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

Born in southern China, raised in Canada, and currently based in Los Angeles, photographer KIN (previously featured here) had the opportunity to move back to China in late 2020, where he spent the last year living in Tibet, an autonomous region where many continue to live a nomadic lifestyle. With the support of Norlha Atelier, KIN lived in a village called Ritoma on the Tibetan plateau, with a community who works traditionally and sustainably with yak wool production. The resulting series is an intimate and tender portrait of a place…

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Anna Fusco – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Based on the Central Coast of California, artist and writer Anna Fusco spends most of her time writing, reading, drawing, and surfing, with a daily meditation practice mixed in. Reflecting her various interests, Fusco’s quirky color pencil drawings play with elements of fantasy and narrative, while fusing together bits of her past and “whatever I can’t stop fantasizing about on the horizon.” These drawings were made in anticipation of a nomadic cross-country drive, her fourth in recent years, capturing what she describes as “the excitement of seeing the mountains and…

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Human Ears and Animals Emerge from Dense Fields of Porcelain Foliage Sculpted by Melis Buyruk

 Art #anatomy #animals #flowers #Melis Buyruk #porcelain August 5, 2022 Grace Ebert “Habitat” (2021), porcelain, 18k gold, 101 x 101 x 10 centimeters. All images courtesy of Leila Heller, shared with permission Cradled within wooden boxes, leaves, blossoms, animals, and the occasional bit of human anatomy form the dense topographies of Melis Buyruk (previously). The Turkish artist blends various organic elements into sprawling, monochromatic works made of porcelain that are mesmerizing in intricacy with slightly unearthly undertones. In multiple recent works like the “Blooming Light” and “Golden Bloom,” for…

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Division of Birds: A Group Show at Paradigm Gallery Celebrates Feathered Life

 Art #birds #books #collage #embroidery #feathers #sculpture Felicia Chiao. All images © the artists, shared with permission The Division of Birds, housed inside Chicago’s Field Museum, boasts one of the largest scientific avian collections in the country, representing about 90% of the world’s genera and species and containing more than 480,000 specimens, 21,000 egg sets, and approximately 200 nests. A group show opening this month at Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Philadelphia references this unparalleled archive in a celebration of feathered life. Curated by Colossal’s founder and editor-in-chief Christopher…

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