Improv Art

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The Carvers

According to a variety of sources, artisans have been sculpting butter for thousands of years, and chocolate for well over 100 years, but it has only been in the last decade or so that […]

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Crocheting Playgrounds

We started this 5-part series on improv artists doing needlework with yarn bombing – a form of street art whose primary purpose is to produce smiles. We end it with crocheted playgrounds – an […]

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Men Who Knit

From yesteryear’s Cary Grant to this year’s Ryan Gosling, a number of male celebrities are known knitters, but few are known for their creative knitting. Franklin Habit and Kaffe Fassett are two men who […]

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Colorful and Complex Brains

Laura Bundesen is a western Massachusetts-based artist whose mission “is to spread joy and wonder through my works of art – and a little brain education too.” That makes her a perfect fit for […]

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Crocheting Coral

Yarn bombing takes the art of crocheting to the streets. The Crochet Coral Reef Project takes it underwater. Yarn bombing is usually done with the lighthearted purpose of adding fun to our daily lives; […]

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A Potpourri of Street Art Whimsy

Another large art element in public places is the RedBall Project, created by American artist Kurt Perschke. This traveling, award-winning public art piece is considered “the world’s longest-running street art work,” and has been […]

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Super-sized Art

Further proof – if proof is needed – of Australians’ quirky sense of humor is the nearly cult status of Australia’s Big Things, upon which road trips are sometimes centered. The Big Things of […]

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Trompe L’oeil

As we noted in the last blog entry, Tineke Meirink takes photos of frequently unattractive industrial elements and enhances those photos with paints. The artists who focus on trompe l’oeil (fool the eye art) […]

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