Intricate Textured Paintings Resemble Coral Reefs

Using rolls of paper and acrylic on canvas, Amy Eisenfeld Genser creates textures and patterns against rich backgrounds that resemble underwater scenes. Each piece is reflective of the stony corals and polyps that one might see while scuba diving near a coral reef.

The Connecticut-based artist says, “The sources of my work are textures, patterns, and grids. I look for forms that can be repeated to create a pattern when they are joined. My work tries to capture the essence of an experience or an image I have seen. I often look to the natural world for inspiration.”

A side view of each piece provides a three dimensional depth to an already tactile painting. Her mixed media works are so greatly detailed, viewers will want to reach out and touch the rounded shapes created from spirals of recycled paper, or the textures that are created from a smattering of acrylic across the canvas.

Amy Eisenfeld Genser’s website
via [Slow Art Day]

January 19, 2017

Adorable Animals Frolic in Snow as Oregon Zoo Is Closed Due to Weather

We may be only about a month into winter, but Portland, Oregon has already seen enough snowfall to satisfy the entire season. During what has been described as a miserable few weeks laced with storms, snow days, and sub-zero temperatures, many of the City of Roses’ residents have opted to keep warm by staying indoors or bundling up before braving the cold. Though the winter blues are normal, not all Oregonians are sick of the snow.

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January 18, 2017

Betty White Turns 95 and Celebrates Her 75 Amazing Years of Acting

Actor Betty White has seen it all—her extraordinary 75-year comedic career spans radio, television, and movies. Since 1939, she has delighted viewers on television and continues to act at the age of 95—proving that you’re never too old to do what you love. White’s early life was during the height of the Great Depression, but despite the intense economic struggles, her family made it through.

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