This theme park is in East Berlin, Germany, and opened in 1969 – providing millions of people each year with countless hours of fun and good times. The Ferris Wheel itself was a landmark in the area. All the memories are now overgrown with weeds and given to the elements. See more of Oliver Schade’s photographs of the Spreepark Plänterwald amusement park.
Who hasn’t built sand castles? Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada, hosts the World Championship of Sand Sculpture – with some amazingly detailed (and very large) sculpture, made entirely from sand.
Street acts are as varied as the people that perform them – Three Card Monte, Juggling, Singing (even hawking cheap Rolexes if that’s your thing). These performers take their art very seriously and dedicate hours to locking their knees and elbows and not moving – or at least moving a claymation-style stop and start fashion. Some are very realistic.
When I was little, I played with Legos – I had (well, still have) Legos from the Space, Castle, Train, Pirate and even Technic branches. The sets never lasted in original form and always morphed into elaborate projects of my own. But Andrew Lipson and Nathan Sawaya take building with Legos to a whole new level.
Expression rears its head in so many forms it’s impossible to count – but most often, it’s in some form we can keep, or at least that’s publicly appreciable. Ice sculpture melts within a few hours but is eye-catching and sparkly; sidewalk art from the likes of Julian Beever just washes away with the next rain but can be loved by throngs of people who walk by. Scott Wade has neither of these luxuries.
Pixellica begins publishing a new feature today: Muse. Muse is a weekly collective of inspiration and often-overlooked creative pieces that otherwise would probably not make it into a full-blown post on the site. Muse will feature anything creative or inspirational: motion, photography, painting, digital art, illustration… what strikes the creative fancy. If you have any link that inspires your muse, please send it in and keep the weekly feature interesting!
Sometimes we work so hard to produce something colourful and graceful in Photoshop. The marvelous creation around us does it naturally – and unwittingly. Jelly Fish are a prime example of “look but don’t touch” and Pixellica presents a collection of 15 examples that highlight the grace and colour of these untouchable beauties.
Pixellica will now be publishing a new feature: Muse. Muse will be a weekly department highlighting artists and artwork that is a source of inspiration. Much of time, I have so many design pieces or illustrations, but not enough to actually flesh out an entire post. Muse will be a weekly feature highlighting these collections. Muse will be published weekly on Monday, so be looking for the first installment coming up!
Jeremy Holmes has been delighting viewers for years. Having received his Masters from Tyler School of Art as well as a BS in Graphic Design from Philadelphia University, Jeremy’s art has appeared in in everything from children’s books to editorial commercial mediums. Read more about Jeremy – and browse a thorough selection of his artwork – at MuttInk.com