Zweibrücken, Germany, The Rose Garden of Princess Hildegard of Bavaria grows more than 60,000 roses of 2,000 varieties and, as a result, Zweibrücken is appropriately known as the City of Roses. In celebration of this alluring flower, German artist Ottmar Hörl developed a massive public art installation, entitled 1,000 Roses for Zweibrücken (2012).
For one month, 1,000 plastic red roses lay in perfect rows in the center of town, created a public sculpture intended to spark conversation and to build community among viewers and residents. The simple display celebrated the town’s signature blossoms and brought people together to admire the gorgeous public display. The artist says, “Above and beyond its symbolic power, the rose thus becomes a ‘social sculpture’ in the sense of a stimulant for communication.” The flowers averaged about 12 inches wide and were offered for sale as a memento of the memorable installation.… Continue Reading
It’s not every day that you look up at the trees in the local park and see a gigantic 3D gargoyle head staring directly back at you. But then again, if you’re French visual artist Clément Briend, that’s the norm. His visual series ‘Legends’ involves projecting & inserting 3D renderings of iconic historical characters into modern day surroundings.
The photos below are from the Parc de Saint-Cloud, a 460 hectare national park just outside of Paris where he recently showcased the ‘Legends’ series. His ultimate goal was to put the general public at the very heart of the monument; I think he’s done so with stunning and fantastic effect What Dou you say?
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