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(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone could start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
Axel Void paints “Nobody” on the streets of Newark, USA
The beautiful woodpile mosaic owls are the work of Gary Tallman, an 82-year-old Montana resident who turns the chore of stacking firewood into an art form. Over the years Tallman has learned the many colors found in various types of cordwood and uses them as his palette.
“Everybody doesn’t notice how many tones in the wood there are,” Marilyn Tallman said of her husband’s eye for the subtleties of wood. “He sees beauty in all kinds of things.”
“Generally speaking, we can find almost all the colors and tones in the woods that we harvest,” Tallman said of his woodpile mosaic. “Except for black,” he confessed. “We don’t have any ebony around here so I do color the ends of some of the black ones. But the others are pretty much just the way they come out of nature.”
Tallman’s ongoing owl theme is based on the birds who live in the trees around his home in Montana’s Little Belt Mountains. Each piece begins with a sketch drawn on graph paper. After first chopping and splitting the wood, Tallman sorts the various hues into separate piles. Then the process of stacking begins. He estimates that it takes him about 20 hours to stack one of his mosaics.
the act of supplying water to (a person or plant, for example) in order to restore or maintain fluid balance.
Etymology: ultimately derived from hydro-, from Ancient Greek ὑδρο- (hudro-), from ὕδωρ (húdōr, “water”).
Tânia Falcão and Avelar Lucas are two designers / musicians / illustrators from Portugal who also happen to be a married couple. A big part of their inspiration comes from music. They are both multi-instrumentalists and listen to many different genres. They take the same approach to art as to music, not being constrained by labels. You can find their work posted on Tumblr as @falcaolucasart.