8.24.2010

Little Drifters

“Masts and sails don’t make them go faster, it just means you can see them for longer as they drift away.” ― Lenny (the main inspiration for Little Drifters)

Heather Kew / The Saanich Peninsula Flotilla
Eva Lebeuf / Park Skaryszewski, Warsaw
Kelly Gratton / Saint Johns Pond, Delafield
Bonnie Soroke / Goose Spit, Comox, BC
Lenny

They're all awesome, but the last is my favorite. "Independent" and "stability" come to mind. View all the submissions to see which one you like best.

Little Drifters was a project organized by BOOOOOOOM! and The Vancouver Sun. They asked all participants to gather natural materials and create their own versions of miniature boats. They were then asked to take their creations and photograph them in bodies of water. Nice! It's always great to involve people all over the world into one project.

✩ Months ago, I posted a similar world-wide project involving Le Creative Sweatshop and their use of cut paper to create an international paper virus.



8.16.2010

Wayne Levin

Swimmer with Humpback Whale, Hawaii
Mark Under Breaking Wave
Pattern of Swimmers, Ironman Trathelon
Spear Fisherman & Triggerfish
Dancing with Fish
Floating
Green Sea Turtle Over Moving Sand

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love Wayne Levin's photos.



8.09.2010

Nature's Rainbows

I love everything in it's natural state. I think that explains why I love acoustic music and drawing sketches so much... Hearing the raw voice without any electronic adjustments plus the simple guitar is absolutely amazing to me. And I love sketches more than the finished piece itself because you're able to see the thought process of an artist; its the support and backbone of the actual work.

And as much as people don't believe me, I enjoy nature more than everyone seems to think. While camping in south Georgia's Cumberland Island with my boyfriend at the time, we came across what I thought was the most awesome thing I'd ever see in it's natural environment: a Painted Bunting. Of course you have multicolored birds that inhabit the tropics, but when will I ever make it there? Seeing something like this in Georgia and up-close was so great. We were able to follow it for quite a while until it flew off the hiking path.

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)

Then I came across pictures of the Rainbow Eucalyptus... Unbelievable!

Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta)

These trees are only found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere: New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi, and Mindanao. I have a mission one day to make a trip out there and see them with my own eyes. 
This tree is also grown for ornamental purposes, due to the showy multi-coloured streaks that cover the trunk. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones. ― Wikipedia
So gorgeous.



8.02.2010

Homo animatus

What's up Doc?: Lee Hyungkoo and the Origin of the Species 
A black room frames the installation, which is dramatically spot-lit. A presentation of two skeletons, not unlike what one might see in a museum of natural history; a predator chasing its prey. Then the dawning – it’s Wile E. Coyote and The Roadrunner! Reduced to a science exhibit! ― Howard Rukowski
Bugs Bunny (Lepus animatus)
Donald Duck (Anas animatus)
Huey, Dewey and Louie (Animatus H, D and L)
Wile E. Coyote (Canis latrans animatus)
Roadrunner (Geococcyx animatus)

Check out the amazing illustrations supplementing the exhibit on the following link.