Ing & John’s & International Street Art, TED Talks, Thisiscolossal, & More

Ing & John’s Street Art and International: Ing and John’s Street Art, Downtown Newark, New Jersey, USA- Part 3 and International Street Art – Part 4 The Audubon Mural Project Attracts 314 Endangered Birds to the Facades of Manhattan and Figures of Birds Emerge from a Kinetic Flurry of Spray Paint

TED Talks: Abhishek_Gopalka_How_motivation_can_fix_public_systems?

Go the Fork to Sleep: 4K Blooming Flowers Time Lapse for Relaxation Soft Piano Music

Melania Anghel: Butterflies and Flowers – 1 Hour Nature Meditation with Soothing Music

 Thisiscolossal: All 435 Illustrations from John J Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ Are Available for Free Download and Gorgeous Macro Photographs of Butterfly and Moth Wings by Linden Gledhill

Ing & John’s Street Art and International Street Art-Part 3

Ing and John’s Street Art, Downtown Newark, New Jersey, USA- Part 3

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

On Monday, August 28, 2019 John added his work to the display.  John’s artwork is on the far left, “Impossible Dreamer”.  “Gandhi Man of Peace”, in the middle is my artwork, which I produced in 2010.  The far right is John’s artwork “Beneath the Lake”. 

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I am very happy to have an opportunity to display our artworks in public.  There were people asking some questions about our artwork.  Some people took pictures of our artwork.   It seems to be a positive reaction from the people who view them.  People comment about the beautiful plants and unique artwork.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts and John Watts, Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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Ing & John’s Street Art and International Street Art-Part 4

International Street Art – Part 4

The Audubon Mural Project Attracts 314 Endangered Birds to the Facades of Manhattan

December 14, 2015  Christopher Jobson

Endangered Harlem, by Gaia

Since October 2014, the streets of Upper Manhattan have become an unexpected destination for rare sightings of some 314 endangered birds. The Audubon Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery to commission murals of climate-threatened birds surrounding the old neighborhood of John James Audubon.

So far 20 artworks have been painted on storefronts, building facades, window panels, and retractable security grates. The number of species depicted isn’t arbitrary, it reflects a report from last year highlighting 314 birds most threatened by climate change. The growing list of involved artists includes Gaia, Iena Cruz, Hitnes, Lunar New Year, and many others. You can learn more about the artworks and the birds depicted in them, including a map of where to find them, on the Audubon Mural Project Website.

Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

The Swallow-tailed Kite mural contains 12 other climate-threatened species. The church tower to the right of the mural is the location of John James Audubon’s final resting place.

Black-chinned Hummingbird, by Ashli Sisk. Photo: Mike Fernandez/National Audubon Society

Figures of Birds Emerge from a Kinetic Flurry of Spray Paint

May 2, 2016  Christopher Jobson

Brazilian artist L7M (previously) depicts owls, ducks, sparrows, and other birds materializing from a chaotic swirl of dripped paint and flourishes of spray. The graffiti birds not only contrast urban and natural elements, but also depict a distinct clash of both abstract and figurative techniques. According to Street Art News the artist was recently in Rome where he completed several of the pieces you see here. Check out more of his latest mural work on Facebook.

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How do you fix broken public systems? You spark people’s competitive spirit. In a talk about getting people motivated to make change, public sector strategist Abhishek Gopalka discusses how he helped improve the health system of Rajasthan, a state in India home to more than 80 million people, using the powers of transparency and public accountability. “Motivation doesn’t just appear,” Gopalka says. “Something needs to change to make you care.”

This talk was presented at a TED Institute event given in partnership with BCG. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page. Read more about the TED Institute.

About the speaker

Abhishek Gopalka · Public sector strategist

BCG’s Abhishek Gopalka advises governments on innovative approaches to deliver better outcomes for citizens.

About TED Institute

Every year, TED works with a group of select companies and foundations to identify internal ideators, inventors, connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and fine tune ideas. The culmination is an event produced, recorded, and hosted by TED, generating a growing library of valuable TED Talks that can spur innovation and transform organizations.

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4K Blooming Flowers Time Lapse for Relaxation Soft Piano Music

Sep 4, 2018  Go the Fork to Sleep

Watching a flower bloom is peaceful and calming. Relax while watching a stunning 4K time lapse of blooming flowers, while listening to soft, gentle piano music. Blooming flowers are mesmerizing to watch, especially in 4K. Piano music is wonderful for stress relief, meditation, relaxation, and sleep.

Butterflies and Flowers – 1 Hour Nature Meditation with Soothing Music

Feb 27, 2014  Melania Anghel

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All 435 Illustrations from John J Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ Are Available for Free Download

October 22, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

Pinnated Grouse, plate 186

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to download free high resolution images of 435 bird illustrations, you’re finally in the right place. The National Audubon Society has recently made John James Audubon’s seminal Birds of America available to the public in a downloadable digital library (signing up for their email list is a prerequisite).

Birds of America was printed between 1827 and 1838, and was filled prints created from hand-engraved plates based on Audubon’s original watercolor paintings. In addition to the prints, each bird’s page also includes a recording of the animal’s call, plus extensive written texts from the period of the book’s printing.

Audubon is widely lauded as the individual who brought an awareness and appreciation of birds’ beauty and fragility; the National Audubon Society has been active since 1905. Explore more of the Society’s current conservation efforts, as well as ways to get involved, on their website. (via Open Culture)

Roseate Spoonbill, plate 321

American Magpie, plate 357

Sharp-tailed Finch, plate 149

Sooty Tern, plate 235

Summer, or Wood Duck, plate 206

Spotted Grouse, plate 176

American Flamingo, plate 431

Gorgeous Macro Photographs of Butterfly and Moth Wings by Linden Gledhill

March 26, 2014  Christopher Jobson

A biochemist by training, photographer Linden Gledhill is fascinated by the beauty of infinitesimally small aspects of nature and science, from capturing the flight of insects to exploring the beauty of magnetic ferrofluid. Among his most jaw-dropping images are macro photographs of butterfly wings that reveal complex patterns that look like perfectly organized flower petals. These tiny protrusions are actually scales, similar to what you would find on reptile, though extremely small and fragile. Gledhill’s photography recently inspired an episode of Smarter Every Day where Destin Sandlin learns how to shoot similar photos. (via awkwardsituationist.tumblr.com)

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