Retirement affords us many opportunities, one of which is the chance to reflect on the set of experiences that has led us to where we sit today. What, if you looked into the mirror, would you see? Using a handful of seniors as models, photographer Tom Hussey does just that.
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Meet Dran, the amazing street artist who has been called the ‘French Bansky’. Similar in tone, style, and medium to Bansky, Dran critiques the seemingly endless contradictions of the modern world. From poverty to tourism to environmental destruction, witness as Dran takes on the issues of contemporary civilization through his fantastic art:List View
There’s a tired adage which states that all art imitates life, but Italian artist Guido Daniele has turned the saying on its head–or rather, its hands. Utilizing the human hand as his canvas, Daniele transforms the most vulnerable and expressive parts of the body into priceless works of art. The result is an incredible living painting wherein the most obvious symbol for humanity–the hand–is almost indiscernible from the wildlife painted atop it. Check out Twisted Sifter to see a more extensive list.
Like most of the best things life has to offer, youth is fleeting. Among others, Montreal-based filmmaker Emily Kai Bock gracefully on this theme in her film “Childhood’s End”
No, this gadget won’t transform you into the world’s next Rodin, but it’s guaranteed to provide you with much-needed material to manipulate any kind of conversational doldrum into a locutionary work of art. Because really, how could a first date conversation hit a dead end if you say “Hey, want to see me sculpt the Eiffel Tower with my ballpoint pen?”
Said device is the 3Doodler, a novel 3D printing pen that uses ABS plastic (commonplace in the 3D printing world) to craft endless works of art on any surface–even in the air. How does it work, you ask? Quite simply, the pen extrudes incredibly hot plastic that cools just as quickly and then solidifies into a sturdy structure of your heart’s desire:List View
From the film’s director: “‘Caldera’ is inspired by my father’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunting life, but one that’s invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him for all he is worth. ‘Caldera’ aims to not only venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.”