Carne Griffiths’ Ethereal Portraits are Made From Coffee, Tea and Booze

January 22, 2013 by  
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The London-based artist’s beautiful portraits are a mash up of colored lines, shading and drizzles. Deep browns and shading are rendered in black coffee, its dark nature creating weighty stains on the page. Teas bring out the neutral palette of Griffiths’ faces and forms, while vodka dilutes brighter colors into hazy and gauzy hues. The sustainable and unusual use of the brews and booze fosters Griffiths’ fantastical subjects. Each of his colorful portraits resembles a wood nymph or fairy, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy- with each blurred line. Floral and geometric touches are combined with delicate facial features of woodland beauties. Griffiths’ liquor-colors also delve into the world of line, with complex abstractions that mesh the same color, line and blur that he treats his portraits with. The natural pigments of coffees , teas and alcohols lend to the undercurrent of Mother Nature within each of his pieces. The beautiful pieces are currently part of a group show in Hong Kong entitled Trailblazers, curated by Coates & Scarry . + Carne Griffiths Via This is Colossal  Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carne Griffiths , Coates & Scarry , Coffee Art , eco design , food dyes , green design , natural dyes , sustainable design , sustainable dyes , tea art , Trailblazers , vodka art

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Incredible New Species Discovered in Ecuador

January 15, 2010 by  
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Photo via Paul Hamilton / RAEI One look at a newly discovered species of gecko, small enough at its full-grown size to rest comfortably on the eraser of a pencil, and it’s difficult not to be mesmerized by the seemingly boundless forms of biological diversity–while simultaneously reminded of its fragility. For the last seven years, the Ecuadorian Biodiversity Project has scoured the Amazon to observe and record the rainforest’s unique wildlife, and to draw attention to the imperiled ecosystem in which they live. So far, the organization has c…

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