Christmas time is a wonderful time for art. All sorts of artists use all sorts of things to express how Christmas makes them feel. But sometimes they make something so unusual that it is hard to understand the reason behind it…
10 – Fra Biancoshock – www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2014/12/25/merry-christams-happy-holidays-bsa
OK, so this one did make me smile. But it is still painfully cheap in style.
9 – Michael Neff – www.recyclart.org/2012/01/recycled-christmas-tree-installation-michael-neff
It seems for some artists Christmas is not a time to be celebrating at all.
8 – Gareth Pugh – www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/c/christmas-tree-installation-by-gareth-pugh
This is one of those artists designed Christmas trees that looks amazing to some people and weird to many others.
7 – Patrick Renner – www.artsjournal.com/aestheticgrounds/merry_christmas_with_the_antar
Turning Christmas trees into a giant Jack from a Jack & Ball Game doesn’t make it any more fun.
6 – Jordan Greene – www.behance.net/gallery/String-Art/3480293
While I love string art, doing it as a Christmas tree instal simply doesn’t work.
5 – Hiroyuki Morikawa – blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/deck-the-halls-with-bottles-of-plastic
There are loads of artists who have made Christmas trees from recycled plastic bottles, but they all looked like trees! But then again he is an artist of light so maybe it only made sense in the dark.
4 – Masaru Ozaki – tokyofashion.com/masaru-ozaki-christmas-tree-cubes-at-parco-shibuya
While crazy in shape and style they do at least capture the colourful elements of a normal Christmas tree.
3 – Mooz – anguswhines.typepad.com/angus_whines/installation
Made from over 5,000 locally donated ceramic dishes, plates and Cups is a Christmas Tree that just reminds people how much washing up they will be doing after Christmas day dinner!
2 – 1024 Architecture – www.dailyinspiration.nl/christmas-tree-art-installation-in-the-city-of-bruxels-belgium
This is a hard one because it does look strangely beautiful, but strangely nothing like a beautiful Christmas tree.
1 – Paul McCarthy – hahamag.com/paris-deflates-mccarthys-called-christmas-tree-installation-cause-looks-like
While many saw it as a Christmas tree others saw it as a sexual toy. Either way, they sadly took it down, but even I have trouble understanding why it is shaped like that.