Artist Ray Bartkus painted a mural on a water-front building in Marijampolė, Lithuania. The trick with this mural is that it’s painted upside down, i.e., meant to be viewable on the surface of the water:
Ray Bartkus, via Boredpanda.
Reporting and photo via Boredpanda.
Super! Because sometimes you need to stand on your head (so to speak) to bring things into focus. 🙂
Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo (aka Bordalo II) uses paint and scraps plus various pieces of trash to form huge 3D murals in cityscapes. To highlight just two examples, here is a frog and a raccoon:
Wow! Because looking at trash with fresh eyes is a skill that needs to be treasured!
Artist Peter Erskine incorporates laser-cut prisms into existing spaces. He is interested in exploring the interplay of light, space, and architecture. So far Erskine’s work has appeared in and on both modern and historical spaces, with equal success.
Great Trajanic Hall, Rome, Italy. Peter Erskine.
Milan Central Station, Milan, Italy. Peter Erskine.
Because light and color can draw the eye into unexpected details and reveal new ways of looking at your surroundings. Because different points of view are what makes the humanity so amazing.
One of Finnish photographer Minna Koponen’s projects involves the unlikely combination of street art, snow and bunnies. During winters 2012 and 2015, Ms. Koponen created these adorable, cartoony outlines of face-plant bunnies out of snow and plastered them on trees, buildings and other public spaces.
Ms. Koponen calls her creations Crash Test Bunnies, and aims to create good cheer and to bring something surprising and refreshing to the urban environment. There are more photos on her site.
Because art need not be stuffy nor elitistic! (And bunnies rule!)
In London, benches celebrating landmark books were unveiled in July 2014. These fifty benches are a part of Books About Town, a literacy campaign by Wild In Art and the National Literacy Trust.
‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo; image vie BBC America.
‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis; image vie BBC America.
‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; image vie BBC America.
All images via BBC America.
Because public spaces can inspire and uplift. Because stories and books matter!
Beautiful and functional accessibility from Belgium:
Found via Proferssor Robert Harris on Twitter.
Because access matters, and providing access in an aesthetically pleasing way is a very nice bonus.