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artchipel:

Aliza Razell (USA)

Aliza Razell is a Massachusetts-based photographer. Her photography often depicts individuals alone in a natural environment. Inspired by the Finnish word ikävä, which means the feeling of missing someone or something, the series ikävä mixes photos and paintings to highlight the lack of the essential element.

[more Aliza Razell | artist found at leslieseuffert]



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Li Hongbo 李洪波 (b.1974, China)

Even for a book editor and designer, Li Hongbo has an unusual attachment to paper.  “I love it and collect it,” he says.  He also does increasingly audacious experiments with it. The installation Paper (2010) began when Li Hongbo bought one of the “honeycomb” paper balls used for festive decorations in China and took it apart to see how it was made.  “I realised it’s really quite simple,” he says. “Yet the flexibility in terms of shape and properties is amazing.” His take on this craft tradition is indeed amazing, and it is made entirely of common paper.  With the help of an assistant, Li Hongbo stuck more than 30,000 sheets together with carefully placed stripes of glue to form what look like two large blocks of balsa wood. Using an electric saw, he carved these stacks into identical human figures. One he leaves intact, except for a toppled head; the other is stretched out like a vast accordion, its torso and limbs looping around the gallery space like a gigantic Slinky toy. Many visitors find it hard to believe that it ever looked anything like its upright twin. The artist hopes the work will awaken viewers to what captivates his own imagination: “the endless possibilities of paper.” (src. White Rabbit Collection)

[more Li Hongbo | artist found at thisiscolossal]


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The Refutation of “Good Hair” and the “Consumption” of Kanekalon hair

By Deborah Frempong

New York based photographer, Nakeya B’s work is noted for its relatability and ability to flip the gaze on to the viewer, forcing them to see themselves in her photographed subjects. This characteristic is replicated in her photo series on ‘Good Hair’, an exploration of the obsession and consumption of  “natural feeling, lighter, softer” Kanekalon hair, within the black community.

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bluepueblo:

Tulips, Skagit Valley, Washington
photo via djferreira

bluepueblo:

Tulips, Skagit Valley, Washington

photo via djferreira

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artchipel:

Amy Judd - Tulip Crest. Oil on canvas, 30”x40”

artchipel:

Amy Judd - Tulip Crest. Oil on canvas, 30”x40”


I did this for an english assignment about community concentrating on gangs, how they work and why people join them. If you want to know more let me know!
(Graphite and soft pastels)

I did this for an english assignment about community concentrating on gangs, how they work and why people join them. If you want to know more let me know!

(Graphite and soft pastels)