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Making Art with Bees

Artist Aganetha Dyck Collaborates with Bees to Create Sculptures Wrapped in Honeycomb

In North America, Europe and many other parts of the world, bee populations have plummeted 30-50% due to colony collapse disorder, a fact not lost on artist Aganetha Dyck who for years has been working with the industrious insects to create delicate sculptures using porcelain figurines, shoes, sports equipment, and other objects left in specially designed apiaries. As the weeks and months pass the ordinary objects are slowly transformed with the bees' wax honeycomb.

Desert Breath: A Monumental Land Art Installation in the Sahara Desert

Located near the Red Sea in El Gouna, Egypt, Desert Breath is an impossibly immense land art installation dug into the sands of the Sahara desert by the D.A.ST. Arteam.Covering an area of about 1 million square feet (100,000 square meters) the piece involved the displacement of 280,000 square feet (8,000 square meters) of sand and the creation of a large central pool of water.


Old Technology Making Music: 'Eye of the Tiger' on a Dot Matrix Printer and 'Tainted Love' Played on Hard Drives

Here at Colossal we're big fans of outmoded technology doing things it was never designed to do, especially when it's playing music. In this clip a whole box of old hard drive's plays "Tainted Love." Also check out the dot matrix rendition of "Eye of the Tiger" while you're at it.

Giant Suspended Net Installations by Janet Echelman

When artist Janet Echelman found herself in India without her painting supplies, she discovered a new way to make art. Noticing the quality and variety of the nets used by the local fishermen, she began to wonder what the nets might look like hung in the air and illuminated. From that sense of wonder a new chapter in her career was born.

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel creates fun yet strangely macabre interventions where ceramics have been surgically altered to reveal additional layers of detail. Where the metaphor of surgery might normally evoke blood and guts, Ridsdel instead reveals further floral patterns inside bone china plates and cups. The pieces are part of an ongoing examination regarding the perception of ceramics as craft or art.

New From the Shop: The Colossal + Pawn Works Sticker Pack

Colossal has partnered with our friends at the Pawn Works art collective to bring you this curated packet of our favorite Pawn Works stickers. Included in the pack are 12 stickers from 12 artists including Ludo, Eelus, Gaia, Gabriel SPECTER, Left Handed Wave, MissBugs, ABCNT, DB Burkeman & Tristan Eaton, Sweet TOOF, Cryptik, Dain and Rene Gagnon. The pack also includes a bonus Pawn Works sticker.

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