Artist Creates Exploding Trash Sculptures To Remind Us How Much Stuff We Own

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Argentinian artist José Luis Torres has been taking out the trash, painting it in vibrant colors and putting it back in cities across Canada as sculptures. No, it’s not some compulsive disorder, he’s been doing this to demonstrate just how much stuff we own and the insane amount of waste we produce. Continue reading »

Exploding Flowers by Martin Kilmas

An artist has taken a whole new look at a flower’s beauty…by blowing it to pieces. Photographer Martin Kilmas has made lots of things explode before: ceramic figurines, vases, and globs of paint to name a few. But his most recent work may be the world’s first look at how flower blossoms appear the moment they’re hit by a cannon.

Kilmas first dips his unfortunate flowers into liquid nitrogen, freezing them solid. He then blasts them with an air cannon. The ensuing split second is then caught on camera and the resulting photographs are a breathtaking look at beauty, exploded.

Kilmas told Wired that he gets his inspiration from reading old scientific journals: ‘I try to extract the poetic aspects of these scientific techniques. And generate powerful images by redoing these experiments using modern photography equipment and professional lightning.’ Continue reading »

Exploding Wall Installation

A visitor takes pictures of an installation representing an exploding wall by Cuban artists Dagoberto Rodriguez and Marco Castillo during an exhibit at Es Baluard museum in Palma de Mallorca, on the Spanish Balearic islands. (Enrique Calvo/Reuters)