Archive for June, 2014
Kristian Evju is a Norwegian artist whose captivating art work is fully drawn by hand using graphite and acrylic.
As described in an interview, Kristian prepares his papers in a very specific way:
I actually take the paper in the shower with me – the paper is almost as tall as me! (Kristian’s 6ft 5) and soak it completely and then prepare the board which is paper emulsion-like fibres which you have to feed with layers and layers of acrylic medium to make it archival and then sand it and then do it again – it’s a long process!
Then you stretch it, which is a delicious process and lay it down carefully, smooth it down nicely and leave it, it’s soft and has a dynamic feel and when it becomes dry it becomes a really hard shell, it’s like leather when it dries. You can shape it into any shape you want. When stretched it reacts and it becomes a smooth service, you can’t believe it. It’s like magic, all the wrinkles come out.
Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the landing of allied troops on the beaches of Normandy. It has been marked by a large number of commemorations and festivities, probably because it is the last tenth anniversary that veterans can attend to.
The Huffington Post commemorated by means of "11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together". Here are my favorites.