Thursday, July 3, 2008

Green Man

This is an old post from my old blog, but I thought I'd share it with any new readers because it is that cool. Keep an eye out for a similar landscape art project in Fort Wayne next summer!

This public art installation was conceived by sculptor Kathryn Jordan and artist Cliff Wright and was commissioned by the Brighton and Hove Arts Commission in Southeast England. The commanding , living sculpture is intriguing to me as an amalgamation of our ideas of flesh, soil, flora, and soul. The idea that the sculpture seems to be reaching out from within the earth, to display the earth, is a powerful and intriguing image. This, in my opinion, is the type of public art that truly engages the public. It is living, growing, changing, integrating, and adapting to it's setting; unlike the iconic, monolithic sculptures made famous by artists such as Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Burren.

Here are a couple more of Kathryn Jordan's living sculptures (giant Chia Pets?)

Not Just A House

Architect Eric Clough took some liberties when designing the remodel of this Upper East Side $8.5 million apartment. Without his clients knowledge, yet alone permission, he designed into the house a series of clues which might lead the family to an unexpected and delightful surprise - if they ever noticed them.

Read the NY Times story here...

and see more photos here...

Would you not KILL to live in a place like this?