Natural world, meditation and climate change

Meditation as a practice implies self-awareness. Finding about inner strength, intuition, thought processes and wishes. Otherwise, putting things in the background while finding the inner focus to clarify and perform. All these aspects create the assurance of different levels of balance. One might believe that meditation is a pure focus, while the contrary is in … Continue reading Natural world, meditation and climate change

Future perspectives in verses

Climate Change brings to mind emissions, which require solutions, such as futures with bikes and more car free highways. The planet Earth is calling us to bring nature to the negotiation table. These are the verses for the new year. "Nature's rhythm is different from the pace of the contemporary society." What we don't seem … Continue reading Future perspectives in verses

A shock of an image: Are we going backwards?

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There is a test for a humankind, which is almost beyond measure. Health crisis with the current pandemic, too little or complete lack of solidarity for the #blacklivesmatter, environmental crisis, climate emergency: you name it, we almost seem to be moving backwards. To try to locate it in a visual-literacy sphere, it appears like a … Continue reading A shock of an image: Are we going backwards?

Shakespeare and Earth Day

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Earth Day and Shakespeare's Birthday both take place in April, a month known for its showers and blossoms. The poetry month of April resonates with the nature's big events, and surely that of playwright and poet William Shakespeare's imagination. Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd, and Shakespeare gets his day on the 23rd. Earth Day … Continue reading Shakespeare and Earth Day

Olena Jennings: THE MEMORY PROJECT

In 2018, a New York City poet Olena Jennings created poetry based on her family's stories, attempting to visualise photography with words. The poems that resemble photography, carry them as frameworks of memory. In Olena Jenning's THE MEMORY PROJECT: The memory comes before the poem. The poem comes before the art. "I chose ink and paper … Continue reading Olena Jennings: THE MEMORY PROJECT

Stephanie A Lindquist about philosophy of plants and art

Stephanie A Lindquist, Cowpea Lannea Edulis Sorghum African Nightshade (East Africa) part of Founded series 2018 Digital print on acrylic 44“ x 50” in.

  Stephanie A Lindquist is a New York based artist and photographer, whose photo collages gather ideas of plants with world-wide origins.  Her works bring forth anscestral memories from diasporic places, and create meaning mapping our global existence as travelers and settlers. Food has always played enormous role in peoples adaptation to new places, creating … Continue reading Stephanie A Lindquist about philosophy of plants and art

Anne Raudaskoski on Ethica and the holistic approach

Anne Raudaskoski, Textile hackhaton, photo credit: Sara Malve-Ahlroth.

  Anne Raudaskoski is a Finnish enterpreneur who wishes to create new connection to nature. Her approach can change the game of sustainability. With a background in dance, she has faith on the power of the arts:  "Arts provide a holistic approach to existence, and this is what we need to change the current linear … Continue reading Anne Raudaskoski on Ethica and the holistic approach

Designer Margrethe Odgaard about process and color

Danish designer Margrethe Odgaard's exhibition was on view at the Design Museum in Helsinki during this summer. An introduction to her work put the creative aspect of design in focus. Odgaard's study of color and the cultural signification of it is very relevant and timely for innovative design conversation, in which we are looking for perspectives that see … Continue reading Designer Margrethe Odgaard about process and color

The magic of Hanji

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDHQmchoaB4 Re:visioning HANJI exhibition showcases artworks made from Korean traditional paper hanji.  Two artists, Ran Hwang and Aimee Lee, have each developed their own contemporary aesthetics and styles based on the traditional modes of mastering the paper in artistic forms.   The exhibition is on view until March 31 at the Korean Cultural Center in … Continue reading The magic of Hanji

Eliasson’s ice revisited

Ice Watch will open to the public on Thursday, 3 December 2015, in the Place du Panthéon in Paris. This artwork by Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing is part of the occasion of COP 21 at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for his large-scale installation … Continue reading Eliasson’s ice revisited