A visually compelling take on the much talked about unmanned drone, artist James Bridle‘s Under The Shadow Of The Drone is a simple outline of the MQ-9 Reaper Military Drone, drawn in a strikingly bright green upon the UK’s Brighton seafront. Controversial for multiple reasons, from weaponized deployment in Afghanistan to surveillance of even our own skies, widespread outcries by human rights and privacy activists have called for an end to their use. Bridle was commissioned by creative agency Lighthouse to complete Under The Shadow Of The Drone for this year’s Brighton Festival, an annual celebration of creativity that is held in the seaside location of Brighton and Hove. He explains part of his motivation behind the drawing in the video below.
Like a scene out of Robin Williams’ Jumanji, the walls in this room show a creeping infestation of trees and their roots. The shadows are by Forms In Nature, a chandelier that comes from the minds of art team Hilden & Diaz. The duo were inspired by the drawings of German naturalist Ernst Haeckel, who’s credited with mapping a genealogical “Tree of Life” that included thousands of animal species he discovered.
Shaped like a banana and coming with just four holes instead of the usual six, this pool table from designer Cléon Daniel is a zany departure from the norm. Being big fans of pool, we’re curious to see how games on this play out.
With the geometric shapes he creates using tape, Aakash Nihalani‘s street art consists of 3D illusions which convey a depth that benefits from the perspective he photographs them from. His ISLANDS exhibition is currently on display at Brooklyn’s Signal. It does end in just four days, but it’s a great opportunity to catch his unique work up close if you’re in the neighborhood.
Aakash Nihalani – ISLANDS Signal
260 Johnson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Since LoveMoney started, we’ve worked with a wonderful seamstress in North Cambridge by the name of Marcia Cohen. For every drop of LoveMoney Apparel we’ve released, Marcia has been there to apply the labels, stitching them in with a finesse that we’ll always appreciate. Marcia has her own craft that she continues to work on, putting her products on display when the opportunity arises. This weekend, on May 11th and 12th (Mother’s Day), Marcia will be presenting her work at the Cambridge Arts Open Studios.