Last year, roughly at this time, I collected some of the beautiful leaves that literally cover my path back home. Surely, I had in mind to create something with them, which I never did at the end. Luckily, and certainly with a million time better results that I could have gained, some artists don’t give up and create inspiring pieces out of this beautiful medium…
(suggested soundtrack: November by Azure Ray, here)
A land artist, Walter Mason has created a series of works and installations inspired by the seasons. Here some from his Fall intervention in and with nature:
For more of Walter Mason exciting pieces of land art visit his Flickr page here. (via My Modern Metropolis)
Rachel Sokal practices an alternative form of photography. The works are chlorophyll prints, with no photoshop involved. Sokal places a photo printed onto clear acetate on top of a leaf. The acetate image creates a protective filter while time and sunlight make the rest:
Rachel Sokal works with many forms of photography. Check her website here.
Illustrator Mehdi Moeeni has created lovely images of animals, shaped with leaves. They are so simple and yet so unique:
(via Design Swan)
Posted in Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Installation, Nature, Photography
Tagged Autumn, Illustration, Land art, Leaves Art, Mehdi Mo'eeni, Photography, Rachel Sokal, Walter Mason
‘Most toads can swim if they’re forced to, but unlike frogs, they rarely enter water. Since the world is two-thirds water, where would you say the limitations lie: with the frogs or the toads? Frogs are smooth and sleek and moist; toads are rough and dry and warty’ (Tom Robbins, Half asleep in Frog Pajamas)
(a street-art frog via Street Art Utopia) (an illustration by David McLimans via Animalarium) (sculpture made of metal scraps in Oakland, Ca. Via Vallejo Independent Bulletin) (Illustration by Charley Harper, 1961. Via Unruly) (From the series New World Transparent Specimens by Iori Tomita. Via Felkx) (recycled frog by Andrew Mockett. Via Kickan and Conkers) (My tiled street art insertion that someone stole for me…)
I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell!
They’d banish — you know!
How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one’s name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!
(There is a pair of us – don’t tell! Via Smashing core) (3D street painting, via 3D Street Art) (Illustration from Leaves by Mehdi Mo’eeni, via Animalarium) (Stencil street art frog, via Migraciòn Total)
Kiss that Frog by Peter Gabriel)
And my frogness stamped on my skin: (my one and only cherished tattoo)
Posted in Art, Humour, Inspiration, Installation, Nature, Photography, Sculpture, Street Art
Tagged Andrew Mockett, Charley Harper, David McLimans, Frog, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas, Iori Tomita, Mehdi Mo'eeni, Peter Gabriel