“Using materials that for centuries have been reserved as tasty decoration the finest cakes and pastries, Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller attacks brick walls and deteriorating urban surfaces with cake icing to create ornate scrolls and decorative motifs. While the medium itself is purely culinary, her illustrations and patterns borrow heavily from calligraphy and decorative arabesque scrolls seen in ancient temples and mosques. Another added dimension is its impermanence as the works crack, drip, and melt off the wall, potentially disappearing in just a few days.” - SOURCE
In Australia a great statement was made in a street installation turned pop-up library with the “Literature Versus Traffic” art display. Books that were recently retired from the local Salvation Army were stacked out in traffic and lit with LED lights to sit alongside the hustle and bustle of Australian traffic.
There are thousands of books cascading down the steps and visitors who came to view the Melbourne installation on the final day of the month long install were invited to take the books home as they pleased. Spanish artists Luzinterruptus had a simple objective for the installation: “literature took control of the streets and became the conquerer of the public space.”
I installed a disposable camera in Hampden Baltimore and told people to take pictures! Come see the results!
Mark Jenkins - City (2012)
“Sculptor Mark Jenkins’s City series is comprised of hilariously twisted, disconcertingly lifelike sculptures placed in public spaces in odd postures, often in seeming distress or danger, usually with a broadly humorous undertone, much to the bafflement of the general public.”
Street artist My Dog Sighs creates gorgeously painted faces on found crushed cans, which he then leaves on the streets in random places for passers-by to take home. It is both a street art installation project and an altruistic gesture dedicated to the cause of free art for everyone.
Earth, a floating installation by Peter Callesen.
This installation was constructed of a huge round lamp (2,5 m in diameter) filled with helium, hovering about 40 m. above and old square, Gl.Torv, in the old centre of Copenhagen. To make it look like the EARTH I had made a cover on which I painted the motive of the earth as it would look seen from out of space. The EARTH was only visible when it was dark. During the day I took down the EARTH and attached behind a roof invisible for people on the ground.