Some artists work in paints, some in metals. Syrian artist Akram Abu Elfoz works with the leftovers of war. With bullet casings and cartridges as his materials, he builds models of important sites destroyed in the ongoing conflict.
Natural hair has always held a fascination for Murjoni Merriweather, who incorporates African American hairstyles – afros, braids, cornrows, puffballs -into her gracefully elongated ceramic figures. “I come from a majority black community so I base a lot of my art work around my own culture,” says Merriweather, 19, who resembles her creations. She is a sophomore in the ceramics program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
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The smiling lady that sent the new Pope packing for the priesthood, models walk the runway in edible attire during the second Bordeaux’s Chocolate fair, Justin Bieber plays on after apologizing for his online slam against Lindsay Lohan, environmental artist Christo unveils his “Big Air Package” and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 10 Photo Brief: Whales trapped under Canadian ice, dog sled races in Poland and orthodox snowman in Israel
Killer whales trapped under Canadian ice, Border Rush dog races along the Czech-Poland border, a Jewish boy makes an orthodox snowman next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and and more in today’s daily brief.
The Venus International fair for Erotic Entertainment, deadly airstrikes in Syria bury bodies in ruble, rioters attack police with firebombs in Greece and more in today’s daily brief.