Nora Nord – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of images by London-based Norwegian artist Nora Nord. Working primarily in photography, though spanning mediums of fashion, writing, sculpture, and installation, Nord’s work is informed by documentary processes and addresses themes of mental health and sexuality. Recent projects include a series of self-portraits made with her partner, Heather Glazzard, born from a desire to see couples who look like them represented, and a series of portraits dismantling stereotypes and exploring the nuances of attention deficit disorder (ADD). Of the latter series, Nord explains, “I have ADD so started…

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Meticulously Sculpted and Tarnished Dandelions Preserve the Herb’s Ephemeral Nature in Metal

 Art Craft #dandelions #metal #plants #sculpture January 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Shota Suzuki, shared with permission Staining friend’s hands with dandelion heads and blowing their wispy seeds are a common childhood pastime and a simple joy that Shota Suzuki channels in his delicately constructed sculptures. The Kyoto-based artist painstakingly carves copper, brass, and silver into barbed leaves and feathery seeds to recreate the ubiquitous herbs in each state of bloom and decay. To tarnish the textured metals and alter their colors, Suzuki uses combinations of vinegar,…

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Screeching Roosters Make Their Most Aggressive and Passionate Moves in Heji Shin’s Photographs

 Photography #birds #chickens #portraits January 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Heji Shin, courtesy of Reena Spaulings, shared with permission Heji Shin has ruffled more than a few feathers in her career through provocative and, at times, controversial photographs of infamous celebrities, crowning babies, and explicit scenes that display the rawness and vitality of her subjects. Born in South Korea, the German photographer recently turned her lens on a particularly antagonistic bunch of roosters in her series Big Cocks. Shot in her distinctly discomfiting and emphatic style, the…

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