Collage art & Illustrations by Sammy Slabbinck “ Day 5 / Arrival at base camp “ © Sammy Slabbinck 2016 500 years Utopia. Anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia , a video made for CANVAS TV “ Reaching for the sky just to surrender “ ( L. Cohen ) Cooking strainers - portrait shadow art Cooking strainers are usually used to strain liquids off food products. It’s usually something we don’t take much notice of. Artist Isaac Cordal adds another purpose to strainers through his urban installation called Cement Bleak.
Wabi Sabi - a Japanese Cultural Aesthetic BLU Collage, 2003 Wabi Sabi, an aesthetic concept intimately related to Japan and Zen Buddhism, is a way of perceiving things. "...the Japanese cultural source of this law of continual, cyclical evolution and decay parallels the British cultural mood of determination, stubbornness and pride which mandates a belief in improvement during times of hardship." (1) Wabi Sabi is a aesthetic concept intimately related to Japan and Zen Buddhism. However, it is not a "style of art" but rather a way of perceiving things, a very refined culture of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete that expresses itself in great freedom of form, sublime colors, and a simplicity.
Bridges that GROW themselves out of tropical roots and vines crossing rivers By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 15:35 GMT, 10 September 2011 Deep in the rainforests of the Indian state of Meghalaya, bridges are not built, they’re grown. Ancient vines and roots of trees stretch horizontally across rivers and streams, creating a solid latticework structure strong enough to be used as a bridge. Ancient solution: The 'double decker' living tree root bridge in the village of Nongriat in Meghalaya, India. Locals have been using the bridges for over 500 years Incredible and Scary 3D Pencil Drawings by 17-year old Fredo Realistic pencil drawings are always interesting. It is nice to watch how artist has managed to draw something like it was photographed by camera. However, the plenty of the pencil drawings you have seen by now probably cannot be compared with the following drawings which are literally mind-blowing.Those drawings were made by Fredo, a 17-year old guy from Chile who has found an interesting way to create 3D drawings.Fredo has started to think more seriously about his drawing skills when he was 15. He has learned from some already known artists in this field like M.C.Escher. He also says that he is inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Alex Grey and Beksinki.
Small gods and little monsters Inside the Uk, you’ll find three kinds of insurance which are generally misinterpreted by clients: health insurance, income protection and demanding illness include. For insurance specialists, these 3 products are not exactly the same. Nevertheless for newcomers in the direction of the insurance market, comprehending the versions together might be a minefield. Right here, we separate well being insurance, income protection and demanding sickness cover to assist people choose a protection coverage that is satisfactory. Crucial Sickness Include Crucial illness cover is made to pay for a tax-free lump sum payment on detecting a pre-defined serious illness. Amazing Water Drawings with Ink To mark “World Water Day” (March 22nd), Solidarites International has launched an ad campaign to raise awareness about contaminated water that kills so many people in the world. It is a video developed by agency BDDP Unlimited, produced by Hush, and directed by Clement Beauvais. Official notes about the project: [...]
THE ALHAMBRA in Granad, Spain LAST ISLAMIC KINGDOM in SPAIN After the downfall of the Spanish Umayyad Dynasty in the 11th century, Islamic strength in the Iberian Peninsula gradually declined and Christian Reconquest proceeded. The last Islamic kingdom was the Nasrid Dynasty, which is also referred to as the Kingdom of Granada taking the name of its capital. Despite being a small kingdom it kept its independency by dexterous diplomatic capability ranking with Christian countries and its aid to the arts and learning encouraged the last Islamic culture in Europe to bloom splendidly.