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Here's this week's Five on Friday with an artistic theme. Amy has lots of other interesting posts to read, do follow the link and have a look.
Alex Chinneck is a conceptual artist who creates illusions relating to the area in which the artworks are located. He has come up with some interesting ideas to stun the passer-by in London. They were only exhibited for a short time and are not available any longer but there are many pictures and videos on the net if you want to find out a bit more about them.
1. Take My Lightening But Don't Steal My Thunder
In London's Convent Garden, he made a replica of part of an old market building with the added twist that the top half appears to have broken away from the bottom and is floating in mid air. A bit of a magic trick!
2. A Pound of Flesh for 50p
Next he created a house made of wax celebrating an old candle making factory which used to be nearby several centuries ago. When I visited, the top storey had already begun to melt. All that was left at the end was the roof which slipped down each day as the 8,000 bricks gradually melted in a controlled fashion by means of hand held heating apparatus.
3. Under the Weather But Over The Moon
Round the corner, you could find two upside down houses, created just to cheer everybody up!
4. Telling the Truth Through False Teeth
|Photo from Dezeen|
5. A Bullet From A Shooting Star
His next venture is to be a huge electricity pylon placed upside down on the Greenwich Peninsula for the London Design Festival in September 2015 which will celebrate the area's industrial past. Have a look here for a sneak preview!
All a bit different.
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