Addiction is defined as “the persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.” Excessive social media use qualifies as an addiction that can lead to poor mental health. It also hinders our social nature as the addict increasingly abandons human interaction for digital communication. Furthermore, social media addiction can potentially deteriorate our sense of independence and mental processes.
“The ORB” is an eye-catching art installation designed by a group of architects and artists led by Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange from Copenhagen, Denmark, for Burning Man, the popular festival running from August 26th until September 3rd, 2018, in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
Piecing together dozens of random objects with tie-dye duct tape and pipe cleaners to decorate his whimsical musical instruments, a street artist in his 60s invites all people in Boston, Massachusetts, to admire his crazy handmade machine turning the city’s street corners into colorful music stages.
Big Ben, Downing Street, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, St James’s Park, The Houses of Parliament, The Royal Albert Hall, and The Westminster Abbey, are some of London’s iconic sights you can gaze outside your window when joining the approximately 90-minute Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour.
When Cally Trench came across a pair of pencil portraits she and brother Nick drew of each other, over 45 years ago, the chance discovery became the catalyst for an imaginative and intriguing exhibition by these two contrasting artists, opening at North Oxfordshire’s popular Heseltine Gallery in September 2018.
Located off the coast of Belize on the eastern shore of Central America and lying near the center of Lighthouse Reef, the Great Blue Hole is a giant circular underwater sinkhole and a world-class destination for diving.
“Bottle Tree Ranch” is an obscure open-air art gallery created by artist Elmer Long. This whimsical roadside attraction, featuring a massive collection of thousands of colored glass bottles, is located on historic U.S. Route 66, in Oro Grande, California.
Brazilian photo restoration and colorization specialist Marina Amaral recently wrote on her website: “In 2016, I colorized Czesława Kwoka’s photo and posted it on social media. She was just 14 when she was murdered behind the walls of Auschwitz concentration camp on 12 March 1943. Her photo is haunting. Staring straight into the camera, her eyes tell a story of fear and horrors that few of us, in modern times, can understand or relate to.”
Born in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, Pennsylvania, in 1955, Vincent Desiderio is an American realist painter, whose large-scale, erudite canvases carrying postmodernist allegories, challenge the eye and the intellect of laypeople and art critics alike.
Burano is a colorful little island near Torcello in the northern Venetian Lagoon, 7 miles from Venice in Italy, Europe. Tourists can visit Burano, the hometown of great Italian artists like sculptor Remigio Barbaro, musician Pino Donaggio, and composer Baldassare Galuppican, by joining a 45-minute waterbus ride from Venice.