In ‘Cowspines,’ the Bony Topographies of Bovine Backs Appear Like Rugged Landscapes

 Photography #animals #cows #Kate Kirkwood #landscapes July 21, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Kate Kirkwood, shared with permission Cragged, gaunt topographies bisect the deceptive landscapes by Kate Kirkwood, a British photographer whose work is deeply rooted in the countryside of the Lake District where she’s lived for the last 23 years. There, underneath the clear, blue skies or amid the haze of dense fog, Kirkwood frames what appears to be vast, barren terrains that with further examination, are revealed to be fragmented shots of the animals wandering the…

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“The Rooted Heart Began to Change” by Photographer Allan Salas

Born and based in San José, Costa Rica, photographer Allan Salas describes his practice as a poetic exploration revolving around introspection and self-analysis through themes of mortality, the passage of time, and the relationship between nature and the self. Salas began his project, “The Rooted Heart Began to Change,” shortly after the death of his grandmother, and his father’s heart attack, explaining: “These two painful events lead me on a 10-month journey where I wandered across the country, photographing the eerie landscape I encountered as a way to cope with…

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Adorably Emotional Creatures Comprise Nosey Mungo’s Playful Ceramic Menagerie

 Craft #animals #ceramics #nosey mungo July 22, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Helen Burgess, shared with permission In the hands of Helen Burgess, goofy grins, bloated bellies, and eyes wide with surprise turn endangered or overlooked animals into endearing creatures with playfully exaggerated emotions. The British ceramicist, who works as nosey mungo (previously), sculpts quirky renditions of wildlife and other critters—she prefers to focus on conservation issues and species struggling to survive— crafting kooky pufferfish covered in spikes and chicks with tiny beaks poking out from their downy,…

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