Artist Hula freedives to complete artificial reef underwater murals from the ocean floor in Deep Seads series

Hawaiian artist Hula – known for testing his limits in nature’s elements in order to create art with both an environmental message and purpose – has created artificial reefs in hopes of raising awareness for the fight to save Earth’s coral reefs. Sean Yoro, professionally known as Hula, is well known for his unique murals painted near and in large bodies of water – depicting figures that emerge from … Continue reading Artist Hula freedives to complete artificial reef underwater murals from the ocean floor in Deep Seads series

Street artist Bordalo II turns trash into animal sculptures to highlight wastefulness and its impact on the planet

Portuguese street artist Bordalo II is highlighting the extent of wastefulness and the impact it has on the environment through his Trash Animals sculptures. The Lisbon-based Artur Bordalo creates sculptures from various discarded objects he can find around the city including scrap metal, old tyres, car carcasses, appliances, plastic stuff and aluminium cans. Artur Bordalo’s installations are focused on questioning the materialistic and consumerist society we … Continue reading Street artist Bordalo II turns trash into animal sculptures to highlight wastefulness and its impact on the planet

Earthscape artist Andres Amador works the beach with stunning geometric designs

For Andres Amador, the beach is a canvas that most resonates with his artistic flair. Inspired by his study of calligraphy, ancient architecture, and science of all disciplines, the Sierra Nevada-based artist has spent the last 15 years on his beach-based Earthscape Art series. The artwork on beaches can span over 100,000 feet, achievable only during low tide when the beach is revealed. The fractal … Continue reading Earthscape artist Andres Amador works the beach with stunning geometric designs

Monsieur Plant: French artist uses plant life, trees, everyday objects and humour to remind us of our connection to nature

Urban gardener Christophe Guinet, aka Monsieur Plant, brings everyday products into contact with plant life and trees in his artworks – showing that we are always connected with nature, and reminding us of the playfulness and creativity that nature brings out in us. The Marseilles-based artist’s botanical artworks and installations are often humourous as they are beautiful and inspiring. Some of Monsieur Plant’s most recent … Continue reading Monsieur Plant: French artist uses plant life, trees, everyday objects and humour to remind us of our connection to nature

Atlas of Scotland: New project sees artist Andrew Barr map Scottish history and culture “in a whole new light”

A new Scottish Atlas – the first of its kind in over 100 years – retell the story of Scotland’s history and culture, revealing one of the world’s oldest nations “in a whole new light”. Edinburgh-based artist and writer Andrew Redmond Barr has launched a new project to create the Atlas of Scotland, a hardback book combining text with illustrated maps. It will shed new … Continue reading Atlas of Scotland: New project sees artist Andrew Barr map Scottish history and culture “in a whole new light”

Revitalising traditional Inuit tattooing using skin stitching and skin poking techniques

Tattoos remain a vital part of the Inuit culture, in spite of the tradition almost being lost when missionaries came to Inuit communities and began colonising around 100 years ago. For millennia, Inuit women would get tattoos with needles made of bone or sinew soaked in suet. Each tattoo signified an important accomplishment or coming of age. When missionaries arrived in Canada’s Arctic about 100 years ago, … Continue reading Revitalising traditional Inuit tattooing using skin stitching and skin poking techniques

Kirie Artist Carves Playful Narratives Into Tree Leaves- Nisha Designs —

A 34-year old artist who goes by the name Lito has been living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) his entire life. Lito had been searching for an outlet where he could channel his above-normal levels of concentration and obsessiveness when he discovered the Japanese art of kirie (切り絵, literally ‘cut picture’). Earlier this year in January […] Kirie Artist Carves Playful Narratives Into Tree Leaves- Nisha Designs … Continue reading Kirie Artist Carves Playful Narratives Into Tree Leaves- Nisha Designs —

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