Shinny Dumplings- “Hikaru Dorodango”

  Artist Bruce Gardner one day read about a Japanese art from called ‘Hikaru Dorodango’ and ever since he immediately decided to pursue to perfect this art form. Dorodango is sphere made out of  simple water and mud ball that the artist tries to  mold into a perfect  circular object. Advertisements

DIMITRI TSYKALOV

This Russian artist based in Paris uses materials to create sculptures of body parts or objects that are in injunction position  to  the real materials of the subjects. Fruit for body parts, wood for skin, meat for masks or guns. More of his art @ http://dimitritsykalov.com/#intro   JAWS | 2005 | lambda print, 50x50cm  © Dimitri Tsykalov…

Goth Photography, is that a thing?

Historically Goth style was an architectural definition. After sometime it included also literature , later on a fashion style until it developed into what now a days is called a life stlye. Although there are disagreements in the goth community on what defines a goth life style or how, what, who is goth, nobody disagrees…

Public Space Interruptions

When I was volunteering in West Philadelphia, I came across a sign that reminded me of a jarring public art piece, but yet it was not a metaphor. It was real. The lot where the school I volunteer at also has a church located on it. There was a massive sign that read, “Massive renovation…

Jeff Koons ‘ Puppy

  The American sculptor Jeff Koons is mostly renowned for his pop art and cartoon style sculptures and installations, such as his  iconic Balloon Rabbit piece. But in his work Puppy he combined high tech computer technology with traditional gardening techniques, to create this giant West Highland terrier in colourful plants and flowers. It is a visually…

Yayoi Kusama’s Art

Polka Dot Love Room Every body must at some point come across her art on the internet. She’s been working with many different artistic media such as  visual art, performance, film, literature, and design for more than 6 decades. We have seen her work posted on this blog, but her work is so iconic that I had…

Black Lives Matter Dress

I saw an article yesterday about a girl who wore a prom dress covered in the faces of victims of police brutality. It was a Black Lives Matter statement that the designer wanted to express through the medium of fashion, and I thought it was a really interesting way of using clothing to express a message. This…

Meme-Worthy

Although our project produced spectacular results within the Philadelphia community, Stream of Dreams produced something even greater: a meme-quality photo. I encourage all readers to take this AMAZING photo and with it develop their own meme. The sky’s the limit when it comes to this pic! Original Photo: Example Meme:

Sculpture by the Sea

Every year, there is a sculpture festival along the beaches of Sydney, Australia. When I was studying abroad there last year, I was able to see the festival in person. There were all sizes and types of sculptures, but my favorite one was one that used perspective to make random rods seem like a cube…

Don’t Wash Your Car

Russian artist and illustrator, Nikita Golubev takes an interesting approach on handling dirty vehicles. Instead of simply writing “Wash Me” as do many people, Golubev creates spectacular works of art in the dirt/dust. 

A Dig at FedEx?

The artist Walead Beshty shipped glass boxes through FedEx, creating these shattered sculptures. It seems that shattering glass is a common motif in art, possibly because there’s something very mesmerizing about the intricacy of the pattern and its stark contrast to the prior smoothness of the glass surface. All said, I think this piece is…

Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun is a Chinese artist, most well-known for his association with the artistic movement called “cynical realism”. When I first saw one of his signature smiling portraits hanging on the corner of an exhibition held in Seoul, Korea, I immediately felt uncomfortable. There was something about the texture and the brush strokes of the…