“mónos” by Photographer Vincenzo Pagliuca

Italian photographer Vincenzo Pagliuca photographs solitary houses in the the Southern Apennines of Italy in his “mónos” series. Based in Bresica, Italy, he endeavors to capture places he finds extraordinary, with a special interest in rural and suburban Italian landscapes. “mónos” follows suit in its portrayal of unique singular homes, nestled into their environments like monoliths. Photographed in the wintertime under specific light conditions, Pagliuca describes the rustic dwellings as “places of dreams and meditations, which invite us to reflect on the symbolic meaning of the house for human beings.”…

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Interlocking Cable Ties Form Undulating Water and Biomorphic Sculptures by Sui Park

 Art #installation #sculpture #site-specific #waves July 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “Undulating Beauty” (2018), black cable ties, 21 x 7.5 x 2.5 fee. All images © Sui Park, shared with permission Artist Sui Park (previously) zips together simple nylon cable ties to create sprawling biomorphic sculptures and site-specific installations that resemble heaving nighttime seas, prickly moss, and vibrant amorphous creatures. Park, who was born in Seoul and currently lives in New York, started hand-dying the uniform fasteners a few years ago to deepen the contrast between the mass-produced material and…

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A Kind Pine Cone Helps an Elderly Man Survive a Cold Winter in a Heartwarming Stop-Motion Animation

 Animation #short film #stop motion #trees #video #winter July 28, 2021 Grace Ebert  Sometimes help comes from unexpected sources, especially when you need it most. That’s the central message behind a heartfelt stop-motion short written, directed, and animated by Dunedin, New Zealand-based Claire Campbell. “Winter’s Blight” follows an elderly man named Bill, who struggles to heat his home during a harsh cold spell. After he runs out of wood entirely, he’s forced to chop down the lone evergreen still standing in his yard, only to encounter an enthusiastic…

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Posed Women Rendered in Vibrant Gradients by Hanna Lee Joshi Embody Loss and Acceptance

 Art #body #colored pencil #gouache #gradients #self-portrait July 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “Alignment of Virtue.” All images © Hanna Lee Joshi, shared with permission Twisting into subtle backends or hunching into a cross-legged crouch, the faceless women that find themselves at the center of Hanna Lee Joshi’s practice all personify an aspect of the artist herself. Conveyed through vibrant gradients in gouache and colored pencil, the figures shown here are companions to those the Korean-Canadian artist created last year, although they plunge deeper into themes of loss, acceptance, and…

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