Imagined fractal sea creatures by digital artist ~lordsong
“Somos Luz” (“We are Light”) is the message painted on 50 houses at the building Begonia I in the neighborhood of El Chorrillo (Panama City). It´s been made by spanish artists collective Boa Mistura with the neighbors help.
Boa Mistura was inspired by the neighborhood identity. The starting point is the color grid spontaneously generated by every neighbor when they paint only the part of the building that they understand as his house. The new typography layer modifies this grid losing the housing unit in favor of the community concept.
Sea-ice break-up in the Beauford Sea, captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite. The breakup began in late-January and spread west toward Banks Island throughout February and March 2013. A visualization of the break-up may be seen here - it is rather startling to see the arch of the sea-ice fracture spread suddenly to the east, toward Banks Island. Though sea-ice fracture events are fairly common in the Arctic, they rarely occur on this scale.
Read more @climate.nasa.gov.
Hiroshi Senju - Waterfall (2009) - Natural pigments on Japanese mulberry paper
Christo Unveils Inflatable, Light-Infused Installation in Germany via Archdaily
The internationally – and often controversial - acclaimed artist Christo has unveiled the “largest indoor sculpture ever made”. Prepared to debut in a public exhibition starting March 16, the inflated “Big Air Package” has been designed to occupy a 117-meter-tall former gas tank known as Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany. The 90-meter-high, 50-meter-wide sculpture is made from 20,350 square meters of semitransparent polyester fabric and 4,500 meters of rope, with a total weight of 5.3 tons and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters.
Plaça Major, Banyoles, Spain
The pavements, the asphalt of the streets and the sandy soil in the squares were replaced by tessellated paving in travertine slabs. This rough, light stone formed by incrustations of moss and grasses in the calcareous stone where some springs emerge, is very present in the subsoil of Banyoles and is the main material used in the construction of its medieval buildings. In the new paving, the travertine slabs fold back on themselves, making way for the canals that are open in some discontinuous sections. Eventually the uncovered parts open out into more extensive sections, forming pools of now-clean water.