Environmentalists want to sculpt an Arctic ice ‘Trumpmore’ to show climate change is real

May 2, 2018 by  
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Would the face of a certain climate change -denying president carved on an Arctic iceberg last for one thousand years — or melt? That’s the question an environmental group is asking. They aim to sculpt Donald Trump’s face in ice “to end the debate on climate change.” Environmental association Melting Ice aims to “build the biggest ice monument ever to test if climate change is real” with what they’re calling Project Trumpmore . Inspired partly by Trump’s alleged dream of having his face carved onto Mount Rushmore, Project Trumpmore aims to make his dream come true…but perhaps not in the way he’d like. They want to sculpt the president’s face on an iceberg with the anticipation the artwork would melt away. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); The plan is to build Trumpmore to match the size of the presidents on Mount Rushmore. Read more: http://projecttrumpmore.com/#s5 Posted by Project Trumpmore on  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Related: ‘Trump Forest’ plants trees to offset the president’s climate ignorance Nicolas Prieto, Melting Ice chairman, said in a statement, “ Global warming is one of the most important issues and topics of today. There are still people who ponder whether it’s a real issue. We want to build the monument for all of us, so we can see how long the sculpture lasts before melting. Often people only believe something when they see it with their own eyes.” According to the statement, three young men “working in the creative field” are behind the project, hoping to create a concrete symbol with what they call their scientific art project. On their website, they said if they do reach the construction phase, they’d broadcast the process, estimated to take around four weeks, on a live feed. They said “a world-leading team of Finnish and Mongolian ice sculptors” would do the carving. There’s still a ways to go — the team estimates Project Trumpmore might cost 400,000 Euros, or over $478,000 if crafted responsibly. They said on their website they’ll work to minimize the carbon dioxide emissions generated from traveling and other work on Project Trumpmore, and are aiming to launch a crowdfunding campaign. They have yet to find a location for the giant face and ask if anyone knows of one to get in touch with them. You can find out more on the Project Trumpmore website . + Project Trumpmore Image via Project Trumpmore

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‘Trashy’ Sea Sculptures Focus Attention on Ocean Pollution

November 8, 2017 by  
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Incredible sea creature sculptures are made from dangerously sharp colored pencils

February 8, 2017 by  
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It’s always fascinating to see common objects, like pencils, used in unexpected and amazing ways— Jennifer Maestre’s art is one such example. The Massachusetts-based artist creates alien-like sea creature sculptures made from hundreds of colored pencils . Though her vibrantly colorful pieces are beautiful and attractive, many of the pencils are sharpened into dangerous needle-like points to mimic defense mechanisms found in nature. In her artist’s statement, Maestre credits the original inspiration for her art to the form and function of sea urchins . She said she was drawn to the urchin’s beautiful yet dangerous spines, as well as that tension we feel between the desire to touch and the repulsion to pain. The artist captures this feeling of push and pull in her handmade pencil sculptures that combine smooth and sharp surfaces, from the flat pencil ends and overlapped shavings to the sharpened points. Related: Federico Uribe Creates Incredible Sculptures From Thousands of Colored Pencil Tips “Paradox and surprise are integral in my choice of materials,” writes Maestre. “Quantities of industrially manufactured objects are used to create flexible forms reminiscent of the organic shapes of animals and nature . Pencils are common objects, here, these anonymous objects become the structure. There is true a fragility to the sometimes brutal aspect of the sculptures, vulnerability that is belied by the fearsome texture.” The sculptures are made from pencils cut into one-inch sections that she then drills to turn into beads. The pencils are sharpened and sewn together, often with a peyote stitch technique. + Jennifer Maestre

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Amsterdam artist creates miniature architecture in tiny glass tubes

December 30, 2015 by  
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Dutch cities to experiment with guaranteed basic income for residents in 2016

December 30, 2015 by  
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Twenty Dutch cities are making an unconventional attempt to combat poverty. Officials in these municipalities are rolling out a program to provide equal monthly payments to small groups of citizens , no questions asked. The capital grants are a form of “ basic income ” meant to provide a measure of financial security that frees people from the worries of survival and allows them to follow their dreams. The radical concept will be rolled out on a date yet to be determined to a small number of claimants in hopes they can escape the ‘poverty trap’ and contribute to a more prosperous society. Read the rest of Dutch cities to experiment with guaranteed basic income for residents in 2016

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Beautiful glass inlays bring unexpected beauty to everyday objects

September 11, 2015 by  
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Providence’s Hummingbird Palace Will be Blooming Gorgeously for Years

September 3, 2014 by  
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Blending modern sculpture with the beauty of the natural world, The Hummingbird Palace is a large outdoor installation created by Esther Solondz that will evolve and change over time. Thin welded steel rods and translucent threads form the main structure of the 15-foot-tall piece, giving it the appearance of spun sugar. After the frame was built, flowering perennials and annuals were planted along its base, as well as around its boundary fence. Since the sculpture is built to look like a giant lattice, it’s a perfect support structure for flowering vines to grow and twine through. All the vines chosen attract various species of hummingbirds, so the piece not only becomes a living piece of art; it also provides a vital habitat for these little flying wonders. The Hummingbird Palace will be left to evolve indefinitely, so visitors can enjoy its ever-changing nature for years to come. + The Hummingbird Palace + Esther Solondz Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: avian , avian habitat , bird , birds , Esther Solondz , habitat , hummingbird , Hummingbird Palace , hummingbird species , Hummingbirds , pollinators , providence , rhode island , sculpture , sculptures , vines

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These Amazing Honeycomb Sculptures Are Made by Bees!

August 12, 2014 by  
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We all know honeybees are essential to our food system and tireless workers, but who would have thought they could be artists too? Bejing-based artist Ren Ri collaborates with these fascinating insects to create stunning sculptures that incorporate the element of chance. Each sculpture is the result of a joint effort between Ri and a colony of bees he has been keeping since 2008. Read the rest of These Amazing Honeycomb Sculptures Are Made by Bees! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , Artist , bees , beeswax , Beijing , china , chinese , honeybee , ren , ri , sculptures , t museum , yuansu

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13 Stunning Sand Sculptures to Help Unleash Your Inner Architect at the Beach

July 20, 2014 by  
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For most, a trip to the beach is all about relaxing and soaking up the sun, but for others it’s an opportunity to unleash their inner starchitect. From the classic castle fit for a fairytale princess to gigantic teddy bears, we’ve rounded up over a dozen stunning sand art masterpieces guaranteed to make your jaw drop. Click through the link to see some truly amazing artworks to fuel the inspiration for your next beach creation. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amazing sand castles , beach , sand , sand art , sand castles , sand masterpieces , sand sculpture , sand sculpture competition , sand sculpture festival , sand sculptures

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Functional Eco Design Gems at the Last International Design Week in Milan

May 29, 2014 by  
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