Aware Now (2008)
Intimate X-Ray Couple Portraits
What would normally be intimate portrayals of couples holding each other close has been transformed into stark, almost eerie portraits by Japanese students and artists Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi. However there is an unspoken passion revealed in these x-ray portraits of couples that transcends any form of traditional imagery. The result is a series of ghostly white skeletons tangled in loving embraces.
Using an actual CT scan and x-ray machine, they photographed four couples revealing something more than what we would see in a doctor’s office. “X-ray images usually show the finite nature of our bodies composed only of matter,” say the duo. “But these couples portraits reveal a pulse that isn’t normally seen.”
When I’m wandering through the Lakes, as oft I’m wont to do, I find that I’m drawn to cliffs. I cannot stop myself standing on the precipice and looking down.
I’ll admit that it’s not very wise. I’m all too aware of the resolute desire to fling myself over it. It’s the same on bridges, in…
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)
so this made my life a little more brighter today thanks stu :) xx
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I think young artists these days are too confined to the syllabus and what they are “expected to do”. They are told to take inspiration from other artists but almost have to “copy” what other artists have completed and I feel this stifles the true potential and originality of aspiring young artists.
It is good they come away with a qualification, but we are basically reeling out unoriginal clones, who can paint and draw and all the things we expect, but hold no flair and imagination to create their own pieces of work. Many times I have come across fantastic artists with such flair and passion but fail their degrees due to not sticking to the confinements and boundaries of the education system. It is important that these artists, designers and creators have ground to work on, they do need knowledge of other artists and to gain inspiration from these, but I feel it can be pushed too far and I have seen many young people disregard their talent due to the constrictions of the courses provided.
From working with many young people with an interest in art, I have come to realise how important it is to encourage them to draw and create. To some of us, a five years old’s scribble may seem meaningless and messy, but to the child there is so much more going on for them. It is expanding their imagination, taking them further than just the numeracy and literacy skills that are expected. I have learnt much from artists as young as 7, we get to see a perspective of a mind maturing and this is just as much of a masterpiece to me as a piece of work in the Lowry. I believe that within every drawing there is a story, it is just the perspective that makes it interesting or not to the viewer. This in itself can be difficult for up and coming young artists, as they have to reach out to the wide scale audiences, in order to be recognised.