Posts Tagged ‘Fireworks’

Fireworks Make It All Better

December 14, 2011

December is one of those bipolar months. At the same time we’re gearing up for egg nog and repeat trips to the movie theater (Jewish or not!), the days are reaching their shortest length — light is at its minimal amount. We demonstrate how deeply we love one another in travel and gifts and begrudging church attendance, but we also can’t help but reflect on our own personal failings. We’re up and down, inside-out. Every year-in-review Top Ten list seems to have things so figured out at a time that’s otherwise beyond confusing for everyone else.

…But then Chinese explosion artist Cai Guo-Qiang sets off about a billion “daytime fireworks” in Doha, Qatar, and all your holiday frustrations take a backseat to the awesomeness of pyrotechnical impressionism repainting the sky. Things are good.

Everything’s going to be okay.

(Candy) Explosions in the Sky

July 27, 2009

This is just awesome:

Right? Of course it would have been infinitely more appropriate to post this three weeks ago (when the fireworks were still firing), but Flood Immunity means I can operate outside your traditional timetable. And isn’t this animation sweet REGARDLESS of holiday affiliation? Acquitted of all charges.

The guy who made this, PES, might not sound familiar to you… but you’ve definitely seen his work. He’s promoted Coinstar and Bacardi, among other well-known brands, and his distinctive visual style is really something to behold. Check out his website and ponder your own lost artistic dreams.