Art & Creativity

We look forward to continuing to share innovative and interesting creative works that provoke thought and inspire. You can find all of our art and creativity features here –

Middle Aged White Women, a poem written & performed by Robin Reynolds
This week I had the opportunity to interview Robin Reynolds on the Conversations Podcast. Robin is a Manager and Engineer who is a scientist by day and an artist and poet by night. She performed her spoken word poem Middle-Aged White Women. The message is multi-faceted, yet, at the core, we learn that ‘What you see is not what you get.’ You can listen to the poem here. Scroll down… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/middle-aged-white-women-a-poem-written-performed-by-robin-reynolds/">Read More »</a>
Disembodiment and Shame Transforms Itself in Barbeque
Update: Since this article was published on the 29th of July, the artist, Jenny Jokela let me know that the full film is now available for viewing so it’s been embedded down below. It contains mature adult themes so you’ve been warned. Last year, I found Jenny Jokela, a Finnish-Swedish animation director based in London somewhere on the internet, I’m always looking for interesting art and artists. I tried to… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/disembodiment-and-shame-transforms-itself-in-barbeque/">Read More »</a>
Surya the Sun God
At the centre of our solar system as a fiery star or essentially a wild nuclear reactor, our sun beckons me each morning when unencumbered by billowing clouds. Waking I wander outside onto the balcony and look to the sun and sit for a few minutes with my head tilted to the sky. Only eight light minutes away in contrast to most other stars which are many light years away,… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/surya-sun-god-solar-diety-art/">Read More »</a>
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… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/fearless-girl-statue-harvey-weinstein-common/">Read More »</a>
Men Speak Up
Editor’s Note: There were a few instances of negative experiences and attitudes or abuses from men with regards to women, including ageist and sexist attitudes, that were illustrated in a recent article that I wrote on the becoming of a crone. Even though the examples or research show that what is in the article to be true, not all men behave badly. In fact, a lot of it is rooted… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/men-speak-up/">Read More »</a>
Human Centered Design [FREE Courses]
Pure and simple, if you want to think differently then Human Centered Design is for you. Human-centered design (HCD) is a creative approach to problem-solving pioneered by the design firm IDEO – it’s FREE! Human-centered design (HCD) COURSE DETAILS PRICE: FREE START DATE: SEP 12, 2017 TIME: 4 HOURS/WEEK DURATION: 9 WEEKS PARTNER: IDEO.ORG Take the Course Free Courses Learn from IDEO.org to use human-centered design for social innovation. Human… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/human-centered-design-free-courses/">Read More »</a>
Gilles Cenazandotti – Future Bestiary
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… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/gilles-cenazandotti-creating-awareness-art-plastic/">Read More »</a>
Mbongeni Buthelezi, Painting with Plastic
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… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/mbongeni-buthelezi-painting-plastic/">Read More »</a>
Not Your Everyday Doll
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… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/not-your-everyday-doll/">Read More »</a>
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… <a href="https://consciouslife.guru/polluted-water-popsicles/">Read More »</a>
Alike, a short film
Alike or Alive? Alike or Alive? Where do you want to be? How do you want to live your life? What did you think? Share your thoughts in the comments. You can find more information about “Alike” at www.alikeshort.com If you liked this post, please share it with your friends. Want to see more animations? Check out the animations page here. CREDITS:

Since Conscious Life Space started in the end of May 2017, throughout the year we shared and featured artist’s works that showed us how they overcame obstacles and found meaning in sound and in cooperation. We also looked at artists who used plastic waste in new ways to create awareness and sometimes gave plastic a second life too. Plus, we featured artists who make it obvious, with less obvious mediums, that we have some serious societal issues that need to be addressed. You can also read the year in review, an article that features the top 3 artists & their projects featured here in 2017 when you click here.

Animations

We also have a collection of animations that relate more specifically to themes and are highlighted in their respective categories but we made a page just for them, as they are all animations – click here.

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