Have you checked out the 2016 winners of the World Press Photo Contest? Make sure to explore their incredible website which features visual journalism on contemporary issues, nature, long-term projects, sports and more!
Dana Donaty (one of Mrs. Boyle's favorites) is an innovative artist widely recognized for her work which features unusual narratives, unique multimedia installations and murals.
Instagram photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard captures the incredible and intricate artwork used to create the beautiful Mosques in Iran. Many of these Mosques are over 900 years old and are still visited today!
On the Other Side of the Woods: A Stop-Motion Story About a Small Clay Girl Lost in an Artist’s Studio
Anu-Laura Tuttelberg shot most of her film short, On the Other Side of the Woods, using natural light streaming in from nearby windows which caused a gentle flicker that helps subtly denote the passage of time. Check out more of her incredible and haunting work on her website!
Artist Julien Slnzogan mixed-media and fine pen-and-ink works conjure the world of the spirits and their gods. Many of his pieces depict the triumphant arrival points for the homeward return of lost African slave spirits about to be reborn. Sinzogan's work is currently on display at the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College (only a little over an hour away)! On Saturday, March 12th, you can also attend a free tour of The Hood's African Inventory!
Would you stay overnight here? The Art Institute of Chicago is launching an interactive experience alongside their latest exhibition, entry to a full-size replica of Van Gogh’s painting The Bedroom. The room, available on AirBnB and includes all the details of the original painting, arranged in haphazard alignment to imitate the original room along with approximately 36 works by the artist! You can read more about it HERE!
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour
- William Blake
Check out the incredible nano photography of Dr. Gary Greenberg.
Naomi Shihab Nye
Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.
Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you every where
like a shadow or a friend.
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