art in numbers

Last year the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall was filled with tiny, porcelain sunflower seeds. Ai Weiwei got the inhabitants of Jingdezhen to hand-fire and hand-paint each one of these 100 million seeds.

Go here for more photos and read this review of the installation.

This past summer, Regine Ramseier picked and treated 2,000 dandelions to create this beautiful installation. After picking them she had to transport them back to the space and then hang them one by one. Wow. Make a wish!


Tony Cragg makes these huge dice sculptures (among other things). Don’t you want to just run your hands over these creations?


Those of you from the Bay Area will really love this. Scott Weaver created this unbelievable kinetic sculpture of different parts of San Francisco. He used 100,000 toothpicks and Elmer’s Glue to create this masterpiece. Over a period of 35 years, he has put 3,000 hours into this project and the results are definitely proof of his hard work. The sculpture has four paths that you can roll a ping pong ball through! Watch him give a tour of the toothpicks below.

Look at the detail! 

If you dig kinetic sculptures, Theo Jansen’s will blow your mind.


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Two Sarah Lawrence grads armed with their cameras, who have a penchant for making things pretty, following their eyes, following their hearts, even if they aren't always standing on their own two feet.
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