bobbycaputo:

Fascinating Ways People Try to Leave Their Mark on the World

One day while driving along Highway 50 in Nevada, photographer David Gardner spotted a giant cottonwood tree draped with what seemed to be hundreds of pairs of shoes. It was a strange sight to find in the middle of nowhere, so naturally he got out and started taking pictures, all the while wondering why anyone would feel compelled to do something like this.

“The only thing I could come up with was that it must have something to do with communication,” he says. “People were using these shoes to create this kind of conversation with each other. They didn’t know what they were talking about, but they were communicating.”

Fascinated by the idea, Gardner started paying closer attention to the numerous ways we humans mark our surroundings, or otherwise leave traces behind for others to discover. Eventually an entire series emerged from the images he collected, which he called Making Our Place in the World.

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paintingbox:

William Wendt (American, 1865-1946) Claremont Oaks. Oil on canvas. 24 1/2 x 36 1/2in

paintingbox:

William Wendt (American, 1865-1946) Claremont Oaks. Oil on canvas. 24 1/2 x 36 1/2in

art-is-art-is-art:

Birch Wood, Antonín Slavíček

art-is-art-is-art:

Birch Wood, Antonín Slavíček

asylum-art:

 Fantasy Wire Fairy Sculptures by Robin Wight

shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn:

EDGAR PAYNEOil on Canvas40” x 50”

shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn:

EDGAR PAYNE
Oil on Canvas
40” x 50”

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suhaib93:

Faces from Afghanistan - every face with a story

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earthandanimals:


Dear deer by Joan Solo
wonderous-world:

The Hunter by Qaris Kosim Satyaputra
aberrantbeauty:

Harbour View
LC Turner

aberrantbeauty:

Harbour View

LC Turner

(Source: gyclli, via his-magnolia)

shakypigment:

Chowbar
H.C. Berann

shakypigment:

Chowbar

H.C. Berann

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by incidentalcomics:
Behind Every Great Novelist (Illustration for the NY Times Book Review)

by incidentalcomics:

Behind Every Great Novelist (Illustration for the NY Times Book Review)

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chuckdog:

Paul Klee
Angel in the Making

chuckdog:

Paul Klee

Angel in the Making

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