Japanese Farmers Plant Specific Strains Of Rice To Grow Colorfully Illustrated Fields- Nisha Designs —

These Japanese rice farmers aren’t afraid of stirring up a little controversy in their village. Each year farmers in Japan plant specific strains of rice to colorfully illustrate iconic individuals from all parts of the world. They’ve turned Inakadate in Aomori Prefecture into a yearly tourist destination for those who’d like to see what illustrations are drumming […] Japanese Farmers Plant Specific Strains Of Rice To … Continue reading Japanese Farmers Plant Specific Strains Of Rice To Grow Colorfully Illustrated Fields- Nisha Designs —

Kenyan sculptor creates wildlife sculptures from discarded metal

Kenyan metal sculptor Kioko Mwitiki has sculpted thousands of tonnes of discarded metal — from supermarket trolley wheels to shredded metal from factories — into art over the last three decades. Among his artworks are two life-size lions crafted from scrap metal guard. For these lion sculptures, the artist transformed animal snares, used by illegal hunters in national parks and given to him by the … Continue reading Kenyan sculptor creates wildlife sculptures from discarded metal

Japan House London window display of artist Takahashi Hiroko’s kimono aims to highlight the sustainable aspects of the garment

Contemporary textile artist Takahashi Hiroko is aiming to highlight the sustainable aspects of the kimono with a window display currently on view at Japan House London. The founder of the HIROCOLEDGE brand, Takahashi Hiroko innovates the kimono tradition with her signature geometric patterns made up of circles and straight lines. Takahashi Hiroko became interested in the kimono while studying dyeing techniques at Tokyo University of … Continue reading Japan House London window display of artist Takahashi Hiroko’s kimono aims to highlight the sustainable aspects of the garment

Ocean Siren: Solar-powered coastal sculpture in Australia can warn of risks to coral reefs from climate change

Ocean Siren – a solar-powered sculpture of an indigenous girl warning about rising ocean temperatures – has been installed on the coast in Townsville, Australia. The four-metre high sculpture is part of the Southern Hemisphere’s first Museum of Underwater Art, a project by underwater sculptor and environmentalist Jason deCaires Taylor. The Ocean Siren reacts to live water temperature data from the Davies Reef weather station on the … Continue reading Ocean Siren: Solar-powered coastal sculpture in Australia can warn of risks to coral reefs from climate change

Gouache Banana Still life Art- Art and Magick- Custom Art- Nisha Designs —

As we were having our morning breakfast we chose to paint what we were eating this morning. Everything we see around us in nature has a purpose, symbolic meaning and has its own magick. It’s how we choose to perceive our world. If you just eating a banana for health that’s great but look beyond […] Gouache Banana Still life Art- Art and Magick- Custom Art- … Continue reading Gouache Banana Still life Art- Art and Magick- Custom Art- Nisha Designs —

Street artist Nathan Murdoch’s anti-racism mural promoting unity picks up worldwide following George Floyd death

Street artist Nathan Murdoch who created a powerful anti-racism mural in a Peterborough underpass has seen renewed interest in his artwork worldwide following George Floyd’s death in Minnesota last week. Nathan Murdoch created the huge piece, depicting two people of different races shaking hands, with their arms forming a heart shape, last year to promote unity. The work was sprayed onto the wall in an … Continue reading Street artist Nathan Murdoch’s anti-racism mural promoting unity picks up worldwide following George Floyd death

H.E.R.B.S. Installation: Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet investigates if herbs have a medicinal effect when used as a textile dye

The H.E.R.B.S. Project, an initiative by Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet, investigates if herbs, when used as a textile dye, can have the medicinal properties they are renowned for when worn on skin. The textile industry has a huge impact on nature and the workers in the industry, because of all the chemicals that are used in production processes. Nienke Hoogvliet started to wonder if these … Continue reading H.E.R.B.S. Installation: Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet investigates if herbs have a medicinal effect when used as a textile dye

Brazilian performance artist dressing as an extension of earth and nature teaches kids about conservation in the Amazon

Artist and activist Emerson Munduruku is teaching environmental conservation to children in Brazil through performance art under the guise of his his drag queen alter ego, Uýra Sodoma. Emerson Munduruku takes part in educational projects, teaching children about Amazon communities and how to both connect with and protect nature. His aim is to pass on to the next generation a sensibility towards the importance of … Continue reading Brazilian performance artist dressing as an extension of earth and nature teaches kids about conservation in the Amazon

Mexican street artist Curiot highlights the important lessons of folklore in colourful murals

Mexican street artist Favio Martinez, aka Curiot, is bringing symbols and legends of Mexican folklore, mystical and mythical creatures to light to illustrate the important lessons of myths. From Aztec prints to sugar skulls, the artist creates vibrant mythical beasts blending human and animal forms while alluding to a number of Mexican traditions including tribal art, the Day of the Dead, and various geometric designs. … Continue reading Mexican street artist Curiot highlights the important lessons of folklore in colourful murals

French artist Saype unveils new grass graffiti in Swiss Alps to symbolise the “building of a world with more solidarity”

French artist Saype, known for his biodegradable paintings, has taken to the Swiss Alps to create a painting to symbolise “the building of a world with more solidarity”. Guillaume Legros, better known as French artist Saype, latest work is entitled Beyond Crisis and shows a girl looking out towards the horizon with a chain of stick figures holding hands. The artwork was created on a … Continue reading French artist Saype unveils new grass graffiti in Swiss Alps to symbolise the “building of a world with more solidarity”