Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
August 24, 2023

India Makes History as the First Country to Land on the South Pole of the Moon

On August 23, 2023, India became the fourth country to land successfully on the Moon with their unmanned spacecraft Chandrayaan-3. The United States, China, and the former Soviet Union are the only other nations to have achieved this impressive milestone. In addition to this achievement, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has set itself apart by reaching the lunar south pole—something that no other country has done before and a historical first in Moon exploration.

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August 23, 2023

Mesmerizing Metal Sculptures of Disintegrating People Visualizes the Ephemerality of Beauty and Life

South Africa-based artist Regardt Van Der Meulen transforms metal into seemingly fragile and delicate works of art. His lifesize sculptures depict human figures that appear to be eroding before the viewer's eyes. The durable material unwinds, crumbles, and disintegrates from the body, capturing the ephemerality of life. Each of these works portrays a figure that is falling apart.

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August 22, 2023

Sculptor Breathes New Life Into Thousands of Scrap Metal Parts

Discarded materials find new life in the art of Brian Mock. The Oregon-based creative collects scrap metal parts like screws, nuts, and bolts and fuses them together to create striking metal sculptures of different animals. Bears, dogs, cats, and many more are reimagined as futuristic life-size statues. What makes these pieces so mesmerizing to look at is that Mock's handiwork is completely evident even in the finished product.

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August 18, 2023

Vibrant Flower Installations Bloom From Unexpected Parts of New York City

If you're walking around New York City, keep an eye out for large bouquets. Floral designer Lewis Miller transforms unexpected corners of the metropolis into colorful gardens. These installations are part of an ongoing project called Flower Flash, in which Miller adds vibrant blooms to specific sites for just a couple of hours at a time. Though ephemeral, these pieces are stunning to look at, and completely change the urban setting.

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