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Dare to Fight?!

Just a reminder of our ninja duties! lol.

Gangster Graffiti


Trash Sculptures

Trash Sculptures

This is a link to a website that has 7 different trash sculptures. They are really neat. I'm thinking about comparing our project to this, but I'm hoping to find more things that relate to our message. I had to share this website because I liked the different techniques they used to make each object.

Basket Building

This is the Longaberger basket making company building. It is also a basket. Here is some more info:

Outstanding Features

  • Offices are situated around a seven-story, 30,000 sq. ft atrium where employees and guests can enjoy the natural daylight from the skylight.
  • Two basket handles are attached to the building with replica copper and wooden rivets.
  • The handles are heated to prevent ice from forming.
  • Two Longaberger tags are attached to the sides of the building. The gold leaf painted tags are 725 lbs each and measure 25' long x 7' tall x 3" thick.
  • A majority of the cherry woodwork in the building was harvested from Longaberger Golf Club® in Hanover, dried and milled in our facility, sawed and shaped at our Construction Woodshop, finished and installed by our Construction Division.

Points of Interest

  • The Longaberger Company designed the exterior and interior of the building. NBBJ and Korda Nemeth Engineering administered the construction process.
  • The building is a trademark of The Longaberger Company.
  • Groundbreaking began on October 23, 1995 and employees moved in December 9, 1997.
  • The building has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, People magazine, Time magazine and U.S. News & World Report.
  • Longaberger has received numerous landscaping and construction awards for this building.
  • Product displays in the lobby feature new products and the Longaberger sales kit for the independent sales consultant business opportunity.

Building Facts

  • Property size: 25 acres
  • Building capacity: 500 employees
  • Building footage: 180,000 square feet
  • Total weight of building: Approximately 9,000 tons
  • Total weight of handles: Approximately 150 tons
  • Number of windows: 84
  • Seven stories in height
  • 192' long x 126' wide at grade, widening to 208' long x 142' wide at roof
  • 160 times longer, wider and taller than the Medium Market Basket

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

(images via: iceman9294, gallagher)

Inspired by the look of Liquid Mercury, artist Anish Kapoor created his public sculpture “Cloud Gate.” The sculpture is made of high polished stainless steel, and it’s mirror finish reflects the city’s skyline like a giant fun house mirror! Currently, this popular sculpture sits as the center piece of AT&T Plaza in Milennium Park, Chicago Illinois.


These eight-foot pink snails will claim Miami on November 19th – not because they want to take over the Earth, but because they’re an installation by the Cracking Art Group and Galleria Ca’ d’Oro. These giant snails will appear at key entrance points into Miami as well as the Art Deco Welcome Center over the course of six weeks, slated to make their first appearance at the Art Basel Miami Beach, then making their way west to bask under the Florida sun.
The snails originated in Italy, where the Cracking Art Group (CAP) is infamous for creating a number of other giant animals and sculptures (CAP is known for sticking tortoises in the 2009 G-8 Environmental Summit in Siracusa, Italy). The group is committed to sustainability and expresses their fervor through creating sculptures from recycled plastic – one aspect that the city of Miami found particularly appealing. “Recycling is so much a part of the culture now that it’s easy to forget how important it is and that we can always do more. This fun art project will make people stop and wonder— and then stop and think,” says Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower.
The installation’s official name is “The REgeneration Art project,” but it’s best characterized by the name of its website: pinksnails.com. While in Florida, some of the snails will also be lit by solar-powered lights, but we anticipate all of them will stick out like alien orbs along the Miami expressways, provoking laughter, rolled eyes, and maybe a sense of amused foreboding.

Cool Globes


These are globe sculptures placed in Crissy Field in San Francisco. This was created by artists Gavin & the Gang to show some earth-loving initiative designed to depict simple solutions to global warming. They are sending an environmental message and it's also attractive and will bring in more tourists.

Green Corner

Green Corner, a collaboration between Otto Karvonen and Jon Irigoyen, is a spatial artwork consisting of lawn that is installed on a parking space. The lawn is equipped with some comfortable garden furniture, to provide a relaxing break in the middle of the hectic urban space. The work raises questions about public space in general; to whom it belongs and what can be done with it.

Street Art: Joshua Allen Harris' Inflatable Bag Monsters

Street artist Joshua Allen Harris is another great example of what you can achieve with discarded materials and creative ingenuity. The life he gives to his creatures is fascinating to watch.

Tentacles of Terror.

This is called Tentacles of Terror or Tackle of the Tentacle. It is located in the Slovenian town of Ljubljana. A group of environmentalists, The Miha Artnak, is responsible for this piece. They collected trash (mostly plastic bags and plastic cups) from all over town and compiled them into this sculpture, which contains over 40,000 bags and 7,500 used cups. The piece continues to grow and be added to. 
I found this while looking up other projects similar to our own, and it struck me that while we used the words to form a message, this piece used a monster taking over the town to show how environmental problems can overtake the world.
I like this piece because the monster is actually kind of cute, but making up the cute face is really something terrible. 

