Ashley Cecil, an activist with a paintbrush. Yes folks, you heard me right (err read me right), this here gal has made it her mission to describe the world with a paintbrush in the hopes to making it a better place. Most paintings correspond to a non-profit organization and a portion of proceeds from each painting sold will be donated to the corresponding organization. Social activism and art at their best! [ Continue Reading ]
Have you ever wondered what happens to all those buses that nobody uses or are considered too old and unsafe for school use? Wonder no more. Apparently they all go to Panama! Unused and unwanted buses end up in Panama and are then converted into public transportation vehicles for urban areas. If that were the end of the story, one might say “That’s nice. They help out the less fortunate.” This is much more than that. This is riding in style. Call it: Pimp My Ride: Panama City Edition. These neglected and worn down vehicles are ” fantastically refashioned” with designs and imagery painted on all available surfaces by veteran artists and newbies alike. Horns, thumping music, [ Continue Reading ]
The post you are about to read is based on a true story…although some liberties have been taken.. :) [ Continue Reading ]
The image above was taken from the Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass’s 1964 classic film ”Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. You may have heard it before. The doe ( female deer) with the long lashes and pretty bow is actually named Clarice and is not Vixen at all, as the title of this particular blog suggests, but thats really besides the point. While this classic which was inspired by the poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and the coloring book “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, has a good message and a happy ending, it is the song that is sung, which has no relation in particular to the movie, that I have issue with. [ Continue Reading ]
David Altmejd is a Montreal-born installation artist now residing in New York. At first glance his work can be disturbing, even horrifying: decomposing bodies, matted fur, organs covered in mold. In short, not your run-of-the-mill Disney fare. But upon closer observation, the pieces exude a colourful optimism.
The power of photography: It’s been written about here before. It has also been written how much one picture can convey with just a still frame. No one understands this better than National Geographic whose pictures alone warrant it a “best magazine ever” title even if it is I who just now arbitrarily bestowed it. The image above of a Mandrill – a monkey-like creature with tangerine eyes, accompanied an article in the March 2001 issue and was also its cover story. [ Continue Reading ]