Elastic Plastic Sponge

p p p p ' Elastic Plastic Sponge was created by students from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) led by Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues and Andrew Lyon of the Ball-Nogues Studio. The Elastic Plastic Sponge is a large scale installation and can be twisted, arched and curled to form different types of space including a lounge, a theater, or a large sculptural Mobius strip. In the desert heat of Indio, the architectural installation will provide a respite from the sun by making shade and mist while at night, each “cell” within the Elastic Plastic Sponge supports a fluorescent tube–the tubes shift in orientation relative to each other to create the effect of sweeping motion. The motion effect is evident from close-up as well as impactful from across the vast festival grounds–an important asset in an environment of throngs of festival-goers and competing spectacles.' p p

Gavin Nolan

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Gavin Nolan <-- Born in 1977, UK; Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

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Kenichi Yokono

p p p p Kenichi Yokono <-- 1972 Born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan; Studied Art at Kanazawa College of Art; Lives and works in Tokyo. p

Joy Ang

p p The work of Canadian artist Joy Ang is absolutely wonderful and I hope to see more of it. Ummm.. Yea huh. Check it out! p

Daniel Williams

p p The website of artist Daniel Williams from England has some cartoony illustrations, paintings, and animation on his website. But the toaster pictured here is what particularly caught my eye. p

Justin Lee Williams

justin3 o These are works by Melbourne-based illustrator Justin Lee Williams. His blog is a very interesting read where he chronicles a lot of his work-in-progress. p

Claire Louise Barrie

p p Check out the lovely paintings of Claire Louise Barrie or PuppyFat, an artist/illustrator from Bristol, UK. Be sure, also, to check out her unbearably cute little pixel art characters. Link here. p

Bharti Kher

p p ' Bharti Kher was born in 1969 in London and was educated in painting and design at Newcastle and Middlesex Polytechnics. Since 1993, she lives and works in New Delhi, India. ' (via Designboom) p p

Jason Stillman

p p ' Jason Stillman was born in New York in 1972 and grew up in AZ. Jason is currently a full time artist living in Mesa AZ. He divides his time between painting and sculpting for gallery exhibition, private commissions and public art projects. Jason is currently represented by Wilde Meyer Gallery in AZ and Metro Orange Art in NY. ' p

Alexandre Farto

p p " Vhils is the tag name of Portuguese graffiti/street artist Alexandre Farto. He gained prominence when his work of a face carved into a wall appeared alongside a picture by street artist Banksy at the Cans Festival in London in 2008. A photograph of him creating the work appeared on the front page of the London Times. He was later given space to show his work by Banksy's agent, Steve Lazarides. Several of his works were featured in Outsiders, a collection of street art published by Century, 2008. " p