Gaia // Antonis Tsarouchas

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.

Grief’s Eternal Day

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

food for the eyes

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.

sea green

Where I am matters not as much as where as where I come from. You may have found me now, a sea-green and shining bottle floating in the froth, laboriously sighed out in high tide, but my journey has been long.

Mother and daughter

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,
a togetherness
that most would never know.

The body beautiful // Amber Vittoria

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.

The renaissance of comics // Ali Fitzgerald

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.