Wooden Sculptures Express Vulnerability Through Holes

Australian-based artist Paul Kaptein explores the notion of "now" in his wooden sculptures. While beautifully crafted, each piece has something strange about it. Notches and rectangular holes are cut into the figures and show that there's emptiness to his subjects. His work is metaphor for the present and the uncertainty that goes with it.

By re-examining what "now" means, the artist writes that it, "facilitates a renegotiation of perceptual truths resulting in an expression of things not quite truth, yet not quite fiction." The present is in-flux, and we can't predict what's ahead (although we can try). While this makes the future seem bleak, to the artist it offers endless possibilities.










Paul Kaptein website
via [Fubiz]



January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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