Palestinian artist sculpts clay family fleeing from homes in Gaza

Palestinian artist sculpts clay family fleeing from homes in Gaza As a symbol of the suffering of citizens in the shuja’iyya neighboorhood of Gaza, where inhabitants have had to flee their homes from destruction, Palestinian artist iyad sabbah has set a family of clay figures wandering away from the war-torn wreckage. the models that comprise ‘worn out’ seem almost mummified, as if completely consumed by the death and devastation surrounding them; a man holds a child in his arms, a woman Read more [...]

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Watching the battle for Kobane

Watching the battle for Kobane In the spotlight for almost a month, Kobane has become a symbol of resistance against the militants of Islamic State. Daily Telegraph posted some pictures that depict the ongoing war as it is viewed from neighboring Turkey. Read more [...]

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Cyclists craft car skeletons to critique vehicle size on roads

Cyclists craft car skeletons to critique vehicle size on roads During this year’s european week of sustainable mobility, a branch of latvian cyclists part of the let’s bike it community staged a creative protest, which effectively — and cleverly — showed that cars with single occupants take up way too much space. the streets of riga were lined with hand-crafted constructions of full-scale car frames, made to sit on the shoulders of the bike rider. bamboo-like rods tethered together Read more [...]

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Swiss Company Turns People’s Cremated Remains Into Diamonds

Ashes To Diamonds: Swiss Company Turns People’s Cremated Remains Into Diamonds Algordanza, a Swiss company, has taken a fascinating and unexpected approach to memorializing our loved ones who have passed; They will compress and super-heat your loved one’s cremated ashes and turn them into a man-made diamond that can be worn and cherished. It all begins with a chemical process that extracts the carbon from the departed’s ashes. This carbon is then heated to convert it into graphite. Read more [...]

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The extraordinary art of autistic ‘five-year-old Monet’

The extraordinary art of autistic ‘five-year-old Monet’ At first glance, they could almost pass for masterpieces by Monet or Renoir. But these impressionist-style paintings — which are changing hands for thousands of dollars — were painted by a five-year-old girl who is unable to speak. Meet Iris Halmshaw, an autistic child from Leicestershire, UK, who has been producing these striking artworks since she was three. She has autism, a condition that has made her unable to communicate Read more [...]

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