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Underwater Swirls of Color

I’m not sure if it is a trend or just a big group of photographers and artists trying to experiment with this new “color liquids” technique. The first set of photographs I saw came from Kim Keever while reading articles on my flipboard app. To produce them, he drops tints of color into water and takes photographs while the liquids are mixing inside a 200-gallon fish tank. There’s something intriguing and powerful about them that I can’t find anywhere else. Would it be somehow related to the fact that he’s a former thermal engineer for NASA and its obviously knowledgeable in scientific and experimental projects? Not sure, but what I know for sure is that they’re THE BEST photographs of this kind that I’ve ever seen.

To know more about the artist visit: kimkeever.com

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Ricky Syers: no strings attached

(Sigh) It’s been a while since my last post!

Ricky Syers is one of the most talented and original puppeteer I’ve ever seen. This talented artist creates tiny little creatures based on real people he sees at the Washington Square Park in New York. Each of these characters has a beautiful story behind that put a smile on many people’s faces.

Here’s one of his most popular creations, Stix, a tiny old man with alcoholic problems. This character is seen dancing, sitting on a bench,  smoking cigarette, and of course drinking wine. Cute!

a Marionette in Manhattan from motionkicker on Vimeo.

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There’s also a the captivating story of Doris Diether, an 85-year-old lady who had lost her voice after an injury but followed Ricky’s art from the beginning. One day, Doris showed him a scrap book filled with articles she had written about marionettes, they started a beautiful friendship, and Ricky decided to create a marionette of her. Doris has recently regained her ability to speak.

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Some people are just awesome.

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Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr

It’s amazing how life can change completely in a matter of seconds. This post in in memory of Zina Nicole Lahr, a great and talented artist, designer, and creator of the most crazy stuff. She used to peculiarly diagnose herself with a condition called CCD or Creative Compulsive Disorder and had extremely passion for everything related to art.

I suppose you could say I have a self-diagnosed condition called CCD, it’s Creative Compulsive Disorder where I have to make stuff all the time, and with whatever I have around me, so if it’s trash, or junk, or things that people would normally throw away, I try to find new ways to re-fabricate them into something useful and beautiful. (Zina)

Unfortunately she passed away in a hiking accident this past November. Definitely a tragic loss of an artist full of spirit and soul.

Remembering Zina:
Her last video -> The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr
More about her and her artwork ->Zina Nicole Lahr

 

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