Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I am drawn to films and photography with Cuba as the backdrop. This mysterious nation is on my wish list to experience before the first Starbucks opens there. Here’s a series of video portraits that offer a glimpse of its culture.
I added this because I adore this in concept and execution. Boa Mistura is a Spanish art collective made up of five artists; the tagline from their website reads: “Boa Mistrua want to give the world its colour back. 5 heads, 10 hands, just one heart.” They are recently generating quite a buzz from their work in the favelas of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where they created an optical illusion of sorts that is creative, bright and energetic, a wonderful display of street art, and incorporated the local residents to participate. I really like their style and I was particularly drawn to this piece because of how the photography plays such a major role.
I re-watched the documentary Food Inc. If you have yet to watch this, I recommend it. It is eye-opening and lays down a foundation of information and leaves you thinking about what it is that we consume. I’ll just leave it at that.
Dogs are the best! This is a positive story about dogs and how these beautiful animals offer love and healing. It’s one of those rare positive stories about an issue that affects our veterans.
Photos: Clockwise from top left: Incubation; Boa Mistura; Food, Inc.; How Dog Help Veterans Cope With PTSD.