Kids are one group of people full of hope. They haven’t be trained and shaped into what society want them to be. They are full of creativity and imagination. Many people are devoted to help young kids realize the power of imagination and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential, artists from “The Monster Project” are among them. In the project, elementary school students are asked to draw a monster, without rules or restrictions. Then the finished drawings are sent to artists all across the globe so they can recreate them as 3D illustrations, animations, and paintings. After the transformation, the monsters are returned to the kids so they can see their creativity brought to life without worrying about grades or judgements. Find more about this project on its website or their Behance page.
We all have built our own particular vision of the world for ourselves, visions that have a lot in common with those of our friends, partners and family and gradually less to more distant people and strangers. However, this shouldn’t be only about lack communication in modern societies. Barcelona-based Cinta Vidal tried to show an understandable and tangible image of this notion of people’s minds building and drifting to self-comforting worlds, maybe staying there for a while and maybe coming back together for an instant. To manifest this vision, Vidal created below below gravity-defying paintings and telling us “the startling beauty of a world filled with endless pockets and perspectives.”
Snow spray is commonly used during winter time, epically the holiday season to create some snowy feeling. In most people’s hand, they are just a tool to create some white flurry dots on the window, while in artist’s hand, they are useful paint tool. For example, Tom Baker from Berkshire came up with the idea of using a brush to draw detailed scenes after he sprayed an entire window with fake snow. By using this technique, Tom created some incredible winter scenes, such as village landscapes with cottages, vintage cars, horses and carts and street lights glowing in the snowy night. Check the video at the bottom to see how Tom create those window magic on fly.
With respect for natural detail, New York based artist Alison Moritsugu captures the essence of Mother Nature in her log paintings. In this project, Moritsugu used trees as both the subject and the canvas. With those log painting, Moritsugu allows viewers to see what America was like when settlers first arrived and additionally depicts the destructive effects of industrialization. As Moritsugu said, “I like the juxtaposition and tension created by having an image of nature on a section or sample of real nature.”