People often think of fire as a destructive force, and it can be. But fire also rejuvenates the land. Many grasses have evolved root systems that survive fires so they can be renewed, and some trees and other plants have seeds that only germinate after a fire has come through. Plus fires clean out old dead wood and other debris, making it easier for fresh plant life to grow.
It’s like a picture of the tide coming in, somewhere in the Elemental Chaos.
Amsterdam-based artist Cedric Laquieze (previously featured here) recently completed a fascinating new series of his exquisite taxidermy Fairies. These delicate sculptures are primarily composed of parts from many different insect species, but if you look closely you’ll notice bones, seeds and even a few scorpion parts as well.
Visit Cedric Laquieze’s blog for many additional images and to check out some of his other enchanting creations.
[via Cedric Laquieze]
I wanted to paint the evil Ferngully tree
A 5 volume collection of shoujo manga short stories that inspired famous shoujo mangaka
cover illustrations by Ooya Chiki, who was the head editor of he series
What power do you have to stop this winter? T o s t o p m e?
The Parisien Court in Budapest
ZUHAIR MURAD Spring/Summer RTW 2015
Art by painter, sculptor, woodcarver Vyacheslav Pakhomov.
Shedding all of my masks, one by one.