Illuminated Wire Sculptures Take Flight

Don’t these remind you of Jaume Plensa’s otherworldly sculptures? Artist Cedric Le Borgne constructs liberating figures made of chicken wire. Each of the artist’s intricately crafted sculptures feature the human form (Les Voyageurs), a deer (La Biche), or a monkey (Les Naufrags) which can be seen calmly sitting, grazing, or taking flight high above ground. There’s something wildly romantic about the illuminated figures suspended in mid-air. It’s a freedom that translates through the installation’s placement. You never know where these characters are off to, which is just what Le Borgne intended. His pieces are mean to represent a freedom from formal constraints.

An adventure is to be had with Le Borgne’s body of work. As a frequent traveler, he has shown his pieces across Europe. Most recently, his series has landed in England. Le Borgne, who works and lives in France, is one of 35 international artists displaying their light utilizing works at the Lumiere Festival in Durham, England. Lumiere is the UK’s largest light festival that runs for four days. Le Borgne’s Les Voyageurs series was shown this year featuring eleven figures along Durham’s South Bailey.

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December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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