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Easing Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Park

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Scientists have known for some time that the human brain’s ability to stay calm and focused is limited and can be overwhelmed by the constant noise and hectic, jangling demands of city living, sometimes resulting in a condition informally known as brain fatigue.

With brain fatigue, you are easily distracted, forgetful and mentally flighty — or, in other words, me.

But an innovative new study from Scotland suggests that you can ease brain fatigue simply by strolling through a leafy park. Continue reading…

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Gorgeous Otherworldly Photos of Colorful Forests

The natural wonder of the forest is brought to life in these mystical images by Czech-based photographer Janek Sedlar. Focusing in on hazy and colorful compositions, the artist captures our attention with these enchanting scenes. In the collection, entitled Forest and Trees in Colors, Sedlar finds ordinary moments and transforms them into extraordinary worlds. He has an affinity for nature photography and viewers will get lost in each stunning landscape.

Drawing on the natural environment, Sedlar captures the leaves on trees as they turn colors during the autumn season. He then digitally enhances many of his photographs with modified colors and saturation, and the final products are otherworldly. If you are interested in these kinds of unique landscapes, you may enjoy this collection of creative Central Park photographs, as well as these breathtaking landscape shots by Austria-based photographer Edgar Moskopp. Continue reading…

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Woodcut: A Meditation on Time Through the Inked Cross-Sections of Fallen Trees

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Bryan Nash Gill’s visual record of the passage of time.

Trees have a way of witnessing the world that stirs our deepest sense of permanence and impermanence. Somewhere between Cedric Pollet’s Bark and Romeyn Houghs’s cross-section plates comes Bryan Nash Gill’sWoodcut (public library) — a magnificent collection of the artist’s large-scale relief prints from the cross-sections of fallen and damaged trees.

Gills’ ink prints — sometimes stark, sometimes nuanced, always exquisitely beautiful — provide another, at once more abstract and more organic, way tovisualize time, his labor-intensive printmaking process mirroring the patience imprinted on the trees’ arboreal rings. Looking at the cross-sections from above, inverting one’s usual orientation relative to a tree, kindles a kind of transcendental awe at these radial life records. Continue reading…

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Tree Leaves Made of Stitched and Knotted Human Hair

Tree Leaves Made of Stitched and Knotted Human Hair trees textile hair art

Tree Leaves Made of Stitched and Knotted Human Hair trees textile hair art

Tree Leaves Made of Stitched and Knotted Human Hair trees textile hair art

Tree Leaves Made of Stitched and Knotted Human Hair trees textile hair art

Tree Leaves Made of Stitched and Knotted Human Hair trees textile hair art

Tree Leaves Made of Stitched and Knotted Human Hair trees textile hair art

Tree Leaves Made of Stitched and Knotted Human Hair trees textile hair art

Here’s one of the more unconventional use of materials you’ll ever see. Sculptor and installation artist Jenine Shereos creates these delicate, near weightless tree leaves by tying together individual strands of human hair. Via her website:

In this series, the intricacies of a leaf’s veining are recreated by wrapping, stitching, and knotting together strands of human hair. Inspired by the delicate and detailed venation of a leaf, I began stitching individual strands of hair by hand into a water- soluble backing material. At each point where one strand of hair intersected another, I stitched a tiny knot, so that when the backing was dissolved, the entire piece was able to hold its form. Creating this work was a very meditative process for me, as I found myself lost in the detail of the small, organic microcosms that began taking shape.

You can see much more of her sculptural and installation work in her portfolio. Photos above courtesy Robert Diamante.

Via ThisIsColossal.com

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