It happens to most creative people: one day Stefan Hengst found himself in a bit of a lull. In his effort to jump-start his creative process, he did a yearlong iPhone photography project that he called “My Daily Poetry Fix.” He collected snapshots he took with his phone each day and shared a few on Facebook Soon patterns began to emerge, and the design elements that resonated in him became clear. It worked for him. Would it work for you?
Check out this art installation in England in which 400 balloons with LED lights inside them were released at night. The colors of the balloons are caused by messages sent by people around the world via the Internet:
as part of the london 2012 festival new york and amsterdam-based studio yesyesno adorned a 117km expanse along the hadrian’s wall world heritage site in england with hundreds of large-scale, pulsating light-filled balloons entitled ‘connecting lights’. the digital art installation consists of about four hundred 2 metre diameter weather balloons that transmit messages between each other – these sent in from people via an online platform. these messages are translated into LED lights that change color to create a vibrant row of blinking orbs, shown in several locations across the wall open to the public, including the errington arms in corbridge,
housesteads roman fort, carlisle castle and tullie house museum.
Photos by Karen Warren © 2012 Houston Chronicle
Look up! A new public art work by James Turrell will soon grace the landscape of the Rice University campus in Houston. Due to open officially in a few weeks, the new “Skyspace” will put on a light show each day at sunrise and sunset.
If you were Amanda Nelsen, you’d make art with it. I love that she took something that’s wasteful and rather insidious and used it creatively. Isn’t it beautiful? [via The Artful Desperado]
Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, the creators of Inversion, have created a new piece of temporary public art by the Houston artistic team of Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Located at Project Rowhouses, the structure is part art, part stage and part park. It’s also awesome art. There are concerts and activities planned there (3705 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX) this fall.
Art happening on the NYC subway
Olek is an artist. What is her art? Well, it’s called knit graffiti, yarn bombing, or urban knitting . It makes us take a second look. Or perhaps a 30 second look. New York City-based artist Agata Oleksiak (known as Olek) uses crochet in bold colors to make her statement. (via Web Urbanist)
How to start the week? With Banksy, of course!
Other posts on Big Window about Banksy? Click here.
Follow the link to more cool photos and a video. (via DesignBoom)
Uppland lightland hovercraftland
Good yellow circles
lightband after lightband
All my shooting stars
sparkle over Uppland
See how all of Uppland
stands in flame
steer softly out of hullwreck
crushed sewn whole
Creep under the skin
Hold on to your skin
wake up spindlefly
In the slenderfly’s balance
clothograph mealy time
but small stings
Sees hummingbird drunken
Plane on plane
Hold on to your skin
fasten the wing skin
Dragon situation unfolded
in a standstilldance
High clear september air
Urmountain of day
heads hurriedly southwards
We want to be remains here
Written by Aase Berg
Translated by Johannes Göransson
Published in TYPO 7
Photo by *Kicki* on flickr