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Paddling Pool Fountain

Although summer season is long gone, there’s no reason to clear out your garage of old paddling pools. Here is a simple way to create a unique garden feature. But be careful: use of technology under the age of 10 is detrimental to early swimming experience. »Paddling Pool Fountain« by dutch artist Helmut Smits.

Paddling Pool Fountain, 2003, inflatable paddling pools, buckets, water pump, 3-head spray head, PVC, wood, tarp, glue, paint.

Paddling Pool Fountain, 2003, inflatable paddling pools, buckets, water pump, 3-head spray head, PVC, wood, tarp, glue, paint.

All Images © Helmut Smits.

Baumhaus

Planting a seven meter high plane tree on the roof of a twelve-storey residential high-rise in Gießen, Germany. The projects‘ title Treehouse represents this romantic idea of living in unison with nature. Treehouse here stands for a retreat from »down earth«.

Baumhaus, Installation, Baum auf Hochhaus, 2014

Baumhaus, Installation, Baum auf Hochhaus, 2014

Baumhaus

Baumhaus

Pflanzung einer sieben Meter hohen Platane auf dem Dach eines zwölfstöckigen Wohnhochhauses in Gießen. All images © Wiebke Grösch / Frank Metzger.

The Weight of Life

Urban Interventions by Tony Spyra

The Weight of Life, Kraków, Poland, 2013

The Weight of Life, Kraków, Poland, 2013

»Physalia«, Ostend, Belgium, 2013

Physalia, Ostend, Belgium, 2013

Abandoned Shipwreck, Vienna, Austria, 2012

Abandoned Shipwreck, Vienna, Austria, 2012

Career, 425 x 101,65 x 118,75cm, 2014, Picture: Hannes Katherl

Career, 425 x 101,65 x 118,75cm, 2014, Picture: Hannes Katherl

All images © Tony Spyra.

The Great Travelling Art Exhibition

Using his finger to scribe into the layer of dirt built-up from exhaust emissions, Lancaster-born artist Ben Long creates elaborate drawings on the rear shutters of white haulage trucks. In this on-going series, collectively entitled The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, Long expands upon the daubing and crude slogans that commonly adorn commercial freight vehicles. Dirt ist beautiful! Sometimes…

Bird Truck Drawing I - The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, 2001, Drawing in dirt on haulage truck, 650 x 246 x 341 cm

Bird Truck Drawing I – The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, 2001, Drawing in dirt on haulage truck, 650 x 246 x 341 cm

Horse Truck Drawing - The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, 2002, Drawing in dirt on haulage truck, 650 x 246 x 341 cm

Horse Truck Drawing – The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, 2002, Drawing in dirt on haulage truck, 650 x 246 x 341 cm

Stag Truck Drawing - The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, 2007, Drawing in dirt on haulage truck, 650 x 246 x 341 cm

Stag Truck Drawing – The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, 2007, Drawing in dirt on haulage truck, 650 x 246 x 341 cm

Realistic Worlds & Managed Spaces

Realistic Worlds & Managed Spaces by Ray Ewing.

Skaket Beach Motel. Cape Cod

Skaket Beach Motel. Cape Cod

Gulf of St. Lawrence Room. Montréal Biodôme

Gulf of St. Lawrence Room. Montréal Biodôme

Trader Joe's. Hyannis, MA

Trader Joe’s. Hyannis, MA

VooDoo Beach at The Rio. Las Vegas, NV

VooDoo Beach at The Rio. Las Vegas, NV

Wildwood Inn & Tropical Dome. Florence, KY

Wildwood Inn & Tropical Dome. Florence, KY

All images © Ray Ewing.

psychylustro

A new work of Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. psychylustro transforms one of Philadelphia’s major transportation thoroughfares with a series of seven bright, bold installations along the city’s rail gateway between 30th Street and North Philadelphia stations. The work unfolds in a series of seven passages – from vast, dramatic warehouse walls to small buildings and stretches of green spaces — meant to be framed through the windows of the moving train, creating a real-time landscape painting that explores shifting scale, perspective and the passage of time. Magic train world.

psychylustro - The Drama Wall / 2014 / acrylic on wall, floor, and various objects

psychylustro – The Drama Wall / 2014 / acrylic on wall, floor, and various objects

psychylustro by Katharina Grosse

psychylustro by Katharina Grosse

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the largest public art program in the United States. All images © by Steve Weinik.

Early work…

untitled / 2008 / acrylic on wall and floor

untitled / 2008 / acrylic on wall and floor

Katharina Grosse