Wild Scavengers and Mythological Wonder Converge in Hera’s Dreamy Mixed-Media Works

 Art #acrylic #animals #charcoal #mixed media #spray paint October 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “Taking a Break From Dancing to Their Tunes,” acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 35.4 x 23.6 inches. All images © Hera, courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery, shared with permission In a poetic new series of works on canvas, German-Pakistani artist Jasmin Siddiqui, aka Hera, nods to her background in street art with sweeping, spray-painted marks, chaotic drips and splatters, and snippets of text. The gestural pieces are rooted in narrative and feature wide-eyed characters…

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A Massive Notebook-Style Calendar Shows 2022 at a Glance

 Design #calendars #paper October 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Yearcalendar, shared with permission The design team at the wildly popular Yearcalendar evokes the fresh start of a blank notebook with its oversized 2022-at-a-glance. Uniquely organized to display the months in long columns, the wall planner is complete with an A4 page’s ubiquitous blue and red rules and punched sides. This year’s calendar comes in two sizes, 50 x 70 and 70 x 100 centimeters, a Swedish and international format, and is only available for pre-order.   #calendars…

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Colorful Patterns of Stained Glass Nestle Within Repurposed Sea Defense Timber

 Art Craft #glass #light #sculpture #stained glass #wood October 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Louise Durham, shared with permission Based in the coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea, England, artist Louise Durham creates towering wooden sculptures of reclaimed sea defense timber and vibrant stained glass. She embeds stripes and circles in a full spectrum of color within the totem-style works, which when illuminated, cast kaleidoscopic shadows on their surroundings. “It is all about the light,” she says. “That’s the magic of glass and the magic of all living things.”…

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Stunning Shots from the 2021 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Competition Unveil Nature’s Minuscule Details

 Photography #animals #contests #insects #macro #nature October 26, 2021 Grace Ebert Johan De Ridder’s “Triplets in Green.” All images courtesy of CUPOTY, shared with permission Salamander silhouettes, an ant clutching a snack, and the diverse findings of an unintentional insect trap are a few of the winners of the 2021 Close-Up Photographer of the Year contest (previously). Now in its third year, the global competition garnered more than 9,000 entries across 55 countries, an incredible selection that unveils the stunning and minuscule details of the natural world. See some…

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