A Somber Photographic Preservation of Nature

Photographer Juliette Bates fascination with aerial animals including various breeds of birds, insects, and butterflies. Even aquatic and land dwelling creatures make appearances in this fascinating series titled Histoires Naturelles, translated as Natural History. There is a somber mood and passage of time reflected in these works that rely heavily on blue and gray overtones. The color scheme echoes the presence of mortality. Despite the recurring themes of death, there is also a glimpse of immortality attached to the images. By encasing a bird in glass, the creature doesn’t disappear and disintegrate into history. It is preserved, not too different from taxidermy.

Bates, who lives and works in Paris, was just recently selected as one of twelve photographers to participate in PHPA 2012, which will result in a group exhibition in 2013. In addition, as the prizewinner of the UPP-Dcouverte/Dupon 2012 competition, her work will be on exhibition later this year at Vieille du Temple in Paris.


















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December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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