Tom Fruin's Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park
As part of this year's DUMBO Arts Festival, sculptor Tom Fruin installed his famous plexiglass house, Kolonihavehus, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The multi-colored house was lit from inside and temporarily inhabited by performance duo CoreAct who engaged in a collaborative physical performance.
Nunzio Paci's Graphite and Oil Paintings Merge Nature and Anatomy
Italian artist Nunzio Paci works with pencil and oil paints to create strange amalgamations of plants and animals in what he describes as an intent to "explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination."
Visible Light: Artist Alexander Harding Reveals Dense Rays of Sunlight Pouring through Windows
Since 2010, Connecticut-based artist Alexander Harding has worked on a series of photographs titled Visible Light that explores light as a primary subject. His photos reveal dense, ethereal rays of sunshine as it passes through windows, bounces off mirrors, and skews through glass objects, where the light beams are so thick it seems like you could cut it with a knife. Harding says he is inspired in part by artist James Turrell, known for his exceptionally large light installations, and who once stated, "light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself the revelation."
A Couple's Incredible 550,000-Mile Odyssey Through 177 Countries Over 26 Years. In a Single Car.
In moments of peak stress, boredom, or desperation for change, we've probably all shared the same dream: why not just drop everything and travel. Perhaps no modern travelers have been more ambitious than Gunther and Christine Holtorf, who set out in 1990 on a tour of Africa in a Mercedes Benz G Wagon named 'Otto,' and never looked back. Over the next 20 years the trio would rack up almost 550,000 miles (885,139km) across some 177 countries.
Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison
Using nothing but wire, sculptor Clive Madison creates tangled trees that grow from wooden bases into dense clusters of leaves and branches. Each piece is made by hand without glue or solder, using single strands of wire that start at the base and terminate at the top.
Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by 'We Make Carpets'
It's not hard to imagine what Dutch design trio We Make Carpets, makes. True to their name, Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg create carpets, but not they kind you're thinking of. Mixing traditional pattern making with a critical view of consumer society, the group creates unusual carpets using everything from crayons and fireworks to cocktail umbrellas, plastic forks and dried pasta. From a distance we simply see a decorative carpet. But upon closer inspection the meticulously assorted collection of dense materials reveal themselves.
The NeoLucida is back in the Colossal Shop!
Trace what you see! The hugely popular NeoLucida—an optical drawing aid called a camera lucida that allows you to trace what you see—is back in the Colossal Shop. Based on century-old designs but comprehensively redesigned for the 21st century, the NeoLucida is perfect for artists, scientists, designers, or hobbyists—anyone who wants to draw. Given the demand for this incredible tool, orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis and our stock is extremely limited.