“On Hair” by Photographer Sabrina Santiago

Sabrina Santiago is a photographer living and working in New York. Inspired by moments of everyday life and the people and streets of New York, her work explores how photographs can “embody our fantasies and document people for a moment in time.” The intention behind her ongoing series, “On Hair” is simple: “I’ve always had a special relationship to my hair, physically it’s my favorite part of me, and I want to connect with others who feel the same way,” she explains. “Hair is part of culture, religion, it’s part…

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Sarah Cliff – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of work by London-based illustrator Sarah Cliff. Inspired by a love of flowers and nature, Cliff credits living in an area with lots of parks as well as her own personalized green space: “A couple of years ago I had a small concrete yard which was not really being used, I decided to transform the space and found focusing my attention on growing the flowers and herbs was another creative outlet and useful technique to assist me through a period of depression. The things I learned continue to…

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Interview: Animator Anna Mantzaris Discusses Her Penchant for Nuanced Emotion and Finding Humor in the Mundane

 Animation November 18, 2020 Laura Staugaitis Swedish director and animator Anna Mantzaris has a knack for expressing the frustrating, humorous, and delightful moments of everyday life. Her short films feature quirky felt characters that embody both idiosyncrasies and human commonality, an idea she conveys in works like “Enough,” which captures characters as they let their anger emerge. Sometimes reality is better than your imagination. Sometimes when I try to make things up, I cannot make them as funny as a really good observation of something that happens. In a…

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Arresting Sculptural Reliefs by Artist Anne Samat Layer Everyday Objects with Meticulously Woven Threads

 Art #beads #family #fiber art #identity #sculpture #thread November 18, 2020 Grace Ebert “Follow Your Heart Wholeheartedly” (2020), rattan sticks, yarn, rakes, washers, plastic swords, toy soldiers, beads, metal and plastic ornaments, 131.5 x 141.75 x 11.75 inches. Installation view of Asia Society Triennial: “We Do Not Dream Alone” at Asia Society Museum, New York. Photograph by Bruce M. White. All images courtesy of Asia Society, shared with permission In her fiber-based reliefs, Malaysian artist Anne Samat disrupts classic woven patterns with unusual objects: toy soldiers, rakes, and plastic…

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Gemstones, Delicate Filigree, and Mechanical Gears Encase Steeven Salvat’s Insect Specimens

 Art Illustration #beetles #butterflies #drawing #gears #insects #watercolor November 18, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Steeven Salvat, shared with permission Steeven Salvat (previously) evokes the glass-covered entomological studies of rare butterflies, beetles, and moths with an additional layer of protection. The French artist armors the singular insects with precious gemstones, silver and gold filigree, and rotational gears. Even elements of luxury watches, like Breguet’s Reine de Naple and an intricate dial from Vacheron Constantin, cloak the critters’ outer shells. In a note to Colossal, Salvat writes that the…

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