Artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke crashing waves, surging tides, and stormy floods.
// Selected by Sunil
After her father passed away from cancer before getting the chance to fulfill his dream of traveling the world, 25-year-old photographer Jinna Yang found a way to cope with her grief by backpacking across Europe with a life-size cardboard cutout of him. From her experience, Yang learned, "I just know that I will try to live every single day like it is my absolute last. I will cherish the time, the people, the opportunities that we have in front of us. He’s inspired me to take chances and has motivated me to keep pushing, especially when things get tough."
Everyone IN NY should read this
Everyone who wants to come to NY should read this
Everyone should read this if you’re thinking about NY in any way, shape or form.
as a native new yorker and a human being who has to go in and out of the city every day and is constantly bewildered by the fact the people continue to do stupid things
thanks for this!
Study Series, 2011, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 x 70cm
The work looks at the lasting affects upon the individual who finds themselves absent from the dominant cultural fiction that is tasked to posit them within ideological framework of society. What effects does this have upon a child when they glance into the cultural mirror and fail to see their reflection?
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SCREAMS okay yes I’m going to get “Tuxedo Who?” and I also want “Outer Senshi,” “III - Empress,” and “Four Mermaids” ;A;
cosmicqt, tagging you because I think you would really like some of these!
From Janet Mock: “Brilliant artist Julio Salgado reached out to me about collaborating on an art project. I provided the words, he the images. He drew me embracing my biggest influences and I said a few words about my heroes. You can visit Julio’s FB here.”