Quick Hits: The Art of Tragedy

  This fishing vessel, known as the Death Ship, sank in the dark on April 18, 2015 killing as many as 900 migrants trapped in its hull. It is being installed in Venice’s former shipyards as the centerpiece of a project by Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel, for the […]

Ann Wood: Paper Sculptures

Ann Wood’s paper-sculpted botanicals are superb, and she is an artisan celebrated on this blog in the past (see that extraordinary work here).  Now, it’s time to focus on her garden works, equally creative.

Courtney Mattison: Sculptured Reefs

Courtney Mattison is an internationally recognized artist and ocean advocate working to inspire the conservation of our changing seas. She hand sculpts intricately detailed ceramic works inspired by the fragile beauty of ocean ecosystems—primarily coral reefs—and the human-caused threats they face.

Quick Hits: Antonio Briceño

Antonio Briceño is a Venezuelan photographer and biologist whose work promotes the conservation of nature and indigenous cultures. In a series called “Gods of America,” Briceño creates portraits of indigenous people set against natural and cultural landscapes.

Portraits: The U.K. Shortlist

Britain’s National Portrait Gallery has chosen these four works from 2,538 entries from 84 countries as the shortlist for the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2019.  See what you think. The painting depicts the photographer Sophie Mayanne and her dog Carla. Mayanne is known for Behind the Scars, a […]