Colorful Constructed Pathways Formed in Nature

London-based artist Ellie Davies creates lengthy paths through the forest as a form of installation art. Just like Hansel and Gretel left a trail of pebbles to find their way home through the trees, Davies guides her viewers along prominently placed trails of ferns and foliage in this project entitled Constructed Pathways. After creating an extremely conspicuous path, Davies photographs the scene as both a landscape and an artificially created object.

Davies created this project in order to investigate her own relationship with nature. She says, “If all natural spaces are utilized, shaped, managed, and farmed by man, can we ever access the natural world on its own terms?” The artist constructs her installations among very natural landscapes using materials such as paint, powder, wool, and paper. The flow and movement of each pathway reflects the natural flow of the land in an effort to reflect what Davies describes as “the ‘constructed’ nature of landscapes, with particular reference to the long tradition of landscape painting and its role in the creation of meaning and myth making.” As humans affect the environment, nothing remains completely untouched and natural, and Davies works to explore the meaning of that transformation through her work.

Ellie Davies’s website
via [Faith Is Torment]

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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