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Geronimo Fills Lincoln Center with a Massive Balloon Installation for the New York City Ballet

February 2, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

Photo by Erin Baiano for NYCB Jihan Zencirli is not your average balloon artist. Based in Los Angeles and working under the moniker Geronimo, Zencirli builds sprawling conglomerations of perfectly spherical balloons in carefully selected color palettes. With vibrant colors and organically-inspired shapes, the balloons draw a contrast to the geometric and neutral toned buildings they are affixed to. The artist frequently installs her work…

 

 



Art Design

A Vintage Lincoln Continental Reproduced in Cardboard from Dash to Fender

November 4, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

Miles to Empty, 2015, cardboard,19′ x 6’5″ x 4’9″ (All images by PD Rearick) Shannon Goff was born in Detroit, a trigger for her lifelong interest in the evolution of transportation. Captivated by her grandfather’s 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V, she had considered making the car many times, but shied away due its massive size. “Miles to Empty” brings this longtime dream to reality, a sculpture…

 

 



Art History

A Staggering Tower of 15,000 Abraham Lincoln Books

February 14, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…Soon to be on display at the newly-constructed Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership in Washington, DC, this 34-foot pillar of literature includes over 15,000 unique titles about the United State’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. The museum is set to open before President’s Day. (via this isn’t happiness, laura keene, gary erskine, my modern met)…

 

 



Art History Photography

Why Dozens of U.S. President Statues Sit Deteriorating in a Rural Virginia Field

February 16, 2016

Christopher Jobson

All photos courtesy Patrick Joust. Somewhere in Virginia on the outskirts of private farmland sits the completely bizarre sight of nearly 40 giant U.S. president busts crumbling amongst the weeds. The mammoth heads—each estimated to weigh in excess of 7,000 pounds—were originally commissioned from Houston artist David Adickes as the centerpiece for Presidents Park, a ten-acre open-air museum with presidential sculptures and informational…

 

 



Photography

Dizzying Carousel GIFs by Dave Gorum

January 26, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…Designer Dave Gorum (previously) recently stopped by the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to capture the carousel in this fun pair of gifs. The strobe effect of the lights moving in the opposite direction of the platform is uncanny….

 

 



Art Dance

New Three-Dimensional Figurative Collages Encased in Multiple Layers of Glass by Dustin Yellin

February 17, 2015

Johnny Strategy

Photo by Andrew Romer Photography courtesy the artist The Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin (previously) was commissioned by the New York City Ballet to install a new series of his figurative collages. The artist refers to the sculptures as Psychogeographies because “they feel like maps of the psyche.” Each large-scale sculpture is individually embellished with bizarre found objects—cut-up books, magazines and trash found on the street—which…

 

 



Science

Storm Chaser Films Rolling Cloud Formations That Make You Feel like You’re Underwater

September 26, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…Earlier this summer, storm chaser Alex Schueth managed to capture a timelapse of a rare cloud formation called a undulatus asperatus during a storm over Lincoln, Nebraska. The rolling pattern formed by the clouds almost gives the impression you’re underwater looking up at the surface at waves. (via PetaPixel)…