“Delicate patterns in the sea breaking on Orange Beach, Alabama, more than 90 miles from the BP oil spill, cannot distract from the mess four to six inches deep on parts of the shore”
oil. it’s out there. when the flashbulbs have died down. the commercials have stopped spreading good cheer. and guys in hazmat suits don’t bring up ratings anymore. the oil. is still there. it doesn’t care about breaking news. and neither should we.
Photographer Brian Skerry shoots life above and below the waves — as he puts it, both the horror and the magic of the ocean. Sharing amazing, intimate shots of undersea creatures, he shows how powerful images can help make change. http://on.ted.com/8Npo
“As an artist I feel it is my duty to bring new insight and inspiration to people by using my talents to demonstrate the beauty and awe of the imagination.”
- Ocean Clark
Had the pleasure of meeting Ocean Clark, originally of New Orleans, at his artwork booth during SunFest 2010 in West Palm Beach, FL. I was instantly captured by the vibrance and color of his paintings. His booth greeted me with the friendly faces of Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash. His shorts and hat were adorned with a rainbow of brushstrokes and colors resembling those in his dozens and dozens of pieces. Ocean is a nice guy and an extremely talented artist; check him out online at http://www.OceanClark.com or on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/oceanclark
On his website you’ll find paintings, photography and abstract art including pieces of: The Beatles, Artie Lange, Frank Sinatra, Hunter S. Thompson, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali and many others.
Photographer, Architecture Connoisseur, and Baton Rouge Native, Emily has always been able to capture a moment or mood and squeeeeze the juicy filling from it. She also happens to be one of my best friends.
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