Swarm by Tasha Lewis

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Swarm by Tasha Lewis is an incredible global street art project in which Lewis hopes to spread 4,000 magnetic butterflies around the world.

Lewis will create the magnetic butterflies and send them in packs of 400 to 10 groups around the world. In total, the swarms of butterflies will travel to 100 different homes, hopefully landing in all seven continents. Born from the fact that, as an individual artist living in New York City, she would not be able to travel as much as she would like, she hopes this installation will spread far and wide. Each of the ten packages will contain 400 butterflies, a notebook, a how-to guide and a medical kit for butterfly repair.

Once a person receives the package, he or she has four weeks to travel with the butterflies, install them around their homes and then photograph them. They are asked to share their installation through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Then, once the four weeks are up, they’re asked to pack up all the supplies and ship them to the next location. For each package, the process repeats 10 times. Lewis hopes to wrap up the project with a gallery show where she’ll display all of the images of the installations.

If you’d like to participate, it’s not too late. Head on over to this page to read over the requirements.

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banksy’s “better out than in”

Better Out Than In Brooklyn

Better Out Than In Queens

Better Out Than In Westside

Better Out Than In South Bronx

 Better Out Than In Central Park

British street artist Banksy is taking over the streets of New York this month with a surprise new painting every day as part of his ‘Better Out Than In’ residency.

He even went as far as setting up a stall in central park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases for $60 each. Brilllllliant, ay?

You can continue to keep up with the series (ending October 31) on a website Banksy created: www.banksyny.com

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street painting by lang-baumann

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Street Painting #7 – Rennes, France

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Street Painting #6 – Moscow, Russia

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Street Painting #5 – Vercorin, Switzerland

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Street Painting #3 – Zürich,  Switzerland

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Street Painting #2 – Zürich, Switzerland

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Street Painting #1 – Motiers, Switzerland 

Street Art is conventionally found on the facades of buildings but Swiss-American duo Lang/Baumann (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann) has given the medium a twist with their ‘Street Painting’ series. The two who are known for creating work of ambitious scale in public places started this particular series in 2003and are now on their seventh installment.  

Using road marking paint which is traditionally used to create permanent road signage Lang and Baumann paint geometrical shapes and bright colors directly onto the street’s asphalt to “transform the mundane urban landscape into a colourful, poetical and utopic realm.”

Their works has been seen in Switzerland, Argentina, Russia and now Rennes, France on Jules Simon Street (through May 25, 2014).

Pretty cool, right? More of their incredible work here.

Source and photos: YATZER and idnworld

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