The top 10 inspiring art projects on Creative Boom in 2016

in Inspiration / Art

Another year gone and another chance to reflect upon the most exciting art projects on Creative Boom during the last 12 months. 2016 has been a particularly creative year with Netherland flower parades, 3D crafted cars and nature-inspired paintings attracting the most interest.

Our most visited article on art actually enjoyed over 111,000 likes on Facebook, which in fact makes it the lead post out of all of our content this year. Counting down from 10, read on to discover which art caught your attention the most.

10. Artist weaves 60 miles of colourful thread to create spectacular indoor rainbows

When Texas-based Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe was given free reign of Smithsonian American Art Museum‘s Renwick Gallery, he decided to use 60 miles of colourful thread to create incredible floor-to-ceiling rainbows, spanning the entire space... Read more

9. 12 creative put-downs turned into cheeky typographic art by Lisa Maltby

It can be challenging to stay sane and push your skills forward as a freelance creative, particularly when it's a field under so much scrutiny. And when we receive certain feedback from clients, it's hard not to take their comments personally. For illustrator, designer and lettering artist Lisa Maltby, she's come up against a number of put-downs, both from acquaintances and creative professionals, and decided to transform them into art... Read more

8. Beautiful wild animal sculptures that explore the extremes of human emotion

Artist Beth Cavener creates stunning sculptures that take the form of wild animals but which convey a whole host of human emotion. Her ongoing body of work, titled Animal Body, Human Space, is based on the premise that primitive animal instincts lurk in our own depths, waiting for the chance to slide past a conscious moment... Read more

7. Layered Drawings: Artist creates intriguing layered landscapes using hundreds of panels

In his Layered Drawings series, Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi aims to bridge the gap between art and life through immersive, time-based images of nature and natural phenomena that come as close as possible to matching how we might perceive them in reality... Read more

6. Artist calls upon Mother Nature to craft stunning artworks out of twigs and flowers

Nothing taped, nothing glued, just Mother Nature balancing delicately on itself. That's the thinking behind these beautiful artworks by Chicago-based artist Vicki Rawlins who spends a lot of time outside walking and foraging for the materials she needs to create them... Read more

5. City Collages: Artist creates beautiful collages to study different cities and their architecture

This series of collages by Sweden-based artist Anastasia Savinova, entitled Genius Loci, provides a unique study of city architecture. Each individual piece is an amalgamation of the spirit of a destination, rather than being an exact visual representation. The results are stunning depictions of cities in France, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, that are reminiscent of neat doll's houses... Read more

4. A face made from 2,000 stars celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

To celebrate the unveiling of its newly-restored Grade II listed Swan Wing, and to mark Shakespeare's birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will today launch a major new artwork, commissioned by Brighton-based artist and designer Steven Follen. Made from 2,000 stainless steel stars suspended from the ceiling by fine wires to make the shape of a huge human face, the three-dimensional artwork has an ethereal quality to it... Read more

3. Kingston University students create groundbreaking 3D pen sculpture of Nissan car

A group of talented Kingston University students have worked with a team of artists to create the world’s largest 3D pen sculpture – in the shape of a car. Product and furniture design student Karsan Haval combined forces with interior design undergraduates Luiza Darie Vlasceanu, Femi Adedoyin, Ruby Asare-Brown and Yelitzelena Leonard to form part of a dedicated team who spent 800 hours crafting a full-sized replica of the Nissan Qashqai... Read more

2. Drawings 365: Husband spends a whole year illustrating every single day spent with his wife

Can you dedicate an entire year to drawing something new every day? That's exactly what Michigan-based wedding photographer Curtis Wiklund did in 2011 when he began a daily sketch challenge, documenting every single day spent with his wife, Jordin. The blog, simply called Drawings 365, paints an intimate and charming portrait of a couple very much in love but with all the usual, everyday things we've come to expect from our relationships... Read more

1. A Netherlands parade celebrates Vincent van Gogh with giant floats made of flowers

If you've not yet heard of Corso Zundert, it's a legendary parade of giant floats adorned with thousands of dahlia flowers that makes its way through the streets of Zundert, Netherlands. This year, the theme was to celebrate the life and work of Vincent van Gogh who was born in the same town 162 years ago... Read more

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