Do you ever dreamed about walking on water like the hero did in Chinese kongfu movie? If you can make your trip to Lake Iseo in northern Italy within the window June 18 to July 3, 2016, you can make your dream comes to true. Called “The Floating Piers”, the 3km (almost 2 miles) floating walkway across Italy’s lake Iseo designed by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, is made of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes and is covered in 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, which changes colors throughout the day to a shimmering gold and a reddish hue when wet. When walking on this incredible floating walkway, visors will be able to feel the movement of the water under foot. It will be very sexy, a bit like walking on a water bed. The artist also recommended visors to walk on their barefoot to have the ultimate experience. Last but not least, the whole walking experience is free – no tickets, no openings, no reservations and no owners. As long as you are in the area, just come and walk on water. However, the whole installation will only be there for three weeks.
Not matter how many times I saw Michael Grab‘s balancing rock work, I always be amazed. The Colorado-based artist is adept at finding an intrinsic balance within his natural supplies, perceiving a harmony despite the chaotic conditions that surround each precarious structure. To build something like that, Grab needs to combine physical methodology with equally vital mental components in order to tune into himself and his environment, and find that essential place of stillness. Just like how it sounds, it is pretty complicated. But if you have an astonishing sense of balance, a lot of patience, practice and steady hands, it is still possible. So take some time to do some balancing work, you don’t need to be as expert as Grab. But the whole procss of balancing is acutally therapeutic and meditative.
Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Dustin Yellin just released his new series of work “Psychogeographies”, a collection of life-size humanoid figures. Like specimens trapped under a microscope, these alien-looking sculptural paintings are painstakingly pieced together using thousands of individual drawings, paintings and magazine or encyclopedia clippings that are then stacked between vertical planes of glass to render three dimensional forms. The whole process to create these works is quite labor-intense. According to the artist, the current seriers of 12 figurines took him 6 years to complete. Take a look at these stunning 3D collage, if you want to view them on field, they are on permanent display at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.