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Art Photography Tattoo

Tattoos and Nature – Putting flora and fauna on arms/legs.

Polish tattoo artist Joanna Świrska stipples fur and inks subtle gradients to create fanciful scenarios of backpack-wearing kangaroos, cycling cats, and whimsical masses of tangled flora and fauna. Working as Dzo Lama, Świrska is known for her delicate illustrations that mix playful elements with the style of vintage botanical renderings, particularly the bold, black fern that recurs in her tattoos. Her ink-based pieces often cover an entire thigh or upper arm with precise lines and pockets of color.

Świrska tells Colossal that while her style is largely derived from nature, she also draws on the works of Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin. “I like to combine non-obvious colors and create new combinations. I approach the form the same way. I like contrasts such as light-heavy, hard-delicate. A tattoo is an extension of our personality, and we, as humans, are multi-dimensional,” she says.

Based in Wrocław, Świrska currently runs Nasza Tattoo Shop and is working on opening another location in a mountainous enclave of Jelenia Góra. She sells prints, mugs, and stickers of her illustrations on Etsy, and you can follow her travels and information on available bookings on Instagram.

Reposted from the blog: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/

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Clown Vaudevisuals Interview Video

Vaudevisuals interview with Liquid Mime – from Poland

Jim Williams and Anka Wojtkowiak-Williams are interviewed here. They traveled from Poland for the NY Clown Theater Festival and we had a chance to speak with them about their work and their life in Poland being clowns.

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Cinema Film Performing Arts Story Teller The Public Theatre Under The Radar Festival Vaudevisuals Interview Video Women

Vaudevisuals interview with Janek Turkowski – Margarete

I attended the Thursday night performance of “Margarete” at the Public Theater. I was taken to a small room upstairs from the main stages in what seemed like an apartment. Small shaded lamps and circular rugs highlighted the room with a small 8mm projector and a laptop to the right of the main rug area. The seats were all living room chairs and a few small sofas. Maximum attendance was 16 people allowed.

The small movie screen with a clip showing from the 8mm films of Margarete.

I was offered tea, coffee or a glass of water by the young woman that greeted me when I arrived at the door. A very different ‘theater’ experience for sure. Janek Turkowski began the show by lowering the room’s lights with a control board and then began his performance/talk about ‘Margarete‘. This performance was part of Under The Radar Festival and as such, I realized it was unique and a charming theatrical experience.

“I rarely leave theater so much convinced that what I just saw is a touch of the unattainable, yet important and significant.”  teatrblog.pl

For ticket information go here!

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