Inspiring archive for 2017-11-14

Artist Spotlight: Kohshin Finley

(2 years ago)
Paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Kohshin Finley. See more images below or on display as part of One Year: The Art of Politics at the Brand Library in Glendale, California starting November 18.  

Illustrator Spotlight: Harriet Lee-Merrion

(2 years ago)
A new piece from Bristol-based illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. Made for the band Low Island’s forthcoming track “The Whole World Tucked Away,” the elaborate scene is an exaggeration of the everyday things we see accentuated online, from luxury lifestyles, to violence and the wonders of the natural world. As Lee-Merrion shared with us: “I was interested in the … Continued

“The Riverbed” by Photographer Kentaro Takahashi

(2 years ago)
A lovely series about the uncertainty and ephemerality of life by Yokohama-born, Tokyo-based photographer Kentaro Takahashi. Grappling with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and inspired by a painting of the Tama River by Katsushika Hokusai, Takahashi’s long-term project attempts to capture something of contemporary Japanese society and the feelings … Continued

Artist Spotlight: Mikael Takacs

(2 years ago)
Swedish artist Mikael Takacs creates brilliantly distorted paintings by dragging paint across the canvas using various tools like sticks and combs. Click here for previous post. See more images below.  

20 SEC READ: The Chinese bamboo

(2 years ago)
After the bamboo seed is planted, you don’t see anything for approximately five years, other than a tiny shoot. All of its growth happens underground; a complex root system that extends vertically and horizontally in the earth begins to form. At the end of the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo grows until it is approximately […]

How We Lose Sight of the Profound Awesomeness of Life

(2 years ago)
By Leo Babauta There are moments when we are able to soak in the incredible beauty of life, the preciousness of it, the awe-inspiring power of the world around us. It is breath-taking, gorgeous, deeply moving. But most of the time, we forget. We move through our days like we’re in a daze, checking email […]