A new HBO documentary looks at the work of street artist JR, whose giant portraits force people in troubled areas to confront the humanity that’s all around them.
Art locations in order (left to right):
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Author: Hugh Hart
Macoto Murayama shows flowers as what they really are: intricate feats of organic engineering.
Macoto Murayama’s fabulously detailed graphics don’t show bank vaults or anything built by the hands of humans, for that matter. Murayama specializes in blueprints of botany. He calls them something different: “inorganic flora”—and they’re not just images of flowers gussied up with engineering class trappings. Each is as precise a representation of its subject as Murayama can manage in two-dimensions. To start, the artist picks a specimen and carefully dissects it. He makes sketches and takes photographs, and then painstakingly models its structure with 3-D software. Next, he renders all those parts, arranges them in Photoshop, and overlays them with measurements, labels, names, and other information.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.~ Teddy Roosevelt
Names below in the order of photographs:
1. Mauna Kea, Hawai’i
2. Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russia
3. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
4. New Zealand’s Grand Traverse
5. Hoerikwaggo Trail, South Africa
6. China’s Tiankeng
7. Dingle Way, Ireland
8. Appalachian Trail
9. John Muir Trail
10. Strada delle 52 Gallerie, Italy
Everyone loves to talk about calmness and peace, whether in a family, national, or international context. But without inner peace how can we make real peace? World peace through hatred and force is impossible.~ Dalai Lama
The first photo shot by founder Kevin Systrom for Instagram