Exciting cake/assault weapon sculptures by Oakland-based artist Scott Hove, now on view at Spoke Art San Francisco.
In the terrifying wake of 2011 the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, funerals become a commonplace ordeal as the nation dealt with unprecedented loss. Like most cultures, Japanese funerals are somber affairs punctuated with black and white with any deviation considered taboo or inappropriate. Reflecting on the enormity of recent events, funeral home Nishinihon Tenrei approached Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO to create an ad for a trade show that would buck the trend of muted colors so prevalent in the industry. The agency responded with this unprecedented figure of a skeleton made with pressed flowers that overtly celebrates the cycle of life by introducing color and elements of nature that are often avoided in such services. The image was considered so successful it went on to win a design merit award from the 2013 One Club Awards. You can see it in even higher resolution here.
Panorama. Abandoned church reinvention project with @artwhino in Washington DC, May 2013. #meggs #houseofmeggs #artwhino #church #mural #dc #g40
Gothic architecture / churches in black and white
Composition of Mammals by Wataru Yoshida