medium /// installation




i’m jealous of mathilde roussel

Ok, I’ll be honest. At first glance, this installation made me a bit uncomfortable … perhaps it was the yellow powdered sperm, and the large bottle of blood. However, on further inspection {and just a tiny bit of reading}, I think you’ll find that it’s actually a lovely, thoughtful, and very clever piece that compares the natural world to the human body. This is the work of Paris based artist Mathilde Roussel, and it is titled echology:

“Dew, milk, pollen, sap, branches, grass, bark, etched glass jars.
Resonances between human body and vegetal are suggested by filling with plant elements, scientifical jars labelled with human body parts. The living ingredients inside the jars change and metamorphose though time.”

{Exhibited at Anatomia Botanica, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville, US.}

Ah… yellow pollen, and a large bottle of sap. Phew.





i’m jealous of luka fineisen

Bubbles!!!! Oh my gosh, I’m trying so hard not to make a joke about ‘pop’ art.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to come around a corner, and find a floor full of giant, delicate, unpoppable plastic bubbles? Well, if you’re lucky enough to see the installation work of German artist Luka Fineisen, that’s exactly what you’ll get! *POP*

{via Fine Line Magazine}





i’m jealous of ella robinson

I’ve tried embroidery on paper… but never on a chunk of driftwood! These are the lovely works of British artist Ella Robinson. In the top and bottom images, she has used cotton thread. For the other two, it’s colored plastic lacing that is weaving so beautifully in and out of those holes. Oh boy, and now I want one in the corner of my living room. A lot.

{via Poppytalk’s Pinterest board}





i’m jealous of henriette van’t hoog

The angles! The colors! The precision! Oh my. I absolutely love this stunning installation work by Amsterdam-based artist Henriette van’t Hoog … and to be totally honest, it has me wishing that I was this good with angles. And colors. And precision.





i’m jealous of ann hamilton

wheeeeeeeee!

Wow! Ok, if you are in New York any time between right this very second, and January 6, 2013, you have to get yourself down to the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall at the Park Avenue Armory immediately! American artist Ann Hamilton‘s GIGANTIC installation, “the event of a thread” is just waiting for you! Yep, hop onto one of these amazing over-sized swings, and swing like you did when you were five! DO IT!





i’m jealous of herb williams

So, you’ve all seen this, right?

Of course you have! This installation {made of crayons!!!} is titled “Wildfire” and was all over the interweb awhile back. The artist responsible for this beautiful work … American artist Herb Williams. Now, his crayon-assembling talent doesn’t end there. He also made these:

Bunnies and lions, oh my! And now you can see some of his newest work. He has a show that opens this Saturday, December 1st at The Rymer Gallery in Nashville. What can you expect? A giant tree made of crayons? Yep:

The show is titled Call of the Wild, and will run until January 26, 2013.





i’m jealous of doug aitken

Be still my beating heart! This is the text-based work of American artist Doug Aitken, and I love every single piece. A mirrored NOW, SEX that is actually growing, and neon dreams for 99 cents. Yep, I love it all. The…





i’m jealous of peter trevelyan

Pencil leads. Elaborate sculptures made from teeny tiny pencil leads fused together {somehow?!}. Seriously. This stunning work is by New Zealand artist Peter Trevelyan. He uses triangles as the basic unit for all of his work, and then builds from there. I’m not sure what to say about his work, except this: whoa… pencil lead?!!? Oh, and did I mention his stunning work with triangular mirrors?

Yep.

{The sculpture above is titled “MIMETIC BROTHERHOOD” and was in Wellington NZ until January of 2012. Where is it now? I don’t know! Do you?}





i’m jealous of caitlind & wayne’s ‘cloud’

I am so jealous of everyone that got to stand under this beautiful lightbulb installation, and pull those strings! Wow. Ok, so I know this has been floating {pun totally intended} around the internet, but I think it’s absolutely beautiful and had to share it too! This piece is titled cloud, and is the collaborative work of Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett. 6000 lightbulbs turning on and off in the dark night of Calgary’s Nuit Blanche this past September. Sigh… lovely.

{via Colossal}





i’m jealous of fiona curran

I can tell you right now, I would not have the patience for the masking, and painting, and waiting, and layering that goes into creating these paintings. UK based artist Fiona Curran, clearly does. So. Many. Perfect. Angles!!!

ps. her installation work is amazing too… have a look!