Every spring locals and foreigners alike make the pilgrimage to Inokashira Park in Tokyo, Japan to hanami or "watch blossoms." These short lived blossoms signify beauty, spring, and renewal, but also the fleeting nature of life. Photographer Danilo Dungo takes this journey every spring and has become one of the most famous cherry blossom photographers, capturing this natural wonder from all angles.
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White, off-white, eggshell, muted beige, the journey to bring you the perfect tone of neutral started with the "Colormen." In a time when you can walk down an aisle of color swatches and the options are an endless supply of minute differences, the idea never crosses your mind of where these colors came from. Our eye can see them and so they are. But the colors were brought to our storefronts starting with the expeditions of colormen. Colormen were tradesmen who traveled far and wide in search for that perfect tone. Men dedicated to such a craft before it was easy to press mix on an industrial machine they combined insect wings with oil, liquified radioactive elements, and grave robbed mummies for embalming fluids. The Harvard Library is committed to the originals and houses and protects these historic pigments and their stories. Read more at ...
To create a duet with nature one must first cover themselves in bees. Well this is how Sara Mapelli achieves it, and her work truly is a duet. Mapelli dances with 10,000 bees covering her body like a living garment with her body moving in reaction to the push and pull of the bees vibration. As an energy therapist she uses these performances to exemplify the connection we have to nature and calm her clients fear of this. The result is simply mesmerizing, I can only say "Buzz On."
Earth is heating up and the collective vibration of this energy is seen best in the oscillating wings of an insect.
Anna Collette Hunt travels with her 10,000 ceramic insects taking over gallery walls like no other exhibit in 'Stirring the Swarm.' In this work Hunt depicts the awakening and infestation of the species around us.