In Greek mythology, Gaia existed before anything else. The omnipresent and shapeless figure of Mother Earth, and primordial deity who bore the Gods of the seas, skies and mountains, is the spiritual embodiment of Earth and all life. Greek artist Antonis Tsarouchas tells WOM about his fine art series named after the mythological goddess, as a metaphor for the power of womanhood.
Once upon a time in a stainless-steel dream
Two famelicose smiles devoured a dead scream
Chewing on its gristle, hollowing out its dune
Crumbling stray cinders into a solid prune
In a withering wilting world upon a lyre
I smudged scorched faults with a disdain
That belied my quaking waffle’s refrain
Festering, blistering, seeping sputtering fire
Yesterday marked the opening of a new exhibition entitled “Food for the Eyes” at C/O Berlin. Focussing on the history of food photography, the curation focuses on the history of the use of food on film through three themes: Still Life, Around the Table and Playing with Food.
The mother smiled,
the daughter too;
some innate and involuntary reaction
to a life unfiltered
spent sharing love and laughter
and secrets whispered in soft voices.
Souls that no generation could divide,
that most would never know.
Tara Deacon’s colourful illustrations convey a sense of sun-drenched warmth and the carefree delights of everyday life. We catch up with the artist to discuss creative inspiration and elevating the ordinary.
Bath-based artist Holly Warburton is an illustrator and 2D animator whose character portraits convey the emotions and hardships of everyday life. WOM speaks to the artists about her works, inspiration and creative passions.
Above a feed of bright, fantastically exaggerated and canvas-filling female bodies illustrator, the bio of New-York based illustrator Amber Vittoria displays the mission statement: “Dismantling societal tropes set upon women.” Essentially inspired by the human form, the artist’s works feature a collection of softly rounded, wobbling forms that are both vivid and whimsical, tender and empowering.
What do you think of when you think about comics? Whether it’s the illustrated fantasy worlds of Spiderman and Batman, or memories of skipping straight to the cartoon segments of newspapers as a child, the medium certainly occupies its own space in the cultural imagination. But whilst Marvel and DC may be reaping the rewards of a seemingly endless slew of Hollywood adaptations of their classic comics, this combination of text and image lends itself to so much more than superheroes and children’s stories.