Richard Shilling's Land Art
richard shilling makes art using only that which he finds in nature - broken twigs, fallen leaves, mud, tree sap, torn bark - and returns it in creations he ‘leaves’ for others to find.
Land artists take naturally occurring materials in the wild and rearrange them into works of art. That’s what Richard Shilling does, using no glue, string, or any other materials. You can see some prime examples of his ingenuity at the link. Shilling makes excellent use of translucent leaves, flexible stems, and stones to make effective sculptures. The wind often sweeps away his works within minutes of completion, but that’s okay with Shilling because it is an affirmation of the transient nature of life.
DIY Swing, Park & Cube
Ants, Vitry-sur-Seine, Paris (2014)
Pejac (Spain) - Miniature Silhouettes and Optical Illusions
Spanish artist Pejac creates on his window miniature silhouettes in cut paper or acrylic paint. The window is then captured on camera, showing the riskiness and fragility of the art of tightrope. Over the past couple of years, Pejac has been getting recognition for his simple, clever public art and gallery work. Using brushes, pencils, acrylic paint and sand paper, he creates works that blend into their surroundings using existing elements and textures. Often socially and politically engaged, his works vary from small interventions to large mural-like pieces. (src. Hi-Fructose Magazine)
© All images courtesy of the artist
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Harlan are the UK’s last remaining breeders of beagles for use in experiments.
This company breeds beagles for the purpose of selling them to laboratories and universities and keep ‘donor beagles’
These dogs have their blood regularly drained and sold to laboratories and are subject to numerous experiments.
Some of these experiments include ‘toxicology experiments’ which entail the dogs wearing muzzles and being forced to inhale toxic substances such as cigarettes, bleach and oven cleaner.
If they aren’t killed during experiments, they’re eventually deemed useless and euthanised.
A former employee reported to the Sunday Times that these poor beagles:
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• have profanities shaved into their fur and their faces daubed with felt tips
• are kept in dirty, cramped pens
These beagles are born to endure such a high level of pain and suffering that they self harm, kill themselves or each other.
These beagles are being used in experiments because they are vulnerable and controllable and can’t make it stop.
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