Gigantic Sculpture Cast From The Trunk Of A 140-Year-Old Tree
This sculpture, titled Middle Fork, was unveiled at the MadArt space in Seattle, and is the latest work by artist John Grade. John Grade is an artist living and working in Seattle. He has a preoccupation with exploring issues of irrevocable environmental change. This particular endeavour took roughly a year to complete. It began when Grade and a group of assistants chose a 140-year-old Western Hemlock tree in the North Bend region of Washington State. They climbed the tree and began the painstaking process of creating a plaster mold of the tree trunk, sometimes at heights of 90 feet, which was then carefully taken to the workshop in Seattle where a team of volunteers began to replicate the moldings of the tree using pieces of wood.

This piece will be featured at the MadArt space until April 25th, 2015, at which time it will go on to tour galleries and art fairs in the United States. In two years, the sculpture itself will be brought back the the base of the living tree that is its inspiration. It will be left there to decay back into the environment.
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A Cute Cat Candle That Melts To Reveal A Sinister Metallic Skeleton Underneath
This is the Kisa candle. It was designed by Thorunn Arnadottir in 2011 for her graduation show from the Royal College of Arts in London. She was inspired by the way we use candles, particularly “[one] day as I watched the chubby body of a jolly Santa Claus shaped candle slowly melt, deform, and perish into a sad pool of wax I wondered if I could elevate this common place ritual sacrifice into a true theatre of the macabre in wax.” With that in mind, she chose the cat, an animal who has always displayed a double nature. According to her, “Cats have always had a split personality. One minute purring contentedly the next hissing and temperamental. While they are cute and huggable they have a dark side associated with witchcraft and sorcery. Kisa was created to capture this duality. Kisa performs a slowly unfolding transformation from cute kitty to brooding skeleton.”

She teamed up with Dan Koval to launch the Kisa Candle in retail stores. They created a Kickstarter to launch their campaign and were overwhelmed by the response. They hope to add more products to their collection this year.
Using Just An Iron And A White Sheet, He Makes Masterpieces Come To Life
In this video, an artist recreates three famous portraits using an iron and steamer. He begins with Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring. He uses the iron to crease the folds he needs to illustrate the representation of the famous portrait. He also creates Van Gogh’s famous Self-Portrait, wherein Van Gogh has a bandaged ear and is smoking a pipe. His final portrait is that of Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait with beret and turned-up collar. The creations using simply and iron and a white sheet in this video are astonishing. Phillips also staged an exhibition to showcase this work.
What School Lunches Look Like Around The World
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What makes Sweetgreen unique, is their commitment to the community, in both the farming and locally sourced food, to their school programs that teach healthy eating. In this series, Sweetgreen sourced various school lunches around the world. By examining government initiatives, food programs, and nutrition policies of various countries, including finding amateur photos of world-wide school lunches, Sweetgreen illustrates a contrast between foreign lunches, and the processed American cafeteria fare.
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