Portland, Oregon based artist, muralist, illustrator and designer David Rice, illustrates the force of nature in its beauty and presence amidst natural and human engineered landscapes. Having grown up in Colorado in the abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities, Rice developed an artistic penchant for highlighting the natural landscape and its inhabitants as his primary subject matter.
Follow his multi-medium journeys on Instagram: @d_j_rice
Photographer, Pierre Carreau’sAquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau’s images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore.
Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, “transfer the waves’ energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light.”
French artist, Charles Pètillon, changed landscapes in the last couple years with insanely beautiful installations of white balloons called “Invasions” in France and “Heartbeat” in London’s Covent Garden.
The artist stated that he wanted to encourage viewers to examine spaces they frequent or take for granted more closely. Structures like abandoned houses, playgrounds, basketball courts, and what is considered the heart of London, Covent Garden, were transformed into magical, awe-inspiring creations that, even with his photographs, bring the viewer into the presence of his or her own life, the absolute here and now, noticing life around us and within.
A Labor of Love – Falko One extends beauty, joy and pride into these small South African villages with majestic elephants blending flawlessly into natural landscapes.
Once Upon a Town is a project conceptualized by Falko One in 2010 and first executed in Darling, South Africa in 2011. One says the idea of the project is to identify villages and homes that can benefit from tourists being attracted to these murals.
The environmental street art found in Cape Town and surrounding villages, conceptualizes graffiti (specifically elephants) as an extension of its infrastructure. A positive force of light and love that gives its citizens bragging rights while also honoring their existence and ancestral homeland. Staying true to his name, Falko One’s work captures the Oneness of humanity, bridging the gap of economical oppression with an influx of art and purpose to invigorate economic growth with the agricultural communities that are the “backbone” of the country.
One is currently painting in South Africa and his mission isn’t done yet. Follow his journey on Instagram.