Category Archives: art site

What to do with a prize-winning cow on stilts that gives no milk?!



Newly released: map of brutalist architecture chez Paris

if you love concrete & modernist blocky buildings (like I do) then this map is for you…(price £8)

Brutalist Paris Map

Paolozzi tiles up again at Tottenham Court Rd Station

The recent renovation of London’s Underground involved a total redo at Tottenham Court station where Paolozzi’s 1984 mosaics were located. After much effort, the beautiful colourful mosaics have been restored as part of the new station. Hurray for the London Underground!


Photo courtesy of the Guardian by Linda Nylind

Walk on water. On Lake Iseo in Northern Italy. For 2 weeks only, starting June 18th

Christo is still stitchIng together the final touches for his 3km long floating pathway across Lake Iseo…some golden yellow fabric to cover the floating walkway. “Floating piers”


Walk on water: Christo floats 3km path across Italy’s Lake Iseo | Art and design | The Guardian

Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas: UNESCO World Heritage site

It’s not everyday you think about visiting Venezuela…but should you go…here’s one stop to consider

Banksy’s “Dismaland”: the anti-venom to Cinderella snakebite schlock

Somewhere in the nether-region of England is a new take on theme parks.  It is still unclear at this point whether or not there are “rides”…

Don’t miss these Outdoor sculpture gardens (Western Europe)

Why not make “outdoor Art” part of your summer vacation plans..?!–Outdoor-Sculpture-/57077FD2A01AE885?utm_source=newsletter_b&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_artfocus

Canada’s Conservative government plans to build a colossal “Mother Mary” Zombie Statue in Cape Breton national park

The federal Conservatives have seen their numbers falling in recent polls, and are determined to use the tax-payers purse for last gasp attack ads & major spending announcements leading up to the upcoming fall election.  This drunken spending spree includes several expensive new multi-million dollar monuments in Ottawa — the proposed Hollocaust Memorial (who doesn’t remember the Ottawa Hollocaust?!) & the proposed Memorial to Communist atrocities (by which, I am sure Harper is referring to Tommy Douglas’s socialist Medicare plan to provide free health care to all Canadians).

But I digress.  This post is about the OTHER proposed spending…to build a 26 metre tall statue of a middle-aged woman dressed like Mother Mary, with her hands stretched out zombie-like.  It is to be located along the beautiful Atlantic coastline overlooking the ocean in Cape Breton National Park.  Supposedly, this statue represents “Mother Canada” (which smacks of “Mother Russia” of Stalinist fame, and so is entirely appropriate to represent the current Harper regime).  All that is missing is the glowing red eyes, with built-in lazer ability, to serve as a sort-of ghoulish lighthouse, or for fighting off Godzilla and other giant alien sea creatures that may emerge from the depths to attack Canada’s East coast…

The Left Coast Public Art Registry is cool!

This online app shows locations and images of Art in public places, in and around Vancouver BC.  Nicely done IMO.


Outdoor rooms, with walls made of water.  New outdoor sculpture coming to Brooklyn NY (May’15)

A new outdoor public art project by Danish artist Jeppe Hein will feature fun touchable sculptures and loopy benches near Brooklyn Bridge.