Inspired and impressed by this incredible tribute to the great Nelson Mandela…
‘Release’, created by Marco Clanfanelli, sits at the exact spot President Mandela was arrested in the village of Howick, 90 miles south of Durban.
Made up of 50 steel columns that measure 6.5- 9 meters high, you can only see that the image is Mandela when standing at a certain distance.
Cianfanelli says of his work ‘this represents the momentum gained in the struggle through the symbolic of Mandela’s capture. the 50 columns represent the 50 years since his capture, but they also suggest the idea of many making the whole; of solidarity. it points to an irony as the political act of mandela’s incarceration cemented his status as an icon of struggle, which helped ferment the groundswell of resistance, solidarity and uprising, bringing about political change and democracy.’
Came across a hear warming piece of positive news via Buzzfeed this morning.
This person (or these people), make (s) uplifting collages to inspire or comfort strangers, by leaving them on their cars for them. The idea being to spread joy and positivity.
“I grew up watching painful sorrow. As a follower of postsecret, I have witnessed how other peoples’ words can heal. So, in early April, 2013, I started turning my art(really it’s just crafts, I’m not that fancy) into making collages with messages and leaving them anonymously on people’s cars. I hope this spreads as much joy to the receivers as it does to me.”
Here are some of them, enjoy! :)
I LOVE the non-seriousness. I LOVE the creativity, the childlike simplicity that for me, expresses more wisdom than the endless crappy adverts or greying bad news newspapers we would normally find left n our cars and at our doorsteps. Fancy that, a free piece of paper that isn’t trying to sell you something, with beautiful colours allover!
Let’s spread more of this kind of thing around the world, we sure do need it :-)