God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
Jantina Peperkamp (Netherlands)
Helena. Acrylic on wood panel, 36x36 cm
Julia. Acrylic on wood panel, 23x38 cm
Gaya. Acrylic on wood panel, 28 x 45 cm
The photorealistic painting of the Dutch artist Jantina Peperkamp emits a soft and exquisite light with an incredible precision, while the viewers can read a certain loneliness and desolation in it. The final result is established by the energy that arises between the artist and her model, as the artist functions as observer and as identifier. Because Jantina Peperkamp considers all her paintings as self-portraits, and it is very important for the painter to recognize herself in her models.
Eco Conscious Street Art Made Out Of Grass And Moss
“Mosstika Urban Greenery is a NYC based collective of eco-minded street artists, using gorilla tactics to evoke the call of man back to nature. They believe that if everyone had a garden of their own to cultivate, we would have a much more balanced relation to our territories. It is with this notion in mind, that Mosstika, aim to collide the worlds of art and nature, creating havens of unexpected greenery, within the colder harsher environment. Together they aim to give green guerrilla tactics a new twist by creating works meant to be touched, in turn aiming to touch the souls of all that pass by. Mosstika strives to call back to mind a more playful existence, returning man to nature, even among the barren patches of urban existence.”