A few goosebumps and a lasting memory

Each of these sculptures gathered from around the world possess a slightly dark feeling. Take a look.

 This grouping of sculptures, by J. Seward Johnson, bring back memories of childhood days, and is one of the many focal points in the cemetery. Gets a bit creepy when anonymous puts party hats and beads on them.

 This grouping of sculptures, by J. Seward Johnson, bring back memories of childhood days, and is one of the many focal points in the cemetery. Gets a bit creepy when anonymous puts party hats and beads on them.

The memorial, designed by artist Marisol, was based on a true event during World War II, in which a Nazi U-boat attacked an American merchant marine vessel. While the marines held on to their sinking vessel, the Nazis photographed the victims, then left. The memorial is directly inspired by one of those photographs.

The memorial, designed by artist Marisol, was based on a true event during World War II, in which a Nazi U-boat attacked an American merchant marine vessel. While the marines held on to their sinking vessel, the Nazis photographed the victims, then left. The memorial is directly inspired by one of those photographs.

Sayaka Kajita Ganz created these wild horse sculptures from trash-picked objects like plastic utensils, toys, and metals. She says, “By building these sculptures I try to understand the human relationships that surround me. It is a way for me to contemplate and remind myself that even if there is conflict right now, there is a way for all the pieces to fit together.”

Sayaka Kajita Ganz created these wild horse sculptures from trash-picked objects like plastic utensils, toys, and metals. She says, “By building these sculptures I try to understand the human relationships that surround me. It is a way for me to contemplate and remind myself that even if there is conflict right now, there is a way for all the pieces to fit together.”

Chen Wenling's sculpture shows a bull, meant to represent Wall Street, seen ramming the biggest con man of all time, Bernie Madoff, into a wall. The huge cloud coming out of the bull's rear not only refers to the end of a greedy era, but also symbolizes the danger of virtual bubbles in international financial markets.

Chen Wenling's sculpture shows a bull, meant to represent Wall Street, seen ramming the biggest con man of all time, Bernie Madoff, into a wall. The huge cloud coming out of the bull's rear not only refers to the end of a greedy era, but also symbolizes the danger of virtual bubbles in international financial markets.

Orest Keywan won $30,000 for the Sulpture by the Sea prize in 2006. Constructed with steel, stainless steel, sandstone and limestone, the piece evokes memories of shifting landscapes. Also a reference to global warming? Perhaps.

Orest Keywan won $30,000 for the Sulpture by the Sea prize in 2006. Constructed with steel, stainless steel, sandstone and limestone, the piece evokes memories of shifting landscapes. Also a reference to global warming? Perhaps.

Though the jury's still out as to whether this sculpture by Neil Dawson is in fact an optical illusion sculpture or a hoax, we're going with the former. The sculpture almost makes us feel as if we're living in a cartoon world.

Though the jury's still out as to whether this sculpture by Neil Dawson is in fact an optical illusion sculpture or a hoax, we're going with the former. The sculpture almost makes us feel as if we're living in a cartoon world.

Like a creature escaping from a nightmare, or a larger-than-life embodiment of a secret childhood fear, the giant spider Maman casts a powerful physical and psychological shadow. Over 30 feet high, the mammoth sculpture is one of the most ambitious undertakings in the long career of Louse Bourgeois.

Like a creature escaping from a nightmare, or a larger-than-life embodiment of a secret childhood fear, the giant spider Maman casts a powerful physical and psychological shadow. Over 30 feet high, the mammoth sculpture is one of the most ambitious undertakings in the long career of Louse Bourgeois.

Marc Quinn's Self is a reproduction of the British artist’s head composed of nine pints of his own frozen blood. It's Quinn's signature piece in the art world and it took him over a period of 5 months to complete. Can you say bloody brilliant?

Marc Quinn's Self is a reproduction of the British artist’s head composed of nine pints of his own frozen blood. It's Quinn's signature piece in the art world and it took him over a period of 5 months to complete. Can you say bloody brilliant?

Text: Alice Yoo

Inside the Renovation of an 18th-Century French Château

Built in the mid 1700's, Chateau de Gudanes still stands proudly in the south of France in the small village of Chateau-Verdun.

The Class 1 Historic Monument was designed by Parisian architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel, famous for his neoclassical, architectural symmetry, including the Le Petit Trianon and Place de la Concorde. 

In 2013 it was purchased by an Australian family who have taken on the responsibility to awaken this sleeping beauty after years of neglect. 

Karina and Craig say their “aim is to tread lightly and gently – to preserve the atmosphere and authenticity of the Château and region as much as possible”.

 

Daniel Montiel Art

Through digital interventions , Daniel violent original images to give them a new discourse . His art is inspired by personal experiences, subjective criticism and ” human themes ” . Through alienation series , Daniel questions the stories that have been told over time. Daniel Montiel takes the popular iconography in order to do some research of cultural environments and aesthetic contribution to experience image between them and thus present new images accompanied by these results .

 

Pejac Art

Pejac is a Spanish street artist who has been making a name for himself around the world with his work.  His work is an illusion pieces that play with the environment of which they are made but also provide a unique perspective for the viewer.

The least interesting thing for me is the texture, color, or wall size. What I care about is the urban context...in some works I clearly work with optical distortions/illusions, with the sole intention to not only play with the concept but with the very perception of reality
— Pejac
 

Garance Dore latest illustrations

"I just do things that I love. I am very bad at doing things that I don't love," shared Garance Doré  The charismatic, deathly stylish and surprisingly down-to-earth blogger, photographer and illustrator shared her latest work with us. We love!

Slinkachu art

London-based artist Slinkachu may not be the only miniature installations artist, but his work brings street art to the micro level and very fun to observe. Stuart Pantoll is the artist behind Slinkachu. Name Slinkachuderives from his old nickname, Slinky he believes was given to him because of his curly hair.

He creates tiny street-based installations, photographs them: from far away and up-close and leaves them behind in neighborhoodsall over London,  Berlin, Beijing, and Doha. People sometime pass by and not notice it. 
His photos are extremely good and bring the attention to tiniest details, makingyou pause and think for a moment.

Want to see more? Head over to SLINKACHU

 

The Attention-Sucking Power of Digital Technology Through Photography by Antoine Geiger

Making eye contact is history today. It is an impossible mission as people around are sucked into their phone's screens most of the time like digital monsters. That worked as inspiration to artist Antoine Geiger's series SUR-FAKE, a group of digitally altered photographs depicting random people being sucked into the screens of their phones. Emotionless, faces lacking personality, lost deep in the glare of tiny square device. No interaction...

I Fear the Day That Technology Will Surpass Our Human Interaction
— Albert Einstein

All images courtesy Antoine Geiger