Charging Bull and Fearless Girl Wall Street - Photo The Conversation/Shutterstock

What the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

In March of this year, State Street Global Advisors unveiled the “Fearless Girl,” a statue of a little girl installed to face Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” statue. Her defiance was aimed at financial culture’s historical exclusion of women in the financial industry, especially in leadership positions. In early October, its parent company, State Street Corporation, quietly settled allegations that it had been paying female employees less than their male… Read More »

Gilles Cenazandotti - Future Bestiary

Gilles Cenazandotti – Future Bestiary

Sculpture from collected plastic waste.

Gilles Cenazandotti, like Mbongeni Buthelezi, Painting with Plastic is also creating awareness and giving plastic a new life. His series of sculptures and collages are created with waste he collects from the edges of the sea. His Future Bestiary project features large sculptures made from plastic of endangered animals. The artist says this about the project – “Impressed by everything that the Sea, in turn, rejects and transforms, on the… Read More »

Mbongeni Buthelezi

Mbongeni Buthelezi, Painting with Plastic

Creating awareness and sometimes giving plastic a second life.

Painting is considered a ‘plastic’ art – Plastic arts are art forms which involve physical manipulation of a plastic medium by moulding or modelling such as sculpture or ceramics. The term has also been applied more broadly to all the visual arts (such as painting, sculpture, film and photography). A new definition has arisen with many artists using plastic in their art. Mbongeni Buthelezi, a South African artist, makes his… Read More »

Surviving - Marina Bychkova [copyright Marina Bychkova Enchanted Doll]

Not Your Everyday Doll

Marina Bychkova creates dolls that ask questions.

Marina Bychkova made her first doll as a child. As an adult she has created a large body of work. Her designs involve a myriad of techniques ranging from sculpture to painting. Anatomically correct her dolls to some are controversial. Her intricate dolls ask us questions and can push some out of their comfort zones. “Who has more legal rights in the eyes of the state, an adult woman or… Read More »

Polluted Water Popsicles

Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of Arts collaborated on the Polluted Water Popsicles project. First, water was taken from 100 different water sources in Taiwan. Then the water was turned into frozen and very toxic popsicles. The design students recreated them using transparent polyester resin, their aim to create awareness. About 90% of the trash found in the water was plastic. You can… Read More »

Jon Boogz The Color of Reality

Art Matters, The Color of Reality

Artists collaborate to make a piece couldn't have come to life without one another.

Using dance, performance and painting to create a unified work that we get to see in the form of a video, Color of Reality is a lament. It is a social commentary that laments the death of not only people who were murdered with guns but the injustices found in a broken system in the USA today. Color of Reality, short film, 2016 Color of reality was written and directed… Read More »

Before I die Candy Chang

‘Before I Die I want to…’

Candy Chang's public interactive art project.

Candy Chang lives in New Orleans and creates art in public spaces. Her project Before I Die was inspired by the sudden death of a loved one. She asks us to reflect on our own life and contemplate death by completing the following statement – ‘Before I die I want to…… The project became a global phenomenon. Watch her Ted Talk below to learn more and get inspired. Comment below… Read More »