100,000 solar-powered LED lights were released into Tokyo’s Sumida River to celebrate the beginning of the Tokyo Hotaru festival. The thousands of glowing lights were a nod to the past and the literal meaning of Hotaru, which is “firefly”. Before pollution took over the river, millions of fireflies would gather around the shore to create [...]
Marcella Silva makes universe scale art installations almost on the visual scale of Anish Kapoor or Richard Sera. Her objects are almost surreal in form and often spotlight a highly emotive image of the color spectrum. She is someone with an original idea and isn’t afraid to think big.
Chiharu Shiota is a Berlin-based Japanese artist responsible for these intricate large scale art installations. Allegedly, Shiota had woken up one day and felt as if her entire room was entwined with black thread. This became the inspiration for many of her artworks, where gallery spaces are often illed with zig-zagging thread, creating this impenetrable, sometimes gothic looking, web.