beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Infinity Mirror Rooms

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go up in Space? To be such a small being in our vast galaxy? Well, with the new exhibit coming to the Cleveland Museum of Art, you just might be able to feel what that is like… CMA is proud to bring our city an […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Swinging Pendulums

    Have you ever wanted to learn to dance? Well, this is your chance! If you head to the Grande halle de la Villette in Paris, you will find artist William Forsythe’s latest installation: Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No. 2.  If you’re asking yourself, “Where does the dancing come in?” We have an answer. […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Blackest Black

    Big news! Black is the new black! Scientists have discovered the darkest known material on Earth, whose color they have dubbed as “Vantablack.” Vantablack is so black that it gives Batman’s stylist a run for his money! In the video below, we learn a little bit more about Vantablack and the science behind it. Its more than […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Buddhist Temple Dragon

    As we get closer and closer to Christmas, its common to see homes and buildings adorned with festive holiday decorations. Some displays are more simplistic – just a few strands of twinkle lights – while others are more extravagant (think huge inflatable lawn characters, illuminated displays timed to music, moving, blinking gobos, etc). But in […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Living Architecture

    Last week, we showed you graffiti street art brought to life by animatronics. This week, we’re going to introduce you to living architecture! Now, there’s no animatronics involved, but we promise there’s plenty chemistry and science to bring you this seriously cool installation. Visual artist and architect Philip Beesley created his latest piece, Astrocyte, for […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Animatronic Graffiti

    We’ve written many blogs about graffiti and some really unique street art before, but we’ve never seen it done like this! A Swiss street artist, who goes by “Bane,” is truly bringing his graffiti to life… Through his own technique called ‘Graffiti Mapping,’ Bane literally makes his street art come alive. Not just alive, but […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Wood Enclosed Glass Vases

    Wood and glass are two material staples in the world of architecture and design. Always elegant and timeless, it seems there is never a shortage of new and innovative ways in which these materials can be used together (just take our Flicche™ naturally translucent wood panels for instance!). We’re used to seeing new wood/glass infusions […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Landscapes in a Jar

    Jars and canisters hold many things: coffee, flour, keys, pencils, and maybe even that gravy you’re putting on your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes today. In these cases, the jars are simply acting as a corralling device, keeping all of these things together in one spot. But for Finnish artist Christoffer Relander, jars are much more than utilitarian […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Decorative Metal Animals

    Animals are not strangers to being the subjects of artwork throughout history, but it’s rare that we see those in a fragile state depicted by a harsher medium. Today we’re introducing you to a Japanese artist who builds creatures like birds, potbelly pigs, and smaller primates out of metal – but he still manages to […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: A Fallen Redwood Tree

    Some of the most creative artists have taken what are considered ‘useless’ items and transformed them into art with a purpose, bringing a whole new perspective to the viewer. In the case of one artist, he took a fallen, dead Redwood tree and carved it into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind wood sculpture full of new life. […]

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