artists

The Week in Pictures: Cherry Tree Sculptures, Catapulting LED Stars, and More (Slideshow)

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We’ve featured a lot of treehouses on TreeHugger, but the plans for this one are a little different: Ten cherry trees will be planted in a circle, and pruned and bent over time to form a unique, two story sculpture.

We’ve also got…

The Week in Pictures: Cloud Travel, a Vertical Forest in Milan, and More (Slideshow)

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We talk a lot about low-impact transportation on TreeHugger, from bikes to electric cars to high speed rail. But this is definitely the first time we’ve talked about traveling on a floating cloud.

We also have a building in Milan t…

The Boat Project is Olympic Art

Photo: theboatproject

Every Olympic games have to have a cultural component and London is going at it full speed. A massive red sculpture by Anish Kapoor will tower over the site and posters by 12 modern British artists will be created around the co…

Middle Eastern Artists Eye Environmental Threats

Exhibit poster for the Tehran Monoxide Project.

With water shortages and air pollution posing increasingly grave threats to the Middle East, artists in the region are working to make environmental issues more visible, both at home and in internationa…

The Week in Pictures: New Zealand Oil Spill, How Steve Jobs Changed the World, and More (Slideshow)

Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore.

We also have Steve Jobs’ use of des…

The Horror of Elephant Poaching in Kenya: Shocking Photos by Chris Jordan

Photo: prixpictet Severed trunk of bull elephant, Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Chris Jordan’s work may be familiar to TreeHuggers because he has been photographing environmental issues for years. He has depicted the ravages of the oceans, and many …

10 Extraordinary Photographs of the Starry Night Sky

Ben Canales offers up not only stellar night photography, but also a humble and inspirational spirit that encourages other photographers to try it out. Here are 10 examples of his phenomenal work, his thoughts about light pollution and its impact on …

Artists Use Innovation to Make Our Beaches Barefoot Friendly (Video)

A beach that’s barefoot-friendly. It is less common these days than we would want. However, it’s not an impossible task to return them to their former pristine states. Renowned surf filmmaker Jason Baffa and Barefoot Wine teamed up to create One Beac…

Give a Flower to a Stranger At the Moving Garden

Photo: brooklyn museum

At the new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, visitors are urged to take a flower and give it to a stranger. How simple and touching a gesture in these complex times.

The art work consists of a 45 foot long piece of granite wi…

Artist Crochet-Bombs NYC’s Astor Place Cube Sculpture (Video)

Photo: via Animal New York

In big, gritty cities, ‘bombing’ things with soft yarns is all the rage. From crocheted bikes to knitted plant pockets, “yarn bombing” is a way for citydwellers and guerilla artists alike to make their mark with something el…