Category: Salute to Originals

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Make It Rain

    Dynamic, luminescent sculptures shift with light in response to the surrounding world. Japanese artist Rui Sasaki merges glass sculpture, a phosphorescent material, broad-spectrum UV lights, and motion detectors to create an immersive, interactive series of sculptures. As viewers approach the installations, the sculptures emit a subtle blue glow that dances through the forms, mimicking the […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Sustainable Woodwork

    Elegant wood carvings explore abstract shapes and shadows. In a series of wooded carvings, artist Ariele Alasko plays with themes of elegance, negative space, and contrast. From each block of wood, the artist creates smooth, abstract shapes full of curves and bent lines. From here, Alasko takes each smooth shape and assembles them into larger […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Celestial Mosaic

    Thousands of hours of time captures portray the galaxy in incredible detail. With 1,250 hours of exposure time, Finnish photographer J-P Metsavainio has created an enormous graphic that perfectly depicts the Milky Way Galaxy. Spanning from the Taurus to Cygnus constellations, the flat mosaic covers 125 degrees of the Earth’s projected sphere. The final graphic […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Billowing Tulle

    Yards of colorful tulle cascade from windows inspired by Argentine embroidery. In a site-specific series of installations, Ana María Hernando explores striking applications of tulle in architecture and nature. Yards of the soft, colorful fabric are draped like waterfalls over windows and steps. Evoking themes of feminine strength, the ball gown fabrics breach their hard […]

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  5. Backlit Agate Feature Walls

    Boston, MA:  Bulfinch Crossing, a redevelopment project creating an iconic addition to Downtown Boston consists of two skyscrapers, a smaller residential tower, a low-rise office building, a hotel, and a low-rise retail building. At a height of 480 feet, the Sudbury residential tower at Bulfinch Crossing houses the apartments and condominiums. As you enter the […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Exit Up

    Immersive art installation explores themes of living and goodbye-ing. Artist Tadao Cern is exploring goodbyes in his latest work titled “French Exit.” As an immersive installation, the piece fills a gallery space with illuminated grasses. The title of this installation refers to the colloquial phrase about an abrupt exit from a party or social get-together […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Macro-mental

    Massive knotted textiles suspend from coastal buildings in Bali. In less than two weeks, textile artist Agnes Hansella crafted three tremendous, 37-foot-wide macrame works. The trio of public installations titled “Mountain,” “Ocean” and “Sunset,” hang in open-air structures in Bali and elicit organic motifs from their coastal surroundings. Within the textiles, knotted patches form asymmetric […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Porcelain Embrace

    Intimate gestures are encapsulated in porcelain foam in this sculpture series. In a continuation of her sculpture series titled Foreigners, London-based Argentinian artist Claudia Fontes sculpts an abstract representation of two people embracing. Underneath organic porcelain blobs, two human figures can be seen connecting mid-embrace within each piece. In contrast with previous iterations in the […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Artemis Blooming

    Iconic Floral Patterns Come to Life in a Three-Dimensional Bouquet. Sculptors Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft collaborate across London and Oslo to bring House of Hackney’s signature design motif alive in a new way through an expressive, three-dimensional series titled “Artemis.” House of Hackney’s work is renowned for rich, dark color tones with moods of […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: Symbio Vessels

    Human Designs Are Augmented Through Algorithms and Technology. Through a series of complex coiled containers, Abu Dhabi-based artist Julia Ibbini and her studio partner with computer scientist, Stephane Noyer, to explore how traditional forms can be augmented through abstract design and geometric algorithms. Titled Symbio Vessels, the concept for this series seeks to merge themes […]

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  11. Thursday Salute to Originals: Atmospheric Waves

    A Massive Public Art Installation Captures the Atmosphere of the Chicago’s Coastlines. A blue, powder-coated steel wall sits between the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Scattered bits of orange tile between the cool blue and green themes emulate Chicago’s aquatic ecosystem in a unique way. Titled “Atmospheric wave wall,” the art installation is the first […]

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  12. Thursday Salute to Originals: Billowing Ceramics

    Mixed-media sculptures explore themes of feminine identity through traditional domestic crafts. “I am a force, and I think I tend to push the boundaries of what might be within the female expectation in Mexican culture,” said Nicole McLaughlin, the Massachusetts-based, Mexican American artist behind the ceramic mixed-media work below. Both ceramic and fiber arts are […]

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