As an artist, Caitlin Freeman found her calling in cake.
She bakes at the cafe in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where the most popular item is a dessert inspired by the art of Piet Mondrian. It features geometric blocks of white velvet cake, colored red, blue and yellow, stacked together and “glued” with chocolate. It takes two days to prepare, according to her new cookbook, Modern Art Desserts.
Want. Cake. Now. -Heidi
Photos: Art 2013 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA/Dessert Clay McLachlan/Reprinted by permission from ‘Modern Art Desserts’
Last year as part of the Triennial Setouchi Art Festival on the Japanese island of Shodashima, students from Musashino Art University constructed this awesome straw mammoth using rice straw donated by local farmers. Collaborations on large-scale pieces between artists and local resdents are a popular part of the festival. One look at this amazing mammoth tells us why.
Photos by Michelle Kuen Suet Fung
Philippe Pasqua, from Silence, 2011 (with detail)
Rewritten, Geometric Vortex Installation 2013
Megan Geckler does an amazing job with these site specific installations. This one in particular is set in the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA. This vibrant installation is made with flagging tape, eye hooks, pedestal and existing architecture. If you’re in the Lancaster area, the exhition is on from now till March 10, 2013. Be sure to check out more of Megan’s work and upcoming exhibitions on her main site, here.
This awesome Cuboid Balloon is the work of artist Junya Ishigami. It was constructed in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan. The balloon contains a massive aluminum truss and weighs over a ton, but it was filled with helium, so it really is floating there. If we saw it in person we’d really have to fight the urge to (gently) poke at it.
Artist Rips Up Gallery Walls To Use As Material For His Sculptures
When you enter a gallery space, you might expect to see art hanging on the walls, but you don’t expect the walls themselves to be part of the exhibition. Artist Scott Carter blurs the distinction between where the gallery space ends and the artwork begins in his sculptures, which are made from the drywall and plywood that make up the walls of the galleries he’s exhibiting in.