The Solitude of Ravens (1975-1985)
By Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase (1934-2012)
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Special Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder [X Files season One - Squeeze episode].
Evolving the Art of Calligraphy with @seblester
To see more photos and videos of Seb’s daily calligraphy creations, follow @seblester on Instagram.
"I suppose there is a ‘letterform evangelist’ aspect to my Instagram account," says illustrator and calligrapher Seb Lester (@seblester), “but calligraphy has an immediacy, and most people seem to appreciate it on some level.”
"Learning calligraphy is a wonderful journey through history for me," Seb explains. "My work blends my knowledge of the ancient art of calligraphy with my knowledge of modern design and technology." Sharing through Instagram, Seb says, mirrors this blending of the old and new. "I think it’s an excellent example of how well this ancient art form can translate to the Internet."
The Oil Paintings of Amy Judd
Amy Judd is a London based artist represented by Hicks Gallery Wimbledon.
Recent Avian work is a collection of sensitive silent moments; some full of whimsical intrigue, others more surreal and seductive. These paintings draw inspiration from the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and birds found in traditional mythologies and folklores.
The composition, light and positioning of the subject, creates curious images, which conjure up new “mythological” narratives or creatures within the paintings; using Feathers as armor, and birds as familiars. The sensitive brushwork on the figure’s flesh complements the delicate pattern of the feathers, however the compositions are bold and strong, and the figures are not frail or delicate; the feathers allude to strength, flight and bravery, rather than fragility.