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A couple months ago, we covered Kirsten Berg’s art installation named Compound I. Pronounced “compound eye,” it was to be built and displayed at Black Rock City for Burning Man for all to experience and interact with. With the help of over twenty donors, the project was funded and we have decided to do a follow up article on the unique art structure that feels like it is looking at you. [Read more...]
Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to the northern Desert of Nevada to participate in an environment that is is fully free, without judgement, building codes or legalities; to express themselves in all sorts of imaginative ways. Welcome to burning man, or rather, welcome home. This year marked the most grant money that the Black Rock Arts Foundation has given to the visionary artists at the gathering. While there were hundreds that applied for the partial funding (which was over $700,000 this year), only 47 projects received the grants. For the other hundred, they have to raise the support entirely on their own. [Read more...]
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s premier urban outdoor recreation space right next to Marina Bay Sands, unveiled a new attraction last month – a cutting-edge horticultural mega project featuring 18 towering solar-powered “supertrees” and climate-controlled biomes. These tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens’ landscape with heights ranging between 25 meters and 50 meters, are like vertical gardens that perform a multitude of functions, which include providing plants, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens. [Read more...]
Some people have seen them, some have not. Throughout the country of Japan, the covers that enter into the underground are not simply plates of iron: they bring a happy and refreshing visual display as one walks and goes about their day. [Read more...]