we control all and
we are all controlled
this is life
We only realize the true value of the things in the moment of losing them, though they were always there.
In Tomohide Ikeya's spectacular BREATH series, he puts on display something we take for granted every day of our lives: breathing. By putting people under water, he creates the bubbles on display in many of these photos, which can be seen as a representation of our need to breath.
A girl, on a swing, over an entire city.
Luis Beltrán is a digital artist from Spain that has a way with images. He masterfully combines photos and illustrations to create memorable, surreal and thought provoking works. Each one pulls you in and forces you to create a story for it. He truly has an eye for art and storytelling. Below each image, I will give you my interpretation of it.
This one makes you wonder what that could possibly be thinking.
Is this an abandoned railroad car or is it on a journey?
There's a storm brewing up.
A path to a wonderous carnival, or an eerie circus tent.
May the darkness lead to light.
Elephants are fantastic pets.
The beginning of an epic journey, or the end of the road?
This amazing paper cut-out artwork was created by Bovey Lee.Here's his description of the work, "The foreground involves a sort of kids fight, surrounded by giant jellyfish being rushed to shore by the crashing waves. The mid-ground consists of two oil drilling platforms, collapsing, exploding, and catching on fire. The main figure is the girl on the couch who is unaware of what’s about to happen and laughing away. In the back, the threatening waves are in full throttle, while elephants balance on beach balls at the edge of a wall of water."
A beautiful photo by Edward Weston as part of his Nude series.
Interestingly enough, while uploading this photo to Facebook, this description was automatically inserted:
"The documentary, called Eloquent Nude, which chronicles the relationship of Edward Weston and Charis Wilson is done. Charis is now 92, and she was a big part of Edward's most productive years. She is perhaps one of the most famous nudes in modern photography. Her recollections, caught on film by McCluskey -- and recreated by McCluskey -- form the heart of the film. It will premiere on March 8th at Portland Art Museum."
James Hance is an incredibly talented character artist and painter. His art features a wide range of Stars Wars, Muppets, celebrity and pop culture references.
Here's an exerpt from his website explaining his three distinct styles:"James appears to have three styles of painting, extremely expressive such as in one of a few depictions of Heath Ledger in the role of Joker, highly painterly in pieces such as his Starwars influenced tribute to the classic Hitchcock thriller North by Northwest and photorealistic "digitally enhanced" paintings such as The Gentle Sith. There are plenty of in-jokes in Hance's portfolio, and it does, from time to time, veer close to socio-cultural comment such as his hauntingly disturbing piece entitled 'Music and Me'."