South Korean artist Me Kyeoung Lee created these enchanting paintings of tiny bodegas discovered on her travels around her home country.
She’s spent the past 20 years depicting these mini-corner shops, many of which are now disappearing.
“There were not many things to see and play like these days,” Me Kyeoung Lee reminisces, “but there was a time when I was happy to have a coin in my hands and run to a shop and hang out with friends gathered in front of it.”
Blink. And They’re Gone is a campaign to preserve cultural diversity and to fight for the preservation of cultural heritage.
This incredible short film features a mesmering montage of 1500+ of Jimmy Nelson’s photographs, which capture 36 of the last indigenous communities (including the Huli Wigmen from Papua New Guinea, the Kazakhs of Mongolia, the Sadhus of India, and the Wodaabe from Chad) in all their glory.
“The film, directed by JWT India’s CCO, Senthil Kumar together with J. Walter Thompson’s global creative lead Bas Korsten, took 90 days to edit, and features only a fraction of the 100,000 images Nelson has shot over the last 30 years.” shots
These Marianciuc’s more recent cranes showcase his eye for detail, creative use of color, and imaginative approach to traditional origami.
“I never stopped folding and decorating new ones. It just wasn’t on a daily basis anymore,” he tells My Modern Met. “With this newly-found lack of time restraints, I focused more on exploring themes as techniques that I had wanted to explore but just didn’t have the time to do so.”
”I’m still just as fascinated with the art of origami, its symbolism and history, still as obsessed with flight and wings and feathers, I thoroughly enjoy giving myself the time to create at a slower pace, and I am finding that I am able to listen much more closely to my instinct.”
“I often laughed, and you often gave me a dissatisfied look, till you pressed me to unfold my past before you as if it were a roll of pictures. It was then I felt respect for you. Because you unreservedly showed me your resolution to catch something alive in my being, and to sip the warm blood running in my body, by cutting my heart. At that time, I was still living, and did not want to die. So I rejected your request, promising to satisfy you some day. Now I am going to destroy my heart myself, and pour my blood into your veins. I shall be happy if a new life can enter into your bosom, when my heart has stopped beating.”
Piotr Jabłoński, aka Nicponim, (previously) is a digital painter and concept artist from Bialystok, Poland.
These new impressive artworks are deliciously creepy, Nicponim keeps high level of mastery, his detailed paintings are so wonderfully weird.
Siew Heng Boon, of Jelly Alchemy, is a truly food artist! Look at these incredible 3D jelly cakes that resemble pretty water gardens, wonderful koi ponds and feature myriad of colorful flowers encased within clear gelatin surfaces.
Recently Boon had to put her business on hold after being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.
“On the days when I was feeling well, I dedicated my time to create 3D jelly cakes for my team of doctors and carers,” she reveals. “During my battle with breast cancer, focusing on creating beautiful 3D jelly cakes helped to shift my focus away from the physical pain and negative thoughts.”