Bog snorkelling, according to Wikipedia, is a sporting event where competitors swim two consecutive lengths of a water filled trench through a peat bog. Participants wear snorkels and flippers and can only use flippers to complete the event. These photos are taken from the Irish Bog Snorkelling Championship.
Photographer Thomas Rousset and graphic designer Raphael Verona document the unknown world of shaman doctors in the series Waska Tatay. In the Altiplano region of Bolivia, the duo captures the variety of spiritual beliefs that belies the locals and the people who keep the ancient mystical beliefs alive today.
Martine Emdur recreates people underwater in beautiful oil paintings that has the effect of transporting the viewer to their happy place. At first look, the images below could be mistaken for photographs as the Australian artist perfectly captures each carefully shadow cast from the sunlight.
Mankind is a great builder. The roads, buildings and cities are a testament of our achievements. And though such things are a boon to civilized living, nature is there to reclaim what ground it can. These photos of tree roots growing over concrete show just that. This proves that nature can’t be contained and will find a way to break free. Nature wins.
Alexa Meade throws us in for a loop by skipping the canvas altogether by painting something three dimensional and tricking the eye into seeing a flat piece of art. . The Los Angeles based artist was slated to go into a career into political science when her dabbles in painting shadows provided a eureka moment that led her to doing art full time.
Rigsketball smashes the boundaries of pick-up games by bringing the hoop out of the court and pitting artistic types against each other for a good old game of basketball. Bim Ditson had the idea of rigging a basketball hoop on top of his band’s van and invited Portland’s music community to come out and play for a bracket style basketball tournament.
Each object is its own little world. That’s what artist Kendal Murray’s miniature sculptures seem to portray. Teacups, coin purses and compacts are just some of the worlds her landscapes encompass. The objects delineate the boundaries so hopefully the little sculptured people don’t fall off that teacup.
This floating art is the work of New Zealand based sculptor Neil Dawson. The pieces are geometric in design of varying complexity and made from aluminum and steel. He explains his use of public space: “With public sculpture there’s a real dynamism because it’s constantly changing with the light and the elements.
Sometimes you need to gussy up the broadside of a barn. These paint rollers from The Painted House, a UK based company, should do the job. The rollers come in different designs are reusable and interchangeable. If your barn does not need to get fancy you can use them on old furniture or make your own wrapping paper.
The poet Joyce Kilmer said it best when he said, “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” A tree planted in the ground just grows there with patience and persistence over many years, some spanning hundreds of years. These photos are a testament to the trees’ majesty and spirit, form and function that only Nature can produce.