Category Archives: Art

KAWS EXHIBIT

 

After being teased late last month, the fourth stop of  KAWS‘ HOLIDAYsculpture has made its way to Mount Fuji, Japan. On display until July 24, the large-scale outdoor exhibition is centered around a 40-meter-long inflatable COMPANION figure and a unique camping experience. Around 2,000 campers will be staying at the foot of the inflatable figure at the Fumotoppara Camping Ground sponsored by Herschel Supply.

This time around, KAWS’ iconic COMPANION figure has taken a relaxed position by the greatest symbol of Japan’s natural beauty. Created in collaboration with longtime collaborator AllRightsReserved, the exhibition will be opened with a drone performance by the SKYMAGIC drone team which will spotlight KAWS’ signature works, against the picturesque and tranquil scenery.

The KAWS:HOLIDAY JAPAN will be on display from July 18 to 24.

Fumotoppara Camping Ground
156 Fumoto
Fujinomiya, Shizuoka 418-0109
Japan

 

Rain Water Home Design

Architecture company develops a roof that collects rainwater and cools your house at the same time

A brilliant new bowl-shaped roof serves a double purpose for people living in hot, arid climates — providing free water and free air conditioning.

The “Concave Roof” is designed to “help even the smallest quantities of rain flow down the roof and eventually coalesce into bigger drops, just right for harvesting before they evaporate,” the architects told Arch Daily.

The shape of the roof is perfect not only for maximizing water collection but also for providing shade and airflow between itself and the interior layer of roof, helping keep the house below cool.

The “bowl roof” also provides a second cooling feature. The water it collects is stored in tanks in the walls of the house, cooling the walls and insulating the house.

The Iranian architecture company BMDesign Studios hopes the design will help provide water security in a part of the world that receives less than a third of the global average for annual rainfall.

The company is working on a school building as a prototype, which is expected to be able to collect and store over 7000 gallons of water with 10,000 square feet of rooftop.

 Source – ReturnToNow 

Why Bonsai Cost so much ?

Bonsai is an artform that requires years of training, and centuries of dedication. At the 2012 International bonsai Convention a tree was on sale for one hundred million yen, just under a million dollars. And many more of these trees are considered completely priceless. So what is it that makes these trees so expensive?

ART Exhibition: Occasional Superstar

Next up … The Occasional Superstar aka Fabian. Presented his show at FDA ARTlanta gallery we had a chance to capture all the fun vibes. Check out the video and photos below.

BLVCK HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF l Fabian Williams solo art exhibition @occasionalsuperstar l Opening February 24th l 7-11pm l FREE

Fabian Williams will have over 60 drawings on display. Some of the drawings are the sketches behind Fabian’s iconic street art though out Atlanta. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history.

 

 

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MovingArtATL Anniversary Show 4.21

Its that time again!!!

April 21st we celebrate our 3 year anniversary with another level to our movement… ” I AM MOVING ART ” .

Everything has an art form and that art starts with you. Here at MovingArtExperience we are taking the time to recognize the ART that you are with a phrase..an affirmation, a mantra, a movement that acknowledges the greatness in you… ” I AM MOVING ART “

 

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FDA: Unguarded Hopes and Dreams

We had a chance to capture a show by Eugene V Byrd III!  Dope artwork  and good vibes always make a great video!

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Lone Goddess: The Absence of Lover by Akasha Martin

Written by Akasha Martin 

“Create a world, your world. Alone. Stand alone. Create. And then the love will come to you, then it comes to you.” -Anaïs Nin​-

 

I’ve always had a longing for The Other. This innate craving to mentally, physically, and spiritually fuse with another soul—creating a bond that time nor death could separate. Perhaps it was the absence of father that created this search for some other being to validate my worth or a desire to see all that I was willing to give of myself for love be reflected back to me. Whatever the intention, this lifelong yearning has sustained a pattern of seeking soulmate connection in every lover—but consistently coming up empty.

I sought refuge and reassurance in the bed of my conquests and used them as a cove to hide from all the aspects of myself that were deficient. They sought refuge and strength in the safety of my womb and I was more than happy to oblige—even if for the short-lived charge of electric pleasure that came with being wanted. It’s a dangerous web to weave; creating energy cords and soul ties with temporary bodies that lose their sense of purpose after the climax has faded. But this is the connection I’ve always had with men—pouring my love, my time, and my energy into vessels with no room or desire to receive to me.

Each lover arrived with the same purpose and I was never content. Only left with symptoms of withdrawal—hands shaking and pacing wall to wall like an addict anticipating her next fix. It was only after an overdose on a lover much too potent for my already overtaxed system that I began to retreat within and reflect on my escapades with men who didn’t have the capacity to love me. What was I truly trying to fill? And why did I have this perception that my existence lacked value unless there was another to pour myself into?

This is where I currently reside on my journey of healing. Recovering the fragments left scattered about in my search for validation and bringing them back into wholeness. Going within and asking the right questions revealed to me that this quest of “The Other” was really a deep seated fear that I wasn’t enough and if I never found “The Other”—would I be able to live with that? Although it’s something I’d rather not imagine—the answer is yes.

I can exist without the ideology of a beloved soulmate arriving to save me from myself.

I can walk the solitary path with courage—because it is far more frightening having my energy taken with no intention of replenishing what I’ve supplied. I am not content with lack of reciprocity.

So I have become much like Daphne; a lone goddess retreating into nature to nurture my passions and longings—to study all the cracks and unraveling seams that make up Me. I am in a state of preservation and will transform into an inanimate object should any hunter attempt to pursue me.

I am learning that my presence is more than enough to sustain me.

Through the absence of lover—I have found comfort in a Universe of my own making.

Photography Credit: Expressions Untold

Akasha Martin is a traveling freelance writer and blogger hailing from the “Windy City” of Chicago. She’s a hedonistic Goddess and holistic health enthusiast who’s passionate about empowering women and young girls of color on how to be more connected to mind, body, and spirit and hopes to be a catalyst for helping others transform every area of their life and be their most authentic self.

Her upcoming book The Soul Promptings of a Nomadic Goddess is set to make its debut in Spring of 2018.

You can follow her travel adventures @nomadic_akasha on Instagram and read more of her work at  https://www.blackfemmewitchesbrew.com