Start your Monday off right:
- "Photography is inescapably a memorial art. It selects, out of the flow of time, a moment to be preserved, with the moments before and after falling away like sheer cliffs." A great examination of what photography is as an art form.
- The artist, Yulia Brodskaya, uses brightly colored quilled paper to produce stunning portraits. I have no idea how you create such expressive images with rolled paper.
- The artist, Georgia Russell, creates sculptures from cut up books in bell jars. With such simple materials, the results are amazing.
- Mike Meyer returned from a tour of duty in the Army and did the only thing he ever wanted to do. So he opened his own sign painting shop in a small town in Minnesota. Years later, he is also teaching at the only school in the country still teaching traditional sign painting.
- Photographing within the Amish community is almost impossible. Michael Hanson took that challenge eventually won the tolerance of the small Amish community in Mount Hope, Ohio. The resulting images are a beautiful glimpse in another world that coexists with our own.
“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person–without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.”
You may not know who Robert Fischell is but he has over 200 patents including the implantable cardiac defibrillator. He offers his best advice on how to solve problems.