‘Ghost ship’ is an illusion of a 3-dimensional, 17th century boat, rendered by two intersecting planar projections — beamed onto vertical, perpendicular planes of water. With a specialization in the creation of additional, optical dimensions, Romanian architecture collective visualSKIN have been able to materialize not only nocturnal mirage in the low-lit urban landscape but also a retro-futuristic hologram, simply using water curtains and old-fashioned stage lights. The image of the ship wavers with the movement of the wind, creating a dreamy and haunting scene.
Turning unused/unwanted items into something spectacular is always amazing. We have featured many creative recycle and upcycle work, and here is another great example of recycle art – Ballroom Luminoso. Created by Artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock, this series of six spectacular chandeliers are transformed from old bike parts and hung in the underpass of Theo/Malone and IH-35 San Antonio, Texas. ‘Ballroom Luminoso’ chandeliers contain a custom-made LED light installation, which project colorful silhouettes of sprockets and other pieces onto the drab cement underpass and create a magnificent shadow theater. Such a wonderful public art installation!
Sean Lenz and Kris Abildgaard’s, both San Francisco-based artists collaborate on this ongoing project titled “Neon Luminance“. The duo dropped high-powered multi-color glow sticks into various waterfalls in Northern California and then made exposures varying from 30 seconds to 7 minutes to capture the light trailing through water as the sticks are carried with the natural current. It also mentioned by the artists, those glowing sticks were collected after capture, thus no pollution was made to the water.
Held annually since 2001, the Aboriginal Cherry Blossom Festival in Taiwan attracts a large number of visitors to their 2,000 cherry blossom trees. While viewing them during the day would be spectacular enough, stick around till night and you’re in for an amazing treat – enjoying the dreaming cherry blossom in colorful lights. During the festival, a lamplight is placed on each of the cherry trees, creating the romantic and poetic appearance of a colorful cherry blossom veranda. [source]