I am completely mesmerized by master's student Nicolas Elias' "Sculpture by the Sea" project in Sydney, Australia. In fact, I am having difficulty tearing myself away from his flickr stream--the colors, the shapes, the angles and that turquoise water are killer combination. Oh how I miss the days of college when I had the chance to study this sort of thing all the time (art history major back in the day). Although I will never tire of a beautiful painting, there is something about a well-crafted installation, such as this one, that moves me in a way that no other medium can. If only it still stood...
Also brilliant is the manner in which the sculpture is presented to the public. Even those who are not intentionally seeking out an artistic experience (like, say, museum goers), can experience the sheer delight of standing in the colorful shadows of this piece. In my opinion, this is precisely how we create opportunities for individuals to grow to appreciate original art and to jumpstart their own creativity within.
Have you seen anything fantastic lately in the art world? I'd love to hear about it if you have!
images via Nicolas Elias