PINK: The colour of peace
Some images from the Monday Morning project in India, Kenya and Japan.
As 10,000 hot pink balloons were handed out across Kabul, Yazmany Arboleda was hoping to create a “a living sculpture” that “brought about joy, wonderment and a new sense of awareness to people”.
The sculpture was part of collaboration between The Glassless Glasses Studio’ Yazmany Arboleda and We Believe in Balloons Project. Both the studio and the project are doing amazing things. Granted they are solving cancer or ending world hunger but their social awareness, commentary and desire to bring wonder, delight and emotional support to people struggling through disaster, dictatorships or war is quite inspiration and thought provoking.
Hmm, goodness me, what started out as delight in colour soaked photography ended up with a lost few hours as I explored the work of these artists.
Defintely worth reading up on:
The Glassless Glasses Studio is an art activation collaborative based in New York. Founded in 2008 by Yazmany Arboleda, the studio takes a critical view of social, political and moral issues in a culture ever more driven by the media. (“The inspiration for the studio’s name comes from the idea that the information, visual or otherwise, that we are presented with through modern media is essentially distorted. In contrast, glassless glasses provide a frame for our surrounding landscape without correcting one’s own natural vision.”)
We Believe in Balloons Project
Each balloon handed out by volunteers in the chosen cities contains a note of hope and encouragement for the local population. Previous balloons sculptures have been created in Bangalore, India, Nairobi, Kenya, and Yamaguchi, Japan. The balloons were paid for by supporters around the globe, who were able to buy a balloon for a dollar and write the note inside each one.
All images Glassless Glasses Studio
Tags: , Art, Balloons, Photography, Pink
New year, new books
Tags: Books, craft, screenprinting
Christmas comes early...
Only one week til the fabulous The Finders Keepers market. A veritable treasure trove of art, craft and design loveliness - ooo and all in time for Christmas. How handy.
As a special Christmas treat all Materialistic goodies are are on sale - even the brand spanking new designs so pop by, say hello and pick up a beautiful hand screen printed pressies at fab prices.
The inside foyer at CarriageWorks - 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Saturday 8th December from 6pm – 10pm
Sunday 9th December from 10am – 5pm
Happy festive season.
My shopping list top three are:
1. A Little Leather Locket from Jen Booth
2. A fabric collage from Pouch Handmade
and lush paper goodies from Bespoke Letterpress
Tags: Finders Keepers, markets
Craft Victoria is not helping me stay focussed on my work this week.
Their stunning Christmas catalogue beautifully styled and photographed by Eve Wilson and Paige Anderson, is a treasure trove of colour and craft-tastic loveliness. Hours lost following the catalogue's interactive links... oh dear! So many ideas for wonderful presents that you will not want to give away come Dec 25.
My favs are the fluttering spectrum feather garland by Made by Mosey, the big bright disk of handpainted colour on earrings by Lucy Hearn (of Peaches and Keen) and the eloquently named vase Surf Spray Vessel by Stempel.
PS Click on the photos below to link directly to the Craft Vic online catalogue....