When first contemplating these glass sculptures by Seattle-based artist Carol Milne, your imagination runs wild trying to figure out how she does it. The answer lies in a technique invented by Milne in 2006 that involves aspects of knitting, lost-wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting.
Surreal Collages by Eugenia Loli
Collage artist Eugenia Loli uses photography scanned from vintage magazines and science publications to create bizarre visual narratives that borrow from aspects of pop art, dada, and traditional surrealism. She previously worked as a nurse, a computer programmer, and as a technology journalist, but has only recently found a calling in collage work with publication in numerous magazines since 2013.
Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars
A few Latvian activists from a branch of the bicycle advocacy group Let's Bike it recently created a visual reminder of the space taken by cars on a typical road. To accomplish this, the group fabricated bamboo skeletons shaped like actual cars and mounted them on their bikes. The activists then cycled around the streets of Riga for several hours to highlight the absurdity of using a large car to move a single person.
'Girl with a Pierced Eardrum' by Banksy
Banksy just published photos of a new piece titled Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, a take on Vermeer's famous Girl with a Pearl Earring, replacing the girl's earring with an outdoor security alarm. The mural appears in his hometown of Bristol, UK where he last painted the Mobile Lovers piece earlier this year.
New Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb
Furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb just opened a new exhibition of work titled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. McNabb continues his exploration of architectural shapes using an improvised form of woodworking frequently described as "sketching with a bandsaw."
Trompe-l'œil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac
Spanish street artist Pejac (previously) just stopped by Istanbul where he painted three new trompe-l'œil pieces in the district of Uskudar titled Lock, Poster, and Shutters. Painted with brushes, acrylic paint, pencils and sandpaper the works are located very close together are intended to represent the "perception and illusion of freedom."
New in the Colossal Shop: Wood Stackers from Imagination Kids
You won't find any fancy flashing lights or blaring speakers on Erin Freuchtel-Dearing's toy designs. Instead, these beautifully hand-crafted wood toys act as a canvas where a child's imagination can flourish. Imagination Kids creates a full line of wood toys that will allow kids to do what they do best: imagine. Pefectly shaped for little hands, all of these toys are certified non-toxic and utilize sustainably harvested wood, so they're as safe for the environment as they are kids.