“A Big Fat Sky” by Photographer Max Miechowski

London-based photographer Max Miechowski revisits the British coastline where he spent time as a child for his latest series, “A Big Fat Sky.” Long, meandering drives along the country’s edge have served as an effective antidote to the stress and anxiety of this challenging year, he explains. “Surprisingly, these trips have given me the same sense of fascination and wonder that I felt as a child—they have served as an escape from the city, and an opportunity to find beauty in scenes that seem so familiar to all of us.”…

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‘Sistine Chapel of the Ancients’: Tens of Thousands of Ice-Age Paintings Discovered in a Remote Area of the Amazon

 Art History #Amazon #caves #Columbia December 2, 2020 Grace Ebert All images via Marie-Claire Thomas/Wild Blue Media/Channel 4 Archaeologists have discovered an enormous collection of prehistoric art that spreads across a nearly eight-mile-long cliff within the Amazon rainforest. Now dubbed as the “Sistine Chapel of the ancients,” tens of thousands of paintings depict humans and animals like sloths, horses, and the now-extinct palaeolama and mastadon. The latter creatures haven’t occupied regions in South America for almost 12,000 years, which has provided the British-Columbian archaeology team with a timeline for…

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THE COIN: A Moving Stop-Motion Short Reveals the Power of a Family’s Cooking Traditions

 Animation Food #coins #short film #stop motion #video December 2, 2020 Grace Ebert  Siqi Song reminds us that the simple traditions of home stick with us no matter how far we travel. The Los Angeles-based director and writer, who created the highly regarded animation “SISTER” about China’s one-child policy, released a new stop-motion short about a girl who struggles to hold on to the remnants of a prized holiday ritual. “THE COIN” opens with a felt character hand-making dumplings to celebrate the Chinese New Year. A silver dollar…

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Precisely Arranged Stones Coil and Surge Across the Land in Jon Foreman’s Mesmeric Works

 Art #land art #nature #public art #stone December 2, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Jon Foreman, shared with permission A scroll through Jon Foreman’s Instagram proves just how prolific the Wales-based artist has been this year—he’s collaborated with artist James Brunt (previously) on a few projects, too. From coils arranged in gradients to whirling patterns embedded in the sand, Foreman’s land art sprawls across beaches and grassy patches in an impressive number of locations. Each work is precise in composition, perfectly matching size, hue, and shape into hypnotic…

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Mural Art Project Launches with the Joyful and Nostalgic Works of Artist Gregory Siff in Sedona

 Colossal #sponsor December 1, 2020 Colossal  In collaboration with 4AM Gallery, Mural TX presents the premiere of Mural Art Project, an organization that travels the world searching for locations full of wonder and inspiration to document the creations of world-class artists as they engage with the surrounding area. Mural Art Project’s first iteration features Los Angeles-based artist Gregory Siff, who worked at the rugged Bell Rock landmark in Sedona Arizona. Throughout his body of work—which includes pieces in a diverse array of space like Swizz Beatz’s Dean Collection,…

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