Louis Masai’s Sixth Extinction exhibition explores endangered species in the US

London-based artist Louis Masai is spreading the message about endangered species through his brilliant, bold and colourful pieces of art. Whether that message is “downloaded” to viewers via Louis Masai’s murals of endangered species – such as bees, polar bear, blue whale, curlew, tiger, hummingbird, Sumatran Orangutan and Boeseman’s Rainbowfish – on walls across streets in New York, London and California, or his paintings in … Continue reading Louis Masai’s Sixth Extinction exhibition explores endangered species in the US

Apache Chronicles: The art of APACHE Skateboards founder, Douglas Miles

Apache artist Douglas Miles has been helping teach the history of the San Carlos Apache Indian tribe, the importance of community-building, and promoting pride and wellbeing, to young people globally, through the skateboarding movement. Now some of the artist’s most iconic works, including those created for his APACHE Skateboards brand, is currently on display at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. … Continue reading Apache Chronicles: The art of APACHE Skateboards founder, Douglas Miles

Sacred Environments: Photographic exhibition documents earthworks

Artist Susan Shanti Gibian explores the act of giving and receiving love, an exchange between Mother Earth and her peoples, in her environmental artworks. The artist has created Earth-based installations – working with grass, stones, branches, tree stumps and leaves – which include nature carvings of heart, spiral and sunburst shapes. The installations were created by removing invasive species of plants to form sculptures, and incorporate natural … Continue reading Sacred Environments: Photographic exhibition documents earthworks

Strook: Street artist embraces reclaimed wood to create wood graffiti murals

Street artist and graphic designer Strook has taken his affinity with reclaimed wood to new found heights with a stunning 30-ft high portrait of a female figure made entirely from the material. The gigantic mural, which now sits on the side of a high-rise building in Ostend, Belgium, is part of a collection of outdoor art created by various artists for the Crystal Ship Arts … Continue reading Strook: Street artist embraces reclaimed wood to create wood graffiti murals

Fanny Aïshaa: A nomadic artist with an unconditional love for Mother Nature

Nomadic artist Fanny Aïshaa has found herself in places and situations in life where she has been able to draw on her innate artistic skills to visually express her experiences of the indigenous communities, animals and the natural habitats that she encounters. The Quebec-born artist, with a strong connection to nature and the universe, has travelled to Chile, Brazil, Guatemala, Senegal, USA and Canada, where … Continue reading Fanny Aïshaa: A nomadic artist with an unconditional love for Mother Nature

Jabu: Inspiring conscious change through transformative art

Transformative art with a positive message is at the heart of artist Jabu’s canvases. The South African-born artist’s bright, bold, electrifying and abstract pieces deal with themes and subject matter “for change and making a difference”. Everything from climate change, food and sustainability, endangered species, and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela are the subjects of Jabu’s work. Jabu’s painting entitled Global Transformation uses mixed media to create … Continue reading Jabu: Inspiring conscious change through transformative art

Debra Bernier: Driftwood sculptures honouring our connection with nature

Artist Debra Bernier creates stunning pieces of sculpture, which represent the “sacred connection we all share with nature”, using driftwood, clay and shells. The Canadian artist, based in Victoria, says the pieces are also a reflection of her life, her children and her family. Describing her work, Debra Bernier said: “When I work with driftwood, I never start with a blank canvas. Each piece of … Continue reading Debra Bernier: Driftwood sculptures honouring our connection with nature

Artist spotlight: Jonna Jensen

Jonna Jensen’s Tree of Life Trees, in all their magical glory, are powerful symbols of physical and spiritual nourishment, transformation, sustenance, spiritual growth, fertility and union. In Norse mythology, the Yggdrasil tree or tree of life is often seen as noble. Growing up on a farm in the Norse lands of the Netherlands, artist Jonna […] via Jonna Jensen-Artist — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Artist spotlight: Jonna Jensen

Jennifer Mourin: Gaia at the heart of art

Just before artist Jennifer Mourin puts gouache to canvas, it is the Universe that she calls upon to confirm her inkling. The self-taught artist, based in Malaysia, has grown up with a strong awareness of the world she inhabits. Working with gouache, acrylic and oils, her art features and celebrates strong women in all facets of their daily lives – women responding to the on-going … Continue reading Jennifer Mourin: Gaia at the heart of art

Cryptik’s Ahimsa stencil honours the endangered green sea turtle

LA-based street artist, Cryptik, known for his spiritual street art has created stunning stencils of endangered green sea turtles, embossed with gold foil stamping, in his artistic efforts to help “save our seas”. The print, entitled ‘Ahimsa’ – the Sanskrit word for non-violence or compassion, is a beautiful stencil featuring East Asian calligraphic lettering in Cryptik’s artistic honour of the green sea turtle. Green turtles, … Continue reading Cryptik’s Ahimsa stencil honours the endangered green sea turtle