Sugarfox: Artist gets creative with trash to create animal sculptures

Artist Stephanie Hongo has been making use of trash – everything from plastic spoons, old ping pong balls and even unused catheters – to create intricate sculptures of animals.  The artist, also known as Sugarfox, embraced trash as her artist’s tools in 2017 after quitting her job as an artist-in-residence at grocery store chain Trader Joe’s.  Now the artist, based in Southington, Connecticut, has created … Continue reading Sugarfox: Artist gets creative with trash to create animal sculptures

Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo creates light painting using the night as his canvas

Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo has been creating art with the dark night as his “canvas’ and light as his “brush”. Using a technique known as light painting, the Finnish artist makes his works with a photographic technique based on long exposure times that vary from a few seconds to hours. While the cameras shutter is open, the artist is able to draw in the air … Continue reading Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo creates light painting using the night as his canvas

KinAct: Art festival in DR Congo raises awareness of throwaway culture

An arts festival in the Democratic Republic of Congo is aiming to raise awareness of throwaway culture and its affects on the environment. Performers dressed in cans, tubes, mirrors and other materials salvaged from rubbish bins paraded through the streets of Kinshasa for the 5th edition of the KinAct festival. Founded in 2015 in Kinshasa by visual artist Eddy Ekete and Aude Bertrand, KinAct is … Continue reading KinAct: Art festival in DR Congo raises awareness of throwaway culture

Yinka Ilori: Raising the positive vibes through art and storytelling

Multidisciplinary artist Yinka Ilori is taking the serious out of design, and bringing colour, imagination, playfulness, positive energy, and good vibes to the game with his creations – everything from chairs with bold and vivid patterns and colours, billboards with positive affirmations and vibrant designs dotted around UK cities, and a homewares range. The London-born designer specialises in “storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian … Continue reading Yinka Ilori: Raising the positive vibes through art and storytelling

Poem: Praise Be for Wetlands — Medeacine

On the wets of South-West London,Natives returned – voles, geese and otters,Reclaiming the Thames water dungeon,With the assistance of conservation Harry Potters. “Let’s turn it into wetlands”, said the barnacle goose,A native of Svalbard, offering it’s Norsk wisdom.“Yes” agreed the water vole. [Btw it’s not a rat, moose].“Sure,” said the otter. “Easy peasy, it’s no […] Poem: Praise Be for Wetlands — Medeacine Continue reading Poem: Praise Be for Wetlands — Medeacine

Poem: House of Unity — Medeacine

Best friends on a roll,Spoken word a rare thing,All about heart and soul,Not puppets on a string,One-2-one relays, block the mole,Telepathic speed dial, ring-a-ping-ping. Strike a chord,That’s right, I on keys, you on bass,Harmonious rhythms, pause only to raise a sword.We back in the manor, pick up the pace,You on drums now, me on the […] Poem: House of Unity — Medeacine Continue reading Poem: House of Unity — Medeacine

Poem: Say what?: Translations of the Universe — Medeacine

Some call it jazz;The Universe calls it music. Some focus on what they don’t what;The Universe calls it “ok this is what you do want so we’ll give it to you”. Some take from others what doesn’t belong to them;The Universe calls it karma. Some make allowances for mean-spirited, nasty beings because “oh, but they’re […] Say what?: Translations of the Universe — Medeacine Continue reading Poem: Say what?: Translations of the Universe — Medeacine

Bioworkz: Artist uses mandalas and sacred geometry to tell the stories of animals he draws

Some people meditate and for artist Ben Kwok, he draws. The Southern California-based graphic artist and illustrator, known as Bioworkz, creates intricately detailed drawings of animals, mandalas, sacred geometry and complex patterns.  Ben Kwok’s eye-catching designs are striking, and each animal drawing, ornately decorated with various patterns inspired by mandalas and sacred geometry, invokes that very animal being and tells their own story. To create … Continue reading Bioworkz: Artist uses mandalas and sacred geometry to tell the stories of animals he draws

Poem: Living Life With Heart & Soul — Medeacine

Bring on the words of power,Affirm your truth and raise your vibrations,Let go of the stuff that turns life sour,Wave your hands in the air, sun salutations. Happiness is right there, within you,Can’t be found outside you, truth be told,Step back from the madness, and take a pew,Then stand your ground, no less than bold. […] Poem: Living Life With Heart & Soul — Medeacine Continue reading Poem: Living Life With Heart & Soul — Medeacine

Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles transforms plastic and waste material into paintings

Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles is giving discarded waste a new life by incorporating materials ranging from shredded plastic to old paint and leftover construction wood in his paintings. The artist sources the materials from around his Manila neighbourhood or through donations from contacts he has made since launching his environmental campaign in 2019. He was spurred on to take up the project after seeing a … Continue reading Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles transforms plastic and waste material into paintings