Posts tagged with ‘nature’
By Daniel Stoupin, these images are of fluorescent water fleas under a microscope, the colours are spectacular! They have a very alien look about them, but wonderfully are not from fiction. He has other stunning microscopic shots of bugs here.
By Mitch Dobrowner, I always find photography like this that captures the beauty and ferocity of nature the best, these pictures both have an atmosphere that would be near impossible to replicate. The whole set is amazing.
By Godley & Peers, I had the pleasure of reading a stunning article about this astounding cape in Crafts Magazine, the entire thing is woven from golden orb spider silk, this is the silks natural colour and has taken 8 years to gather the material and to produce it. It is currently in the V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) in London, a truly remarkable feat of weaving, on the humans part too!
By Maggi Hambling, I have always had a proclivity for art made about or relating to water, the sea being the epitome of power and beauty, these paintings could not capture it more perfectly. You get a feeling of energy and power from just looking at them, the brush strokes and texture the water seems ready to wash right through the canvas and into the space they inhabit.
"The older I get I identify with the land which is being eroded, the sea is like time - you can do nothing about it. Death will come, the sea will come. It’s a metaphor for life."
Coventry University Degree Show 2012
By Clare Butler, dealing with simplistic ideas of relaxation and the recreational relationship between relaxing in a piece of furniture and therapeutic growth of plants. Taking a light-hearted view on a work of art, just aiming to make something beautiful and simple.
By Diana Scherer, inspired by seventeenth-century botanical encyclopaedias, where a plant is presented flowers, roots and all. A tender and gentle photographic project allowing each plant to grow of it’s own devices for 6 months, just confined within a vessel which it is then set free from to show incredible root structures.
By Anna Gillespie, constructed from materials that have fallen from trees; branches, leaves, bark, even acorns—each sculpture is created from trees and what nature provides for us. This ongoing series titled Taste the Rain, tries to draw its viewer in through their own experiences, encouraging them to think about scale and how even the tallest human is dwarfed by trees and nature.
By Catherine Nelson, I find myself mesmerised by these astounding, meticulous compositions from thousands of tiny details, congregated to form these individual little magical worlds. Each one a contained planet with it’s own individual environment and colour range.
By Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth, this collaborative project titled Eyes as Big as Plates, is inspired by Norwegian folklore, producing some gorgeous photographs set in picturesque landscapes, the integration of man and nature really makes each shot fascinating.
By Fong Qi Wei, series called Exploded Flowers, each image is created from breaking down and setting out the deconstructed fragments so that they are relative to the flowers natural bloom, fantastic stuff.