Tabitha Barnard – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Photographer Tabitha Barnard describes her upbringing in a heavily Christian, female-dominated family as a major influence on her current photographic practice. For the past six years she has been photographing her sisters (and now her partner’s sister) at their family home, documenting their transition from girlhood to womanhood. Her images are laced with traces of her childhood, addressing themes of femininity, religion, and ritual. “Many of the fairytales and fantasies I read as a child were disguised morality lessons, warning of calamities and punishments that could befall women for their…

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Whimsical Gardens Grow From Silk Teacups and Mossy Patches in Rosa Andreeva’s Embroideries

 Craft #embroidery #flowers #plants #silk January 11, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Rosa Andreeva, shared with permission Moscow-based fiber artist Rosa Andreeva crafts quaint gardens complete with tufts of moss, floating pollen, and cracked teacups made of silk. Teeming with whimsy, the dense embroideries balance tight stitches with loose ends that form the three-dimensional thistle heads, violet pansies, and various florals. To create the fairytale scenes, Andreeva first sketches the flora and fauna onto her fabric and then layers the textured details in thread and beads. As works…

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Photorealistic Figures Embody Childhood Wonder in Dreamy Murals by Lula Goce

 Art #childhood #murals #photorealism #public art #street art January 11, 2021 Grace Ebert Bronx, New York City. All images © Lula Goce, shared with permission From New York City to Azerbaijan to Kristianstad, Sweden, artist Lula Goce transforms blank walls into ethereal artworks that illustrate childlike wonder and growth. Her murals merge photorealistic renderings of adolescent subjects with otherworldly surroundings: plumes of flowers and vines wind around the figures, serpentine creatures emerge from the plants, and shrunken landscapes rest in the children’s hands. Serene and dreamy, the works often…

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Interview: Photographer Jem Cresswell Speaks to the Intimacy and Humility of Documenting Humpback Whales

 Photography January 11, 2021 Anna Marks All images © Jem Cresswell, shared with permission For years, Sydney-based photographer Jem Cresswell (previously) has been diving into the ocean to document the otherwise unseen lives of humpback whales, a humbling experience he recounts in the latest interview supported by Colossal Members. He discusses what drew him to the mammalian subject matter and how collaborating with them during a long period has offered insight into their complex natures. There is very little you can control underwater—you are at the mercy of the…

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