Enjoy this video of an Iraqi artist's intricate and realistic dioramas, depicting city scenes from around the world, crafted in exile: "When I tried to make a tiny bellows for the old camera, it had to be very very small. Each fold less than a millimeter thick, and I needed about 124 folds."
It's presented by Veena Rao at The New York Times.
Mr. Alamedy was born in Karbala, Iraq, in 1982, during the Iraq-Iran war. At the time, his father was imprisoned under Saddam Hussein for political reasons, and Mr. Alamedy wasn’t able to meet him until he was 9 years old. His mother taught him to read at a young age and reading quickly became his favorite hobby, as well as a way to escape to calmer and more secure places. Mr. Alamedy credits the novels he read as a primary reason he started building miniatures, “to recreate some of those scenes just as I had imagined them to be in my childhood.”
Mindbending work by Portugal-based graffiti artist Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes, aka Vile. See more at his Instagram feed, vile_graffiti. (via Kottke) View this post on Instagram A post shared by 💥VILE💥 (@vile_graffiti) on Aug 15, 2019 at 9:59am PDT
Listen to the wonderful outsider musician Daniel Johnston, who died last week, cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” The cover was included on the 2006 compilation “Do It Again: A Tribute to Pet Sounds.” (via r/ObscureMedia)
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