Archive for installations

Anastassia Elias: String Installations

Posted in anatomy, creatures, installations with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Anastassia Elias is most famous for her mini dioramas in toiler paper rolls and other visual art, but I’m partial to these two installations she did for a group project.

Just your average transparent string elephant on a tightrope. NBD.


The goal was to decorate the streets with whimsical, unexpected designs. Mission accomplished, I’d say.





Anastassia Elias

NYCHOS: The Dissection of Sigmund Freud

Posted in anatomy, installations, psychology, sculpture, skulls and skeletons, street art with tags , , , , , on June 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

NYCHOS has put up this awesome installation in NYC’s Flatiron Plaza.


Go ahead…lie down and tell him your problems.

The Low Bros

Posted in art, installations, street art with tags , , on March 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

The Low Bros, former graffiti writers Qbrk and Nerd, are Christoph and Florin Schmidt. Their visual art and murals are rather like a modern spin on the designs, colors and elements of 80’s and 90’s youth culture.



Much of their work consists of stylized animals, built with interestingly intersecting lines and geometrical shapes. Shading is often accomplished with ombre lines, which create a really cool effect.



The Low Bros

Courtney Mattison: Our Changing Seas

Posted in craft, installations, sculpture, sea with tags , , , on February 19, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This is Colossal posted an incredible new installation by artist-activist Courtney Mattison. It’s part of her Our Changing Seas series, on display at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art through April 17, 2016.

Each sculpture is inspired by sites identified by her hero, marine biologist Sylvia Earl (isn’t it wonderful to see someone list a marine biologist as a hero? There are so many unsung scientists and healers out there!).

Her pieces are designed to bring awareness to what will happen to marine life as tropical sea temperatures rise and creatures are forced to migrate.

Mattison loves coral reefs because they are “exotic, diverse and often venomous” (sounds like a perfect femme fatale). Who wouldn’t love and want to preserve our world’s beautiful ocean friends?

Courtney Mattison

Joe Black: Angels With Dirty Faces

Posted in art, installations, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on January 25, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This is the center piece in the Angels With Dirty Faces triptych by Joe Black. From afar, it seems like some fine use of unique brush strokes, color and shading…from up close, one discovers it is made of 8,000 individually spray-painted soldiers on aluminum with resin coating.


From the artist bio:
Black combines his natural craft skills with a love of materials – many of which are recognizable everyday objects – to create portraits and abstract works.


Using a laborious technique of hand painting and altering each tiny object to give gentle lines and shading to his subjects, Black has pioneered an elaborate new form of pixilation that he uses to hid subtle implications within each of his images.


Joe Black

Halloween Countdown: Ghost Church

Posted in halloween, installations, undead with tags , , on October 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

St. George’s Church in the Czech Republic, constructed in 1352, has been abandoned since the 1960’s since the locals felt it was a bad omen when the ceiling caved in during a funeral. Yet its pews are populated with shrouded ghostly figures.

Although it would’ve made a great story if these pious undead had appeared spontaneously, they were actually commissioned as an installation.

“The figures represent the ghosts of Sudeten Germans who lived in Lukova before World War Two and who came to pray at this church every Sunday,” says the artist Jakub Hadrava, a third year sculpture student. “I hope to show the world that this place had a past and it was a normal part of everyday life, but that fate has a huge influence on our lives.”

The installation was designed to attract tourism and help garner funds to restore the church. I’d certainly pay a visit if I could.


Benjamin Shine

Posted in craft, installations, sculpture with tags , , on August 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Tulle isn’t just for prom and wedding dresses. Benjamin Shine uses this gossamer netting to construct large scale portraits with incredible dimension.




He can even show the movement of dance…

Or the complex variegated detail of aging human skin.

Hear him talk a bit about the work here.

Read a few quotes from an interview at my source.

Benjamin Shine