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Artificial Neon Lights Illuminate the Idyllic Environments Painted by Artist Gig Chen

 Art #acrylic #birds #nature #neon #painting October 8, 2021 Grace Ebert “A Good Foundation” (2021), acrylic on wood, 20 x 20 inches. All images © Gigi Chen, shared with permission In her vibrant, neon-lit paintings, artist Gigi Chen intertwines ornate jewelry, graffiti, and glowing signs emblematic of urban life with foliage, feathers, and wide …

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Spectacular Winners of the 2021 Drone Photography Contest Capture a Bird’s-Eye View of the World

 Photography #aerial #birds #contests #drones #landscapes #nature #volcanoes September 17, 2021 Grace Ebert “Pink-Footed Geese Meeting the Winter” by Terje Kolaas. All images courtesy of the 2021 Drone Photography Awards, shared with permission Following last year’s competition eclipsed by this serendipitous shot of a shark swimming in a heart-shaped school of fish, the 2021 …

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A Short Film Dives into the 15-Year Process Behind the Documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi’

 Documentary Photography Science #film #mushrooms #nature #plants #timelapse #video September 1, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] We shared footage of the mesmerizing mycelium networks pulsing underneath our feet back in 2019 to mark the opening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi, and now the dedicated director takes viewers behind the scenes to show his painstaking …

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A Visit to Wangechi Mutu’s Nairobi Studio Explores Her Profound Ties to Nature and the Feminine

 Art Documentary #collage #colonialism #identity #nature #sculpture #video July 23, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu made history in 2019 when her four bronze sculptures became the first ever to occupy the niches of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s facade. Stretching nearly seven feet, the seated quartet evokes images of heavily …

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Translucent Textiles Cast Organisms and Mundane Objects as Dreamy Sculptures and Wearables

 Art Design #coral #fabric #fashion #nature #sculpture July 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Mariko Kusumoto, shared with permission From polyester, nylon, and cotton, Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto fabricates sculptural forms that resemble the creatures and everyday objects she finds most fascinating. She uses a proprietary heat-setting technique to mold the …

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Embroidered Landscapes Capture the Stillness of Pastoral Life through Dense Knots and Stitches

 Craft #embroidery #forests #landscapes #nature #trees July 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Katrin Vates, shared with permission French knots, chain stitches, and straight lines become peaceful countrysides and abandoned shacks overrun by moss and vines in Katrin Vates’s embroideries. Using bleached canvas as a base, Vates works with thread in natural color …

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Macro Photos Spotlight the Colorful, Whimsical Plant Growths Caused by Cynipid Wasps

 Photography #insects #macro #nature #plants June 30, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Timothy Boomer, shared with permission When an herbivorous insect like an aphid or mite needs a place to feed and reproduce, it sometimes seizes a tiny section of a plant where it creates an abnormal growth or gall. These tissue pockets …

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A Delightful Animation Chronicles a Peaceful Spring Hike through a Camera’s Viewfinder

 Animation #hiking #nature #short film #video June 17, 2021 Grace Ebert  “Viewfinder” is a charming animation about exploring the outdoors from the Seoul-based studio VCRWORKS. The second episode in the recently launched Rhythmens series, the peaceful short follows a central character on a hike in a springtime forest and frames their whimsically rendered …

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Otherworldly Sandstone Pillars Appear Like Totems of Billowing Fabric

 Photography #erosion #landscapes #nature #stone June 14, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Zac Henderson, shared with permission Between 140 and 180 million years ago, a cluster of Entrada Sandstone developed in a remote region of Utah. Wind, rain, and other elements have whittled down the formations over time, creating tall pillars that more …

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Olafur Eliasson’s Newest Exhibition Floods Fondation Beyeler with a Bright Green Pond Filled with Plants

 Art #installation #nature #plants #water April 22, 2021 Grace Ebert “Life” (2021), installation view at Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel. Photo by Mark Niedermann, courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles, © 2021 Olafur Eliasson A flood of murky water overwhelms the stark white galleries of Fondation Beyeler in …

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