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Moss Pink ~ Colours of our Earth

Phlox subulata[1] (Moss Phlox, Moss Pink, Mountain Phlox) is a perennial creeper growing to a height of 6 inches and covering a 20-inch-wide (510 mm) area. The small, five-petaled flowers bloom in rose, mauve, blue, white, or pink in late spring to early summer. It is native to North America.

Altercations between gardeners and law enforcement personnel occasionally occur when the oder given off by the plants are mistaken for that of marijuana. ~ Wikipedia

All of the pics below are from Japan where they have festivals and parks with spectaculor moss pink displays. Here is a link to some of the parks http://yokosoen001.clublog.jp/e27444.html

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Grande Buildings ~~ Gloucester Cathedral England

Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the river. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter (dissolved by King Henry VIII). ~ Wikipedia

 

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Lego Land ~ Cool Art

Did any of you play with lego as a kid? It was one of my favourite past times. Creating and building a whole assortment of lego land fantasies!

Well for artists Nathan Sawaya and Andrew Lipson the building did not stop, and they both now achieved worldwide recognition for the Lego art works.

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You can view more of these artists works on their webpages.

http://www.andrewlipson.com/lego.htm

http://brickartist.com/

Happy building 🙂

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Amazing artist ~Takanori Aiba

I recently stumbled upon Takanori Aiba works of art and had my mind blown!!! His level of detail and intricacy is phenomenal! And I love the asian style that is so prevalent in his works.

:: BIO

Takanori Aiba  (相羽高徳) was born in 1953 in Yokohama, Japan. Studied Japanese traditional textiles and dyed clothing in Tokyo Zokei University. Built a first career as a freelance maze illustrator since 1978. His maze works were serialized in “POPYE”, Japanese fashion magazine for 10 years. Founded his own company,”Graphics and Designing Inc.”, in 1981. Expand a range of his career to a concept maker and art director for architectural spaces. Total production of “Shin Yokohama Chinese Noodle Museum”, “Muse Du Petit Prince De Saint Exupery A Hakone”, “NINJA AKASAKA“ were one of his major works.Since, 2003, He put his mind to create three dimensional art works which combines  his knowledge and experience of both maze illustrator and architect. On September, 2010, He had a solo exhibition, “Adventures of the Eyes” at Kakiden Gallery, Tokyo Japan with his works.

Kazuko Todate, Art Critic, talks about our exhibition,
*1″Works are created through Aiba’s extraordinary fantastic and sometimes even chimerical imaginations. However, they do not look like pipe dreams. In fact people believe that they are real buildings and spaces because Aiba depicts not only the outline but also all of the elaborate details in each works.
Though the paintings are flat and two-dimensional, Aiba creates images of the side, back, and even the inside of the buildings.
Aiba’s eyes circle around, and sometimes intentionally wander between buildings in the space.
His eyes are like those of a bird or like those of wind.”
*2″If you explore any small part of Aiba’s works, you find amazing stories and some unique characters.
Those works are not just imaginary compositions; it is indeed possible to construct the amusement parks.
Murakami, who makes Aiba’s models, is also a civil engineer. He is a realist sharing dreams with Aiba.
The early bonsai-type models look like bonsai art. Bonsai reflect the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of
expressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant.
However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of Aiba’s works contain extraordinary times and spaces which
differ from the bonsai world determined by  plants physiology.
*1*2 “Adventures of the Eyes: AIBA Takanori’s Aesthetics of Space Creation, KAZUKO TODATE, Art Critic”
Information and pictures from Takanori Aiba’s webage http://www.tokyogoodidea.com/
Happy creating!
~~ Dirty Hands ~~