These colorful, blobby creatures, called Flossis, are taking over Germany! Designed by artist Rosalie, the installation of playful figures can be seen climbing the exterior walls of many buildings in Düsseldorf, Germany, including The Roggendorf House. The decorative figures add a fun element along The Rhine, as viewers observe the invasion of the human-like forms who fearlessly climb the walls with their suction cup hands and feet. Upon reaching the top of the building, the happy clan of sculptures are placed standing or sitting, with legs hanging over the edge of the roof, happily waving down to the audience of passers-by below.
The installation features vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, blues, and greens, and the sculptures come in various large and small sizes. They are each made out of resin and can withstand extremely cold temperatures. According to her biography, Rosalie is “one of the most famous and most accepted artists in Germany.” With all kinds of exhibitions under her belt, her impressive skills are evident in the unique structure and format of this cheerful installation.
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The week in Dusseldorf we spent a lot time walking around a bunch of awesome neighborhoods while our friends were at work & school. Some of the neighborhoods were a bit dodgy, but nothing bad by American standards. These were the neighborhoods with the best graffiti and street art in town.
Part of the mural at 29th St. 17th Ave S. this piece was done as a collaboration between Jordan Hamilton and the Hope Community & Waite House C.C and is part of a larger project that involves youth creating imagery throughout the city.
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I think Katie has some weird power where she brings cold Minnesota weather wherever she goes. Before she moved to Chicago I would tell her about how awesome and warm spring was there. But her first spring in Chicago was cold. Now it’s her first spring in New York and guess what, it’s cold out there. Deep down I’ve got this feeling that this is her way of reminding that Minnesota is never that far off. Now that I think about it, I haven’t enjoyed a warm spring since I me her.
But, I suppose this is better than the alternative