Pont de Singe by French artist Olivier Grossetête is a bridge that is suspended by three large helium-filled balloons. Made me look.
Olivier Grossetête’s Pont de Singe reflects the architecture of Tatton’s Japanese Garden as well as the flight of fancy of the Formal Gardens as a whole. With their many follies (like the Choragic Monument, which was erected in 1842 to commemorate The Grand Tour, or the Sheep Stealers’ Tower, which had its own ‘hermit’ employed to frighten dinner guests) the Gardens have always been associated with pleasure.
Grossetête’s structure is a folly of design and engineering: a featherweight bridge designed for contemplation rather than function, emanating from and leading to the water, held aloft by three helium-filled balloons. The work recalls the power of daydreams and their ability to transform reality.
Earth Vents by Lydia White.
The mountains and stones have a story to tell. Their crevices and peaks a reminder of earth’s great age and of time much deeper than humanity. While most mountains move and change slower than can be observed in a lifetime, there are places where that movement is happening more rapidly- where we can bear witness to the soft heaves and groans of the changing earth.
I became interested in geothermal features while trekking through Indonesia and since then I have photographed volcanoes in Hawaii and the popular hot springs of Yellowstone, Wyoming. The rising steam and brightly colored algaes make for strange, unusual, and otherworldy landscapes. The unpredictable and constantly changing nature of these locations makes them especially interesting to document from a landscape perspective, but ultimately I am interested in creating images that transcend individual location and highlight fantastical features of our planet.
Totally Tropical from Sarah Parker.
Beautiful work from talented Ryan Feerer. Read more about the project here.
Made by Argentinian artist Luciana Rondolini as part of her Cosmic Calamity series, these giant, brightly coloured ice lollies were placed into the gallery to slowly melt over the course of the day with a new one laid out afresh each morning. More here.