Crafts

November 9, 2021

Delicate Cut Paper Sculptures Convey the Detrimental Effects of Climate Change on Coral

Coral reefs are one of the world's most wondrous ecosystems, but they are perishing because of climate change. Through rising ocean temperatures and the stress of an altered environment, the coral turns from colorful to white in a process called coral bleaching. Artist Rogan Brown uses the delicate beauty of cut paper to convey this troubled state, specifically through series titled Ghost Coral and Coral Garden.

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October 20, 2021

See How Traditional Hemp Rope Is Made in This Fascinating 17-Minute Documentary

The rise of widespread industrialization in Europe during the middle of the 18th and the beginning of the early 19th centuries brought massive change to how goods were produced. Since that time, many traditional trades, crafts, and customs have fallen by the wayside. In an effort to preserve some of those lost traditions, Spanish director and producer Eugenio Monesma Moliner has spent more than 40 years making ethnographic documentaries on the traditions and customs of Spain.

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