Some 440 women in Turkey were murdered by their partners in 2018 alone. Turkish artist Vahit Tuna decided to create a visually startling installation to raise public awareness of the horrors of domestic violence.
Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone wants to promote the “creative expression of human presence in the desert.” His large-scale public art installation, titled “Seven Magic Mountains,” does that and more. It is a towering display of seven, colorful towers that soar above the landscape, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Just inside the leafy cover of the De Schorre Park forest, seven friendly giants stand constant guard, greeting visitors and keeping watch over the lush, green landscape. These enormous figures range from 23 to 59 feet long, but what makes them truly unique is that they are crafted entirely from discarded, recycled wood.
Backyard landscapes vary wildly by homeowners’ taste and style, but one Austin yard stands out as the most unique of all. The aptly named “Cathedral of Junk” towers over the home of folk artist Vince Hannemann, boasting over 60 tons of accumulated trash.
The streets of New York City are full of surprises, but none quite as beautiful as the latest project from Lewis Miller Design. Through the city-wide project “Flower Flashes,” the LMD crew turns ordinary objects like trash cans and phone booths into breathtaking bouquets.
Just down the street from Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market, is one of the most unusual installations of public art in modern times. Known as the Seattle Gum Wall, it is a colorful, quirky collection of chewing gum, added one piece at a time by passers-by. The wall has gained fame as a favorite photo spot for residents and visitors to the Pacific Northwest.
British-based artist Bruce Munro has earned international acclaim for his ethereal, light-based sculptural artworks. Munro’s largest site-specific project to date, “Field of Light at Sensorio,” serves to illuminate the beauty of picturesque Paso Robles in California.
Located roughly a hundred miles northeast of Reno, Nevada, the annual gathering fondly known as “Burning Man” has been mesmerizing art audiences for over three decades. While “Burning Man” has a tangled history, it was founded in 1986 and is now maintained by Burning Man Project, a non-profit organization boasting its headquarters in San Francisco, California.
Two hours east of San Diego, on the remote Southern California S-3 highway, you may find yourself in a strange new world. Two bucks rearing on their hind legs make a stunning sight across the flat landscape. Then a giant scorpion fighting with a beetle. The profile of a sand dragon breaks the desert skyline. Welcome to Borrego Springs, California.
Social impact artist Benjamin Von Wong is back with another immersive art experience aimed at raising awareness about the harm of plastic pollution. After his #Strawpocalypse installation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Von Wong turned his attention to Singapore where he built #Plastikophobia, along with fellow artist Joshua Goh and social media strategist Laura François.