For the Birds: 33 Artists and Designers Reimagine Avian Architecture at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 Art Design #architecture #birdhouses #birds #climate crisis #site-specific June 27, 2022 Grace Ebert Olalekan Jeyifous’s “Birdega,” wool and metal, 16 x 16 x 16 inches. All images by Liz Ligon, © Brooklyn Botanic Garden, shared with permission A bright blue bodega, clustered wooden complexes, and a classic design emblazoned with a Swiss flag occupy the lush landscape of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this summer. Eclectic in style, concept, and technique, the collection establishes dozens of tiny homes for avians across the 52-acre site as part of For the Birds,…

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“I am Not a Soldier, but I have been Trained to Kill” by Photographer Jesse Rieser

A thought-provoking series by photographer Jesse Rieser. “I am Not a Soldier, but I Have Been Trained to Kill” explores the growing tactical industry that teaches American civilians to fight like Special Ops forces. Photographed the day after the insurrection at Gunsite — the nation’s oldest firearm training facility — Rieser questions whether preparing for violence at home merely calls it into being: “Like many of my works, I employ the use of text paired with imagery. Here we see an episodic approach broken into 4 chapters and denoted by…

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Ellen Akimoto – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of recent work by Leipzig, Germany-based artist Ellen Akimoto. Predominantly taking the form of figurative painting, her work seeks to depict complexity and ambiguity in our surroundings and social selves. Her process brings together painting and digital collage, featuring mainly human (and sometimes animal) protagonists and interior spaces that are composed and presented in ways that reveal their obviously constructed nature.  “My goal is to make images that do not offer a consistent, unified world, but rather one that is complicated by contradictions and allusions to other possibilities,”…

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In ‘Extinct and Endangered,’ Photographer Levon Biss Magnifies the Potential Loss of Insects Around the Globe

 Photography Science #bees #butterflies #climate crisis #insects #macro June 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Madeira brimstone. All images © Levon Biss, courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History, shared with permission Despite existing on separate continents thousands of miles apart, the Madeira brimstone and giant Patagonian bumblebee are experiencing similar hardships. The former, which inhabits the islands it inherits its name from, is dealing with an invasive species decimating the trees its caterpillars require pre-metamorphosis, while the latter has been struggling to survive in its native Chile after farmers…

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