These Artistic Installations Range from Obscure to Stunning

By: Michael Hemsworth - Published: Dec 12, 2012
Parasols are found around the world from Asia to North America and these umbrella art installations draw influence from several of these geographical locations.

The umbrella is a sophisticated piece of everyday fashion as the range of colors, sizes and styles vary like the weather itself. As such, it is no wonder that this relatively ordinary item has the ability to become such beautiful works of art. Life usually influences art and the other way around, which is exactly what we're seeing here in this collection. From Prismatic Parasol Installations to Filigree Glass Sculptures, each design is ornately different in style yet holds the charming characteristic of being inspired by standard parasols. Indeed, despite being inspired by the simple rain shields, these examples of umbrella art are anything but ordinary.