Category: Art

2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists announced

My favorite annual photography competition has announced their 2021 finalists.

Vote for your favorite (good luck choosing just one) for the People’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced on October 22.

Scientific art competition showcases trainees’ research, imagination

Read the full story in Environmental Factor.

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced university laboratories to shut down or go remote, the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) created an opportunity for trainees to celebrate their research efforts and the stories behind them. Led by SRP Health Scientist Administrator Danielle Carlin, Ph.D., SRP hosted a scientific art competition for trainees.

Chicago becomes a museum to the devastating intersection of racism and climate change

Read the full story at Fast Company.

The MacArthur Foundation invited 29 of its genius grantees to showcase work exploring issues of environmental racism.

Undercurrent’s virtual art exhibition includes a video game about regenerative agriculture

Read the full story at Engadget.

The event uses interactive music videos from Mount Kimbie and Actress to encourage climate activism.

Climate change is killing beautiful music, too

Read the full story at Slate.

The trees that make the world’s best pianos and violins are in danger.

Sculptures that make novel use of books – in pictures

Read the full story at The Guardian.

As a child in Baltimore, graphic designer Stephen Doyle had a babysitter who read newspapers horizontally – across, not down, the columns – to create new meaning. The word play inspired his adult hobby of making book sculptures. “I started the series when ‘hypertext’ was a novel internet term. Linking one text to another seemed rather dada,” says Doyle. “I wondered what it would look like if a book’s lines connected to others elsewhere in the pages.” He’s since made sculptures for publications including the New Yorker and Wired.

The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

Read the full story at Audubon Magazine.

Thousands of people entered photographs and—for the first time— videos in this year’s contest. The finest images showed birdlife at its most tranquil, clever, and powerful.

G7: ‘Mount Recyclemore’ of leaders made from electronic waste in Cornwall

Read the full story from the BBC. The Instagram post is from one of the artists involved in the project.

A sculpture of the G7 leaders shaped like Mount Rushmore made of electronic waste has been erected in Cornwall ahead of the G7 Summit.

Artist’s Lace-Like Paper Cut Artworks Are Made With Recycled Newspapers

Read the full story at Treehugger.

These ephemeral, woven paper artworks are inspired by a convergence of traditional handicrafts and the urgency of current affairs.

Using soil to make art

Read the full story at Smithsonian Magazine.

Geologists in California and Wyoming use unique palettes to teach science.

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