"My love for animals and nature has shaped my art since I first put pencil to paper, as has my love of mythology and mutation, both of which tell a story of dramatic, often violent change. There are gods who transform into beasts, or who were born with the heads of animals or a multitude of limbs, and there are gods who cursed humans to take on animal or plant forms as punishment, not to mention the mythological mutant beasts such as the Hydra or Cerberus. Mirroring those ancient myths in often grotesque ways we find in contemporary times that animals are being transformed against their will due to interactions with human pollutants; frogs with triplicate legs and blind eyes, cows with shriveled sets of legs growing out of their backs, two faced piglets being born on factory farms and radioactive fish rotting from the inside while still alive, plus so many more. I am interested in the power of these mutations both for their mythological remnants and their dire environmental implications "caitlin hackett.
Paksuniemi, Kiruna, Sweden / Tomas Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se
Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.
You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.
Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone — profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.
“Seventeen year cicadas are here in New York! Magicicada spp. spend most of their 17-year lives underground feeding on xylem fluids from the roots of deciduous forest trees in the eastern United States. After 17 years, mature cicada nymphs emerge at any given locality, synchronously and in tremendous numbers. After such a prolonged developmental phase, the adults are active for about 4 to 6 weeks. The males aggregate into chorus centers and attract mates. Within two months of the original emergence, the life cycle is complete, the eggs have been laid and the adult cicadas are gone for another 17 years.”