What is unusual about Valerio Carrubba’s process is his choice to paint the same picture twice, so that the superimposition of the same figure creates a slight mismatch in lines and forms. This repeated action transforms the painting into an automatic gesture, that at one and the same time, emphasizes and repudiates the subject. Continue reading »
The Yao nationality is a government classification for various minorities in China. They form one of the 55 ethnic minority groups officially recognized by the People’s Republic of China, where they reside in the mountainous terrain of the southwest and south. They also form one of the 54 ethnic groups officially recognized by Vietnam. In the last census in 2000, they numbered 2,637,421 in China, and roughly 470,000 in Vietnam.
The Huangluo Village of the Yao ethnic group locates at the Longji Terraces in Heping Town of Longsheng County in Guilin. Women here have the tradition of keeping long hair. They believe that long hair brings good luck and fortune. The average length of hair of 180 women in the village is 1.7 meters. Continue reading »
No, you aren’t imaging things, this incredible Lumberjack Tree Trunk Cake really doesn’t exist. Created by gifted cake artist Elizabeth Marek and available through her Portland business The Artisan Cake Company, every part of the cake is edible. You can tuck into the chocolate coated log, break off a piece of the axe and delve into the best part of all – the plaid pattern in the middle. Continue reading »
These beautiful rings will drive your fingers wild! Made by Bangkok artist “m e r r y m e,” these enamel three-piece accessories can fit together to form an animal doing something cute, or can be worn separately. For example, when worn on three fingers, one set of rings appear to be a squirrel after an acorn. Continue reading »