The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.
Here’s a great idea we can all get behind. Chicago-based graphic designer Max Temkin has created a series of 10 philosophy posters with quotes from some of the world’s greatest thinkers. Each poster is a hand-made 18″x24″ screen print on high quality paper from the French Paper Company. They cost $20 each for those in the US or $30 for those living anywhere else in the world. On Kickstarter, Max currently has 556 backers who have pledged over $15K (the goal was only $2K). This project still has 20 more days to go. What an inspiring idea! Glad it’s being funded.