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.
Russian photographer Vadim Trunov recently captured a couple of adorable squirrels having some wintertime fun. Set in a snow-covered forest outside of Voronezh, Russia, the cute and action-packed photos feature the creatures interacting with some human-made things as well as playing catch with a pine cone.
Trunov helped facilitate this lively play. He set out snowballs and a snowman and left his Canon DSLR alone, attached to a tripod. After the duo entered his makeshift set, they enthusiastically explored the props and even tussled over a nut. Trunov’s photographic experiment makes for a delightful, candid look at what squirrels do when we aren’t around.