Watch this!

it's kind of a slow video but its awesome

World's First Living Billboard

A project brought to life through the partnering of Banrock Station Winery and Natural England, this living billboard catches the eye of pedestrians in efforts to preserve 2,100 acres of wildflowers in England(?) Like our project, most of the billboard is made from recyclable materials which will be reused after the installation, and all of the printed parts are 100% biodegradable.

The billboard itself is made up of all native wildflowers and depicts a wine bottle (of course) pouring them out. The bees and butterflies are there because "One third of our food is pollinated by bees and butterflies which need the nectar and pollen from wildflowers to exist."

This is where I got the interactive "water me" idea from for our project. I feel like it was the one thing our installation is missing because it has great potential to be super engaging to the public.

Portly Ronald

Portly Ronald McDonald
By Ron English

I didn't find much info on these sculpture, but I liked them so much that I had to post them.

These sculptures call attention to the growing obesity problem that is fueled by fast food restaurants in a humorous and bold way. By taking the poster boy for one of the largest fast food campaigns in the world, English is pointing out what McDonald's should be advertising.


I really could not find much on this piece but it was located in China and it was a temporary installation of 10,000 umbrellas.


"INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images will be made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators for them to exhibit in their own communities. People can participate as an individual or in a group; posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window to a wall of portraits on an abandoned building or a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and viewable virtually."

I feel like this is public because they have videos on how you can get involved.

Pixel Pour 2.0

There's no doubt that we're living in a society that's becoming more digitized with each passing day. Possibly serving as a satirical take of our world today or as a simple poke to our daily routine, Kelly Goeller has installed a pixelated rendition of water pouring out onto the Mercer Street in SoHo New York. Nevertheless, the piece can certainly lighten any passerby's day.

Animal Crackers!

This fantastically playful sculpture sits outside of the Corrales Bosque Gallery in New Mexico. I tried to find the artist on their website but was unable to. I adored the fun nature of this piece and the placement of the animals scattering out of the box, it's just an all around adorable sculpture.


How could I not put this up here? It's ridiculously cute.

This is a bus stop located in Ishaya Japan. I can't seem to find out much about it. Perhaps things like this don't get too much attention in Japan. I would love to wait for my bus in one of these.

i was unable to find the artist for this one but i love how the stairs connect with each other instead of the typical building

Public Transportation

These are subway cars in Japan painted by street artists. Each car painted has a certain theme to it. The ones on top have a pokemon theme and the ones on the bottom have an abstract theme. They painted these cars to keep the riders entertained while they were riding home from a long day of work. The interior is as cool on the inside as it is on the outside. 

The World Of Garden Art

World of garden art is just an extension of your home decor and can be organized in a way more fun than you can imagine. It is best that you can always choose your own garden art, your own taste and personality.The world of garden art can be examined using a number of interesting topics garden, using your favorite garden accessories. You can also opt for a garden that comes alive at a certain time of day eg evening gardens could be created using functions to mark with strategic lighting, scent and tinkling sound of water against the evening sky.

device to root out evil.


This is an upside down church sculpture, made of aluminum. It was done by  Dennis Oppenheim and first placed in Vancouver in 1997. It now stands in Calgary and will remain there until 2013. This piece has inspired controversy since it was installed.

Artist Statement:
Turning something upside-down elicits a reversal of content and pointing a steeple into the ground directs it to hell as opposed to heaven.

Grow More, Waste Less Statement

Sorry for the delay on this. Because of this, you have through this evening comment. I will send the final version to Matt Bailey in the External Relations Office on Wednesday morning. I look forward to your feedback!

The twin mandates from our culture command us to consume “more, more, more” and do it “faster, faster, faster.” These ideas of waste and haste seem inextricably linked. In an effort to meditate on our own habits and lifestyle, the students of ART 201: Issues in Public Art have created a counter-mantra that encourages us to “Grow More” and “Waste Less.”

“Grow More”, spelled out in moss, suggests that our appetite for more might be better satisfied by the slower, more thoughtful act of creation, rather than consumption. “Waste Less”, spelled out in trash collected from our own homes, dorm rooms, and campus, highlights the impact of our current habits while calling us to a different approach.

By placing the piece in downtown Shreveport, we aim to engage the broader public in reflecting on their own consumption habits, prompting a shift away from the haste-waste paradigm toward a more sustainable approach.

"One Week Of Revolving Art Work"!

Pig's in the street

Artist Al Greenall delivered 100 life size model pigs to the streets of Bath, England for six months in April 2008. This project was sponsored by local businesses and part of the King Bladud's Pigs in Bath project to raise money for charity and to commemorate the city's founding fathers who, according to legend, discovered its healing springs with his herd of pigs around 3,000 years ago.However officers at Bath and North Easts Somerset Council originally refused the art scheme because it would "trivialise" Bath's historic locations and harm its status as a World Heritage City. Despite some local objections permission was later granted on the grounds that they were not fixed structures and therefore did not require planning permission. I really love the idea of this piece because who wouldn't want to turn the corner and see a giant herd of life-size pigs!

Cadillac ranch...

Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation in Amarillo Texas. t was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels who were part of a group called Art Farm. I really like Cadillac Ranch because I think it is really fun. Visitors are encouraged to leave their mark on the sight, something I also like.