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French muralist Julien Malland (aka Seth – previously) has been extremely prolific over the last year, traveling to far flung locations around the world including China, Tahiti, New Zealand, Italy, Canada, and even the Reunion Islands in just the last few months alone. Seth paints large-scale human figures—mostly children—that appear faceless, cut off by the edges of buildings or turned completely away from the viewer, as if looking out into the world or witnessing something we cannot see.
Hate the rain? What if it transformed a dull street into a river bursting with colorful fish?
A group of designers from South Korea teamed up with Pantone to bring life to the gloomy, rainy streets of Seoul by creating huge street paintings that only appear when it rains.
“Project Monsoon” was created for the annual monsoon season when it rains continuously, sometimes for as long as 3 weeks. They used special hydrochromatic paint, which is invisible until it gets wet.
“Inspired by South Korea’s culture of emphasizing the importance of the flow of rivers, the paintings utilize Korea’s topographical features that create a flow and puddle of rain water in every street to fill the streets with color and life,” the artists write.
With this clever idea, no one need ever get depressed when it rains ever again. We think this should be done everywhere.
California-based Rick Satava found the sight of thousands of jellyfish lazily swimming in a glass aquarium mesmerizing when he visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium in the late 1980s.
Satava saw an opportunity to make art out of what he saw, and had the idea to capture the haunting beauty of jellyfish in glass.
He spent the next three years in experimentation, trying to get the colors right and master the glass-in-glass technique.
This technique is an art form that has existed for many centuries. It works by encasing a glass sculpture in a second layer of glass — hence, ‘glass-in-glass’. Glass is malleable when it’s still warm, so the artist can easily manipulate it into any form. With the help of translucent pigments, Satava was able to capture the undeniable beauty of jellyfish.
He describes his sculptures as: “Vertically oriented, colorful, fanciful jellyfish with tendril-like tentacles and a rounded bell encased in an outer layer of rounded clear glass that is bulbous at the top and tapering toward the bottom to form roughly a bullet shape, with the jellyfish portion of the sculpture filling almost the entire volume of the outer, clear-glass shroud”.
Satava’s jellyfish sculptures were finally ready to be sold in public in 1990. And by 2002, he was designing and producing an average of 300 sculptures monthly.
The jellyfish sculptures have become so popular that two of them even made an appearance in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
“Our jellyfish sculptures are in the recent movie, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, during two scenes in the broker’s gallery and we are thanked in the film’s credits. They used two pieces, one small Ribbed Purple Jellyfish and the other a Magnum Moon Jellyfish. If you had a chance to see the film, we hope you spotted them.”
Satava’s amazing jellyfish sculptures are available for purchase here.