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Check out the new sculpture of Benedetto Bufalino. Reminds me of something that we would see in a Road Runner cartoon…

“In keeping with the theme of his humorous urban interventions, french artist Benedetto Fufalino has sent a residential caravan soaring into the sky. ‘la caravane dans le ciel’ is a mobile trailer situated atop a sky jack that slowly moves upwards towards the clouds. towering over trees and building-tops, the hybrid habitat is gradually lifted into the air and at night, the mysterious illusion lights up the sky with its illuminated interior windows”.

via Design Boom

One of my favorite artists… Theo Jansen has been creating new life forms that live on the beaches and feed on the air and wind since 1990. He is the Leonardo da Vinci of beach creatures. His goal is to get them to be self-sustaining wind creatures. He just might one day succeed.

 

His TED talk is one of the most watched ever.

D-Day artwork: 9,000 Sand Drawings Commemorate The Fallen

British artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley of sand in your eye, along with a team volunteers, arranged and stenciled 9,000 drawings on the sand of the d-day landing beaches in Normandy, representing the civilians, Germans and allied forces that died during WWII. ‘The Fallen‘, which commemorates international peace day on September 21, is a massive art installation of thousands of silhouettes covering the shoreline. echoing the ephemeral nature of the lives lost, the artworks are totally erased by the incoming tide, a sobering reminder of what happens when peace is not present.

…the idea is to create a visual representation of what is otherwise unimaginable – the thousands of human lives lost during the hours of the tide during the WWII normandy landings on 6 june 1944.  there will be no distinction between nationalities, they will be known only as ‘the fallen’.  it does not propose to be a celebration or condemnation, simply a statement of fact and tribute to life and its premature loss.’  — jamie wardley”