Mother Pigeon’s Outstallation

An artist's hand-felted birds demonstrate the beauty found in urban wildlife

Mother Pigeon‘s rapture with New York City’s indigenous wildlife has led to a course of activism, through art and public installations. The artist, known to her human companions as Tina Piña Trachtenburg will debut a gregarious Flash Flock, designed to coax a “much maligned” and “overlooked” avian out of the landscape and into the public eye. Her upcoming “Outstallation” will bring an unprecedented number of …

Cool Hunting Video: Dabl’s Bead Museum

Detroit's one-of-a-kind art space, where much of the thought-provoking work is outside of the building

There’s no short supply of eclectic public art in Detroit, MI, but none quite match the magnitude and message of MBAD’s African Bead Museum, more commonly known as Dabl’s Bead Museum—named for visionary founder and artist Olayami Dabls. Large-scale sculptural works and meticulously ornate building details define the appropriated landscape. And all of it was an afterthought, because what you’ll find inside happens to be …

“Shadowing” Street Project, Bristol

A haunting and artistic reminder of Britain's CCTV culture in this interactive installation

Walk down the streets of Bristol—a university city in England’s West Country—after dark, and while passing under a streetlight, you might find yourself sharing the illuminated circle with the ghosts of visitors past: someone else’s shadow walking beside you. Meanwhile, your own shadow is spirited away to accompany the next person who walks under the light. That’s the haunting premise of “Shadowing,” a new interactive …