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rghayati:

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rghayati:

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artistbynecessity:

Last July, I was invited to participate in a live art session for The Sandbox Collective's first production, Dani Girl. I wasn’t entirely familiar with the medium and doing live art in general, but this proved to be a learning experience for me as well.

The conceptual piece revolves around the premise that everyone’s struggle is unique, in the same way plants share the same biology but not always the same form. I had members of the audiences fill up astronaut helmets with plants or flowers that symbolize them. I believed that Dani would’ve loved to see how the world shares in her poignant narrative. For audience impact (haha!), I threw in some ground chalk whenever people mill around the piece so that they’ll most likely Instagram/Tweet it for the cancer warriors that such social media activities will generate. Oh, and I also love grids.

Again, I would like to thank Toff, Giselle, and the rest of The Sandbox Collective for giving me the chance to make art out of a beautiful struggle that is #DaniGirlMnl. Congratulations! Watch out for their next project, #ImaginariumMNL! 

A big thanks to Matt Lee as well for the great photos! Check out his awesome work here!

necroticnymph:

frauleinninja:

Otachi - Dragon*con 2014

Made and modeled by me (FB)
Photography by Soulfire Studios

"Movement in the breach… Category 4…"

Aquarium night at Dragon*con was unbelievable. Otachi was fun to wear during the day, and the Pacific Rim meetup was amazing, but I swear once it got dark out it hit a whole other level of epic kaiju destruction awesome. I felt like I was freaking becoming Otachi, surrounded by all the nighttime marine biospheres - the lights looked sooo cool in the exhibits!! And of course any chance to shoot with Soulfire (a huge Pacific Rim fan) is going to produce incredible work. I feel like Otachi is emerging from the breach in these photos, and she’s about to destroy Hong Kong (or Atlanta). Do your worst, PPDC…

While I consider myself a pretty experienced sewer, I had absolutely never worked with craft foam outside of simple, teensy props. I’m writing up on a big breakdown of exactly how I made the spinal column and tail, but for now I’ll just say it was a huge endeavor! There are 162 individual foam pieces in the spine/tail, and 32 LEDs. Phew! Now where’s a Gipsy Danger I can drag into the stratosphere??

More photos and breakdowns can be found here!

Nah son how does this have under a thousand notes? This is INCREDIBLE!

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jenrichardsart:

"T.J." || Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14
Over the last three years I’ve had the opportunity to watch a young loggerhead sea turtle grow. I was there the morning he (or possibly she!) was added to the exhibit, the smallest sea turtle I’ve seen in person. Back in 2012 I finished a painting of Murphy, another loggerhead sea turtle I knew who spent some of his life in human care before being reintroduced to the ocean, and I wanted to do the same for T.J. This little guy, also rescued as a hatchling on Jekyll Island, has become quite special to those of us that have met him and watched him develop over these last few years.
www.jenrichardsart.com

jenrichardsart:

"T.J." || Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14

Over the last three years I’ve had the opportunity to watch a young loggerhead sea turtle grow. I was there the morning he (or possibly she!) was added to the exhibit, the smallest sea turtle I’ve seen in person. Back in 2012 I finished a painting of Murphy, another loggerhead sea turtle I knew who spent some of his life in human care before being reintroduced to the ocean, and I wanted to do the same for T.J. This little guy, also rescued as a hatchling on Jekyll Island, has become quite special to those of us that have met him and watched him develop over these last few years.

www.jenrichardsart.com

(Source: twitter.com, via tentakrule)

craolasimkins:

I! It’s thursday already!

craolasimkins:

I! It’s thursday already!

apfelgranate:

commission for quigonejinn, of tamsin, stacker, and herc in the pacific rim abhorsen au.

jesus christ this took so long. so long. i mean, i’m super happy with the result but i think i’m not gonna draw flowers again for like the next five years.

speaking of flowers! there is a shitton of flower symbolism here which i meticulously researched (= spent an inordinate amount of time on the wikipedia page for plant symbolism). so without further ado:

  • stacker

ashpodel, cypress twigs, black roses, and poppies. poppies in general signify eternal sleep/oblivion, what with the opium and so on. both cypresses and black roses are for death, while cypress also means mourning/sorrow, and the black rose doubles for rejuvenation/rebirth. according to the wiki page, ashpodel means ‘my regret follows you to the grave’, which i mainly thought was hilarious in a tragic way, but as it turns out, in greek mythology they’re basically the plant that’s connected to death and the underworld.

  • tamsin

pansy, winged seeds (maple in this case), ox-eye daisy, and witch-hazel. pansies and ox-eye daisies stand for thoughts and patience, respectively, which is kinda as close as i could find to foresight or similar. witch-hazel means magic spells, since the clayr’s sight is a special kind of magic, and winged seeds mean messengers.

  • herc

borage, white heather, gladiolus, and oak leaves. borage and oak leaves are for courage and strength, while white heather signifies protection, and gladiolus stands for ‘strength of character, honor, conviction’.

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willlaren:

"Little Dog/Punk Alliance"

willlaren:

"Little Dog/Punk Alliance"

Kate Bush - Lily

doingbadly:

chill-aesthetics:

Rihanna

she looks a magical girl, final form.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox - The Trap