German seamstress Agnes Emma Richter was 51 years old when she was admitted in 1895 to the Hubertusberg Psychiatric Institution near Dresden, Germany. Richter was initially transferred to a mental institution near her home after her neighbors lodged several complaints about her “erratic behavior.”
Born in Syria and raised in Saudi Arabia, artist and architect Mohamad Hafez has a strong tie to the Middle East and a desire to show the rest of the world the horrors of the political struggle in many Middle Eastern countries.
Activist and artist Cindy Weil wanted to publicly commemorate the profound contributions of immigrants to the creation of American culture. She founded the Immigrant Yarn Project (IYP), a community public art collaboration and one of the largest works of yarn-based art in the country, in 2017 to serve as a beautiful metaphor depicting the collective immigrant experience.
When most people think of “luxury,” the ice caps of the Arctic do not immediately come to mind. Luxury Action is changing that – one heated igloo at a time. For one month each year, they set up ten heated glass huts, with floor-to-ceiling views of the North Pole’s starry skies.
Some 440 women in Turkey were murdered by their partners in 2018 alone. Turkish artist Vahit Tuna decided to create a visually startling installation to raise public awareness of the horrors of domestic violence.
Just inside the leafy cover of the De Schorre Park forest, seven friendly giants stand constant guard, greeting visitors and keeping watch over the lush, green landscape. These enormous figures range from 23 to 59 feet long, but what makes them truly unique is that they are crafted entirely from discarded, recycled wood.
Slemani, Iraq and Maine, USA are virtually a world apart – separated by nearly 6,000 miles of land and sea. With the help of Detroit-based street artist Pat Perry, however, fifth-grade children from each country have found a way to close the distance.
Wet plate photography, also known as “collodion humide,” is a traditional photography technique that uses a glass plate to produce a negative image printed on albumen paper. Michaël Tirat, a long-time student of the technique, decided to take his art out of the studio and out into the streets.
It is no secret that the political climate between Mexico and the United States is a bit tense. With President Donald Trump’s longstanding plan to build a new border wall at the forefront of conversations in both nations, artist Enrique Chiu decided to stop talking about brotherhood and start painting it.
Drought and habitat destruction. Ivory, horn, and bushmeat poaching. Human-wildlife conflict. While these threats may not be everyday struggles in your life, they are an ongoing concern in Kenya. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) in Nairobi is doing something about it. In fact, they have been at it for more than 40 years as one of Africa’s oldest and most established wildlife charities, protecting elephants and rhinos from harm.