Lewis Miller is a professional floral designer by day, and The Banksy of Flower Design by night. He’s created a project called Flower Flash whereby he and his team install large flower displays on city streets under the cover of night. They are put together in less than twenty minutes, and usually vanish within a […]
This is as much a reminder for myself as for any of you. Funny how easy it can be to forget. These beautiful plant-rendered lungs are part of a series by UK artist Camila Carlow. More of her florid organs can be found here.
I’d juuuuust been introduced to Malick Sidibé’s work about a week ago, and today he passed away at the age of 80. Via Jack Shainman Gallery: “Malick Sidibé was a photographer known for his black-and-white images chronicling the exuberant lives and culture, often of youth, in his native Bamako, Mali in the 1950s, ‘60s, and […]
Via Colossal: “To celebrate spring, London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law has placed 30,000 live flowers in the atrium of German shopping and recreation center Bikini Berlin, suspending a colorful garden above the heads of the store’s visitors with copper wire. The deconstructed floral arrangement was…designed to be an installation that would dry over the time of its […]
Bioluminescence is an oft-mentioned topic here at Solid Glow HQ, but glow-worms have yet to make such a prominent appearance. Maybe this resonates so deeply with me because I loved the heck out of my Glow-Worm doll when I was a lil’ one, or maybe it’s simply because THIS WORLD IS MAGIC and these naturally illuminating […]
Photographer Taylor Allen does some pretty gorgeous work with silhouettes. The universe is within you, donchaknow….
It would be great if all soldiers had to do yoga and meditate as part of their training. Yogi and entrepreneur Dan Abrahamson shows us what that might look like with these fantastic plastic figures. Head to Colossal for more pics.
London-based graffiti artist Shok One‘s latest series of murals feature rainbow-colored x-ray images. Head over to his Flickr to behold more pieces in all their spectrographic glory. (photo via Colossal)
If you have the chance, bask in the loving rays of Mother Sun. Today she gives the most! (photo by Boguslaw Strempel)
A favorite phenomenon of mine, in the art news once again!! Via Colossal: “Last year artist Miya Ando traveled to Puerto Rico where she released 1,000 non-toxic resin leaves coated with phosphorescence into a small pond. During the day the leaves would “recharge” and at night would give off a ghostly, ethereal glow much like the […]
15 minutes of pure inspiration from one of Germany’s most progressive painters. “Art has to come into power. There is no other way”. If this man had a newsletter, I would readily subscribe. So many quotable philosophies! (Begrudging thank-you to Vice for stubbornly keeping our love-hate relationship alive)
American avant-guitarist, record label co-founder and renaissance man Sir Richard Bishop started a Tumblr on Christmas Day, sharing images from his travels eastward. It appears he’s got an excellent eye AND ear. Presumably the rest of his sensory organs are similarly advanced. More here. It’s definitely worth a good long look. For an immersive experience, […]
(Woman’s Turban, 1911, courtesy of LACMA) I know I know, we’ve been talking turbans for over a year, and I am just now getting around to covering The Man himself, the O.G. of 20th century westernized turban appropriation (and arguably the most important and influential figure in the history of modern women’s fashion), the one […]
Via Colossal: “Anatomical Neon is a series of blown glass lights by North Wales-based artist Jessica Lloyd-Jones meant to focus attention on how energy is used by the human body”. God I LOVE these: Her latest work, entitled “Aura“, pushes her energetic exploration even further: “Aura” explores the development of the electromechanical machine to the […]
(via Colossal) Bronze sculptures by UK artist Sukhi Barber who spent twelve years in Kathmandu, Nepal studying Buddhist philosophy and lost-wax bronze casting. From her website: Sukhi’s sculptures are intended to bridge the cultures of East and West. Embodying the peace and compositional balance of ancient devotional art, they represent complex philosophical ideas with a […]
(Photo by Marcel Ranier) So we’ve reached August, and must come to terms with the fact that summer will not last forever. The sunny season is still ours for now though, so let’s make the most of it! Here are 10 humble suggestions from Solid Glow HQ. 1) Go berry-picking: (Photo by Oka-Tai Lee) 2) […]
Start your week with somma this! (Thanks, Ffffound!)
This one comes straight from Colossal: “Artist Meg Hitchock has completed a number of new, elaborate collage works with letters cut from assorted books including the Koran and Salmon Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. The patience required to assemble these absolutely astounds me. If you’re unfamiliar with her work here’s a quote from her artist statement: […]
Catherine Baba. Stylist. Bicyclist. Australian. Parisian. Turban enthusiast. (photo by Hanneli Mustaparta) (photo by Tommy Ton) This one’s so dope it gets two perspectives: Patron saint of heels on wheels. (photo by Tommy Ton)
From Colossal Art and Design: “Similar to a camera capturing multiple exposures in a single image, artist Katie Grinnan created this sculptural time-lapse of her body moving through a daily yoga routine using sand, plastic, and enamel. The end result is representative of both time and form as each split second is layered onto the […]
Romanian-born, Texas based artist Adela Andea creates complex light sculptures and installations using LED and CCL lights along with pulsing electrical components. Andea has said that she strives to create “futuristic eco-systems….that ebb and flow between organic biological forms and glowing technological systems”. Her oeuvre varies widely, but the work that resonates with me is […]
I experienced this iteration of Kusama’s Infinity Room at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea in 2009, and it changed my life. The piece was installed in the very back room. I approached this innocuous white cube, having absolutely no idea what might be revealed inside. I walked in, and stood motionless on a small platform […]