both positive and negative issues that depict the reality of the current ecosystem. The artist, who graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in earth science and studio art, creates paintings based on graphs of data on the environmental effects of climate change – including glacial melt, animal … Continue reading Jill Pelto: Creating “glaciogenic art” based on climate change data