Pamela Colman Smith: The true energy and essence behind the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck

The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck is one of the most well-known and widely-used decks around the world, used by beginners and veteran Tarot users alike. Yet it is also the deck that omits the truth and fails to honour the very “creator” whose energy and essence prevails throughout the deck. That omission is the recognition of […] via Pamela Colman Smith: The true energy and essence behind … Continue reading Pamela Colman Smith: The true energy and essence behind the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck

Resilience: Indigenous female artists’ work displayed on billboards throughout Canada

Works of art from 50 Indigenous women artists are being displayed on 167 billboards across Canada to celebrate the power, wisdom and visibility of native female Canadians. The project, entitled Resilience, is putting the work of 50 Indigenous women artists on billboards from coast to coast. The billboard campaign, launched by The Resilience Project, includes photographs, paintings, and multimedia pieces. It was produced by the Winnipeg … Continue reading Resilience: Indigenous female artists’ work displayed on billboards throughout Canada

Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama creating animal sculptures from recycled paper

Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama breathes new life into paper waste by creating lifelike sculptures of animals from it. In her grandfather’s old paper-braiding factory in Japan, she uses braiding techniques to roll and twist old newspaper into intricate shapes, which then take on animal form further along in the process. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea Continue reading Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama creating animal sculptures from recycled paper

Louis Masai: Raising awareness of endangered and missing species by any and all means necessary

Posters of missing or lost pets, wherever they are posted, almost always grab the attention of passers-by. It’s for that reason why artist and environmentalist, Louis Masai, has used the concept of missing pets posters to highlight some of the many species of the animal kingdom that are “missing” or facing extinction. Designed to get people’s attention and take note in much the same way, … Continue reading Louis Masai: Raising awareness of endangered and missing species by any and all means necessary

Environmental artist Martin Hill creating art in nature then returning it to nature

Environmental artist Martin Hill creates sculptures from natural materials – including ice, stone and organic materials – photographs his artworks in nature and then lets them return to nature. The artist, who has been travelling the world with his partner Philippa Jones for more than two decades while exploring sustainable design, believes humanity should be guided by nature and its cyclical design for their long-term survival. … Continue reading Environmental artist Martin Hill creating art in nature then returning it to nature

Zaria Forman draws the glaciers we’re losing — Grist

In 2016, Zaria Forman got the opportunity of a lifetime. Officials at NASA reached out to the Brooklyn artist — who hand draws massive, pastel landscapes depicting polar ice — and invited her to join their IceBridge operation. According to Forman, as part of IceBridge, NASA scientists have flown over the same parts of the… via Zaria Forman draws the glaciers we’re losing — Grist Continue reading Zaria Forman draws the glaciers we’re losing — Grist

Douglas Coupland’s plastic trash exhibit aims to get people to re-examine relationship with plastic

Plastic trash washed up on the shores of British Columbia is the subject of an art exhibition aiming to help people reconsider their use of disposable plastic, in much the same way attitudes toward littering shifted decades ago. Artist and author Douglas Coupland’s exhibit, Vortex, includes a battered Japanese fishing boat that washed ashore on Haida Gwaii, BC in 2017, a casualty of the 2011 tsunami. The … Continue reading Douglas Coupland’s plastic trash exhibit aims to get people to re-examine relationship with plastic

Solar Panels As Artistic Canvas — Artists & Climate Change

In my last post, I described a brief history of artists throughout the ages – musicians, architects, sculptors – who have created a variety of works of art powered by the wind. In this post, I shift our focus to contemporary artists who are re-imagining solar energy as an art form. In particular, I am […] via Solar Panels As Artistic Canvas — Artists & Climate … Continue reading Solar Panels As Artistic Canvas — Artists & Climate Change

Power and Perception Exhibit Showcases Contemporary Native Artists — LRInspire

Many portraits of Indigenous people by non-Native artists romanticize, stereotype, or appropriate Native people and cultures. Contemporary Native artists are actively deconstructing these myths and preconceptions about their culture through the use of art. In fact, many modern-day artists use a dynamic combination of materials, methods and concepts that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy […] via Power and Perception Exhibit Showcases Contemporary Native Artists — … Continue reading Power and Perception Exhibit Showcases Contemporary Native Artists — LRInspire

The many faces of Anthony Howe’s kinetic sculptures harnessing wind power

Artist Anthony Howe creates kinetic sculptures powered by the wind. Working with the air elemental, the remote island-based artist’s pieces of work resemble many things to different people – everything from an octopus, a vortex to a sunflower. Anthony Howe’s wind-powered, curved-metal designs tower up to 25 feet high. Weighing up to 1,600 lbs (725kg), each artwork is first built digitally to test how it will … Continue reading The many faces of Anthony Howe’s kinetic sculptures harnessing wind power