For most urbanites, it’s hard to see the forest as anything other than a tangle of dirt, bugs and mess. But where we see fear, artist and sculptor Spencer Byles sees a canvas. Indeed, Byles spent a year in three unmanaged French forests, where he utilized only natural and local materials to create amazing works of art amid the living landscapes.
Little Dreams is an inspiring, whimsical short film created by Wilkie Branson. The film features over 4,000 photo cutouts which were painstakingly choreographed and animated over the course of a year. Following…
Creative energy is often really harnessed when shared, and the relationship between Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman is no exception. Virtually anything that Thompson produced during his career featured Steadman’s wonderfully bizarre illustrations, which greatly complemented the out-there, Gonzo brand of journalism that Thompson pioneered in the latter quarter of the 20th century.
Steadman’s images are instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with the enigma that was Hunter S. Thompson. And thanks to Johnny Depp’s brilliant portrayal of Thompson in 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, another generation was introduced to the often misunderstood writer as well as Steadman’s sensory twisting and thought provoking drawings. Not only is Steadman’s work used for the Criterion Edition cover art of the film, but Fear and Loathing director Terry Gilliam thoughtfully (and effectively) assaulted the audience with Steadman’s often drug-fueled images throughout the film.
Artist Dustin Yellin calls them “window sandwiches,” but these incredible collages are much cooler than lunch meat could ever be. In partnership with the New York City Ballet, Yellin has created glass-encased collages that depict the body of a dancer “frozen” in motion. More than a dozen window sandwiches were recently unveiled at the atrium of the David H. Koch Theatre in NYC’s Lincoln Center.
The result: breathtaking, human-like specimens trapped within glass, suspended in air for eternity.
This video takes us into the life of Cern, a street artist and graffiti writer in Brooklyn, New York. Intimate and illuminating, this short documentary shows Cern creating murals and other guerrilla installations while explaining what moves him to make his art. He refers to his work as “ephemeral art”– art that is temporary and changes with the landscape. For Cern, street art is a dynamic form present in our everyday lives, and that makes it more like poetry than like painting.
Liked that video? Then check out our original photos of vibrant street art in Bushwick, Brooklyn.