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Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, and More Than 150 Photographers Are Selling $150 Prints to Combat Voter Suppression

   15 Oct 00:00:05  |  ThisIsColossal

An ongoing print sale is bolstering fundraising efforts that promote progressive organizing in five battleground states. Offering work from more than 150 photographers and artists?including Cindy Sherman, Alec Soth, and Ed Ruscha?States of Change is selling 10 x 12-inch prints for $150 each with all proceeds going to the Movement Voter Project, which is targeting 42 local organizations dedicated to fighting voter suppression in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. More

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The Past, Future, and Playful Collide in Digital Collages by Anonymous Duo Frank Moth

   15 Oct 00:00:06  |  ThisIsColossal

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Thick Technicolor Paint Oozes Over Subjects? Faces in Mesmerizing New Portraits by Tim Tadder

   14 Oct 00:00:16  |  ThisIsColossal

First coated in black, the anonymous subjects in Tim Tadder?s portraits are cloaked with hypnotic swirls and thick drips of bright paint. To create the mesmerizing images, the Encinitas, California-based photographer and artist pours a mix of colors over his sitters and snaps a precisely-timed shot to capture each drop as it runs down their necks or splashes from their chins. “There’s something about the human head, and the bald head, and the brain, and that way that everything is here,” Tadder says as he gestures toward his own face. More

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We: A Shape-Shifting Animation Explores Connection and Constraint

   14 Oct 00:00:16  |  ThisIsColossal

In Rita Louro and Martina Stiftinger?s “We,” abstract forms undergo a series of transformations that evince both their malleable properties and inflexibility. Two-toned liquids gush into bulbous pools, fabric strips tether a diverse array of solid shapes in a single unit, and a rock-like substance cracks and crumbles into disparate pieces. While the amorphous forms are different in texture, hue, and structure, they overlap and join together in new configurations. More

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Little Amal: An Enormous Puppet Is Traveling 8,000km to Shine Light on the Refugee Crisis

   13 Oct 00:00:06  |  ThisIsColossal

To draw attention to the ongoing refugee crisis, an oversized puppet will traverse 8,000 kilometers on a route starting at the Turkey-Syria border. From April to July 2021, “Little Amal” will travel across Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and France on a search “to find her mother. To get back to school. To start a new life.” The international journey will end in the United Kingdom, with a celebration at Manchester International Festival. More

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Iridescent Glass Worms, Fruiting Slime Molds, and a Glowing Eel Larvae Top Close-Up Photography Contest

   12 Oct 00:00:29  |  ThisIsColossal

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A Colorized Snowball Fight from 1896 Shows Not Much Has Changed in the Art of Winter Warfare

   11 Oct 00:02:30  |  ThisIsColossal

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Ethereal Photographs Capture Mono Giraud?s Sculptural Garments Formed with Organic Materials

   11 Oct 00:02:28  |  ThisIsColossal

Through dreamy photographs, multi-disciplinary artist Mono Giraud accentuates the feathered fronds of wheat stalks and paper’s smooth curves. Based in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Giraud consistently strives for simplicity and a focus on humble items in her practice that spans design, photography, and fine art. “I?m interested in the conjunction of energy between objects and people, like in a dance,” she shares with Colossal.
Evoking sprawling sculptures, Giraud’s garments are often neutral-toned to maintain the integrity of the original material. More

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Immerse Yourself in the Luxurious Process of Artisan Butter Making at a French Shop

   10 Oct 00:00:12  |  ThisIsColossal

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better pairing for the flood of sourdough loaves baked in recent months than a pad of butter, and perhaps a tour of Le Beurre Bordier will inspire the next craze for ambitious home cooks. Claudia Romeo, a journalist with Food Insider, meets with artisan Jean-Yves Bordier to document the processes of French butter making at the Bordeaux shop, revealing the slow and luxurious methods of manufacturing the milky staple. More

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The Sm;)e Book Celebrates the Decades-Long, Eclectic History of the Smiley Face

   10 Oct 00:00:13  |  ThisIsColossal

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