My bonsai has died. I forgot to water it one bloody week! I’m so upset.
Working on a few ideas with some hardwood block I had found in a scrap bin at work.
1. Iroko seeds In tower formation - Iroko blocks, Digital photograph 2014
2. Iroko seeds In monolithic formation - Iroko blocks, Digital photograph 2014
3. Iroko seeds In the Ent’s chair formation - Iroko blocks, Digital photograph 2014
Iroko is a hardwood from Africa. It’s also known as African Teak however is unrelated to the tea family of trees. The Yoruba people of western Africa believe that the tree is inhabited by a spirit and anyone who sees the Iroko-man face to face becomes insane. They also believe that the spirit is trapped within the wood so haunts any house that uses the wood.
I wanted to play around with the belief of the spirit inside the wood. Setting the “seeds” in different formations to suggest that the spirit has ultimate control over the material. Further more not altering the wood from its machined state increases the disconnection of the artist. Which I’m particularly interested in since I want people to form opinions on the aesthetic, physicality, material and intended purposes. Not on myself.
Age, gender, height, eye and hair color, then tell me what your favorite something (hobby, class, music, etc) and what kind of date you want to take me on.
No one will do this but what’s the harm!?
i like it when people do this, aw
さつき盆栽花季展 / Satsuki azalea bonsai exhibition
My front room is currently my studio whilst im not at uni.
Using watercolours and indian ink through drawing/painting as an exploration of the sculptural element.
growing attached to people but not wanting to be that clingy friend
here’s an idea: poor people are allowed to have nice things
Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.
Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!
I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
- Autumn In The White Carpathians
- Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
- Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
- Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan
- Autumn Path
- Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
- Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
- Dark Hedges In Ireland
- Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
- Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring